Christ Church Lille Newsletter 6 October 2023

Sunday 8 October 10:30 A service of Holy Communion
It's the 18th Sunday after Trinity
This Sunday there will be a focus on mental health: see below for more information.
And good news: Sunday Club is starting again; they'll be talking about creation.

Last Sunday it was wonderful to welcome so many people both to the morning service and to the church lunch which followed.
Another lunch is planned for November, we'll confirm the date as soon as possible.
Here's the link to this week's children's activity sheet: The Ten Commandments
Exodus 20:1-17
  • Children's activity sheet
  • World Mental Health Day
  • Creationtide
  • Local Environment Officer
  • Bishop Robert's sermon
  • Discipleship and study groups
  • Prayers for Ukraine
  • How you can help
Did you know that 10 October is World Mental Health Day?
It's an opportunity to improve knowledge, raise awareness and drive actions that promote and protect everyone’s mental health.
You can read more about it on the World Health Organisation website, here's the link:
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8 October we come to the end of this year's season of Creationtide but we don't stop in our efforts to protect our world.
A Rocha is the Christian organisation which is working to help people take care of creation.
You can find out about their work, which goes on around the world, at this link.

They also organise gold, silver and bronze awards for churches who are signed up to "Eco-church".
As one of the Dioceses of the Church of England, we can participate in this project, read more here:

In France, a partner organisation "Eglise Verte" brings together catholic, protestant, orthodox and evangelical churches and others
We are still seeking a Local Environment Officer to help us here in Lille. Could that be you? Could you promote our caring for creation agenda? Help us to reduce our carbon footprint?
If you are interested, please get in touch
🎤 Bishop Robert preached a sermon recently, as part of the series of services coming from churches around the Diocese in Europe broadcast on BBC Radio 4.
You can read it here:

Study and discipleship groups

Ladies' Bible Study
They meet online on Thursday mornings, contact if you'd like to join them.

Working with Christ
This prayer and discussion group meets regularly on a Saturday morning in the church hall. Contact
Bible Study groups
New groups have started on Wednesday evenings. There is an in-person group and an online group too. For information, please contact the chaplain or church office (or speak to them on Sunday)
For more information on events and activities, please contact

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.
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