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Sunday, 14 January, 2018                                           

2nd Sunday of Epiphany


“And a voice from heaven said, “This is my dearly loved Son, who brings me great joy.”

Matthew 3:17



We begin a new series of praying the Psalms

Psalm 1, Acts 10.34-43, Matthew 3:13 -17


8.15 a.m.       Holy Communion

No breakfast in the Ministry Centre because of building work

10.45 a.m.     Parade Service

6.30 pm         Evening Worship


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

Saturday                             7.00 am prayer in the Ministry Centre



10.30am        House group at 15 Cole Crescent

10.45 am       Funeral of Christine Thompson

2.15 pm         Funeral of Paul Jason Roberts

7.00 pm         Table 49 at Wetherspoons in Ormskirk



10.00 am       Toddler group meets in the Ministry Centre

There is currently a waiting list. Parking will be very limited for the next three weeks.


3:00 pm         Book club meets at 5 The Reeds

7.30 pm         House group meets in the Ministry Centre

7.30 pm         House group at 19 Peet Avenue

7.45 pm         House group at the Ministry Centre

7:45 pm         Wives group meets in the Ministry Centre>  Jeffrey Davies gives a talk on the                         history of the WC



12.30 pm       Luncheon club meets in the Ministry Centre

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



8.00 pm         Alpha in the Ministry Centre



2.00 pm         House group meets at 79 Turnpike Road

7:45 pm         Girlie Night In – First Birthday party – Burns Night (see below)



7:30 pm         Young people to Riding Lights Theatre production – Holy Trinity Formby


Next Sunday

Praying our intimidation

Psalm 2 , Revelation 19.6-10, John 2.1-11


8.15 am         Holy Communion

10.45 a.m.     All Age Baptism service.

We welcome the family and friends of Caitlin Critchley and Sophie Whalley

6.30 pm         Evening Worship


PLEASE PRAY FOR those who are sick: Don Campbell, David Cobbold, Fiona Cobbold, Glenys Hughes, Carol Kelly, Chris McCormack, Katherine Owe, Jen Ray and Pearl Webster.


The bereaved family and friends of Don Campbell, Pat Gregory, Stan Livesley, Paul Jason Roberts and Christine Thompson.


 “I am the resurrection and the life”

We were saddened to hear of the death last week of a much-loved member of Christ Church, Christine Thompson.  Ever since she lived at Holborn Heights Christine has been an enthusiastic  member of the 10.45 congregation, sitting on the front row and entering wholeheartedly in our worship.

Her birthday celebrations each 22 July became a major festival.  We shall miss her.

We extend our sympathies to her family, in particular her brothers Stephen and Brian.

Also just as these notices were going to print we heard of the death of Don Campbell, a lovely disciple of Jesus.  Don for some years headed up Men Alive with humour and a gentle manner.  Along with Colette he was an encouraging and solid member of Christ Church .  We shall miss them and extend our sympathies to their family.



  • Our Toddler group
  • The ministry of Wives
  • The Girlie Night In


Cafe Vista is closed now after its major refit until  Saturday, 27 January.

Thank you to all café volunteers who worked very hard after Christmas to clear the café.


Take a look at our newly-designed church website, suitable for both desktop and mobile.


We thank Liz Wainwright our webmaster for all her hard work each week.


Girlie Night In

We celebrate our first birthday with a Burns night on Friday 19 January 7:45- 10pm in the ministry Centre. ‘Girlie Night In’ is a wonderful opportunity to invite your girl friends and to build friendships. Wear something tartan and bring your friends.

For more information contact Sarah, Lesley Stewart, Jodie Taylor, Jane Lake.


Where Adventure Begins

Riding Lights create an unmissable piece of theatre to deepen our understanding of ‘family’.

Brace yourselves as bold church leaders plunge headlong into the dizzy world of young discipleship. Gasp as perplexed parents hang on for the white-knuckle ride of the teenage years. Watch in amazement as overworked, relentlessly positive Youth Worker Ryan negotiates a string of minor disasters on the famous camping trip to Wales. And what of Winston the cat’s role in family prayers?

