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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 […]

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 […]