29 June2018
Christ Church Lille newsletter
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The website Bible Gateway enables you to see any of the readings on line, and in any of 50 languages.
In church, we use the NIV (UK) version.
The church calendar is now online. You can see details on this webpage.
Sunday 8 July, we welcome Rev'd Phil Edell from the Mission to Seafarers in Dunkirk, who will be leading the 10:30 service

Last Church lunch before the summer break

Join us on Sunday after the 10:30 service for our monthly bring and share lunch. Especially as this will be the last one before we break for the summer (next one on 7 October).

Church of England General Synod July 2018

This is the annual meeting of the governing body of the Church of England. Our own Debbie Flach is an elected clergy representative so if you'd like to follow proceedings, go the website.
As always, there is a very full agenda and a lot of work to be done; thank you Debbie for representing us and the Diocese in Europe.

Sunday Services during July and August

Our regular pattern of services changes during July and August, but you will be very welcome at all times. See this website page for a full list of services.
1-15 July: Morning services as usual, but Evening services will be a time of informal worship and prayer in the church hall. See below for a message from the evening service team.
22-29 July: A service every Sunday at 10:30; no evening services or 9:15 services.
There will be a service every Sunday morning at 10:30 am; no evening services or 9:15 services.

Summer timetable

Sunday Club is now closed for the summer, back on 9 September
Drop-in café stays open until 18 July, back again on 26 September
Coffee in-between (3rd Sunday of the month) will take place on 15 July and then will be on summer break, back in October.
Playgroup continues until 11 July and is then on a break until the autumn
Women's group is also on holiday, back on September 13th, continuing their study of Daniel.

Three new small groups will be starting in the autumn, details in the newsletter soon.

Welcome Michael and family

We are delighted to welcome Michael Hutchinson and his family to CCL during July; he'll be finding out about life in the Church of England in France. Read his message below:
"I’m a second-year ordinand currently studying at St Mellitus North-West, which is based in Liverpool. The training is mixed-mode, which means I spend half my time doing academic study and half my time on placement in parish. My primary placement parishes are St Thomas’, Lancaster, and St John’s, Ellel. I am currently exploring a calling to ministry in the Diocese in Europe and am very grateful to Debbie for enabling me to spend some time alongside her at Christ Church. My wife, Elise, is from nearby Laventie, and we are parents to Emma, who is 19-months old. I enjoy all varieties of sport, dancing and French culture. We look forward to meeting you in July."
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You are invited to meet Michael and his family at the Chaplaincy house* on Saturday 14 July, between 17h - 20h.
* 40 rue Faidherbe, Lille-Hellemmes, 2 minutes from the Hellemmes metro stop. For more details, contact churchoffice@christchurchlille.fr
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Lille Braderie

It's time to sign up to join the fun at the Braderie.
See the website: https://christchurchlille.fr/events/lille-braderie-2018-pavement-cafe/
The sign-up forms are online, you can print and return or send by email.
If you don't have internet access, there are some copies at the back of the church.

Edith Cavell

If you don't know the moving story of Edith Cavell, find out more at this exhibition in St George's Church Ypres.
There are strong links to Lille too, as Louise Thuliez, active in the Cavell network, was a school teacher in Lille. She was condemned to death along with Edith Cavell but her sentence was commuted to imprisonment.
Edith Cavell most famously said "Patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness for anyone."
Click the poster for more information.

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