Christ Church Lille Newsletter

22 March 2024

Sunday 24 March at 10:30: a service of Holy Communion. It's Palm Sunday.
This Sunday's readings are from
Mark 11:1-11
Isaiah 50:4-9a
Mark 14:1 - 15:47
Are you following our 1-minute reflections before the service starts each Sunday during Lent ?
Thursday 28 March: Maundy Thursday service in church at 8 pm
Friday 29 March: Good Friday services, see below

What happens on Palm Sunday?

The service starts outside the church as our palm crosses are blessed and we hear the reading from the Palm Sunday Gospel, Mark 11:1-11
Everyone enters the church as we sing Make way, make way.
At the heart of this special service is the Passion narrative, from the Gospel of Mark 14:1 to 15:47
The final hymn is the well-known and well-loved All Glory Laud and Honour. This version is by the famous choir of King's College, Cambridge.
If you can't be with us, we hope that you can enjoy some of the readings and hymns by following the links we are sharing.
Here's the link to this week's children's activity sheet: A joyful Celebration

In this newsletter, find out about:
  • Children's activity sheet
  • Holy Week and Easter
  • Dates for the diary
  • Discipleship and study groups
  • Solidarité AGM
  • Prayers for Ukraine
  • Thank you
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The clocks go forward on 31 March, as summertime begins.
For more information on events and activities, please contact

Dates for the diary

  • 31 March: the clocks go forward for spring, don't miss Easter Sunday service!
  • 16 April : Christ Church Lille Annual General Meeting

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 next (and last) online study groups take place on 17 April and 22 May.

Christ Church Lille will hold its Annual General Meeting on 16 April 2024. As required by church law, we have to inform you well ahead of time.

Outreach association "La Solidarité" AGM

The AGM took place on 11 March and those present found out about the charitable organisations we supported in 2023.
You can see the presentation on this website page:

Prayers for Ukraine

Please continue to pray for everyone in Ukraine, remembering in particular our sister church, Christ Church Kyiv.
You can find prayers and more information here.
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