The Church of England and anti-blackness

As part of Black History month I was asked as a priest and someone with an academic background in history, to write a short piece on the history of the church and anti-blackness. We then thought we would like to share it on our church page as part of our own journey of repentance. The […]

September 2020 Newsletter from Pastor Misa Hiorescu

An image of Pastor Misa and his family

We have received the September 2020 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. Pastor Misa Writes: Lord’s peace, brothers and sisters! Three months have already passed and I’d like to tell […]

No trunk or Treat this Hallowe’en?

If you remember Sam and Jonners in full size duck costumes, then chances are you have been to a Trunk or Treat party in Christ Church car park in recent years. We opened up our car boots and decorated them with fairy lights and lanterns. Families would go from car to car getting different treats […]

Family Worship at 4pm

Our next Family Worship in Church is on Sunday, 11 October. Here’s the schedule for the next 2 months: Sunday 4 October Zoom Worship at 4pm Sunday 11 October in Church at 4pm Sunday 18 October Zoom Worship at 4pm Sunday 25 October in Church at 4pm Sunday 1 November Zoom Worship at 4pm Sunday […]

Join us for prayer and praise on Zoom this Friday

To begin our One Church One Day 24 hours of prayer, join us on Zoom for the first hour at 7pm on Friday 2nd October. To get the link to join in this church family time of praying together, please email Diane Paddon at diane.paddon@christchurchdownend.com “Keep the fires burning” To sign up for an hour […]

APCM and Gift Day – Sunday 18th October

Our Annual Church meeting had to be postponed back in April, and the diocese granted us permission to re-schedule it in the Autumn. This meeting will now be held at Christ Church (barring changes to covid regulations) on Sunday 18th October at 11.40am (after the morning service). This timing should ensure the maximum number of […]

Jigsaw Toddlers get outdoors

From next Friday 18 September, we are going to meet in mini Jigsaws of 6 at 9.30am at King George V playing fields. We will build 6s as people sign up and each 6 will have a “place to gather”. If weather is iffy we will post any update on our dedicated facebook group by […]

Prayer Life Newsletter – September,October & November 2020

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 […]

Mission partners prayer – September 2020

These are the latest prayer requests received from our mission partners’ champions at Christ Church. Open Doors Please continue to pray for Syria, for a final end to the nine years war and a prompt return to normal life. Please pray for Iraq, that God in His mercy will remember them. Thanks to all Open […]

Make a difference where you are: a new sermon series for September

A new series For a Christian, there is no such thing as an ordinary day, an ordinary job, an ordinary life, or an ordinary street. There is certainly no such thing as an ordinary Christian! We believe that every one of us is placed in a unique position by God, each of us with the […]