Prayer Life Newsletter – May 2022

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Pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests…. Be alert and always keep on praying for all God’s people.Ephesians 6. 18 Opportunities for prayer with others, to which all are welcome Mondays at 9.15 – 9.45am Morning Prayer A simple form of prayer and reflection on a Bible passage […]

Easter at Christ Church

From sorrow to joy On Good Friday there are two events with their own distinct feel. Easter Activities with Messy Church This is a chance for all the family to explore the whole Easter story together through crafts, activities, refreshments and worship time. Bring friends with you to explore together. If it’s fine weather, we’ll […]

Update on the Parish Profile

An updated Parish Profile has been approved by the PCC.  This will be a key element in the recruitment of a new incumbent and was amended in the light of  an appointment not being made in March. Download the Parish Profile (Pdf, 3,145kb) The post will be re-advertised in the Church Times on 25 March for several […]

The Noise 2022

Are you looking for something fun to do with your children this May Bank Holiday Monday? Look no further! On Bank Holiday Monday, May 2nd, Christ Church, Downend will be holding a FREE Family Fun Afternoon. The event will be in the main church building between 2pm-4.30pm.  The fun afternoon will have inflatables, games, face painting, a […]

New small group Reflections

Feeling too frazzled for an in-depth study and discussion group after a hectic day working or looking after children? Prefer stillness to sharing? This new group gives more space for reflection and quiet. We gather for coffee/ tea and cake from 7.45 or arrive at 8 for the start of the session. There’s a guided […]

Our new sermon series – All things New

Journeying through the whole bible in 14 weeks Last Sunday Aidan kicked off our new sermon series that we are incredibly excited about. “All things New: Joining God’s story of re-creation” is the title that comes from a book by Pete Hughes that we will be using as a guide. You can listen/watch Aidan’s introduction […]

Bible reading challenge!

Read an entire gospel this week! Not as scary as it sounds! At our recent Sunday service, Cathie Watson helped us think about the benefits of reading the bible. This is all ahead of our new teaching series that we are calling All things new. The series will take us into Lent, through Easter and […]

Street parties for the Jubilee

The weekend of 2-5 June is a special celebration of the Queen’s 70 years on the throne. The Platinum Jubilee is a great time to engage with our neighbours, so you might want to hold your own street party with your neighbours and friends. How do I go about it? Here are some tips to […]

We are looking for a new Children’s ministry co-ordinator

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At Christ Church Downend for most of the last 12 years we have been able to employ someone in the role of head of children’s and families ministry. Over the last 15 months since our previous children’s ministry head stepped down, as the shape of the ministry has changed during the covid pandemic it has […]

Opportunity to apply for the 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 be 14 hours per week – ideally on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings, and be based in the Christ Church Parish Office on North Street Downend. You will need to be […]