Annual report 2017-18 is now available online

Sunrise over Christ Church Downend

Find out what’s been happening in the life of Christ Church over the last 12 months in our annual report 2017-18 (Pdf, 1.7mb). If you would like a hard copy of the annual report please contact the Parish Office tel: (0117) 908 9867.

Fashion show and proper afternoon tea

Victoria sponge cake

Christ Church Fellowship, in partnership with Pam from Christine Peters in Staple Hill, is hosting a fashion show and afternoon tea on Friday 11th May 2pm – 5pm in the Parish Hall. Tickets are £10 each, either from Pam at the shop, Parish Office or from Maggie Nichols. Come along and have a fun afternoon […]

It’s all about LIFE

Belonging to a Life Group at Christ Church is all about life: being transformed into the person God created you to be, alongside those who will get to know you well, encourage you, challenge you and inspire you. Along the way you will feel you truly belong. Our aim is that as many people as […]

Have you ever wondered what goes on at PCC meetings?

Parish Church, Christ Church Downend

Have you ever wondered what goes on at PCC meetings; or are you even aware that it exists? The PCC (or rather grand sounding Parochial Church Council) is the trustee body for Christ Church – all Anglican churches have one, and they’re the places where key decisions relating to the resourcing of the mission of […]

Success, emptiness, injury and finding God

Top of a basketball

Adam Weary who plays basketball for the Bristol Flyers shares some of his life story with our Sunday teenagers’ group. We made a recording of Adam’s story and it is well worth listening to. Adam talks about moving from New York to Memphis, his family, his basketball, his success in sport yet feeling empty, facing […]

News from Pastor Misa Hiorescu

Misa holding a service in Moldova

We have received a newsletter from Pastor Misa Hiorescu in Moldova. Christ Church members supported the building of the church where he is the pastor through a tithe gift taken from donations to the Building4Life project. Pastor Misa says: I greet you with the Lord’s peace, dear brothers and sisters. Each time I have the […]

Messy but Marvellous

Messy Church at Christ Church Downend has just completed another term. Another 3 months of getting sticky, getting together and getting to know God better. That’s 210 meals served, 215 craft items made, 3 incredibly ear wormy worship action songs, 5 or 6 very tired washer uppers, and 20, 0050 bits of glitter. (All figures […]

How far we’ve come

Or… what happened to that questionnaire we filled in back in January?! That questionnaire…  On 6th January and the following Thursday communion, those attending services filled out a questionnaire about the vision of the church. The aim of it was to assess how far we have managed to embed and take on board the ideas […]

Christ Church Prayer Notes

It is so powerful to pray and to pray specifically for God to move in our Church ministry here in Downend, so every 2 months we gather together specific prayer needs from each area of Ministry at Christ Church and give them out at our services. Here is the March/April edition  of Christ Church Prayer. […]

Journey to the Cross- our Good Friday community walk

When we can’t carry on as normal, it makes us stop and think, doesn’t it. For several years on Good Friday morning we have enjoyed the peace of the churchyard for our reflections.  The crosses and tomb in the Spiritual Garden have provided our focal point.  This year they are hidden behind fencing and builders’ […]