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Christmas dates not to miss for our Children & Families

Hello everyone, It was so lovely to see so many of you at our Christingle Services and at Messy Christmas too. This Sunday, 16th December, our children’s groups are running as normal over in the Infants’ School classrooms. And there are 2 Carols by Candlelight services on Sunday 16th, we are planning to invite any […]

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

Christingle service at Christ Church 2018

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 started doing door to door collections for The Children’s Society in 1960. Then in 1981, she was invited to tea with The […]

People in Downend once again raise money for hungry children in Uganda

Ugandan funding raising meal.

People from Christ Church and others in Downend raised over £430, to provide a simple Christmas meal for over 1,000 pupils children at Bazaar School in Kumi, Uganda. In addition, some of the money will feed Prisoners in Kumi Prison on Christmas Day. Jan and Richard Bacon, who volunteer for a Charity called Mission Direct, […]

Bishop Viv pays us a visit

Bishop Viv and some of the Christ Church team

The newly appointed Bishop of Bristol, Bishop Vivienne Faull, made a first visit to Downend as she made a tour of Churches in the Kingswood and South Gloucestershire Deanery. She was welcomed by the Ministry Team at CCD  alongside Rev Jo Vickery and Rev Paul Peterson. She had a tour of the newly re-ordered Church […]

Forest Day 2019

Family Forest Day – Saturday 15 June 2019 Come and join us on our annual day out to Phil & Kathy’s farm in the Brecon Beacons. We take as many families as we can, and bring along anyone else who wants a day out, and we spend a lovely relaxed day getting to know other […]

What is Christingle?

Christingles are models made from oranges, ribbons, sweets and candles. Each part has a special meaning. The orange represents the world, and the sweets represent the good gifts God has given us. The candle symbolises Jesus coming into our world. He said, “I am the light of the world.” The red ribbon around the orange […]

Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace decorated cake

Grace Huggins celebrated her 90th birthday in style in the new Christ Church Downend building in November.  Friends and family gathered at the Mothers’ Union & again at Thursday Open Church to salute this amazing and special Downend lady. Grace moved to Downend in 1960 and she has attended Christ Church Downend for 58 years and […]

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 […]