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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   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 […]

Coronavirus Update: Saturday 14th March

Dear Christ Church Family, With the coronavirus situation evolving rapidly, we wanted to keep you up to date on the latest implications for us at Christ Church. Following further guidance from the Church of England we have now taken a few further significant steps, in addition to those communicated on Thursday. Sunday and Thursday Services […]

Women’s Quiet Day postponed

Sadly, Mill House have asked us not to come on March 28th due to the virus. We have arranged a new date of Saturday 5th September. If you would like to come, please contact Anita Dobson 07753233950 You can find out more details from Anita or from the event post Those who were booked […]

Coronavirus update

A message from Paul Peterson, our Associate Minister: Dear Christ Church family, At a time of ongoing uncertainty the Church Wardens and I just wanted to update you on how we are responding to the coronavirus threat at Christ Church and reassure you that we are closely monitoring the unfolding situation and advice from the […]

Lifting the Lid: Youth ministry

Christ Church Youth Team

This week’s lifting the lid focused on youth ministry outreach. Not the outreach that takes place in Downend Secondary School every Friday but the in-house outreach that takes place in the youth hub and parish hall every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. There are many aspects to youth ministry, as this table shows, but to give […]