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Grand Re-Opening Weekend Events

Sunrise over Christ Church Downend

After 11 months of building work, it’s almost time for Christ Church to open wide the doors, and there are lots of different opportunities over the weekend of the 5-7 October for you to come and explore the new building. On Friday 5 October at 7pm  Our opening service of celebration is with Rt Rev […]

Grants Received! Let’s Celebrate!

We owe a big thanks to All Churches Trust who have given us a grant for £11,000 and Gloucestershire Historic Churches Trust who have given us £5,000 to support the Building4Life project. We also thank the Christ Church B4L team for their dedication and commitment to the project and applying for grants. Allchurches Trust support the […]

Building 4 Life Photo update

Here are the latest pictures from the Building 4 Life project taken in June. You can see them as a jpeg here or there is an attached PDF.Building pictures June 2018 All the pictures from our Building Project can be accessed online via our Facebook album Thank you to Rory from Hart Design Construction for these […]

Dedicate a chair project

How you can help us reach our goal of 200 chairs for the new church building This picture shows the beautiful chairs in Gloucester Cathedral, which we are hoping to buy for our Church building when it is completed. These are high quality pieces of furniture, made to last. Though they are wooden they are […]

Listen to Jo Vickery’s interview on BBC Radio Bristol

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Listen to Jo Vickery’s interview on BBC Radio Bristol by Jonathan Ray as he talks about the Building for Life project at Christ Church, the audio should be played with immersive sound so that the quality is at its highest.

First Payment from the Co-op Local Community Fund

We have been told that our first payment from the Co-op Local Community Fund is on its way. Since 12 November, Co-op Members have chosen to support Building4Life with their 1% and have raised £366.64. Here’s how it works: every time members shop at the Co-op, 1% of what they spend on selected own-brand products […]

New Building4Life Page

All our Building4Life information is now available from a single page on this website. Click on the Building4Life banner on the home page or look for the Building4Life item under “About us” in the menu at the top of any page.

Building4Life Progress Report from Hart Construction

You might have read in our previous Building4Life update that our contractors, Hart Construction, are going to send us a short progress report every 2 weeks. Here is the link to the first of the reports: Christ Church – Progress Report 09.02.18. As well as a short summary of progress to date, it also contains […]

Building4Life 3D link & latest update

Building4life  Latest news on progress and fund raising                          After 3 months we have much to celebrate and thank God for! The build is progressing well, with all the asbestos safely removed, underfloor heating going in and flooring going down. The whole of the electrics and heating have been renewed and the cables/pipes and ducting for […]

Easy fundraising

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If you are booking a holiday or travel insurance or buying anything from any of the 3000 participating shops then you could consider registering for easy fundraising and nominate Christ Church as the charity to benefit from your commission. It’s really easy and a great way to raise funds for Building4Life project at no cost […]