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.


As we continue our sermon series on mission at home and aboard we welcome Jonathan and Ann Lock to share their experience of going on mission to Zambia with Tearfund.


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 17th November                   2nd Sunday before Advent

This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters “

 1 John 3:16


Today –Mission in Zambia

We hear from Jonathan and Ann Lock about their time in Zambia with Tear fund

1 John 3:11-18, Acts 4:5-12

8:15 Holy Communion

10:45 Thanksgiving service we welcome the family and friends of Harriet Smith

Launch of ‘Soup on Sundays’ (see below)

4pm 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



11:45am Funeral of Private Joe Mawdsley in church

7:00 pm Table 49 LYFE group at Wetherspoons in Ormskirk: Geoff Fallows

7:30pm LYFE group with Cian O’Donoghue 22 Long Lane

7:30pm Tick Tock Choir meets in the Ministry Centre with Helen Davies

7:30pm Christianity Explored in the Ministry Centre



10:00am Toddlers meets in the Ministry Centre

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

7:30pm – 9:00pm Youth group (Year 10-13) at the Kelly’s home

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

7:45pm – Wives group meet in the Ministry Centre ‘Hello Christmas’ Mary Foley



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 Annexe

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

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

8:00 pm LYFE group with Milly Casey and Laurence Abernethy 29 Ryder Crescent



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

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

7:30pm LYFE Group with Liz Chalk and Ron Fyles



11:00 am FACT meets in the Ministry Centre

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

7:30pm Auction of promises (see below)



Saturday breakfast


Next Sunday – We conclude our sermon series ‘Mission at home and abroad’ as we think about sharing life together in LYFE groups

Matthew 12: 46-50 , Hebrews 10: 19-25

8:15 Holy Communion

10:45 Family service

4:00 pm Choral Evensong


PLEASE PRAY FOR those who are sick: Eileen Abram, Fiona Cobbold, Samantha Cook, Gerda Dennison, Tom Ellis, Ron French, Caroline Maghanga, Dot O’Neil, Sam Perrie, Dot Roberts, Pat Stewart, Jonathan Swift and Monty Taplin.


The bereaved family and friends of Joe Mawdsley



  • Pearl of Africa Choir and our Auction of promises event
  • Volunteers in Cafe Vista
  • Those who care for the fabric of our church and its maintenance Graham Stewart, Barbara Sinott, Josh Johnston, Victoria Foster


Please note that as of this month Sarah’s day off will change from Friday to Saturday.


Soup on Sundays

Today we launch of Soup on Sundays. If you are feeling like Sunday is a difficult day or that you want some company and friendship then come along to the Ministry Centre after 10:45 service 12:15 onwards for homemade soup. For more information see Lisa Matthews or Angela Mellor


Auction of promises

On 22nd November join us for – An Auction of Promises in the Ministry Centre, 7.30 – 10pm to raise funds for schools linked to Molly and Paul Child Care Foundation in Uganda – linked to Pearl of Africa Choir.


Monday, 25th November – Knit &Natter Charity Event

Come and enjoy a hearty stew lunch from noon until 2.00pm, with a variety of puddings, in the Ministry Centre.

Tickets are £6.00 from the Office. Craft stall, books, dolls’ clothes, jewellery, bric-a-brac, etc.

All proceeds in aid of Ormskirk Food Bank and West Lancs Debt Advice.


Wednesday 27th November – Red Wednesday event

Pupils from St Bedes High school are holding a prayer service at St Anne’s Church at 7pm to pray for peace and protection for Christians who are persecuted. This is an ecumenical event and the new lay chaplain at the school Jacinta Brown is encouraging us as church to support this event.  As a symbol of solidarity for #RedWednesday, St Anne’s will be  illuminating the Church in red light,  those attending the service are also encouraged to wear red.




On Friday 29th November at 6.45pm, Formula 1 arrives at Indoor Karting, Burscough when our men’s group MATCH host their own Grand Prix. Ten laps of qualifying will decide who are the fastest drivers for the different finals. If you’re over 18 and you’d like to try out your racing skills or just have a bit of fun in a racing Kart then please book in with Geoff Fallows 07713 321423 or Pete Chalk 07786745172 with a £10 deposit. Total cost is £29 per head.


Christmas Carols at the Hospitals 

Eunice and the choir will be going to Ormskirk Hospital to sing carols in the foyer on Wednesday 18th, Thursday 19th and Friday 20th December 10:30 – 11:30am. On Saturday 21st December they will be in Fazakerly hospital from 1pm. If you are able to support the choir and bring Christmas hope to those who are ill or visiting loved ones please speak to Eunice.



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.


Milman Close (18)

Parkfield Close, (27)

Holborn Drive (24)

Priory Grove (17)

Liverpool Road, Gaw Hill Lane (54)


A big thank you to Zoe Baker who after nine years of delivering Consider has retired. We thank you for your time and commitment.


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.




25th November – Knit and Natter – Lancashire Hot Pot Lunch, 12noon-2pm Tickets £6 from Irene Critchley or Ministry Centre Office. Proceeds to Foodbank and debt advice.

25th November – Pastoral team meeting
27th November – Prayer time for MATCH Men’s Ministry 7.00 – 7.30am

29th November – MATCH – Karting at Burscough.

1st – 24th December – live Advent calendar

5th December Prayer for the Nation’ 7-8pm Mission Hall, which is at the rear of 36 Church Street.

6th December – Christ Church volunteers Christmas meal

8th December – Toy Service

15th December- 4pm Christingle service

22nd December – Xplore Nativity

Christmas Carols 6:30pm

24th December – 4pm The big reveal of window 24 at the MC followed by refreshments and carols

First communion of Christmas 11:15pm



10 Jan Youth Alpha in the Ministry Centre

13 Jan – Hope Course in conjunction with Macmillan

14 Jan – Start course an opportunity to explore the Christian faith.

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

27 – 29 March Youth weekend away Peak Centre, Edale

14 – 17 August ‘Movement’ Youth summer camp Somerset year 9 +

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


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