Laura Green’s bike ride to Paris

A message from Laura: “For those of you who don’t know I have decided to cycle to Paris on the 4th-8th May (430 km in 4 days) to raise money for a new 3D ultrasound machine for St Michael’s hospital,  This will help diagnose and monitor babies during pregnancy better.  If anyone would like to […]

The 2018/2019 Growing Leaders Course

Line of young people standing on a beach holding hands at sunset

A series of ten sessions in 2018 / 2019 held at St Michael’s Centre, Stoke Gifford & St Nicholas, Yate. The Growing Leaders course focuses on developing leaders across the life of the church, and provides practical resources for running a leadership development process over a year. Now used by hundreds of churches across Britain […]

Dedicate a chair project

How you can help us reach our goal of 200 chairs for the new church building This picture shows the beautiful chairs in Gloucester Cathedral, which we are hoping to buy for our Church building when it is completed. These are high quality pieces of furniture, made to last. Though they are wooden they are […]

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 with image consulting 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. Your style says a lot about you […]

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 […]