Role of Assistant Parish Administrator

Christ Church Downend is seeking to appoint an Assistant Parish Administrator to support the mission of the church in the local community. Hours would start from 6 hours per week – Monday and Friday mornings, rising to 10 hours per week over 3 mornings from April 2022, and be based in the Christ Church Parish […]

Alternative halloween/light party ideas!

Instead of having one joint light party in Downend, we are hoping there will be lots of smaller light parties in our individual homes and neighbourhoods. A few years ago, Charlie Walker & Anita Dobson put together some useful ideas on how to do your own “light party”: Here they are again for you! HOST […]

Update from Ben & Katy Ray at Neema Crafts

A photo of Ben and Katy Ray.

October Update from our Mission Partners Ben and Katy Ray at Neema Crafts in Iringa, Tanzania. Neema has been touched by sadness as COVID has hit the craft centre. Last week they sadly buried one of their outworker tailors, Grace Dalu. Grace was an inspiration to so many people and had worked with Neema for 15 […]

Come and See

New teaching series for the autumn As we gradually emerge from lockdown and look to open up our church and our homes further, what needs rebuilding? Not just routines and activities but also perhaps the confidence that underpins them. Many talk of having lost the confidence to go out, to be in a crowd, to […]

Messy Church returns!

What is Messy Church? Messy Church is a different way of doing church, where families can explore faith together. We make stuff, enjoy fun activities, learn how to pray and praise God and find out what God is like. We have not been able to include food during the pandemic but we hope to soon. […]

Jigsaw Toddler Group will be back!

Monty Mouse has tried Zoom, Facebook Live and hanging out in the park with under 5’s over the last year or so But he will be really glad to get back to the Parish Hall on Fridays at 9.45 am from September 10th 2021 Monty Mouse is a puppet who sing little songs to well […]

Super Serving Sunday

Get those rubber gloves on, we’re going serving! Each summer we try to engage with the local community by showing God’s love in action. This year we are heading over to Page Park to do some cleaning and tidying. There should be jobs suitable for all ages and abilities. We will start off together at […]

“What does God do at night?”

If your children are of an age where they ask questions ALL the time, here is your chance to get revenge… Family meals might be a bit more relaxed over the summer, or you might have long car journeys to fill. Why not use some of the questions on this handout to spark interesting discussions. […]

Parish Profile Consultation

As we begin the process towards the appointment of a new vicar, the PCC has commissioned a small group to put together the Parish Profile, an important document outlining the vision, characteristics, needs and aspirations of Christ Church at this time. To enable us to do this well we’re asking members of the Christ Church […]

New Sunday Teaching Series – The Parables

As we start a new month we’re beginning a new Sunday teaching series, which Nigel launched yesterday. Over the next 8 weeks we’ll be exploring some of the parables of Jesus including a few lesser known ones, and asking what they might teach us today. You can find a full outline of the series here. Preachers will be providing some questions to get us […]