Online Alpha course!

In these strange and troubling times, many of us will be facing new questions or at least facing familiar questions in a new way. We are starting an Alpha Course online, running for eight Thursday evenings from 7.45pm – 9.15pm starting on the 4th June. Evenings will be run using zoom, which if you haven’t […]

Valuing the Week – with Jo & Shahne

Each Saturday during the lockdown Rev Jo and Shahne Vickery give us an update on news in our church family but also share stories of how our church values of Thankfulness, Graciousness, Openness and Prayerfulness!

Coronavirus – doing church differently

The Christ Church team is regularly reviewing the latest guidance from the government, and Church of England to determine when it might be possible to safely re-open our parish halls and church building. Things will undoubtedly be different, but this crisis is enabling us to look at our mission and ministry afresh trusting in our sovereign God to […]

You are welcome at Christ Church

The congregation of Christ Church Downend groupshot

Although we are not holding any public events or meeting in our church buildings at the moment, we hope you will be able to get a flavour of Christ Church from our new welcome booklet (Pdf). We look forward to being able to welcome you in person when normal activities resume.

Messy Church at Home Week 4 How to Pray

#messychurch has moved to #messychurchathome and we have started sharing 4 or 5 clips each week to both the Christ Church Downend YouTube channel and also to the https://www.facebook.com/MessyChurchCCD/ facebook page. Scroll to the end of this post for all our printable pdfs. Monday 10am Messy Cooking Tuesday 10am Messy Bible Story Wednesday 10am Messy […]

24/7 Prayer, an update from Ben and Katy

Ben and Katy from Neema Crafts and their children

It was so lovely to be able to pray for the folk at Christ Church and gave us a much closer sense of connection to your church family. I was lifting Paul up in prayer particularly, but also the young people and your various youth programs. It was great to tune in to a couple […]

Valuing the Week – with Jo & Shahne

Each Saturday during the lockdown, Rev Jo and Shahne Vickery give us an update on news in our church family but also share stories of how our church values of Thankfulness, Graciousness, Openness and Prayerfulness!

Pentecost Service this Sunday

Our All Age Pentecost service this Sunday 31 May morning at 10am on the Christ Church Downend YouTube channel has been partly inspired by this brilliant painting by Edgardo De Guzman. Here is the painting: Our children & families have been busy this week getting involved in different parts of the service, sending in photos […]

Valuing the Week – with Jo & Shahne

Each Saturday during the lockdown, Rev Jo and Shahne Vickery give us an update on news in our church family but also share stories of how our church values of Thankfulness, Graciousness, Openness and Prayerfulness! You can read more about our week of 24/7 prayer and sign up here for one of the prayer slots.

Sunday 24 May Children’s teaching

For Moses & the Israelites, the last plague was a terrible one, but God spared the Israelite people and enabled them to escape and leave Egypt. This Sunday Mike and Liz Parsons will be with Connected leading the story and there is going to be an epic craft, so bring a print out of our […]