Getting There: reflections on moving forward

Mark Tanner, our new volunteer Debt Coach, Quiz master and writer, shares some thoughts on preparing for pursuing new goals in our lives. There’s an interesting question that I’ve been asked many times in my coaching career, which centres around achieving a goal. Whether that be losing weight, giving something up for Lent or adding […]

When AI talks like a human

LICC’s weekly articles on Connecting with Culture and Word for the Week take a fresh approach to Scripture and the world, and are always worth reading. But this week’s article “When AI talks like a human” really made me sit up in my seat. The role of artificial intelligence in our lives is often debated: […]

Revd Daniel Watts appointed as next Vicar of Christ Church Downend

Photo of Revd Dan Watts

The Bishop of Bristol and the Peache Trustees are pleased to announce that the Revd Daniel Watts has been appointed as the next Vicar of Christ Church Downend. Dan will begin his ministry in the early spring. The Bishop of Bristol said “I am thrilled that Dan is joining us to take up the role […]

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 […]