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Thy Kingdom Come 24/7 Prayer Week

24/7 Prayer Week: 24th – 31st May 2020 It seems that Christ Church’s teaching series based on Pete Greig’s book ‘How to Pray’ came at just the right time. The series had barely finished before we were driven to our knees as the coronavirus took hold across the world and many of our earthly securities […]

Dial-a-sermon 0117 456 2304

Do you know someone who would like to listen to our sermon recordings but does not use the Internet? We are now able to offer a new telephone service for listening to the last four sermons from Sunday mornings at Christ Church. Anyone can select the sermon they want to hear by phoning this number: […]

Coronavirus Finance Update – May 2020

Interior of the newly refurbished Christ Church Downend

This week Rev Paul Peterson caught up with our treasurer, Jamie Paddon, to find out how the coronavirus lockdown was impacting Christ Church. P: Thanks for chatting to us Jamie – the big question for you as treasurer is what impact is the coronavirus lockdown having on Christ Church’s finances? J: Well, the two main […]

Annual report 2019-2020

The new Annual Report is out, and is very far from a boring read! Want to know what has been happening and why we’ve been doing it? Have a read! Most of it was written BC – before COVID. New challenges are now before us, not least the serious financial situation we are now facing […]

An invitation to Pray for a Day – or one hour of it!

As a praying community, Christ Church will be taking part in 24 hour prayer the first Friday of every month, 7pm Friday through to 7pm Saturday. Our first 24 hours of prayer will begin on Friday 1st May.  If you would like to sign up to an hour’s slot please click on http://www.24-7prayer.com/signup/a59425   You can […]

Doing church differently

Dear friends, We’re very aware that not everyone has access to the internet, so wanted to ensure that everyone associated with the Christ Church Family was kept up to date with news. Whether you’re reading this on-line or in paper format, please be assured of our prayers and desire to stay connected during this uniquely […]

Support to CAP clients

Dear Christ Church family, During these challenging times, we’re very keen to ensure that we continue to support CAP clients with food parcels. Bryan Ashton who usually co-ordinates our foodbank is having to self isolate, so for the next few weeks Paul Peterson will be working with Leyla to ensure food is delivered to those […]

Christ Church building to remain closed

It is with great sadness that we have had to take the decision not to open Christ Church Downend to the public in view of the rapidly growing spread of the Coronavirus. We do not believe it would be responsible to do this now or in the foreseeable future. You will find many resources for […]

Coronavirus update: Where are we now? 18th March 2020

19 On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” 20 After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw […]

Coronavirus Update No. 3 – 16 March 2020

Following on from the Prime Minister’s announcement earlier this evening, we are reflecting on the considerable implications for everyone at Christ Church and the wider community. It is highly likely that we will have to suspend services with immediate effect, but we are waiting on fuller guidance from the Church of England, before meeting on […]