Christ Church is open

We are delighted that, from Monday 27th July, the church will be open for personal prayer and reflection from 9.00 am – 4 pm to welcome visitors. Visitors will be asked to remain in defined areas of the church and use the chairs allocated at the front of church. Hand … Continue Reading →

Time to reflect?

‘Time’ to look up again! Our clock mechanism is back and keeping perfect time. The clock was originally installed in Holy Rood Church, on the Lawn, in 1843 and has been in the Christ Church clock tower since 1851. Its repair was made possible by legacies left to the charity … Continue Reading →

Letter from Rt Revd Vivienne Faull

The appalling death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police and the subsequent Black Lives Matter protests have brought the issues of racism, oppression, inequality and injustice once again into the spotlight, where they should be. These are issues that the Diocese of Bristol, like many organisations, has … Continue Reading →

I Can’t breath

Rage rises tongues of flame sear bones, sinew and muscle wrapped in brown skin limbs writhe against batons lips swell with beatings eyes bleed, jaw cracks wrapped in brown skin shackled. starved. raped. gouged. hunted. choked. lynched. poked. injected. stripped. drowned. expelled. trampled. airbrushed. kneed. medicated. gassed. gunned down down … Continue Reading →

Black Lives Matter

A personal perspective The events that have unfolded since George Floyd’s very public killing has caused me to catch my breath, pause — pause, and exhale. As a writer I often find myself penning a poem to process my thoughts and feelings in response to confronting issues. The rawness of … Continue Reading →

24 Hour Free Phone line

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has launched a FREE national ‘phone line as a simple new way to bring worship and prayer into peoples’ homes whilst church buildings are closed.Daily Hope offers music, prayers and reflections as well as full worship services from the Church of England at the … Continue Reading →