Christ Church Downend

We are a lively, welcoming Anglican Church which meets in two buildings - our 9.15am congregation meet at The Church Centre in Bromley Heath, and the 10.30 and 6.30 congregations meet at the Parish Church. 

Our motto is "Learning to Live the Life," reminding us to live like Jesus lived and to follow him in his strength.  We love to worship, learn and serve together, and we encourage one another to live out ou faith in our daily lives. We have good links with our local community and local schools.  We look to serve others including through the debt relief charity Christians Against Poverty. We are a community of diverse ages and backgrounds and we want to celebrate each other's gifts so there are many opportunities to get involved. 

Do get in touch!    Email [email protected]   0117 908 9867  

Our Easter Services are in-person and also our 10.30 service on Easter Sunday is livestreamed. (Masks, booking, distanced seating apply.) 

Good Friday and Easter Saturday at Christ Church Downend

Experience Easter Outside (come to the churchyard at any time to follow this interactive journey)

Good Friday 2nd April at Christ Church Downend:

2pm At the foot of the Cross (reflection and tradtional music)

Easter Saturday 3 April: 

Easter Vigil 8pm Reflection and Taize Chants

Easter Sunday 4th April:

9.15 Traditional Communion at Church Centre Quaker's Road BS16 6NH

10.30 Easter Communion  at Christ Church Downend

We are emerging from lockdown and are glad to offer both live in-person and livestreamed services from April to June:

At Church Centre Quaker's Road BS16 6NH:

9.15 Traditional worship (Communion 2nd & 4th Sundays)

At Christ Church Downend, the Parish Church (BS16 5UF) 

Sundays 10.30 Contemporary Worship      For details of current youth and children's groups please get in touch 

Also Livestreamed on our YouTube <span style="font-size: 1rem;">channel: </span>

Sundays 8pm Celtic Compline  on 2nd Sunday of the month 

Thursdays 9.30 Communion  At Christ Church Downend BS16 5UF

Please follow our website and Facebook pages for updates.  

The parish of Downend is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs. The Diocese of Bristol’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services

Get in touch

Reverend Jo Vickery

Parish Office
57 North Street
Bristol BS16 5SG

BS16 5SG

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Holy Communion & Open Church

Every Thursday at for 1 hour
Christ Church Downend
Downend Road Downend Bristol, BS16 5UF, GB

Our Church is open from 9.30 for Holy Communion, every Thursday. But we mostly stay and have coffee, cakes and chat until 11.30am.