Weekly News

Christ Church, Aughton www.ChristChurchAughton.org

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

2020 Bible Motto verse

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us”

                                                                                      Ephesians 3:20


It is really good to have you with us – a special welcome if you are here for the first time. Do introduce yourself and enjoy some refreshments after the 10:45 service.


In our services today we will be thinking about worship and how it can give us fresh insight and transform our actions. Sarah, Jonathan and Rev Andrew Housley will be speaking at our various services and helping us to go deeper into worshipping God.


If you would like prayer ministry the team will be available at the prayer corner before and at the end of the service.


See below for what is happening at Christ Church this week.


Sunday 26th January                      3rd Sunday of Epiphany


Today we continue our sermon series on whole life worship

8:15 am – Colossians 3:12-17, Luke 19:1-10

10:45 am – Luke 4:14-19

8:15 Holy Communion

10:45 Family service

4:00pm Choral Evensong


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



10:00am Knit and Natter meet in the Ministry Centre

10:30am – 12noon Pontville School pop up café at Café Vista

6.30pm Hope Course in conjunction with Macmillan meets at the Ministry Centre

7pm Table 49 Wetherspoons Ormskirk

7pm LYFE group with Cian O’Donoghue meet at 1 Ryder Cres, Aughton

7:30pm Tic Toc choir meets in the Ministry Centre



10:00am Toddlers meet in the Ministry Centre

1:30pm LYFE group with Ailsa Berrington and Eric Wilson meet in the Ministry Centre

1:30 pm Book club meets in the Ministry Centre

7:30pm Start course meets in the Ministry Centre

7:30 pm LYFE group with Eddie Marshman and Graham Stewart in the Ministry Centre Café Annexe

7:30 pm LYFE group with Jo Frackleton 50 Tennyson Drive



12:30 Luncheon club meets in the Ministry Centre

7:30pm LYFE group with Arwel Roberts in the Ministry Centre conference room

7:30pm LYFE group with Jonathan Lock in the Ministry Centre Café

8:00pm LYFE group with Milly Casey, Laurence Abernethy 16 Meadow Drive



7:00pm LYFE Group with John and Irene Critchley at 4, Ruff Lane, Ormskirk

7:00pm  – ‘Prayer for the Nation’ The Mission which is behind the Children’s Society Shop in Ormskirk Town Centre.

7:30pm LYFE group with Tricia Slater and Ron Fyles meet in the Ministry Centre

7:30pm LYFE group with Julia Wilson 11 Cygnet Close

7:30pm LYFE group with Andy Monks meeting 35 St Helen’s, Ormskirk

7:30pm Ministry team meet at the Vicarage



11:00 am FACT meets in the Ministry Centre

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

7:30pm Youth Alpha meets in the Ministry Centre



10am Saturday breakfast

7:30pm Scout and Guide quiz night (see below)


Next Sunday we continue our sermon series on whole life worship

8:15 am – James 5:13-18, Matthew 12:34-37

10:45 am – Luke 19:1-10

Today we welcome Canon Ellen Loudon from Liverpool Cathedral to preside at communion.

8:15 Holy Communion

10:45 Holy Communion

4:00pm St Michael’s


PLEASE PRAY FOR those who are sick: Eileen Abram, Fiona Cobbold, Gerda Dennison, Ron French, Eddie Marshman, Dot Roberts, Pat Stewart, Jonathan Swift


The bereaved family and friends of Dot O’Neill



  • Milly Casey, Liz and Pete Chalk, Dorothy Harrison and Lisa Matthews as they prepare to go to Uganda on mission
  • Start course
  • Luncheon club


Please note that Sarah’s day off is now Saturday.


Pontville School at Café Vista

Every Monday until February 10th Pontville school will be running a pop up café in Café Vista from 10:30am – 12noon. Drinks and cakes will be on offer so please come along and support them and invite your friends.


