It’s coming! The choir have started rehearsing, and people are already asking whether they can book for the carol services…

We are glad to plan all the usual joyful elements of our Christmas programme but with some COVID restrictions in place such as mask wearing and distanced seating, and booking in advance for the more popular events.

From the grandeur of the organ swelling to Hark the Herald Angels Sing at the Carol Service, to the informal fun of the Crib service, there should be something for everyone. all events are at Christ Church Downend BS16 5UF unless otherwise stated.

Christmas Coffee Morning: Sat 27 Nov 10-12.30pm Come and browse for Christmas presents and cards, and enjoy a coffee and mince pies with friends.

Christingle Service: Sun 28 Nov 10.30 am and 4pm. In this interactive and fun service, following a Scandinavian tradition, children are given oranges decorated to symbolise the meaning of Jesus coming into the world. No booking necessary.  

Carol singing around Pendennis Flats: Wed 15th December 6pm as we join Pendennis Good News Church for carols followed by hot chocolate. meet at Staple Hill Community Hub, Berkeley House, Staple Hill.

Christmas Trail: 18-24 Dec Find the nativity figures around Downend, watch the videos to hear the story. Visit the final crib scene at Christ Church at the opening times of 10-11.30 on 18, 20, 22, & 24th Dec. Maps available below.

Carols by Candlelight: Sun 19 Dec 5pm and 7.30pm A traditional service with readings, choir, carols and reflection. Booking is needed for these services: 5.00 pm service: and 7.30pm service – (Booking links go live on Mon 15 Dec at 12pm)

Crib Service: Fri 24 Dec 4pm A fun interactive service for families to celebrate the birth of Jesus. Booking essential: contact Parish Office 0117 908 9867 or 

Midnight Communion: Fri 24 Dec 11pm This is a traditional service of Holy Communion to celebrate the birth of Jesus.

Traditional Christmas Communion service: Sat 25 Dec 9.15 am at the Church Centre Quakers Road Enjoy celebrating the birth of Jesus with a warm welcome.

10.30 Christmas All Age Service: Sat 25 Dec 10.30 am Celebrate together as the children show what Father Christmas brought.  

We may have some COVID 19 restrictions in place including masks and distanced seating and we will comply with any government regulations in place at the time. Buildings and facilities are accessible for buggies and wheelchairs.

For details of any of these activities please contact the Parish office 0117 908 9867 or visit our website and find us on social media.