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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 […]

God’s Plan for your Wellbeing

At a time when so many of us are facing significant challenges to our sense of wellbeing, Christ Church is piloting a number of resources to help support people from across the community. Kintsugi Hope – The Kintsugi Hope Wellbeing Course offers people the opportunity to experience: Safety and support where there is no […]

Christ Church Opening Up …. again!!

We are so thankful that places of worship across the nation are going to be allowed to open their doors for individual prayer from Monday 15th June. The guidance now also includes permission to hold funerals in church, all under the social distancing regulations of course. We are still awaiting news on weddings. Therefore, Christ […]

George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter protests

Many of us will have been following the stories on the news and over social media and have been overwhelmed with feelings of disbelief and horror. But for others of us the feelings may be that this all too familiar and are all too believable, and these feelings are replaced by pain and anger. When […]

You are welcome at Christ Church

The congregation of Christ Church Downend groupshot

Although we are not holding any public events or meeting in our church buildings at the moment, we hope you will be able to get a flavour of Christ Church from our new welcome booklet (Pdf). We look forward to being able to welcome you in person when normal activities resume.

From tea at Clarence House with the Queen Mother to Downend 37 years ago

The Annual Christingle Services at Christ Church have become a regular part of the calendar at Christ Church and all because of one amazing lady. Doreen Cruse, a longstanding member of Christ Church (pictured centre) started doing door to door collections for The Children’s Society in 1960. Then in 1981, she was invited to tea […]

Christ Church Downend on the move: find out what’s happening and where

Photo montage of events at Christ Church Downend.

Our church building is currently closed for major renovations and refurbishment but Christ Church Downend is still very much up and running. All the usual services and events are still taking place but at different venues. Find out what’s happening and where (Pdf, 1mb). Please come and join us we’d love to see you.

Brunel Brass Charity Concert: 16th July 2016

Close-up of a trombone

We are delighted to announce that Christ Church will be hosting a charity concert by Brunel Brass at 7pm on 16th July 2016. The money raised will go towards Christ Church’s mission partners. Also performing with the band will be guest appearances from Don Jenkins, Steve Jenkins and our very own Nathan and Reuben Jenkins […]

Celebrating 140 years of the Mothers’ Union

There was a Celebration Service in Bristol Cathedral on Saturday 23rd April 2016 with the Bishop of Bristol presiding, the Lord Mayor of Bristol and the Mayor of Chippenham were also in attendance. The Mothers’ Union (MU) was first established in the Bristol Diocese in 1898 when there were 12 branches and around 400 members. […]