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TEN partner newsletter

TEN (Transform Europe Network) logo

Please see the June edition of the TEN partner newsletter (Pdf) from Misa Hiorescu in Ursoaia, Moldova, and also the feedback on how he has specifically been helping poor families during the Covid-19 crisis (Pdf). Misa Hiorescu said, “Thank you so much to Christ Church Downend for your partnership with and support for Misa’s ministry, […]

You are welcome at Christ Church

The congregation of Christ Church Downend groupshot

Although we are not holding any public events or meeting in our church buildings at the moment, we hope you will be able to get a flavour of Christ Church from our new welcome booklet (Pdf). We look forward to being able to welcome you in person when normal activities resume.

24/7 Prayer, an update from Ben and Katy

Ben and Katy from Neema Crafts and their children

It was so lovely to be able to pray for the folk at Christ Church and gave us a much closer sense of connection to your church family. I was lifting Paul up in prayer particularly, but also the young people and your various youth programs. It was great to tune in to a couple […]

Latest news from Ben and Katy, our Mission Partners with CMS

Children walking through a forest in Tanzania carrying wood

In Tanzania, there has been 300 cases of COVID-10 and 10 confirmed deaths. However, testing is really not very widespread and so we imagine actual infection numbers to be much higher. A few weeks back we had one of the hardest calls of our lives, whether to book ourselves up on what looked like one […]

Valuing the Week

Man praying in the countryside against a dawn sunrise.

A new brief blog from Jo will be appearing on Saturday mornings. This week it will be on Youtube and Facebook straight after Shahne’s Bread for Today, then every Saturday at 10am. Jo will look back on the week to celebrate ways that our Christ Church Values are being lived out and look forward to […]

It’s good to be messy at church

Messy Church logo

Messy Church is back this week on Wednesday 18 September… we started Messy Church at Christ Church 4 years ago on 23 September  2015  ! So its our 4th Birthday ! Its from 4.30-6.30pm in the Parish Hall, North Street. What exactly is Messy Church ? well its  a way of being church for families involving […]

Venue hire at Christ Church Downend

Interior of the newly refurbished Christ Church Downend

A variety of adaptable spaces are currently available for community use in our newly refurbished church, parish hall and Church Centre on Quakers Road. The church can comfortably seat 300 (100 upstairs in balcony and 200 downstairs) and is proving a popular venue for theatre productions, concerts and choirs. Tables and chairs can be arranged […]

Lifting the Lid: Youth ministry

Christ Church Youth Team

This week’s lifting the lid focused on youth ministry outreach. Not the outreach that takes place in Downend Secondary School every Friday but the in-house outreach that takes place in the youth hub and parish hall every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. There are many aspects to youth ministry, as this table shows, but to give […]

Annual report 2018-19 is now available online

Sunrise over the graveyard at Christ Church Downend

Find out what’s been happening in the life of Christ Church over the last 12 months in our annual report 2018-19 (Pdf, 1.5mb). If you would like a hard copy of the annual report please contact the Parish Office tel: (0117) 908 9867. Annual Parish Church meeting Our Annual Parish Church meeting is on Wednesday 10th April […]

News from Moldova

An image of Pastor Misa and his family

The March newsletter (Pdf) from Misa Hiorescu in Ursoaia, Moldova