Christ Church Lille Newsletter 12 January 2024

Sunday 14 January at 10:30: a service of Holy Communion
And it's Sunday Club, too.
We look forward to seeing you.
Here's the link to this week's children's activity sheet: Come and see
John 1:46
Don't forget Sunday Club this week!
In this newsletter, find out about:
  • Children's activity sheet
  • Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
  • Bishop David is retiring
  • Dates for your diary
  • Discipleship and study groups
  • Prayers for Ukraine
  • How you can help

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Catholics, Protestants, Orthodox, Anglicans: we all come together.
The WPCU runs from 18 to 27 January and opens with a "Concert des Eglises".Our music group will be taking part, so please support them if you can at 8 pm at the Chapelle at the Catholic University.
Our ecumenical friends and colleagues are invited to attend other churches on Sunday 21 January, so please give our usual warm Christ Church Lille welcome to any visitors.
The week ends with a service at the Protestant church, on 27 January at 5 pm. Full details in the poster

Bishop David is retiring

Bishop David Hamid, suffragan bishop of the Diocese in Europe and one of the longest serving bishops in the Church of England, has announced his plans to retire in February 2024.
You can read more here, and if you would like to contribute to his leaving gift, please contact Frances on Sunday.

Dates for the diary

  • Groups and Bible Studies continue, as do our Sunday services.
  • 14 February is Ash Wednesday and there will be a service in church at 8 pm as we begin our journey through Lent
  • 18 February will see our next church lunch of soup and sandwiches after the morning service.
  • 3 March we will be celebrating with our Chaplain Canon Debbie Flach, as we mark the 30th anniversary of her ordination
  • 11 March La Solidarité (our outreach association) AGM
  • 16 April Christ Church Lille Annual General Meeting
Details of services for Holy week and Easter (which will be on 31 March) coming soon.
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
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 next in-person Bible study group meets on Wednesday 17 January at 19:30; they will be looking at the Gospel of St Mark. Contact Suzanne or Hin Keat for more information.
The online Bible study group will meet next on 28 February and 20 March. Contact the chaplain for details.

Prayers for Ukraine

Please remember to pray for all affected by this conflict.
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How you can help us
If you have read this far, thank you!
But we need to remind everyone that we are entirely self-funded and that we need your support to keep going and to continue our ministry in Lille.

Thank you to everyone who contributes already. Could you help us with the cost of running the church?
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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