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19 January 2018

This week's readings
Click the table of readings to go directly to the page with links, for instant access to the readings.
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Coffee in between

This Sunday, 21 January, is the 3rd Sunday of the month, so there will be our usual coffee and cake between the two morning services. Come early, or stay a bit late and meet some different members of the church!

Safety and Security

Next week there will be a security inspection of the church and the hall. The Security Commission includes representatives of the fire, police and municipal services and checks everything to make sure we are a safe space to welcome people.
In theory they have the power to close us down (but we do hope it won't come to that!). So please make sure you leave everything clean and tidy, no loose cables or wires, fire extinguishers and fire doors clear ... Thank you for helping.
And here's a cartoon about the church hall!
(c) Dave Walker Cartoon Church

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Drop in café

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We are very sorry but exceptional circumstances mean that we are unable to open the Wednesday morning church café for the rest of January.
We look forward to seeing you again on 7 February.

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Starts tonight, 19 January, in Lille at 18:30 at Christ Church, do come and join us

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  • 22 January at 17:00: As part of this week of prayer, we are especially invited to the service being held at the Monastery of Notre Dame de la Plaine, with the Bernardine Sisters and other Ecumenical friends.
287 avenue du Maréchal de Lettre de Tassigny, Saint André lez Lille
WPCU events
  • 1 February at 20h: We are also invited by our friends at the Eglise St Maurice in Lille to an evening prayer vigil, just outside the week of prayer, but also celebrating Christian unity with Taizé songs and prayers.
Ecclesia Campus are looking for families to host a student overnight + breakfast from 3-4 February. There are 3000 coming from all over France! Our ecumenical friends have asked us to circulate the request, so here are the contact details if you think you can help:
https://ecclesiacampus.ephatta.com/
Click on “Je souhaite accueillir pour EC 2018” and follow the instructions.
Or you can contact: logements.ec2018@gmail.com or telephone 06.06.42.94.70

Stop Press information update about Brexit from the Bishop

Bishop Robert has just issued a blogpost with lots of updated information on the effect of Brexit on British citizens in Europe.

  • 14 February: Ash Wednesday and the start of Lent. Easter is quite early this year, it falls on 1 April.

Calling singers and organists

The Royal School of Church Music (France) has sent details of some forthcoming events: a singing day and an organ day. Have look at this link on their website:
RSCM events in France
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