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Sunday, 18 March 2018                                       Fifth Sunday of Lent


“Leave her alone,” Jesus replied. “It was intended that she should save this perfume for the day of my burial. You will always have the poor among you, but you will not always have me.”

John 12:7


Today – Passion Sunday


Psalm 51.1-13, Hebrews 5.5-10, John 12: 1-8

8.15 am         Holy Communion

10:45am        Family Baptism service

We welcome the families and friends of Phoebe Hosken  and of Matthew and Harry Owen

6.30 pm         Evening Prayer

7.30 pm         Annual General Meeting


Monday to Friday           9.00 am Start the day in prayer in church

Saturday                             7.00 am prayer in the Ministry Centre



10:30am        Lent group: 15 Cole Crescent info Trish Slater

1:00 pm         School Easter Experience in church

7.00 pm         Table 49 at Wetherspoons in Ormskirk: Geoff Fallows

8:00pm           Bless Fest meeting Fiona house



9:00 am         School Easter Experience in church

10.00 am       Toddler group meets in the Ministry Centre

There is currently a waiting list.

2:00 pm         Mother’s Union meets in the Ministry Centre

7:30pm           Lent group Vicarage: info Eddie Marshman

7:30pm           Lent group 19 Peet Ave: info Lesley Stewart

7:45pm           Lent group meets in the Ministry Centre: info Roger Spence

7:45 pm         Wives group meets in the Ministry Centre ‘My life in the Zoo’.



12.30 pm       Luncheon club meets in the Ministry Centre

7:30pm           Lent group 16 Meadow Drive: info Laurence Abernethy

7:30pm           Lent group meets in the Ministry Centre: info Arwel Roberts

7:30pm           Lent group meets in the Ministry Centre: info Jonathan Lock

7;30pm           Youth Alpha year 7-9 meets in the Ministry Centre



9:00 am        School Easter Experience in church

10.30 am       Holy Communion at Aughton Park residential home


7:00pm           Finance meeting in the Ministry Centre

7:30pm        Alpha in Kicking Donkey.



10.30 am       Holy Communion at Hillcroft residential home


2:00 pm         Lent group 79 Turnpike Road: info Audrey Laird



3.00 pm         Blessing of Marriage of Mark and Louise Musiitwa


Next Sunday – Palm Sunday


Psalm 31.9-16, Philippians 2.5-11, John 14:1-9

8.15 am         Holy Communion

10:45am        Informal service in the Ministry Centre

6.30 pm         Evening Prayer


PLEASE PRAY FOR those who are sick:, Bill Duggan, Ron Griffin, Sue Luck, Joyce Luscombe, Chris McCormack, Kathyrn Owe, Jen Ray, Doug Watson and Pearl Webster.



  • Our school as they join us for the Easter Experience
  • Audrey Laird and the work of the Mother’s Union
  • Our preparations for Holy Week

Cafe Vista is open Tuesday Friday: 10.30 3.30 pm, Saturday for cooked breakfasts 10.00 12 noon.  Everyone welcome.


Saturday 7 April Sunday 8 April

You are all invited to the Ministry Centre for a faith share meal on Saturday 7 April 5.00pm to say  farewell to Ross and Jacqui.

Ross’ final service at Christ Church will be on Sunday 8 April at 10.45 am. Immediately after this service there will be a hotpot supper served in the Ministry Centre


Pastoral team

We have a dedicated Pastoral Team at Christ Church. The team are trained to help those in need, providing a listening ear in situations where life changes occur. Our aim is to ensure that those who are struggling, for any reason, can receive support and practical help. Please don’t hesitate to ask if you have a need, or know of others in need. Please contact Sarah, Mary, Gill Ellis or Angela Mellor or e-mail aughtonccp@gmail.com


Book club

Book club will be reviewing ‘Redeeming Love’ by Francine Rivers on  Tuesday 27 March at 1.00 pm in Café Vista. Info Jan Lovelady


CONSIDER distributors needed

Can you help with Convent Close (37 copies).

Liverpool Road, Gaw Hill (54 copies)

Info:  Derek Andrews (581426) or the Church Office


Sharing your experience of discipleship

St Bede’s High school is holding retreat days on the theme of Christian Vocation for year 8 pupils.  We are looking for people willing to be interviewed by pupils on their experiences of being a Christian in their everyday life  All ages and walks of life needed!

Wednesday and Thursday, 18/19 April:  1.15-3.00 pm on.

Info Clare Guidi, school chaplain: c.guidi@sbchs.co.uk


Giving Envelopes for 2018/2019

These are now available at the back of Church for existing users to collect.  If you would like to use this weekly giving scheme, there are additional packs available – please record your name and address on the list, together with the envelope number you have chosen.  If you are able to Gift Aid your regular giving (thus increasing your offering by 25%) it really does make a difference and would be very much appreciated.  Gift Aid Forms are also available at the back of Church. For more information, please telephone Jen Ray (01695 421671/07790351385).


Giving to Christ Church
If you are considering supporting Christ Church through planned financial giving, please see one of the wardens (Jaime Craig, David Dennison, Jenny Rawcliffe and Ann Roberts,) who will advise you what to do. Alternatively, you may enquire at the parish office or speak with Neil Heyes, the PCC treasurer.

Our charity number is 1129036. If you give cash in the offering, please consider using one of the blue envelopes at the back of church for one-off gifts.  It simply means that we can probably increase your offering by 25% through Gift Aid.  Please write your name – otherwise we cannot claim a tax refund. If you use these regularly, it would probably be easier to belong to the envelope scheme.  Contact Jen Ray (421671).


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.



29 March                   Maundy Thursday service in Church

1 April                       A free guided walk Gorse Hill

8 April                       Ross’ final Sunday services at Christ Church

13 April                     Fusion roller skating

6 May                         Apple Blossom and Bluebells, Gorse Hill walk

8 May                         Ross retires as vicar of Christ Church

10 – 20 May             Thy Kingdom Come Global prayer initiative

17  May                     Archdeacon’s visitation St Michael’s Aughton

21 May                      Knit and Natter coffee morning.

1 – 2 June                 Big Church Day Out North

30 June                     Park Praise Ormskirk

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

8  September            Tower Open day

21 October                Joint Confirmation service at St Michael’s Church


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