Weekly News

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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


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.


Today we continue our sermon series looking at ‘Why do we do what we do?’ Rikki and Geoff will be helping us think about “Why we worship?’


During the 10:45 service our children and young people will be going to their groups.  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 21st July                              5th Sunday after Trinity

 “I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches( of his glorious inheritance( in his holy people”

Ephesians 1:18

Why worship? Enjoying Jesus

Romans 12:1-2, Ephesians 1:15-23

8:15 Holy Communion

10:45 Family service

4:00pm 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

7:00pm LYFE group at the vicarage will continue on Monday 16th September



Toddlers returns on 10th September

1:30 – 3:00pm LYFE group with Ailsa Berrington and Eric Wilson will continue on September 10th September

3:15pm Funeral of David Fyles Burscough Crematorium

7:30 pm LYFE group with Eddie Marshman and Graham Stewart in the Ministry Centre Café Annexe will continue on 3rd September

7:30pm LYFE group Jo Frackleton 50 Tennyson Drive will continue on 24th September



Luncheon Club returns on 11th September

1:30pm Film afternoon – Miss Potter 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 Annexe


Thursday –


7:00pm LYFE Group with John and Irene Critchley at 4, Ruff Lane, Ormskirk will continue on 5th September

7:30pm LYFE Group with Ron Fyles in the Conference room of the Ministry Centre will meet back on




11:00 am FACT meets in the Ministry Centre

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



12 noon Wedding of Andrew Neville and Lucia Costello

Saturday breakfast returns 7th September


Next Sunday – “How do we share Jesus with everyone beginning in our community?”

Matthew 28:16-20, 1 Peter3: 13-18, Psalm 8: 1-9

8:15 Holy Communion

10:45 Family service

4:00pm Holy Communion


PLEASE PRAY FOR those who are sick: David Berry, Barbara Clayton, Fiona Cobbold, Hugh Curry, Gerda Dennison, Tom Ellis, John Noble, Peter Oldhams, Barbara Simpson, Tommy Summers and Rob Taylor


The bereaved family and friends of David Fyles and Doris Sharp




  • Wedding of Lucia and Andrew
  • Film afternoon
  • Giving thanks for all the volunteers from Café Vista and Saturday breakfast


Gift Day

We thank God from whom all blessings flow and for people’s generosity on 7th July. We are truly blessed! We will be announcing the final total this Sunday.


LYFE groups

Following positive feedback from all the LYFE groups we are pleased to announce that they will continue in September. Each LYFE group will be taking a break for the summer and will restart during the first two weeks in September, please look at weekly diary above to see each groups start dates. If you haven’t managed to join a LYFE group or would like to try another group then September is a great opportunity to do this. For more information about the groups please see Geoff Fallows or Sarah.



Growing as a Disciple in the Summer     

As many of us start to prepare to wind down, perhaps take a few Sundays away and have a break from the LYFE groups I want invite you on behalf of Bishop Paul and Bev to do two things.



  1. Join the Rule of Life

Bishop Paul and Bev want to encourage us all to commit to the Diocesan Rule of Life. If you want to know more about this then please go to www.ruleoflife.org.uk. If you sign up by July 18th then you will receive a series of weekly reflections and challenges through the summer. 


  1. Summer Reading Challenge

This year the summer challenge moves to the Old Testament: we’ll be reading the book of Jonah together. With its picturesque story-language and its humour, Jonah can seem like a lightweight book (”When you’re down in the mouth, think of Jonah; he came out all right!”). But in fact those four brief chapters consider issues of huge importance – human identity, the church’s mission in a fallen world, and much more.


The recommended accompanying commentary this year is “Journeying with Jonah: the struggle to find yourself” by the Roman Catholic scholar Denis McBride. The commentary contains the whole text of Jonah (all five pages of it!) as an appendix. You can buy a copy from www.cathedralshop.com

Denis McBride guides us through the four chapters of this wonderful little OT book with real wisdom and insight. His concluding chapter is entitled “God’s indiscriminate mercy”. This echoes words of Pope Francis, who writes in “The Church of Mercy”: “Here I think of the story of Jonah, a really interesting figure, especially for these times of great change and uncertainty… Go and read the book of Jonah! It is short, but it is a very instructive parable, especially for those of us in the Church.”


Cafe Vista Saturday Breakfast will be close for the summer at the end of service on 20th July and re-open on Saturday 7th September.

Cafe Vista (Tues- Friday) will be open as usual throughout the summer however service may be reduced depending on our staffing levels.


Youth Loft Tidy up 25th & 26th July

On Thursday, 25th July (10am – 3pm) the youth loft will be emptied into the main hall and the loft cleaned. The contents of the loft will be available to view on Thursday afternoon and evening for the purpose of identifying what should be kept. On Friday, 26th July, (10am – 4pm) the items to be kept will be put back into the youth loft and the rest will be disposed of or re-homed. If you are able to help with any part of this process (including taking stuff to the tip) please contact Vicky in the office. Thank you.


Deanery Pilgrimage Walk

On Saturday, 3rd August our Area Dean Duncan Petty has organised a Deanery pilgrimage walk along the Leeds Liverpool Canal. Starting at 8am in Newburgh and heading to Burscough St John’s, Crabtree Mission, St Mark’s Scarisbrick, St Cuthbert’s Halsall and ending at St Thomas’s Lydiate. You can of course join at any point along the route. At each church there will be an opportunity to go in and pray. This pilgrimage is open to everyone in the Deanery. If you want to know more then please see the Deanery Pilgrimage information sheet on the notice board in church.


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.




30th July – The Greatest Showman film in the MC

31st July – Prayer for Men’s Ministry, 7am in Church

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

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

14th August -Luncheon club film afternoon South Pacific

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

21st September – Tower Open day – Heritage weekend

5th October Daily Bread Women’s Bible Conference Bridge Chapel

17th October – Pearl of Africa Choir

27th October Confirmation at Christ Church 3pm

16th November Tear Fund Quiz

25th November – Knit and Natter – Lancashire Hot Pot Lunch, 12noon – 2pm



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