News from Ben and Katy at Neema Crafts, Tanzania

Ben and Katy from Neema Crafts and their children

This week at Christ Church our focus has been on Ben and Katy Ray and their two children who are working in Tanzania with Neema Crafts.  We enjoyed seeing and purchasing some of the crafts made at Neema last Sunday after our 10.30am service. This week, these crafts are also going to be at Badminton […]

Raising money is as easy as 1,2,3…

Screen grab from the easyfundraising website

Did you know that whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be collecting free donations for Christ Church Downend? There are over 3,000 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation, including Amazon, John Lewis, Aviva, thetrainline and Sainsbury’s – it doesn’t cost […]

Building4Life through to next round of Co-op community funding

Co-oplocal community funding logo

We have just received this fantastic news from the Co-op: Building4Life at Christ Church Downend has been chosen for the next round of the Co-op Local Community Fund. The funding round will start on 12 November 2017 and runs for 11 months until the 27 October 2018. How it works Every time members shop at the Co-op, 1% […]

Making advent meaningful

There are plenty of ways we can add value to our activities at this time of year. Our shopping habits, our traditions and our use of time can all give us opportunity to discover more of the riches of God’s love for us.  An easy and effective way to bring good things to bless others during […]

Building4Life latest news

We are moving out, and moving on! The work has finally begun and a new era in the history of Christ Church is beginning. Huge thanks are due to everyone who have been involved in bringing us to this point… those who have given of their finances, time, skills and energy. Get right up to […]

Christ Church Downend on the move: find out what’s happening and where

Photo montage of events at Christ Church Downend.

Our church building is currently closed for major renovations and refurbishment but Christ Church Downend is still very much up and running. All the usual services and events are still taking place but at different venues. Find out what’s happening and where (Pdf, 1mb). Please come and join us we’d love to see you.

Help us win funding for CCTV at the Youth Hub

The Youth Hub at Christ Church Downend

The Co-op gives 1% of what their customers spend to community projects in the locality of each store. The Co-op in Downend are supporting us to raise funds for the CCTV at the youth hub. Please visit the Co-op website and vote for the youth hub before 11 November and encourage your friends, family and […]

Pray for our PCC

Celebrating our amazing PCC, meeting this week on Wednesday 18 October at 7.15pm. Please pray for them all, as they manage the decisions which will shape our work at Christ Church Downend, including our budgets for 2018 and our Building4Life project. Our PCC are elected each year in April, at our Annual Parochial Church Council […]

Monica making a difference in Africa

Have you ever felt helpless to make a difference to the lives of others in the world who are less well off than we are here in the west?  If you donate money do you wonder if it will get to those actually in need?  I felt that way but then an avenue opened up […]

Moving Out Timetable

Here’s your quick guide to the events and services at Christ Church that are moving, when they move and where to. For more information ask at the Parish Office. Moving Out Timetable2