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Easter at Christ Church

From sorrow to joy On Good Friday there are two events with their own distinct feel. Easter Activities with Messy Church This is a chance for all the family to explore the whole Easter story together through crafts, activities, refreshments and worship time. Bring friends with you to explore together. If it’s fine weather, we’ll […]

The Noise 2022

Are you looking for something fun to do with your children this May Bank Holiday Monday? Look no further! On Bank Holiday Monday, May 2nd, Christ Church, Downend will be holding a FREE Family Fun Afternoon. The event will be in the main church building between 2pm-4.30pm.  The fun afternoon will have inflatables, games, face painting, a […]

New small group Reflections

Feeling too frazzled for an in-depth study and discussion group after a hectic day working or looking after children? Prefer stillness to sharing? This new group gives more space for reflection and quiet. We gather for coffee/ tea and cake from 7.45 or arrive at 8 for the start of the session. There’s a guided […]

Our new sermon series – All things New

Journeying through the whole bible in 14 weeks Last Sunday Aidan kicked off our new sermon series that we are incredibly excited about. “All things New: Joining God’s story of re-creation” is the title that comes from a book by Pete Hughes that we will be using as a guide. You can listen/watch Aidan’s introduction […]

Bible reading challenge!

Read an entire gospel this week! Not as scary as it sounds! At our recent Sunday service, Cathie Watson helped us think about the benefits of reading the bible. This is all ahead of our new teaching series that we are calling All things new. The series will take us into Lent, through Easter and […]

Street parties for the Jubilee

The weekend of 2-5 June is a special celebration of the Queen’s 70 years on the throne. The Platinum Jubilee is a great time to engage with our neighbours, so you might want to hold your own street party with your neighbours and friends. How do I go about it? Here are some tips to […]

We are looking for a new Children’s ministry co-ordinator

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At Christ Church Downend for most of the last 12 years we have been able to employ someone in the role of head of children’s and families ministry. Over the last 15 months since our previous children’s ministry head stepped down, as the shape of the ministry has changed during the covid pandemic it has […]

Exploring Spiritual Gifts

In our church services on the 16th January 2022 we are exploring together what are spiritual gifts, what are our spiritual gifts and how we can be encouraged to use them in and beyond the church to build one another up (1 Corinthians 14:12). As part of his sermon, Aidan recommends a resource produced by […]

Be part of the story!

Whether you’re new to Christ Church, been away for a while or just wanting to be inspired, this Sunday’s 10.30 service will help you find out more about the wide range of activities that happen under the name of Christ Church. You might get better informed for your prayers, learning who heads up different activities […]

Week of Prayer 1-8 Jan 2022

“Return to your first love” As we begin the new year, what better way to start than to focus on God’s love for us and our love in return, so that all we do in 2022 is a response to that love. 5 churches are joining together to pray continuously for a week, covering our […]