Christ Church Lille Newsletter 9 February 2024

Sunday 11 February at 10:30: a service of Holy Communion. It's the Sunday before Lent.

We will be welcoming your children to Sunday Club this Sunday. See below for this week's theme.

Wednesday 14 February at 20:00: Ash Wednesday service

Watch and Pray

You can sign up for a free daily reflection during Lent, from Ash Wednesday to Easter. It's on the Church of England website, and here's the link:
Here's the link to this week's children's activity sheet: On the mountain top
Mark 9:2-5

In this newsletter, find out about:
  • Children's activity sheet
  • Your contact details
  • Outreach: helping others
  • Electoral roll
  • Dates for your diary
  • Discipleship and study groups
  • Farewell service for Bishop David
  • Prayers for Ukraine
  • Thank you

Your contact details

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    If you didn't receive an email message (did you check your spam?) then maybe our church admin doesn't have contact details for you. There is no obligation, but if you'd like to share, please reply to this newsletter and we'll send you the link.


    During 2023, we were able to help some people who are much worse off than ourselves. It's part of our outreach mission, and we are very grateful for all your support. (See more on this page on our website)
    You can find out more about who we were able to help by joining in our online zoom meeting for the Annual General Meeting of our outreach association. It's part of Christ Church, but French law means that we have to keep the accounts separate.

    The Electoral Roll

    Not sure if you are on the roll or not? Send us a message and we'll confirm.
    We'll be updating the roll during March, but if you are already on the list, there's no need to sign up again.
    For more information on events and activities, please contact

    Dates for the diary

    • 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.
    • 28 February: Farewell service for Bishop David and Canon Frances Hiller (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.

    Study and discipleship groups

    Ladies' Bible Study
    They meet online on Thursdays and for the next few weeks they are going to try meeting in the evening instead of in the morning: 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.
    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).

    Prayers for Ukraine

    Please remember to pray for all affected by this conflict.
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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!
    And please support our fund-raising efforts, if you can. Thank you.
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