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March 22, 2020

The pandemic guidance that everyone should avoid public gatherings and crowded places, gives us an exciting opportunity to explore how to do youth groups differently! To start with, we are planning to run some of our youth groups electronically using live-streaming.  W...

February 1, 2020

This Christmas, a seven-strong youth team group from Christ Church Downend - called Team India 2019 - left England on December 20, spending a full ten days supporting staff and children at Haven Home, near Vishakhapatnam, on the south east coast of the country. The Chr...

August 26, 2019

The first week in August saw a group of 16 young people and youth leaders from Christ Church, Downend attending ‘Soul Survivor’, a Christian youth camp at the Stafford Show Ground.  They were amongst 7000 young people from all over the UK attending the 5-day celebratio...

July 22, 2019

May Bank Holiday saw a team of 67 young people and adults from Christ Church Downend taking part in ‘The Noise 2019’. The Noise is an annual event where volunteers from churches across the city get together to show God’s love in practical ways by participating in commu...

February 9, 2019

When I was asked to put together a little something about our trip to Haven Home over Christmas, I was initially very excited to be able to share our experiences to all those who happen to read this. However now as I come to write this short piece, the enormity of the...

May 30, 2018

Over 70 volunteers of all ages came together on the Saturday and Sunday of the May Bank Holiday weekend and had a wonderful time showing God’s love in practical ways by doing the 'Downend Noise'.  

As Christ Church is currently meeting in Christ Church Junior School on...

March 18, 2018

On a cold and snowy March Sunday, the Christ Church Downend’s Faith youth group were warmed by the moving and motivating testimony of Bristol Flyers basketball team player Adam Weary.

Adam shared his story of growing up in New York City and Memphis, Tennessee and how hi...

February 21, 2018

A big thank you to the young people in Christ Church’s Sunday youth group for getting involved in a litter-pick in Staple Hill.

A crisp and sunny February Sunday morning was witness to a team of young people, some parents and youth leaders wending their way through the...

December 31, 2017

Whilst most of us were busy opening our Advent calendars and probably consuming the contents! The young people of the 8 youth groups at Christ Church, Downend were busy with a ‘Reverse Advent Calendar’. The idea of the reverse Advent was to donate tinned food items eac...

December 22, 2017

A big THANK-YOU to the young people from Christ Church Downend Youth Groups!  

The Wednesday Elev8 and Elev8+ groups for braving the wind, rain, hail and sleet in joining the carol singers outside Pendennis flats in Staple Hill.  Nobody hit a wrong-note, despite being s...

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