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New services pattern for April to June

We are so glad to be able to open our doors for an increasing range of services in church, plus live streamed services where possible. Sundays 9.15 am Traditional Worship at The Church Centre, Quakers Rd. Weekly, starting 4th April, with Communion on 2nd & 4th Sundays. “A caring community and traditional service.” 10.30 am […]

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 […]

APCM and Gift Day – Sunday 18th October

Our Annual Church meeting had to be postponed back in April, and the diocese granted us permission to re-schedule it in the Autumn. This meeting will now be held at Christ Church (barring changes to covid regulations) on Sunday 18th October at 11.40am (after the morning service). This timing should ensure the maximum number of […]

Family Worship at 4pm

This Sunday we are having a Family Worship time on Zoom from 4-4.30pm. We are planning a child focused time which is for the whole family, with 3 songs, a short story time and some prayers. Moving forward we are going to alternate this zoom service with a similar 4pm worship time in Church the following Sunday. Questions […]

Coming together in worship

The Parish Church is well placed to accommodate a considerable number of worshippers both upstairs and on the ground floor whilst observing the social distancing protocol. Numbers have increased over the past couple of weeks, so it is now important we know who is coming so we need people to book in advance to be sure […]

Moving into a new season

Moving into a new season ‘Seasons come and seasons go; but my Jesus, he never change!’This opening line from a song by the Ugandan Choir who were with us earlier in the year are a vital reminder of the truth of God’s constant presence with us in all the uncertainty of life. So we continue […]

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, […]

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: […]