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Christ Church Lille newsletter 1 April 2022

Dear reader
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April Fool's Day in UK, and an April fish in France; the children will tell you they try to stick a paper fish on someone's back without them knowing.
Why Fool's Day and why fish? The origins are disputed, but the fish is of course a Christian symbol
Warning: in the English tradition, if you try to trick someone after 12 mid-day, it's you who are the fool!
But joking apart, please read on for all the information about what's happening at Christ Church Lille.
In this newsletter:
  • Sunday Club
  • Services
  • Holy Communion
  • Children's activity sheet
  • A new prayer group, Working with Christ
  • Prayers for Ukraine
  • The Season of Lent
  • Holy Week and Easter
  • Prayer focus
  • How you can support us
  • Volunteers for coffee and gardening
  • Video and audio services

Sunday Club meets this Sunday 3 April

Bring your children to Sunday Club this Sunday and they'll be able to learn about Palm Sunday.


This Sunday is Passion Sunday and the start of Passiontide; there will be a service of Holy Communion at 10:30 am.
Read on for information about services during Holy Week and Easter.
There is no obligation to wear a mask in the church but you are welcome to do so. We will however continue to ask you to use hand-sanitiser and to keep a sensible distance.
Our Bishops have directed that the common cup should now be provided in our churches at Holy Communion. For many, this will be welcomed with joy, for others there will be caution. Of course, you are not obliged to receive the wine if you do not wish to do so. Communing in one kind - that is, taking the bread only - is still considered to have communed fully. Dipping (intinction) is not permitted for reasons of public hygiene.
Here's the link to this week's children's activity sheet: Giving him your best

Working with Christ - being Christian in a work environment

A reminder that the prayer group for professional people is meeting tomorrow morning, Saturday 2 April at 10:00 in the church hall.
Contact david.bolton@christchurchlille.fr

Prayers for Ukraine

Weekly online prayer service


There is a page on our website where you can find links to all the material for the sermons and talks on the theme of Sacred Space.

Holy Week and Easter

  • Palm Sunday 10 April: Holy Communion service at 10:30 and video
  • Maundy Thursday 14 April: Devotional on video
  • Good Friday 15 April: 12:00 until 15:00 Watch with Christ in the church
  • Good Friday: Meditations around the Cross on video
  • Holy Saturday 16 April: Devotional available on video
  • Easter Sunday 17 April: Holy Communion service at 10:30 am and video
  • Sunday after Easter 24 April: Holy Communion service at 10:30 am

Monthly prayer focus

Our prayers in April are for the new Working with Christ prayer group. Here are the details of how you can join in with us.
We are entirely self-funded and we have cut back our expenses as much as possible; but we still need a regular income.
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

Green-fingered baristas

A reminder about our café and garden project
Our video services are popular, and there will be a link to this Sunday's service on the website.
A reminder that you can find all our videos on our YouTube channel
For the Podcasts, here's the link: https://anchor.fm/christchurchlille
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