Christ Church Lille Newsletter 24 February 2023

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We continue to hold in our thoughts and prayers those affected by the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria. You can find a special prayer at this link.
Today, our thoughts are in particular with the people of Ukraine (see more below)

This week we began our annual observance of Lent. How are you going to celebrate this season in 2023?
The Church of England has an app for daily reflections during Lent.
Sunday 26 February 10:30: A service of Holy Communion

In this week's newsletter

  • Children's activity sheet
  • Anniversary of the Ukraine war
  • Bishop's Lent appeal
  • For your diary
  • Electoral roll
  • La Solidarité Anglicane de Lille AGM
  • Christ Church Lille AGM
  • Prayers for Ukraine
  • How you can help
  • A final note
Here's the link to this week's children's activity sheet: When you're tempted

Anniversary of the Ukraine war

This newsletter reaches your inbox on the anniversary of the invasion of Ukraine. The Diocese in Europe has made a series of short films. The first one is a prayer led by Reverend Tomas Makipaa. Just click the image to watch.
You may also like to read:
And you will find further prayers and find out about what is being done to help, on the Diocesan website:

Bishop's Lent Appeal

Every year, the Bishop appeals for donations to a particular need within the Diocese, and this year Bishop David writes about the situation in Morocco. You can read his letter and how you can contribute.

For your diary

4 March: a musical reading of Revelations at the Evangelical church in Wasquehal: details here
19 March: next Sunday Club
21 March: Solidarité AGM
25 March: Spring Cleaning the hall on Saturday morning
26 March: Summertime begins and the clocks go forward one hour
24 April: Christ Church Lille AGM
For more information on events and activities, please contact

Electoral Roll

Every year at this time we revise our Electoral Roll. If you would like to be on the roll, and vote at the AGM, you can check whether you are on the roll, or complete a form to become a member.
Here is a link to the form.
More information from
You must be over 18 and have been attending church regularly over the last six months. More details here.

La Solidarité Anglicane de Lille

This is our outreach organisation, and we will be holding our Annual General Meeting via Zoom on 21 March at 8 pm. Everyone is welcome, but only those on the electoral roll of the church can vote.
We will share the meeting link shortly.

Christ Church Lille Annual General Meeting

This is when we look back on the past year, and it is also an official requirement to approve the accounts and reports on our activities.
We will share more details nearer the time.

Prayers for Ukraine

Please continue to pray for all affected by this conflict.
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. In particular, we are thankful for some recent generous donations, which have helped reduce our deficit. Thank you!
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How you can help us
It's always a joy to see the daffodils appearing once more. Did you know they are also called "Lent Lilies" because they bloom at this time of year?
Finally, a reminder about readings for Lent
Lent reading at this link.
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