Christ Church Lille Newsletter 1 September 2023

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It's here, it's Braderie weekend!
Let's get together, have fun, and make this event count on our calendar. Join us and lend a hand if you can – we can't do it alone!
This weekend represents one of our most important fund-raising efforts, so your support is crucial not just for this week, but for our continuing mission.
Some people don't realise that we don't get any money from elsewhere, we pay for everything ourselves. That includes not only the chaplain, admin, and all running costs,
but charities in France and in the poorest countries in the world count on our support too.
Thank you for supporting us, why not visit our bric-a-brac stall over the weekend, and pick up a bargain! You might have spotted us on FR3 local news on Thursday evening.
Here's the link, the section on Christ Church starts about 1 min 15
Contact to sign up to help
Sunday 27 August 09:15 : A shorter service of Holy Communion
(The 10:30 service has been brought forward so we can set up for the braderie.)
It's the 13th Sunday after Trinity

In this week's newsletter

  • Children's activity sheet
  • For your diary
  • Braderie de Lille
  • Lay Learning course
  • Renovation work on the walls
  • Prayers for Ukraine
  • How you can help
Here's the link to this week's children's activity sheet: Putting first things first
Matthew 16:26

For your diary

2-3 September 2023 Braderie de Lille (helpers needed!)
See more below.
8 September 2023 Back to school/college/work: Blessing the backpacks
16 September 2023 Heritage Days: the church will be open for visits from 2 - 5 pm
For more information on events and activities, please contact

Braderie de Lille

It starts tomorrow! But it's not too late to come along and help, please contact
Lay Learning Course
Are you interested in learning more? The Diocese in Europe invites you to find out how to join this year's course.

Renovation work

Thank you to everyone who has donated towards the cost of the work.
Thank you too, to all the team working on this renovation project.

Prayers for Ukraine

Please remember 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
We offer lots of ways to give, take a look at our donations page.
We can't do it without you!
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