Posts by Simon Clark

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Jo’s Retirement – as announced in 10.30 service on Palm Sunday

Dear Church Family In the autumn of 2001, I saw the advert for the post of Vicar of Christ Church Downend in the Church Times. On a very grey day Shahne and I travelled down from Crickhowell on impulse to take a look. As it happened, Dave Tooby was doing some work in the church […]

January 2021 Newsletter from Pastor Misa Hiorescu

An image of Pastor Misa and his family

We have received the January 2021 newsletter from Pastor Misa Hiorescu in Moldova. Christ Church supported the building of the church where he is the pastor through a tithe gift taken from donations to the Building4Life project. Pastor Misa Writes: We greet you in Lord Jesus name, dear brothers and sisters! From the beginning I’d […]

Remembering with thanksgiving

Christ Church Downend’s service on the evening of November 8th was a time for private prayer for family and friends we have lost and gone before. On this Armistice / Remembrance Day, wherever we are, let us again reflect and pray for our lost loved ones but also for all those who have perished in […]

September 2020 Newsletter from Pastor Misa Hiorescu

An image of Pastor Misa and his family

We have received the September 2020 newsletter from Pastor Misa Hiorescu in Moldova. Christ Church supported the building of the church where he is the pastor through a tithe gift taken from donations to the Building4Life project. Pastor Misa Writes: Lord’s peace, brothers and sisters! Three months have already passed and I’d like to tell […]

Mission partners prayer – September 2020

These are the latest prayer requests received from our mission partners’ champions at Christ Church. Open Doors Please continue to pray for Syria, for a final end to the nine years war and a prompt return to normal life. Please pray for Iraq, that God in His mercy will remember them. Thanks to all Open […]

Make a difference where you are: a new sermon series for September

A new series For a Christian, there is no such thing as an ordinary day, an ordinary job, an ordinary life, or an ordinary street. There is certainly no such thing as an ordinary Christian! We believe that every one of us is placed in a unique position by God, each of us with the […]

Prayer Life Newsletter – June/July 2020

Pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests…. Be alert and always keep on praying for all God’s people. Ephesians 6. 18 Opportunities for prayer with others, to which all are welcome Mondays at 9.15 – 9.45am Morning Prayer A simple form of prayer and reflection on a Bible […]

Worship at CCD this Sunday

A message from Rev Jo Vickery: Hi Everyone, At our 10.30 service at Christ Church this Sunday (Aug 9th) I will be launching our short series looking at themes very much in the headlines at the moment and asking where is God in all this?  The first will address the huge issue of Mental Health, […]

Study notes for Philippians 4:10-23

New generosity – Philippians 4:10-23 These notes accompany the sermon for Sunday, 2nd August 2020. This passage contains some of the most well-known promises in the Bible as Paul outlines the 3 way blessing of generous giving. Blessing others  (vs 10-16) The sacrificial giving of the Philippian church has brought great joy to Paul (v10), […]

Study notes for Philippians 4:1-9

New resources – Philippians 4:1-9 These notes accompany the sermon from Sunday, 26th July 2020. Paul is wanting to equip the Christians in Philippi with all they need to ‘stand firm’ (v1) and grow in their whole life discipleship. So he teaches about: Relationships with others (v2,3) – don’t let disagreements fester. Take initiative to […]