Christ Church Lille Newsletter 1 December 2023

Sunday 3 December: 10:30 A service of Holy Communion: it's Advent Sunday
We invite you to follow the star this Advent. Don't forget to bring your star to church (see more below)
Follow the Star
You can follow the Church of England Advent Calendar at this link:
Advent Calendar

A Christmas Gift for you to enjoy now

Have you ever wondered how the church got decorated and ready for Advent? Here's a short video to enjoy.
Getting ready for Christmas
Here's the link to this week's children's activity sheet: Watching and Waiting
Matthew 13:33
In this newsletter, find out about:
  • Children's activity sheet
  • Advent Star
  • Christmas orders
  • Advent and Christmas at Christ Church Lille
  • Win a prize
  • Dates for the diary
  • Discipleship and study groups
  • Prayers for Ukraine
  • How you can help

Follow our Advent Star

Once again, we are inviting everyone to decorate a star this Advent, adding your own picture or prayer.
Find out more on this page
Don't forget your Christmas orders!
There are also order forms in church.

How to win a prize!

Because of recent restrictions on the number of people in the church hall, we can't hold our usual Christmas market.
So we're looking at other ways to help our fund-raising. Buy a ticket for our tombola and win a prize!
Tickets available at church or contact

But our usual home-made items will still be available to buy, see above.

Dates for the Diary

2 December: Working with Christ Group
David says: Working with Christ is an opportunity for professionals and students to meet, discuss issues linked to work or studies, including in very practical terms, and bring them before God in prayer. Good coffee and croissants are of course provided!
For more information on events and activities, please contact

Study and discipleship groups

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

Working with Christ
Next meeting on 2 December
This prayer and discussion group meets regularly on a Saturday morning in the church hall. Contact
Bible Study groups
New online and in-person groups are taking place on Wednesday evenings. For information, please contact the chaplain or church office
The online group meets again on 6 December at 8 pm. If you want to join in, contact
The in-person group meets weekly.

Prayers for Ukraine

Please remember to pray for all affected by this conflict.
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How you can help us
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.
We offer lots of ways to give, take a look at our donations page.
We can't do it without you!
And please support our fund-raising efforts, if you can. Thank you.
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