Christ Church Lille Newsletter 17 March 2023

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Welcome to this week's newsletter. It may be Lent, but there is still a lot going on.
Thank you for your support.
The fourth Sunday of Lent
Sunday 19 March 10:30: A service of Holy Communion
Sunday Club will be meeting: they are going to be talking about Jesus's temptation in the wilderness.

In this week's newsletter

  • Children's activity sheet
  • Archdeacon in Ukraine reflections for Lent
  • Working with Christ meeting
  • Secours Catholique inauguration
  • A message from the Chaplain
  • For your diary
  • Outreach
  • Electoral roll
  • Solidarité Anglicane de Lille
  • Christ Church Lille AGM
  • How you can help
  • A final note
Here's the link to this week's children's activity sheet: Here's mud in your eye.
Jesus heals a blind man

A reflection by the Archdeacon of Eastern Germany and N Europe, which includes Ukraine

Archdeacon Leslie Nathaniel reflects on how the still small voice that Elijah heard gives us hope, at a time in Ukraine when it may be hard to find any hope.

A message from the Chaplain

Debbie writes: I am inviting those thinking about baptism or confirmation or indeed who have questions about faith, to join me on Sunday at 12:30 in the hall for a first chat together.
Working with Christ Prayer group meets tomorrow 18 March in the church hall, contact
Secours Catholique will inaugurate its new site in Wazemmes this evening, see the poster.

For your diary

21 March: Solidarité AGM (see below)
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


Another of the charities we support is the orphanage in Chennai, Beth Abi.
Christ Church Lille has been supporting their work since 2011.

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.

Those on the roll have received the link, but if you would like to attend, get in touch: everyone is welcome!

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.
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How you can help us
Cartoon used under licence from (c) Dave Walker

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