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Christ Church Lille Newsletter 23 September 2022

Dear reader
Lots of news this week, but we start with condolences.
We are sorry to tell you that our Churchwarden David's father, himself a former member of the church, has just died. Our thoughts and prayers are with David and his family as they mourn his loss.
The funeral is on Saturday in Wattignies, please contact churchoffice@christchurchlille.fr if you would like details.

What's in this Newsletter

  • The death of HM Queen Elizabeth II
  • Dates for the Diary
  • Sunday Club
  • Children's activity sheet
  • Ladies' Bible Study
  • Prayers for Ukraine
  • Can you help us?

The death of HM Queen Elizabeth II

Many of you will have seen some of the coverage of the funeral and surrounding events. You may like to see what has been happening around the Diocese, and in particular, Père Bruno Mary, the Dean of the Roman Catholic cathedral in Lille, came to sign the Book of Condolences in Christ Church Lille and there is a photo of him doing so.
You can also read the text of Bishop Robert's sermon, preached at Holy Trinity cathedral in Brussels
Suzanne was also able to take a couple of screenshots of the coverage on FR3, who filmed the service.
Screenshot 2022-09-18 at 20-42-39 JT 12-13 Nord Pas-de-Calais les replays et vidéos en streaming Hauts-de-France
Screenshot 2022-09-18 at 20-44-21 JT 12-13 Nord Pas-de-Calais les replays et vidéos en streaming Hauts-de-France

Dates for your diary

1 October Tree planting at the Cathédrale de la Treille (contact churchoffice for details)
2 October Harvest Festival, part of the season of creation
9 October Sunday Club: starts again, see the full article
13 November Remembrance Sunday
11 December a Service of Nine Lessons and Carols

Sunday Club

Put these dates in your diary now; Daniel and helpers look forward to enjoying time with your children. If you'd like to be a helper, get in touch sundayclub@christchurchlille.fr
  • 9 October
  • 20 November
  • 11 OR 18 December tbc
  • 15 January
  • 12 February
  • 19 March
  • 16 April
  • 14 May
  • 18 June
  • 23 July
Here's the link to this week's children's activity sheet: Do the right thing

Ladies' Bible Study

continues every Thursday morning online, and they are currently studying the book of Ruth.
Contact womensgroup@christchurchlille.fr if you would further information or would like to join us.

Prayers for Ukraine

Please don't forget that this conflict is ongoing and your prayers are still needed. Prayers and other resources are available on the Diocesan website
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. Thank you!
If you're not already a regular giver, please consider whether you can give a little each month. Small amounts are just as welcome as large ones, really!
It's easy to give, here's a link to our "Giving" page
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