Performed at Holy Trinity Formby L37 3HA

Saturday, 20 January: 7:30pm to 9:00pm


Scout and HQ Committee Quiz Night in the HQ on Saturday 3 February: 7.00pm for 7.30 start.

Cost is £10 per person including hot pot supper.  Teams of 6-8 and take own drinks and glasses.  Tickets from Jeff Roberts (575708) or Lynn Seddon (577930).  Proceeds will go to redeveloping the HQ kitchen area.


Alpha on Thursdays at the Kicking Donkey

This time around we are privileged to be holding our 51st Alpha Course at The Kicking Donkey, Narrow Moss Lane, Scarisbrick, beginning on Thursday 1 March.

This gastropub run by Matt Andrews and his team has a 5* rating on “Google Reviews” for fantastic food and service, and Matt has offered a culinary delight each week of the ten week course at a special deal.

Numbers are limited, so places will be reserved on a first come, first served basis. If you wish to reserve a place for yourself and a guest please see Geoff Fallows urgently!


Youth Weekend Away

On Friday to Sunday, 2-4  February our youth (Age 11 +) will be going to St John’s in the Vale- Keswick. Our guest speaker is Andy Monks. This promises to be a fantastic weekend so don’t miss out. Deposits and booking forms need to be with Fiona or Sarah by Friday 19th January.


Snowdrop Sunday

On Sunday 18 February we have been invited to join the annual snowdrops walk at Gorse Hill. Anytime between 12 – 4pm. The Café will be open for drinks and cakes.

Free entry, donations welcome, limited parking


Sports Quiz and Curry Night – Thursday 22 February  7.30pm

Christians in Sport have once again produced their wonderful annual Sports Quiz. A most enjoyable interactive multimedia quiz which doesn’t actually require any sports knowledge!!

It’s an opportunity to invite friends, family and work colleagues for a most enjoyable evening in the Ministry Centre with a range of curries to try too (or alternative if you don’t like curry).

Without doubt, evangelism at it’s easiest and most comfortable. Don’t let this opportunity pass by.

Teams are limited to 8, to enter a team or apply to join in with others please see Geoff Fallows, Peter Chalk, Rob Taylor, Neil Roberts, Roger Spence or Cian O’Donoghue.


Church Holiday at Scargill House, Yorkshire Dales

Friday 4– Monday 7 May 2018

Details available in booking leaflet available from back of church or church office.


CONSIDER distributors needed

Can you help with

Victoria Road, Lynwood Avenue, Sherwood Ave  Lynwood End (45 copies)

Holborn Hill (42 copies)

Convent Close and Black Moss Lane (37 copies).

Info:  Derek Andrews (581426) or the Church Office


Electoral Roll

In preparation for the interregnum and compiling our parish profile, we need to make sure that this list of a church members compiled in 2013 is accurate and comprehensive.  The electoral roll is completely renewed every six years; the next renewal is due in 2019.

There are quite a few church members who are not on the roll and so please check if your name is on the list on the noticeboard at the back or church.  Alternatively, check with the clergy or wardens.

You simply need to sign a form.


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.



2 February               Youth weekend away St Johns in the Vale year 7+

4 February               Frank Cain, curate 1988-92, speaking at 10.45

18 February            Philip Mountstephen, Executive Leader of Church Mission Society

18 February             Gorse hill Snowdrop walk

22 February             Sports Quiz and curry night

1 March                     Our 51st Alpha course begins at the Kicking Donkey

18 March                   Annual church meeting

8 April                       Ross retires as vicar of Christ Church

4-7 May                     Church holiday to Scargill House

10 – 20 May             Thy Kingdom Come Global prayer initiative

17  May                     Archdeacon’s visitation St Michael’s Aughton

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

10 November            Proms night with the Salvation Army


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.