Diane Paddon

Diane Paddon,
Youth Co-ordinator

We have a range of activities for young people at Christ Church Downend.  Wednesday Elev8 & Elev8+, Thursday Ignite & Ignite+, Friday Youth Drop In after school and Sunday Faith at 10.30am. Read the launch blog for the Youth Mission to India for Summer 2017 here.

Our dedicated Ignite Youth Website has all the latest news on our weekly Youth programme and  updates for our Youth Mission to India for Summer 2017 and our litter picking in and around Downend shops for serving Sunday.

We are delighted to share the results of our Toilet Twinning Challenge for 2016 . We were aiming to raise enough money to twin our Youth Hub toilet with a community in Africa and ended in an incredible £780 donated and 13 toilets twinned, all the toilets at the Youth Hub, Parish Hall, Christ Church and  The Church Centre at Quakers’ Rd.

Elev8 & Elev8+

We have Elev8 home groups, which is an opportunity to study more about Christianity . Year 6-8 meet on Wednesdays, 6.30pm-7.45pm  in the Youth Hub, and Year 9+ meet on Wednesdays  at 7.30pm in youth leaders’ homes.

Ignite and Ignite+ on Thursday evenings at the Youth Hub group photoIgnite and Ignite+ on Thursdays

Thursday evenings at the Youth Hub, at the rear of Christ Church Parish Hall, North Street, Downend (*unless otherwise indicated). Plenty of energetic activity, enthusiastic debate and a fair amount of eating.

Years 6, 7 & 8  at 6.30-7.45pm
Years 9 and above at 8-9.15pm

Faith on Sundays @Christ Church

Is for young people aged 11+ and meets during the 10.30am service in the Christ Church Youth Hub (*unless otherwise indicated) on Sundays. Creating ways to nurture faith, to pray and to stimulate thought about the big issues of life.

Youth drop-in

For young people in school years 6, 7 and 8. Youth drop in takes place in the Youth Hub every Friday during term time between 3.15 and 4.30pm. Relax, play games, make friendship bracelets, chat and enjoy the drop-in tuck shop.

Other events

We usually take a group of young people to other local youth events such as Dynamic and The Mix .

Diane Paddon, Youth Co-ordinator
t: 07748 033226

More information

Read our safe from harm policy (pdf, 436kb).