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

                                                                                      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 ‘Meals with Jesus’. John Sephton and Geoff will be unpacking the story of Mary and Martha and the need to take our time to be slow and take our time to spend time in communion with Jesus.


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 15th September                            13th Sunday after Trinity

 “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”

Luke 10:41-42


We continue our series ‘Meals with Jesus’

‘Slow Food’

Luke 10:38-42, Colossians 1:15-28

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 LYFE group at Wetherspoons in Ormskirk: Geoff Fallows

7:00pm LYFE group with Cian O’Donoghue meets in the Vicarage

7:30pm Tic Toc Choir meets in the Ministry Centre with Helen Davies



10am Toddlers meet in the Ministry Centre

1:30 – 3:00pm LYFE group with Ailsa Berrington and Eric Wilson meet in the Ministry Centre

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

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

7:45pm – Wives group meets in the Ministry Centre: Curiosity Corner- Fiona Smithson



12:30 Luncheon Club meet 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

7:30pm Youth group year 7 –9 meeting in the Ministry Centre

7:30pm LYFE group with Andy Monks meeting Nordico Lounge, Ormskirk



10:30am – Communion at Aughton Park

6:00pm Ministry Centre Committee meeting meets in the Ministry Centre

7:00pm Prayer for the Nation at Dempsey’s Ormskirk.

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

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

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

7:30pm Youth group year 10-13 meeting in the Ministry Centre

7:30pm LYFE Group with Liz Chalk looking at Romans meeting in the Ministry Centre.



9:15 am School Harvest Festival in Church

11:00 am FACT meets in the Ministry Centre

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

7:45pm Girlie Night In meets in the Ministry Centre



Saturday breakfast (in support of McMillan)

10am – 2pm Tower open day

2pm – Talk by Peter Goodrich

7:30pm Pop up restaurant in the Ministry Centre (booking essential)


Next Sunday – We continue our series ‘Meals with Jesus

‘Food for the soul and body’

Mark 4:3-9, 13-20, 1Timothy 6:17-18, Psalm 118

8:15 Holy Communion

10:45 Harvest Sunday

4:00pm Choral Evensong


PLEASE PRAY FOR those who are sick: Christina Andrews, Fiona Cobbold, Samantha Cook, Gerda Dennison, Tom Ellis, and Peter Oldhams.

We thank God for the good news for Masoud. He has now settled in Stockport and we heard this week that his family has arrived from Iran. We pray they will find accommodation soon.

We pray for Joe Mawdsley on Tuesday as he travels to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of Operation Market Garden in Arnhem. Joe served in the 1st Battalion Border Regiment (Gliders) and we give thanks for him and for many who served their country in this way. May we remember them.



  • Our ministry in our local nursing homes: Aughton Park, Hillcroft, High Wray, Courtfield Lodge
  • Our Heritage weekend
  • Girlie Night In
  • The distribution of our harvest gifts to the local food banks and people who are isolated


Help needed with hospitality

We are looking for some extra people to help with our tea and coffee ministry? Having refreshments after the 10:45 service on a Sunday is a great way to welcome new people and to encourage each other. If you are able to help once a month then please contact Karen Coppelov.


LYFE groups

LYFE groups will restart this month. If you haven’t managed to join a LYFE group or would like to try another group then please speak to Sarah, Geoff or simply look at the weekly diary and speak to one of the LYFE group coordinators.


Harvest Gifts

Our Harvest festival takes place on Sunday 22nd September. Donations will be going Ormskirk and Skelmersdale foodbanks. Items that are needed: Long life milk, long life fruit juice, cereal, biscuits, jam, tinned cold meat, tinned meat meals, sponge puddings, chocolate, coffee, rice puddings, tinned veg, shaving gel, shampoo and toilet roll.

We would also be grateful for potted plants to go to people in the community. All the donations and parcels will need to be sorted after the 10:45 service on Sunday 22nd September. If you are free to help with the distribution of Harvest gifts please see Sarah or one of the wardens.


Heritage weekend September 20th – 22nd

We are planning a whole weekend of events to celebrate our rich heritage here at Christ Church. On Friday 20th Girlie Night In will be hosting a valuables and vinyl night as we share our favourite memories and songs. On Saturday 21st September we will be having our annual tower open day. Please note the earlier time of 10am – 2pm. This will be followed by a talk on Christ Church History by Peter Goodrich. In the evening we will be opening up the Ministry Centre for a pop up restaurant. If you want to know more information and the menu please see the separate sheet on the notice board in church or in the Ministry Centre. This is a ticketed event and the costs of the tickets are £20 per head for a three-course meal. Vegetarian, gluten free, Vegan options are available.

On Sunday 22nd September we will be celebrating the Harvest at 10:45am.


MATCH (Men All Together in Christian Hope)

The launch of MATCH will be on Friday 27th September at 7.00pm at the Red Star brewery in Formby. The suggested donation is £20 per head and includes beer samples, free souvenir glass and food. Please invite guests along. For more information please see Geoff Fallows or Pete Chalk.



If you are interested in being confirmed this autumn then please see Sarah. The Confirmation will take place on Sunday 27th October at 3pm at St Michael’s Aughton this is for both children and adults.


Life/Christianity Explored starting October 14th

We all get one life to live and deep down we’re all asking the same question – what’s it all about? Do you find life difficult? Are you looking for joy and contentment and yet never seem to find it? Do you have questions about faith? Do you want to know about the life and person of Jesus and how you can live the life you were intended to live then Christianity Explored is for YOU.

From Monday 14th October – Monday 25th November we will be running a seven-week course to help you explore your own spiritual quest. The course will run from 7:30pm – 9pm in the Ministry Centre, refreshments will be served. This is a brilliant opportunity to invite a friend. For more information please contact Sarah on 07847931323 or Andy or simply turn up.


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.




21st September – Big Breakfast in aid of MacMillan. Donations to the

cancer charity.

25th September – MATCH (Men All Together in Christian Hope) prayer time 7am in Church

27th September – MATCH trip to Red Star Brewery

28th September – PCC and Ministry team away day Sandymount House of Prayer

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

17th October – Pearl of Africa Choir concert

27th October Confirmation at St Michael’s Aughton 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.