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Our key task at Christ Church is to share Jesus with everyone beginning in our community


2019 Bible Motto verse

“For I know the plans that I have for you”, declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future”.                                                                               Jeremiah 29:11


Sunday 17th March                                              2nd  Sunday of Lent

 “Later, Joseph of Arimathea asked Pilate for the body of Jesus. Now Joseph was a disciple of Jesus, but secretly because he feared the Jewish leaders. With Pilate’s permission, he came and took the body away.”                                                                                       John 19:38

Today Lenten sermon series “At the Cross” – Joseph of Arimathea: Finding Courage

John 19:38-42, 1 Peter 4:1-8

8:15 Holy Communion

10:45 Family service

4:00 St Michael’s Aughton


Monday to Friday 9.00 am Start the day in prayer in church

(access via the Vestry door)

Saturday 7.00 am prayer in the Ministry Centre



7.00 pm Table 49 at Wetherspoons in Ormskirk: Geoff Fallows



10:00 am Toddlers meets in the Ministry Centre

1:30 pm Whole church Bible course in the Ministry Centre

7:45 pm Wives group meet in the Ministry Centre



12:20 Luncheon club meets in the Ministry Centre



7:30 pm Whole church Bible Course meets in the Ministry Centre



2:00 pm House group meets 79 Turnpike Rd: Info Audrey Laird

6:00pm Young people leave to go to St John’s in the Vale



10am Saturday breakfast

11am – 1pm Spring clean in church (see below)

2-4pm Ormskirk clean up our town meet at the Clock Tower


Next Sunday

Thaddaeus: Finding Faith under Fire

Matthew 10:1-8, 16-25, Psalm 140, 2 Corinthians 1:3-7

8:15 Holy Communion

10:45 Family service

4:00 Holy Communion


PLEASE PRAY FOR those who are sick: Fiona Allen, Dot Birchall, Fiona Cobbold, Linda Cottier, Hugh Curry, Gerda Dennison, Christine Dennehy, Felix Durnion, Mia Huyton, Sue Luck, and Peter Oldhams.




  • Wives group
  • Luncheon club
  • Youth as they prepare to go on their weekend away to St John’s in the Vale.


Cafe Vista

Tuesday – Friday: 10.30 – 3.30 pm, Saturday for cooked breakfasts 10.00 – 12 noon.  Everyone welcome. N.B. Café Vista will be closing for Easter at close of business on Saturday, 6 April and will re-open on Tuesday, 23 April.


Christian Bookshop Closure

The Christian Bookshop in Southport is sadly closing 13 April. Cuan has reduced all books by 30%. Jan Lovelady has a fair number of books for people to view in church or on the book rack in the Ministry Centre. There is also a great selection of cards for all occasions available.



Thank you to everyone who distributes Consider. We have one vacancy in Meadow Drive for 18 Copies. If you are able to help please speak to Sarah.


Men’s Ministry What’s App group

We are seeking Men who are prepared to pray about God’s plans to develop a new Men’s Ministry at Christ Church. At this stage, the commitment is just to join a What’s App group who will commit to praying each week. If you would be willing to commit to weekly prayer in your own time then please give your Mobile phone number to Geoff Fallows or Pete Chalk.


Vicarage working party.

Thank you to those who have been working hard on the vicarage, we are getting there slowly. We are planning another day next Friday 22nd from 10am. If you are able to help please see Cian. All help gratefully received.


Church Spring Clean this coming Saturday. Have you signed up?

“Many hands make light work”. If you have any free time this coming Saturday from 11am – 1pm then we need you.

If you are able to help then please sign your name on the sign up sheet located on the notice board in church. If you can bring your own cloths, dusters etc that would be most appreciated. All help is greatly appreciated.

Other dates are Saturdays 23rd March and 6th April 11am – 1pm.


Trip to Uganda

Many thanks to Christ Church and everyone who donated towards Liz and Pete Chalk’s recent visit to Kamuzinda Children’s Village in Uganda – just over £3,000 was raised – truly amazing!!  Most of the money is being used to enlarge and re-roof four of the Primary School classrooms.  Whilst there two of the classrooms were enlarged and the roof has just been laid on them and work has started on the other two classrooms.   Some of the money was also used to buy two 27” diameter metal pots to be used for cooking porridge and posho (maize meal) for the secondary school children.


Good Friday – April 19th – 7 pm – Stainer’s CRUCIFIXION

The augmented Choir will present John Stainer’s “Crucifixion” in Church on Good Friday. Please come and listen to this popular short Easter Oratorio.

If you wish to come and sing, rehearsals are at 9:45 on Sunday mornings in the Ministry Centre, with the main rehearsal at 4pm in Church on Good Friday ready for the performance at 7pm. Let Eunice (422482) know if you need music.


Saturday April 27th

Join us for a pie making Day 10am to 2.30pm, lunch included

Spend a day with Chef Tony in the Ministry Centre and learn how to make gelatine and hot water pastry and bake your own raised hot water crust pork and ham pie. Take home your own pie and pie making kit.(mixing bowl, rolling pin, measuring jug and loose base

pie baking tin) £30, book your place at the Ministry Centre Office, numbers limited. All profits to support the Ministry Centre


Giving to Christ Church

Giving Envelopes for 2018/2019 are available at the back of Church.

Please speak to a warden or the Church Office if you wish to support Christ Church financially. You may support our ministry financially by sending a text to 70070. Just text CCAX99 £aa, where aa is the amount to be given.


Legacy Giving

Have you thought about leaving a gift to Christ Church in your will?

Speak to one of the wardens or a member of the finance team for a copy of our Legacy Pack


Church Office 01695 424530

This is open Monday – Friday 9.00am-1.00pm in the Ministry Centre.

For any information, including requests for baptism and thanksgiving services, weddings, funerals and room bookings, call in or phone 424530, or email christchurchaughton@gmail.com.




26th March -CTO Prayer for the Nation’ 7pm Dempsey’s Burscough Street

7th April – Institution of Sarah O’Donoghue as Vicar of Aughton Christ Church 3pm

10th April School Pastors information evening at CC 7:30pm

14th April – Palm Sunday

18th April – Maundy Thursday service 7:30pm

19th April – Good Friday 11am meet at church to walk to Ormskirk for 12noon.

19th April – Good Friday 3pm An hour at the Cross

19th April – Good Friday – Crucifixion at 7pm in Church

21st April – Easter Sunday

28th April APCM after 10:45 service in the Ministry Centre

12th – 18th May Christian Aid week

20th May – Knit and Natter afternoon tea

25th May – 1st June – MCYC camp for 8-11 year olds

30th May – 9th June – Thy Kingdom Come prayer event

3rd -10th August – Inters A MCYC camp 11- 14 year olds

3rd-8th August – Youth at Soul Survivor Stafford Year 9 +

24th – 31st August MCYC camp for Seniors 15 – 17 year olds

27th October Confirmation at Christ Church 3pm


ITEMS FOR NEXT SUNDAY’S NOTICE SHEET contact the church office.