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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 […]

How far we’ve come

Or… what happened to that questionnaire we filled in back in January?! That questionnaire…  On 6th January and the following Thursday communion, those attending services filled out a questionnaire about the vision of the church. The aim of it was to assess how far we have managed to embed and take on board the ideas […]

Christ Church Prayer Notes

It is so powerful to pray and to pray specifically for God to move in our Church ministry here in Downend, so every 2 months we gather together specific prayer needs from each area of Ministry at Christ Church and give them out at our services. Here is the March/April edition  of Christ Church Prayer. […]

Journey to the Cross- our Good Friday community walk

When we can’t carry on as normal, it makes us stop and think, doesn’t it. For several years on Good Friday morning we have enjoyed the peace of the churchyard for our reflections.  The crosses and tomb in the Spiritual Garden have provided our focal point.  This year they are hidden behind fencing and builders’ […]

Cancellations of services this Sunday due to snow

Christ Church Junior School in the snow.

Unfortunately Christ Church Junior School building is closed due to snow so we are having to cancel the 10.30 service this Sunday (4th March). The 9.15am service at the Church Centre Quakers Road has also been cancelled. However the 6.30pm service at the Parish Hall will go ahead unless the weather deteriorates further. Nigel will […]

Power of Being Prayed For

Line of people holding hands against a sunset

Have you discovered the power of being prayed for? We often encourage people from the front or in written articles to pray, but we don’t often encourage people to get prayed for. This is just as important, vital though having our own communication with God is as an open channel. We can also receive much […]