Weekly News

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Sunday 22nd July 2018                          Eighth Sunday after Trinity                        

“ Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near”

Philippians 4:5



Fruit of the Spirit – Gentleness

Philippians 4:4-9, 1 Thessalonians 2:1-12, 1 Kings 19:9-12

8.15 am Holy Communion

10:45 am Family service

6:30pm Evening worship


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



There is no toddler group now until September 11th

7:30 pm House group in the Ministry Centre: info Eddie Marshman

There is no House group – (R Spence)



There is no luncheon club now until September 12th

There is no House group– (Arwel Roberts) until September 5th

There is no House group – (Jonathan Lock) until September 12th





11:00 am  FACT  in Café Vista (see below)

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



Saturday breakfast finishes for the summer on 29th July. It will reopen on Saturday 1st September


Next Sunday

Fruit of the Spirit – Self Control

1 Corinthians 9:24-27, Proverbs 25, Matthew 21:12-17

8.15 am Holy Communion

10:45 am Family service

6:30pm Holy Communion


PLEASE PRAY FOR those who are sick:, Eileen Abram, Jonathan Clayton, Ewan Cragg, Vicky Edgar, Mia Huyton, Margaret Huyton, Norma Kenworthy, Carol Kelly, Sue Luck, Chris McCormack


The bereaved family and friends of William Nelson and Kathryn Owe.


On Friday 13th July we heard the sad news that Kathryn Owe had died after her long battle with cancer. Kathryn had come to Christ Church from Alpha and in her short time with us made a huge impact on our community and Christ Church family. Kathryn epitomized the Scripture  2 Tim 4:7 “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” We are the richer for knowing her and now our love and support extends to her husband Ronny and her parents Joe and Pam.



  • Our partnership with Ormskirk Churches together
  • Our wardens Jaime, Jenny, Ann and David
  • Our Parish reps


Cafe Vista

Tuesday – Friday: 10.30 – 3.30 pm, Saturday for cooked breakfasts 10.00 – 12 noon.  Everyone welcome.

Saturday Breakfast will be closed in August and re-opens on Saturday 1st September. Weekday Café Vista will remain open throughout the summer but there may be a reduced service if we are short staffed.



Consider is a vital to our core value of sharing Jesus with everyone beginning in our community. If you can help with any of the rounds below please see Sarah.  We currently need distributors for, Liverpool Rd, Gawhill 54 copies.


Interregnum update

On Tuesday 10th July the PCC met to agree who will represent Christ Church on the interview panel. The rules for this are set by the Church of England, we have two parish representatives. The diocese and our patron have agreed that as a larger church we can have a third representative in an advisory non-voting capacity. David Dennison and Angela Mellor were elected as our Parish Representatives and Jaime Craig to the advisory role. This is a big responsibility, please support them and pray for them.


Ministry Centre Youth Loft Clear Out

We are planning to have a clear out of unwanted/unused items currently being stored in the Youth loft. Please contact Vicky in the office (424530) if you have items stored in this loft. Thank you.


Bless Fest – 7-9th September 
Over the course of a weekend we aim to run a series of events for as many people in our community as we can, with the sole aim of blessing them with a taste of the joy and love of God. This is a whole church initiative, and we would love you to help us if you can, and come along to join the fun. So far we have a fantastic youth event in the park on Friday evening, with sports, BBQ and live music, and on Saturday a pet show, tea dance, talent show and another free gig, this time in the ministry centre.
So if you can join us for a few hours at some point over the course of the weekend we are certain you will end up being blessed. For to get involved please speak to Sarah, Jane Lake, Debs Raynor, Karen Roberts or Fiona Craig.



If you are feeling that you would like a bit of company, you will be very welcome to join us at FACT on a Friday morning between 11.00 and 12.00 in Cafe Vista. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided and there will be people to welcome and chat with you. So why not come along and give it a try- we would love to see you.


Full immersion Baptism

On Sunday 16th September we will be offering full immersion Baptism. If you are interested in getting baptised please see Sarah.


Fellowship Opportunities at Scargill House –

Women’s weekend is 5-7 October ‘She is Brave’ “a weekend of rediscovering our identities as Daughters of the King in busy lives, joyous moments and disappointments.”

The Men’s weekend  16-18 November ‘Band of Brothers’ – “A men’s retreat – escape into the adventure – in the rugged and inspiring Yorkshire Dales. We will spend time learning about how men met with God…in the wild. Extra outdoor activities are planned for the weekend.. ” More information on their website. A few people who went last year have booked already so car sharing should be possible. Please make your bookings direct with.www.scargillmovement.org or please speak to either Jaime or Fiona Craig and we will try and coordinate sharing lifts.



This year’s confirmation service will be at St Michael’s Aughton on Sunday 21st October at 4:00pm. Starting in July there will be two classes for young people in Year 9 and an adult class in September. If you would like to be confirmed this year please see Sarah


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.



4-8 Aug Soul Survivor for Year 9 +

18-25 Aug MCYC Camp 12-15 year olds

25 Aug -1 Sept MCYC Camp 15-17 year olds

7-9 September Christ Church Bless Fest 2018

16 September Bishop’s Garden Party 2-4pm (see Sarah for booking)

22 September Tower Open day

5-7 October ‘She is Brave’ Women’s Scargill weekend

21 October Joint Confirmation service at St Michael’s Church

10 November Proms night in the Ministry Centre

16-18 November Band of Brothers Men’s Scargill weekend

18  November Andy Monks speaking at 10:45

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

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