Prayer Life Newsletter – April & May 2021

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 […]

New services pattern for April to June

We are so glad to be able to open our doors for an increasing range of services in church, plus live streamed services where possible. Sundays 9.15 am Traditional Worship at The Church Centre, Quakers Rd. Weekly, starting 4th April, with Communion on 2nd & 4th Sundays. “A caring community and traditional service.” 10.30 am […]

Jo’s Retirement – as announced in 10.30 service on Palm Sunday

Dear Church Family In the autumn of 2001, I saw the advert for the post of Vicar of Christ Church Downend in the Church Times. On a very grey day Shahne and I travelled down from Crickhowell on impulse to take a look. As it happened, Dave Tooby was doing some work in the church […]

Jesus in the wilderness – a Lent Journey

This Lent we travel with Jesus as he went into the wilderness and began his ministry, to learn from him the way of simplicity, trust and closeness to his Father. The series is divided into different aspects of the journey Jesus took. It will offer us tools and inspiration for surviving and even thriving in […]

God’s Plan for your Wellbeing

At a time when so many of us are facing significant challenges to our sense of wellbeing, Christ Church is piloting a number of resources to help support people from across the community. Kintsugi Hope – www.kintsugihope.com The Kintsugi Hope Wellbeing Course offers people the opportunity to experience: Safety and support where there is no […]

January 2021 Newsletter from Pastor Misa Hiorescu

An image of Pastor Misa and his family

We have received the January 2021 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: We greet you in Lord Jesus name, dear brothers and sisters! From the beginning I’d […]

Honest Questions

Is it ok to have honest questions about God? The short answer is: Yes. Christians can sometimes feel that they are not meant to question God, or to get angry with him, or find parts of the Bible difficult. “Maybe if I have questions I don’t love God enough. Maybe there’s something wrong with my […]

Prayer Life Newsletter – December 2020/January& February 2021

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 […]

Remembering with thanksgiving

Christ Church Downend’s service on the evening of November 8th was a time for private prayer for family and friends we have lost and gone before. On this Armistice / Remembrance Day, wherever we are, let us again reflect and pray for our lost loved ones but also for all those who have perished in […]

Remembrance Day Service – 10.30am Sunday 8th November

Understandably this year things are a little different for our Remembrance Day service, however we will still be marking the occasion and all are welcome to join us virtually for the service. Rev. Jo Vickery will be leading and Rev. Paul Peterson preaching with ex-forces member Norman Low leading our time of remembrance including last […]