About Building4Life

We are Building4Life. Having explored over many years what changes need to be made for the Parish Church to be a building that is appropriate for life in the 21st century, we have a vision for Christ Church to become a place for:

  • building community
  • celebrating creativity and
  • deepening Christian spirituality

The Building4Life Journey

The construction work at Christ Church is now complete and a service of dedication, thanksgiving and celebration was held on Friday 5th October 2018. A video presentation of images that capture some of the key moments and themes from the project was created for the service.

This short video was taken on Saturday 6 October when the church was full of lots of children’s activities, including a bouncy castle, as we celebrated the versatility of the newly refurbished Church.

The remainder of this page brings together all of the information that we have published about Building4Life.

Building4Life Launch

Read the project summary (pdf, 174KB) and the information leaflet (pdf, 3MB).

Listen to Rev Jo Vickery & Martin Brown sharing the vision for the re-ordering of Christ Church and the difference it will make.

Building4Life Images

As we have gathered photos from the Building4Life project, we have stored them all in this album on Facebook.

Architect’s Plans

These plans show green shading for Phase 2 and purple shading for Phase 3 of the work, which will be carried out if more funding is received:
Main Church ground floor (pdf, 408KB)
Garden Room & Office spaces (pdf, 367KB)
Balcony (pdf, 107KB)

There is also a 3D, virtual view of the latest designs. Open this link and click on the person icon.

Building4Life Updates

February 2018 (pdf, 292KB)
November 2017 (pdf, 628KB)
September 2017 (pdf, 60KB)

Contractor’s Progress Reports

Starting in February 2018, our building contractor, Hart Construction, will send us a short progress report every two weeks.
26th March 2018 (pdf, 3MB)
9th February 2018 (pdf, 5MB)

Building4Life Archives

All of our Building4Life news articles from on this website can be seen in the Building4Life Archives.

Get Involved

You can contact Maggie Nichols and the Building 4 Life team at building4life@christchurchdownend.com

To invest financially in this work, please use our Giving4Life form (pdf, 333KB)

Alternatively you can make an online donation through give.net from Stewardship. Once you have made a donation you will be contacted by our Planned Giving Secretary who will inquire about the specific details of how you would like your donation used in the Building4Life project.