25 January 2019
Christ Church Lille Newsletter
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The church calendar is on our website, and all the services and readings are shown there.
The new evening service sermon series started last week - see this page for details

The closing session of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity takes place this Sunday, 27 January at the Greek Orthodox church. Full details here.
A new course on Leading Intercessions starts on 3 February at 16h. Get in touch with churchoffice@christchurchlille.fr if you'd like to take part.
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Important announcement about our church address book

If you have given Christ Church Lille your contact details (not for the newsletter, that is quite separate) you will shortly be receiving an email about updating your information.
Your details will NOT be shown in the email - there are companies which "harvest" personal data from emails to use for spam or phishing or identity theft. We protect the data we hold, so we are asking everyone to update their own details on a secure site, and to say who can see them.

If you don't get a message, or you are having a problem with accessing the site (called Church Box), please get in touch with the churchoffice@christchurchlille.fr

You can help

We are forwarding an appeal for Christians to come to Calais and volunteer at Maria Skobtsova House or at the Caritas Day Centre in serving amongst the many refugees and migrants that live on the streets.
See more by clicking the button

Brexit news

1 From France
The Prime Minister of France has issued a communiqué about measures being put into place in the case where Britain leaves the European Union at the end of March.
You can read this document by clicking the button
2 From the British Chamber of Commerce in Lille
A member of the British Embassy in Paris will be attending the monthly lunch of the BCC in Lille. He will be updating British citizens and business owners on the current situation.
If you would like to attend please read the attached information. and note that the cost to non-members is €50. You will also need to book in advance.

For your diaries

  • The season of Lent begins on 6 March, Ash Wednesday
  • Easter Sunday is 21 April
  • Our AGM will be held on Sunday 31 March, after the morning service
  • The AGM of the Solidarité Anglicane (our outreach organisation will take place on Sunday 5 May

Dates to be confirmed

  • A course on Christianity Explained
  • 25th anniversary of Debbie Flach’s ordination on or around 5 March 2019
Just a reminder: some recent attenders at our Evening Service are hoping to find some free English lessons. Can you help?
Reply to this newsletter and we'll put you in touch with Solange and Véronique.