Christ Church Lille Newsletter 2 February 2024

Sunday 4 February at 10:30: a service of Holy Communion
It's the second Sunday before Lent. Don't forget that there will be a service in church on Ash Wednesday, see below for details.

Daily Prayer

Did you know that you can find the prayers for each day at this link?
Here's the link to this week's children's activity sheet: Reflecting the Light
Reflecting the Love of Christ.
John 1:6-9
In this newsletter, find out about:
  • Children's activity sheet
  • A word about data protection
  • Dates for your diary
  • Farewell service for Bishop David
  • Discipleship and study groups
  • Prayers for Ukraine
  • How you can help

A word about data protection

We are careful to take care of your personal information, for example:
  • we never share contact details without permission
  • we keep paper records locked away, and electronic records are protected too
  • we don't circulate address books, the church contact details are held on a secure server called Church Box. You can access and edit your own details, but not others' unless they give permission.
  • we ask you to sign up to the newsletter to prove that you choose to receive it.
You'll be getting a message soon, because it's time to update these records; more in next week's newsletter and look out for a message.
For more information on events and activities, please contact

Dates for the diary

  • Bible studies continue, as do our Sunday services
  • The next Sunday Club is on 11 February
  • 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.
  • 28 February: Farewell service for Bishop David and Canon Frances (see below)
  • 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.
Farewell service for Bishop David
The Diocese will hold a service of Evening Prayer, Thanksgiving and Sending Out on Wednesday 28th February. Everyone is very welcome to join.
This is an occasion for everyone in the diocese to give thanks and say farewell to Bishop David and to Revd Canon Deacon Frances on their retirement.
On Zoom and on YouTube – Wednesday 28 February from 1800 – 1900 cet (1700–1800 gmt) (please save these links to use on the day).

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
Online and in-person groups take place on Wednesday evenings. For information, please contact the chaplain or church office:
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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