Christ Church Needs You!

Imagine those war time posters with the big finger pointing straight out at you! The image reminds us that each one of us counts, that we are all part Team Christ and therefore Team Christ Church, our local part of His body. By serving, we become more like Christ the Servant King, so if you […]

What’s on offer for children at Christ Church on a Sunday?

I was wondering how to explain what exactly happens on Sunday mornings for our children, so here’s a snap shot from last Sunday: Our Children’s groups start at about 10.45am on a Sunday, so children experience a short taste of the main Church for a couple of songs, and perhaps some notices, then our children […]

Family Pancake Brunch – Can we join in?

Lent isn’t just giving up chocolate: start Lent at Christ Church with a fun, family pancake brunch. Find some Lent ideas and try out what will work for you and your little ones. We will have a craft zone, spaces to reflect & ponder and of course a race and flip pancake zone. It will […]

How far have we come?

In Advent 2012 we launched the church’s vision, Learning to Live the Life, reminding us that we are on a journey of learning to be disciples of Jesus and to make disciples for him, as he commanded in the Great Commission. After 5 years it’s time to review how far people feel they understand the […]

Read the New Testament in a year challenge

An illustrated dove flying out of a Bible

The New Year is rapidly approaching. Perhaps you are wondering what New Year’s resolution might be best for you this year – or perhaps you have long abandoned resolutions which are so quickly broken. Christ Church website offers you the best possible New Year’s resolution. Why not commit to reading through the entire New Testament […]

Latest news from Neema Crafts

Ben and Katy from Neema Crafts and their children

A big thank you to all who purchased items from our recent sale of Neema Crafts at Christ Church, Downend. Over £650 was raised and will make a significant impact through our CMS mission partners in Tanzania, Ben and Katy Ray. Read their latest Christmas newsletter which is full of how the work of Neema is […]

Building 4 Life December update

In case you were unable to be at the update meeting on Sunday 10th December. The brief summary from Maggie Nichols our project co-ordinator and Dave Green from the Building4Life team is in this December B4L update (Pdf, 1mb). There is so much to be thankful for as we journey towards a renewed Christ Church in […]

All Christmas services and events

Our Church is closed for major building work, so here is your definitive list of all the events and services happening all over Downend this Christmas. We hope you will come and join our Church family at many of them. Bring your loved ones, come and be part of our family, as we celebrate the […]

Carol Singing at William Court

Carols, including some special ones for children, and  games & children’s crafts to make while we have refreshments. Come and bring some cheer to the residents of William Court, Overnhill Rd. BS16 5FL. Families very welcome. Thursday 21 December 2017 at 3pm.

Thank you from Dihlabeng Christian School

Clarens kids

Children of Clarens Mission: Christ Church has six mission partners, and we send 10% of our annual income to these six missions. Dihlabeng Christian School and  The People of Hope both based in Clarens South Africa are one of our six mission partners.  Here is an update from Bill and Sheila Robbins on how our gift to […]