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Pray for our PCC

Celebrating our amazing PCC, meeting this week on Wednesday 18 October at 7.15pm. Please pray for them all, as they manage the decisions which will shape our work at Christ Church Downend, including our budgets for 2018 and our Building4Life project. Our PCC are elected each year in April, at our Annual Parochial Church Council […]

Monica making a difference in Africa

Have you ever felt helpless to make a difference to the lives of others in the world who are less well off than we are here in the west?  If you donate money do you wonder if it will get to those actually in need?  I felt that way but then an avenue opened up […]

Moving Out Timetable

Here’s your quick guide to the events and services at Christ Church that are moving, when they move and where to. For more information ask at the Parish Office. Moving Out Timetable2  

Church on the Move

You may have heard the rumours that Christ Church Downend is on the move! The community of Christians who call ourselves the family of Christ Church will still be here, worshipping, serving and learning to live the life God has given us in the way he calls us to. It’s just the bricks and mortar […]

Team India Feedback Evening

Come and hear all about the fantastic trip our teenagers made to India to visit Haven Home Orphanage. Meet the team, hear the impact this trip has made on their lives and the difference they have made to so many lives in India. Friday 15 September 7.30pm Christ Church Parish Hall. This is a free […]

A cup of tea like no other!

We have just received news from Ben & Katy Ray including a story of a very unusual type of cup of tea. They are working in Tanzania with Neema Crafts. Neema Crafts is a centre for people with disabilities, and Ben and Katy are the directors, working with the Church Mission Society. Read all their […]

New Bore Well Opened by Team India

If you haven’t been following our Youth Team in India, so far, please go to their blog and you will be absolutely blown away by their stories and their adventures. They have been posting news every day so far, and their photos and words are an inspiration. The full location of the blog is: http://team-india.weebly.com/the-blog/day-113254000 but […]

Alpha: invitation to adventure

Bear Grylls calls his journey of faith “my greatest adventure.” And he’s right: following Jesus is the greatest adventure anyone could go on, taking you deeper into yourself, opening your mind wider than you could imagine, enlarging your heart further than you thought it could stretch, and taking you to places you never thought you’d […]

Finding calm in the Mess

Maria Henderson decided to come to July Messy Church to see what the noise was all about.  She discovered that mess and peace can somehow go together, and that a wonderful team of people make the mess appear and then disappear again as if by magic! She liked it so much, she joined the team. […]

Living on the Edge – Summer Series

For our Summer Series at Christ Church, we will be looking at the life of Peter and how we can, like him, be “Living on the edge”. Each Sunday we plan to have a slightly shorter family friendly, lively Summer Service, with an interactive first half, with all our Church family together in Church, then […]