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Revd Daniel Watts appointed as next Vicar of Christ Church Downend

Photo of Revd Dan Watts

The Bishop of Bristol and the Peache Trustees are pleased to announce that the Revd Daniel Watts has been appointed as the next Vicar of Christ Church Downend. Dan will begin his ministry in the early spring. The Bishop of Bristol said “I am thrilled that Dan is joining us to take up the role […]

Church open for prayer and book of condolence

Following the sad death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Christ Church Downend will be open at the following times for private prayer: Sunday 11th September: 6 pm until 8 pm Tuesday 13th September: 11 am until 1 pm and 5pm until 7 pm Thursday 15th September: 11am until 1 pm and 5 pm until […]

Church open for prayer Friday 9th September

Following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the church building will be open for private prayer on Friday 9th September, from 10am to 4pm and from 6pm to 9pm.

Update on the Parish Profile

An updated Parish Profile has been approved by the PCC.  This will be a key element in the recruitment of a new incumbent and was amended in the light of  an appointment not being made in March. Download the Parish Profile (Pdf, 3,145kb) The post will be re-advertised in the Church Times on 25 March for several […]

Opportunity to apply for the role of Assistant Parish Administrator

Christ Church Downend is seeking to appoint an Assistant Parish Administrator to support the mission of the church in the local community. Hours would be 14 hours per week – ideally on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings, and be based in the Christ Church Parish Office on North Street Downend. You will need to be […]

Parish Profile and Parish Reps

At the last PCC meeting the updated Parish Profile was approved.  This will be a key element in the recruitment of a new Incumbent.  We are very grateful to Jon Tooby for all the work he put in to produce this informative document. Download the Parish Profile (Pdf) We encourage you to pray that suitable […]

Parish Profile Consultation

As we begin the process towards the appointment of a new vicar, the PCC has commissioned a small group to put together the Parish Profile, an important document outlining the vision, characteristics, needs and aspirations of Christ Church at this time. To enable us to do this well we’re asking members of the Christ Church […]

New Sunday Teaching Series – The Parables

As we start a new month we’re beginning a new Sunday teaching series, which Nigel launched yesterday. Over the next 8 weeks we’ll be exploring some of the parables of Jesus including a few lesser known ones, and asking what they might teach us today. You can find a full outline of the series here. Preachers will be providing some questions to get us […]

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 […]