Church open for prayer and book of condolence

Following the sad death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Christ Church Downend will be open at the following times for private prayer: Sunday 11th September: 6 pm until 8 pm Tuesday 13th September: 11 am until 1 pm and 5pm until 7 pm Thursday 15th September: 11am until 1 pm and 5 pm until […]

Church open for prayer Friday 9th September

Following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the church building will be open for private prayer on Friday 9th September, from 10am to 4pm and from 6pm to 9pm.

Tackling a difficult passage

This week’s sermon focused on a tricky passage: one of those sections in the Epistles which seems to command women to behave in a way that sits uncomfortably with our culture today. Here is a guide to help us wrestle with these kind of passages. How to tackle a controversial passage: PRAY! Ask the Holy […]

Youth Ministry Prayer Requests for July and August

A Culture of Prayer

Thanksgiving and Answered Prayer Give thanks for a wonderful Noise weekend of shining God’s love into the community, through the extreme litter picking, the free cream tea and free family fun afternoon. Give thanks that the Downend Voice shared the Noise on their front cover and within, with the message of God’s love. Give thanks […]

Volunteer Debt Coach opportunities

As you can imagine, there are many people in our community who are finding their finances more and more of a struggle, and who have got into debt. Rosie Brydon, our CAP Centre manager, is looking for others who could be trained to accompany people to get out from underneath the crippling burden of debt. […]

Sarah’s baptism

Yesterday we saw a very happy event: the baptism of Sarah Heath. Surrounded by friends and family, Sarah explained how she had contact with Christ Church for some years before deciding that God was real, that he cared for her and wanted her to follow him. Read Sarah’s story beow: Sarah’s story I started coming […]

Fantastic servants of the Lord

What a great way to celebrate Pentecost on Sunday. The Church first began when the Holy Spirit came upon each person, equipping them with the power to serve and know God as Father. The Queen is known to base her life of service to the nation on the Servant King, Jesus and on the Holy […]

Springboard for getting involved

Gary Smart who has led our youth team for many years with Diane Paddon, explains in this video how the youth team and other church family have been involved in the Bristol Noise since 2011. The Noise is a city wide project to show God’s love in practical ways. Over the years the team have […]

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 […]