6 March 2020
Christ Church Lille Newsletter
Dear [subscriber:firstname | default:reader]
Welcome to this week's newsletter. It's good to see that our church is thriving, and there is lots going on.
But we are conscious that there are concerns about the current coronavirus spread, so read below to see what we are doing to protect our community.

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The church calendar is on our website, and all the services and readings are shown there. Also on the calendar are major works and the events taking place.

Putting our welcome into practice

Don't forget that you can now enjoy coffee before every 10:30 am service - why not join us from 10 - 10:25 am.

Reminders about forthcoming events

AGM on 15 March at 12 (after the morning service)

See the page for more information
The last date to sign up for the electoral roll has now passed, but if you are already on the roll, it's not too late to be a candidate for the church council, churchwarden or synod representative.

Men's Group on 21 March at 10 am

More information here
Please let Tom know if you plan to be there.

International Evening on 21 March at 6 pm

Please sign up, see the form below. There's more information on this page
And if you can, contribute to our tombola (anything in a bottle, from household products to drinks, beauty products ...)
International evening fill in slips
And for your diary: 29 March after the morning service
La Solidarité Anglicane AGM
Our outreach association will be holding its own AGM. We are required to present separate accounts, and you can hear details of the people we help.

Finally, a word about coronavirus concerns

  • We will continue to show our friendship and to share the peace, but we have decided for the moment that there are lots of ways to show this without shaking hands or kissing. So: wave, touch elbows, touch feet, whatever you prefer!
  • We will continue to share the Eucharist, in the sharing of the bread. But for now, we’ve decided not to share the cup.
  • We will use hand sanitiser (and some home-made natural ingredient gel is available, thanks to Debbie Flach) where possible.
  • We will continue to spread the following health messages:
    • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds (that’s the equivalent of singing “Happy Birthday” twice, or indeed saying the Lords’ Prayer). Now there's an opportunity!
    • Don’t sneeze into your hands, sneeze into a tissue that you then throw away, or if necessary, sneeze into your elbow.
Thank you for your co-operation and your understanding – we are all concerned.
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