4 January 2019
Christ Church Lille Newsletter
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Epiphany - the Wise Men arrive
Traditionally in France we have until the end of January to wish everyone "Bonne Année, Bonne Santé"
So as we begin the New Year, everyone at Christ Church Lille sends our very best wishes for a happy and peaceful 2019.
May 2019 bring peace and joy in the world, and bring you and your families love and laughter
At the same time, we pray for peace and understanding in the world, as we face up to conflict in different forms all around us.

Things to look forward to at CCL

  • Evening services start again on 13 January, and so does Sunday Club
  • A new Discipleship course on Leading Worship starts on Sunday 13 January at 16:00. Please contact churchoffice@christchurchlille.fr for more details and to sign up.
  • Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 18-25 January: Service of Evening Prayer at Christ Church Lille on Friday 18 January at 18:00. More details of this and all the ecumenical services at this link.
  • The Drop-in café re-opens on 9 January, from 10:00-12:00
  • The next Coffee-in-between is on Sunday 20 January
  • A course on Christianity Explained is planned for February/March
    • We look forward to celebrating the 25th anniversary of Debbie Flach’s ordination on or around 5 March 2019
    • The season of Lent begins on 6 March, Ash Wednesday
    • Easter Sunday is 21 April
    • There will be a quiz night in the spring, once the works are finished
  • And also, as soon as the works are finished, we'll be holding an event to celebrate
  • Dates to be decided: our Annual General Meeting and also the AGM of our Outreach association, La Solidarité Anglicane de Lille, will take place in the spring. We'll confirm the dates shortly.
Somebody said recently that there is a lot happening at Christ Church Lille - we agree, and we give thanks for all the events, groups, leaders, volunteers, for members of the congregation, for singers and musicians, for everyone who makes CCL such a happy place to be. And we give thanks too for our Chaplain, who motivates us all! Let's make 2019 a year to remember