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Where Children’s groups meet on Sundays

While we were meeting at Christ Church Juniors  during the Building4Life project, we had the privilege of using the CCJ classrooms for our children’s Sunday groups. Now we are back meeting at Christ Church, we are very blessed to be using the Christ Church Infants classrooms and School hall for 3 of our Sunday Children’s […]

Trunk or Treat is back in Downend

We had so much fun last year celebrating all the good things God gives to us by having a party in the Church Car Park (North St.) on 31 October, so we are going to try it again.  Come and enjoy a hour of fun, visiting each car boot for some games, some fun and […]

Junior SOUP report October 2018

There was an additional air of excitement on Tuesday 2 October, when Downend hosted a World first Junior SOUP event with some young social entrepreneurs boldly & confidently spoke to the gathered SOUP community. Our 4th ever SOUP event in Downend was a resounding triumph, and especially so for the 3 teams of School children […]

Thank you from Dihlabeng Christian School

We’ve received a letter of thanks from Margaret and the Dihlabeng Christian School Team which you can read here. Letter of Thanks (pdf, 1380kb) If you want to know more, please get in touch with Bill & Sheila Robbins our Christ Church Mission Champions for Clarens or take a look at the Dihlabeng School facebook page.

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 […]

Latest News from Dihlabeng Christian School

Feeding scheme news, appeal for child sponsors, special educational needs and sports facility provision news and more. Here is the Newsletter No. 23 June 2018 for the Dihlabeng Christian School in Clarens, South Africa.  Here is the update on the Feeding Scheme Newsletter June 2018  . Click Sponsor Needs 2018 to find out more about the […]

Church Weekend Away

Come away together to this beautiful Christian conference centre in North Devon. A time for the whole church family to worship, relax, learn and share together. Time to get to know each other better, and to learn, worship, explore, eat, relax together. Those who know Lee Abbey will be able to share with you how […]

What’s it like to be a Youth Leader?

Maria, one of our youth leaders at Christ Church Downend writes a heartfelt message about what it means to her to serve God in this exciting way…. I scratched my head and wonder why ?  Well why not? I volunteer as a youth leader at Christ Church Downend and I enjoy every single minute. After retirement […]

Have you had “the talk” yet?

Sticky Faith Challenge #1:Here’s a challenge to you. Have “the talk” with God in your prayers, and have “the talk” with your partner if there are two of you parenting. Have “the talk” soon, before it becomes an issue, so that you have already decided how you will respond. Then you will be ready one […]

Announcing our new Diocesan Bishop

The Very Revd Vivienne Faull

I am delighted to let you know that The Very Revd Vivienne Faull (@vivfaull), currently Dean of York, has today been announced as the 57th Bishop of Bristol. Bishop Designate Viv, brings great experience of ministry in the Church of England to her new role. When appointed to Leicester Cathedral, she was the first ordained woman […]