Christmas dates not to miss for our Children & Families

Hello everyone, It was so lovely to see so many of you at our Christingle Services and at Messy Christmas too. This Sunday, 16th December, our children’s groups are running as normal over in the Infants’ School classrooms. And there are 2 Carols by Candlelight services on Sunday 16th, we are planning to invite any […]

From tea at Clarence House with the Queen Mother to Downend 37 years ago

Christingle service at Christ Church 2018

The annual Christingle Services at Christ Church have become a regular part of the calendar at Christ Church and all because of one amazing lady. Doreen Cruse, a longstanding member of Christ Church started doing door to door collections for The Children’s Society in 1960. Then in 1981, she was invited to tea with The […]

People in Downend once again raise money for hungry children in Uganda

Ugandan funding raising meal.

People from Christ Church and others in Downend raised over £430, to provide a simple Christmas meal for over 1,000 pupils children at Bazaar School in Kumi, Uganda. In addition, some of the money will feed Prisoners in Kumi Prison on Christmas Day. Jan and Richard Bacon, who volunteer for a Charity called Mission Direct, […]

From tea at Clarence House with the Queen Mother to Downend 37 years ago

The Annual Christingle Services at Christ Church have become a regular part of the calendar at Christ Church and all because of one amazing lady. Doreen Cruse, a longstanding member of Christ Church (pictured centre) started doing door to door collections for The Children’s Society in 1960. Then in 1981, she was invited to tea […]

November 2018 Newsletter from Pastor Misa Hiorescu

An image of Pastor Misa and his family

We have received the November 2018 newsletter from Pastor Misa Hiorescu in Moldova. Christ Church supported the building of the church where he is the pastor through a tithe gift taken from donations to the Building4Life project and Misa visited us for the reopening weekend in October. Pastor Misa writes: Lord’s peace, dear brothers! First […]

Bishop Viv pays us a visit

Bishop Viv and some of the Christ Church team

The newly appointed Bishop of Bristol, Bishop Vivienne Faull, made a first visit to Downend as she made a tour of Churches in the Kingswood and South Gloucestershire Deanery. She was welcomed by the Ministry Team at CCD  alongside Rev Jo Vickery and Rev Paul Peterson. She had a tour of the newly re-ordered Church […]

Orbitron Party with Chip Kendall

Book your children in and prepare to blast off in a praise party like you have never known. Christ Church is hosting Big Church Kids worship leader, Chip Kendall and he will be bringing his crew to Downend in 2019. We have booked this epic Praise Party, which is called, “Orbitron” at Christ Church Downend […]

Forest Day 2019

Family Forest Day – Saturday 15 June 2019 Come and join us on our annual day out to Phil & Kathy’s farm in the Brecon Beacons. We take as many families as we can, and bring along anyone else who wants a day out, and we spend a lovely relaxed day getting to know other […]