4 September 2020
Christ Church Lille Newsletter
Dear [subscriber:firstname | default:reader]
Our online "shop" is still open for you to buy a virtual cup of tea or coffee and a piece of virtual (non-fattening!) cake. See below for more details.
And thanks to everyone who has already visited and purchased; it's not quite the same as the real Braderie, but our community is wonderful!
What's in this week's newsletter:
- Church services on 6 September, in church and on video
- Our virtual pavement café
- Student online marketplace
- Support for our ministry and mission
- Dates for the diary
This Sunday, Debbie will be blessing backpacks, bags and briefcases at the start of this academic year, so if you are coming to church, please bring yours for a blessing.

Sunday morning services

There will be a service in church every Sunday morning in September, you'll need to reserve a place. Here's the link for you to do that.
Video services also continue, you'll find the link on the front page of the website every Saturday evening, also on Facebook and Twitter.

Sunday evening services

Mosaic Evening services start again this Sunday at 6:30 pm, with similar restrictions on numbers and seating. The link to pre-book your place is here.
Contact churchoffice@christchurchlille.fr if you'd like more information.
We're sorry that one or two people had difficulties with the virtual tea and cake - if you use the link on the website, you can buy one (or several) without using PayPal.
Please note, the drink and cake are not real, they're virtual!

Buy your virtual tea or coffee and cake online

No Braderie café, sorry. Why not buy a virtual drink and a piece of cake (€5) instead? Just click the "Buy now" button, and you’ll go to our payment gateway, choose how much to give and the method of payment and you’re all set!
You can buy one for a friend, too ...
More information on this page


We are still trying to help students who arrive needing help with setting up in Lille.
If you have any basic living items (bedding, curtains, towels, kitchen utensils etc) that are in good and clean condition, and you are prepared to give away for free, please contact Maggie at churchoffice@christchurchlille.fr or visit our church website for more information and to find out how our Student Online Market Place works. Please DO NOT bring your items to church.
You don't need cash


Although we have kept expenses down, normal running costs continue. Thank you to everyone who gives to sustain the life, mission and ministry of this church. Your gifts are very much welcomed.
It means we can carry on. Full details of all the ways to give are on our Giving page. (you can use the QR code for fast access to the page) Thank you!

For your diary

  • "Journées du Patrimoine" (Heritage Days) on Saturday afternoon 19 September. If you can volunteer that afternoon, let us know.
  • The Association Marthe et Marie, at Humanité, have a new website and you can find all the activities they offer this autumn: https://accueilmarthemarie.fr

Our Annual General Meeting

For full details please go to this page.
Those on the Electoral Roll will need to register and they have received an invitation, but anyone else, please contact electoralroll@christchurchlille.fr
If you would like to be on the Electoral Roll, the form and the information is here.
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