Christ Church Lille Newsletter 16 February 2024

Sunday 18 February at 10:30: a service of Holy Communion. It's the first Sunday in Lent.

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:
And for some ideas for Lent Reading, click this link
After the service on Sunday, you are invited to join us for our first church lunch of 2024.
It's a simple soup and sandwich lunch, but if you would like to contribute a dessert or some bread, that would be most welcome. Contact
Here's the link to this week's children's activity sheet:
Extra! Extra! Read all about it!
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In this newsletter, find out about:
  • Children's activity sheet
  • Your contact details
  • Dates for the diary
  • Holy Week and Easter
  • Farewell service for Bishop David
  • Discipleship and study groups
  • Outreach: helping others
  • Electoral roll
  • Prayers for Ukraine
  • Thank you
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Your contact details

    Please make sure you update your contact details on our ChurchBox account. If you didn't receive the email reminder, reply to this newsletter and we'll try and help.
    For more information on events and activities, please contact

    Dates for the diary

    • Bible studies continue, as do our Sunday services
    • 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) below
    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 in on line.
    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 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.


    Don't forget our annual review of outreach and how we are able to help some people in need.

    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, but if you are already on the list, there's no need to sign up again.

    Prayers for Ukraine

    Please remember to pray for all affected by this conflict.
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