Dear reader
"Stir up, we beseech thee, O Lord, the wills of thy faithful people".
This Sunday is the Feast of Christ the King, and it's the last Sunday before Advent The collect for this day is rather well-known. In the past, it was the day for making Christmas puddings, which would mature in time for Christmas. The call to "stir up" was taken in a very literal sense!
If you can stir up your support in any way, that would be wonderful.
There's lots to read in our newsletter, we hope you enjoy it and don't hesitate to get in touch, we love to hear from you..
In this newsletter:
  • Children's activity sheet
  • Advent and Christmas: services, carols and shopping
  • Video and audio services
  • Regular events: new for Advent
  • Other events
  • Can you help?
  • How you can support us
Here's the link to this week's children's activity sheet : Crown Him King!

Advent and Christmas

The season of Advent begins on Sunday 28 November and next week's newsletter will be a special one for Advent and Christmas. You'll find links to the order forms next week, but this week, we're sharing links to Eventbrite so you can reserve your place for one of the Christmas carol services.
Please tell any friends who might want to join us for carols that they'll need to reserve a place.

Advent and Christmas services

Sunday 5 December
10:30 Holy Communion
Sunday 12 December
10:30 Service of Nine Lessons and Carols
17:00 Carol Service (similar to the morning one but not quite the same)
Sunday 19 December
10:30 Service of Holy Communion
Saturday 25 December (Christmas Day)
10:30 Christmas Day family service of Holy Communion
Sunday 26 December
10:30 Morning Prayer

Christmas shopping

Christmas specialities
We'll be offering the chance to pre-order and buy Christmas cakes, puddings and mince pies for collection at church.
The order forms will be available from 28 November
* Please see below the message from Frances calling for bakers!

Christmas Gift Boxes

We'll be posting a catalogue of giftboxes available to purchase (for collection at church) from 28 November onwards. You'll be able to choose and buy a specific box, and our wonderful team are busy creating them as I write.

* Calling all bakers

We need lots of mince pies for our online market, and there should be some too for after the services on 12 December.
Can you help by baking, please? Not sure how? Get in touch with Frances as soon as you can. And thank you!
Regular events:
  • Ladies' Bible Study invites you to their
    Advent Bible Study – The Art of Christmas. Join us for a time of reflection & meditation as we see the nativity through the eyes of great painters.
    Commencing Thursday 25th November, online at 11am. Contact:
Other events:
  • The Accueil Marthe et Marie is starting up a new series of events including exhibitions, stories and a literary café; you can find out more at this link
  • The espace La Passerelle in Euralille is hosting a meeting with "La Famille Franciscaine" on 7 December at 18:00; more information from

Taking part

Can you help by baking for Christmas? Helping with tea and coffee after the morning service? Helping serve mulled wine on Sunday evening 12 December?
Get in touch!
We also need someone to do a little bit of plastering. Is that one of your skills? Get in touch if so.
A reminder about our weekly Worship on video and sermon on podcast. Just go to our YouTube channel (and there is a link on the homepage of the website). Please take a moment to "like" the video, and why not subscribe to our channel (don't forget to hit the bell to receive updates)
For the Podcasts, here's the link:
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Thank you for your support

We are entirely self-funded and the months of the pandemic have affected everything and everybody, not least our financial situation, which is currently cause for concern.
We're grateful to everyone who continues to support the church and its work, which goes beyond weekly services. Thank you!
If you're not already a regular giver, please consider whether you can give a little each month. Small amounts are just as welcome as large ones, really!
It's easy to give, here's a link to our "Giving" page

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