Scouts and Guides Quiz Night – 1st February

Join us for a quiz night at the Scout and Guide HQ on Saturday, 1st February at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £12 per person including hotpot supper. Tickets from Lynn Seddon 577930 or Jeff Roberts 575708


WANTED Sleeping bags and tents

Are you able to provide sleeping bags, tents for those who find themselves homeless? If so we are having a collection in the Ministry Centre over the next few weeks. Milly Casey has kindly volunteered to take the items collected to the ARK in Skelmersdale. For more information see Milly Casey.


Valentine’s Day Pop-Up Restaurant

We are pleased to be hosting another pop-up restaurant on the 14th February, 7.30pm at the Ministry Centre. Tickets cost £22.50 per person.  For menu information and bookings please contact Vicky at the Ministry Centre 01695 424530 or Carolyn Barker on cazbrkr@yahoo.co.uk. Book early as limited tickets are available.


Church books, bible notes and card shop

Are you passionate about books and God? If so would you like to support Jan Lovelady in the running of this very valued Ministry? For more information contact Jan on 07587047159


Baptism 23rd February 2020

On Sunday 23rd February we will be offering full immersion Baptism in the Ministry Centre. If you would like to know more then please see Sarah. Preparation classes will begin mid January 2020.


Pastoral visiting

Most of you will be aware that we have a pastoral support team here at Christ Church. We are always looking for ways to improve our support to those who may need a home, hospital visit or just a friendly chat in Café Vista. Please can you let Angela or the office know when you are aware of someone who needs a visit and then a further conversation with Angela and the pastoral team can be arranged.

Numbers to contact Office 01695 424 530

Angela Mellor 07759591190 or in an emergency Sarah 07847931323


LENT 2020

The feedback from last year’s Lent Bible course was so positive that we have decided to run another whole church Lent course. You can either join a group on Thursday evenings beginning Thursday 27th February – April 2nd 7:30pm – 9pm

Or Tuesdays 3rd March – 7th April 1:30pm – 3pm. Each session will have a different speaker  eg Chris Rogers, Christy Wimber and offer us an opportunity to explore our Bible motto verse as we go immeasurably deeper, closer, higher and further into God’s love.

All LYFE groups are encouraged to meet on either a Thursday or a Tuesday during Lent. We would also encourage people who have not joined a LYFE group to come and join us for Lent. There is an accompanying 40 day Lent devotional which you can purchase

“Immeasurably Deeper’ Abby Guinness https://www.amazon.co.uk/Immeasurably-Deeper-40-Day-Devotional-Spirit/dp/0857216481



We are required by our church insurers to have a list of church key holders. If you have a key to access church please can you contact John Critchley by 24th January? The alarm number will be changed at the end of January 2020 and those with keys will be informed. Thanks for your co-operation Sarah.



The distribution of Consider is a vital way of communicating in the parish. A few rounds have become vacant and we are looking for people to help deliver in the following roads. If you are able to help please see Sarah or one of the wardens.

Parkfield Close, (27)

Priory Grove (17)


Giving to Christ Church

Giving Envelopes for 2019/2020 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.





5 Feb – Lancashire Midweek bell ringers ringing the bells 2:15-3:15pm

14 Feb – Pop-up restaurant at the Ministry Centre

23 Feb – Informal service Ministry Centre (Full Immersion Baptism)

24 Feb – Pastoral Care team meeting in the Ministry Centre 7:30pm

25 Feb – Pancake Party supporting tackling poverty campaign

26 Feb – MATCH prayer 7am

26 Feb – Ash Wednesday Service

27 Feb – Lent course begins Thursdays 7:30-9pm

3 March – Lent course begins Tuesdays 1:30-3pm

15 March – Service of Hope

27 – 29 March Youth weekend away Peak Centre, Edale

5 April – Palm Sunday

9 April – Maundy Thursday service

10 April – Good Friday

12 April – Easter Sunday

12 July – 15 July we welcome a team from Arua Uganda

1- 5th August – DTI Youth Event Staffordshire Showground

12- 13 September Youth weekend away St Johns in the Vale


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