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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 […]

Annual report 2017-18 is now available online

Sunrise over Christ Church Downend

Find out what’s been happening in the life of Christ Church over the last 12 months in our annual report 2017-18 (Pdf, 1.7mb). If you would like a hard copy of the annual report please contact the Parish Office tel: (0117) 908 9867.

Fashion show with image consulting and proper afternoon tea

Victoria sponge cake

Christ Church Fellowship, in partnership with Pam from Christine Peters in Staple Hill, is hosting a fashion show and afternoon tea on Friday 11th May 2pm – 5pm in the Parish Hall. Tickets are £10 each, either from Pam at the shop, Parish Office or from Maggie Nichols. Your style says a lot about you […]

It’s all about LIFE

Belonging to a Life Group at Christ Church is all about life: being transformed into the person God created you to be, alongside those who will get to know you well, encourage you, challenge you and inspire you. Along the way you will feel you truly belong. Our aim is that as many people as […]

Success, emptiness, injury and finding God

Top of a basketball

Adam Weary who plays basketball for the Bristol Flyers shares some of his life story with our Sunday teenagers’ group. We made a recording of Adam’s story and it is well worth listening to. Adam talks about moving from New York to Memphis, his family, his basketball, his success in sport yet feeling empty, facing […]

Messy but Marvellous

Messy Church at Christ Church Downend has just completed another term. Another 3 months of getting sticky, getting together and getting to know God better. That’s 210 meals served, 215 craft items made, 3 incredibly ear wormy worship action songs, 5 or 6 very tired washer uppers, and 20, 0050 bits of glitter. (All figures […]