Christ Church Lausanne March 2018 e-News
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Christ Church
The Anglican Episcopal Church in Lausanne

4 March - 3rd Sunday of Lent
10.30 Holy Communion with Children's Sunday Club.

11 March - Mothering Sunday
All-age service with involvement of the children and including Holy Communion.

18 March - 5th Sunday of Lent
Holy Communion with Children's Sunday Club.

25 March - Palm Sunday
10.30 Holy Communion with Children's Sunday Club.

29 March - Maundy Thursday
20.00 Holy Communion with stripping of the altar
21.00 to 22.00 Watch within the church

30 March - Good Friday
15.00 Holy Communion service with the Old Catholics.

31 March - Easter Eve

18.00 Evening Prayer.

World Day of Prayer
Friday, 2 March at 12.15
Avenue de l'Eglise Anglaise 1, Lausanne

Every year on (or near) the first Friday in March, Christians around the world (Protestants, Roman Catholics, Orthodox and Evangelicals) of all ages (women, men, young people and children) gather in small groups and large congregations using the same basic form of worship, written by women from a different country each year on a theme chosen by the World Day of Prayer International Committee.

This year the event is being hosted by Christ Church, and it will be followed by a lunch buffet. The topic this year is "All God’s Creation is Very Good", written by Christian women of Suriname.

Please see the flyer here or contact for more information.

A pilgrimage from Canterbury to Rome

Saturday, 17 March
Christ Church
at 19.00

Amélie Lecoeuche will talk to us and invite questions about her experience.

“The pilgrim route from Canterbury to Rome is about 2,000km long. At an average of 25km per day, that is 80 days of walking. With a rucksack, a solid stick and a sturdy pair of boots, this is exactly how I spent the summer of 2017.”

Refreshments: A simple meal for all

Donations please:  a suggestion of 20 francs, which will go to the Support Centre for Refugees in Rome.
Please sign up on the list in Church by Sunday 11 March or send an e-mail to


Please mark your calendars for these other upcoming events:

Christ Church Ministry AGM

Sunday, 22 April
We'll be having our Annual General Meeting after the Sunday service. This is when we elect our Council members and Churchwardens and approve the 2018 budget.  

Concerts in the church
15 April and 10 June at 17.00

Two concerts of Baroque music are to be given by Adrien Pièce.  Please see more on the musician and samples of his music here. 

Annual Spring Fair
5 May from 10.30 to 15.30
Our annual Spring Fair fundraiser for Christ Church is coming soon! Come and buy breads, savouries and soups, cakes and pastries, jams, jellies and marmalades, and sweets.  Second-hand books will also be on sale, and we'll have guided visits of the church.  We'll be serving hot lunches from 11:30 to 13:30, and there will be an all-day Café.

If you're able to help out by working on one of our stands at the Fair or providing baked goods, please let us know via the Christ Church email address at

Concerning our locum (temporary) priests, we are very fortunate to have excellent quality and coverage until we find a permanent priest. We very much appreciate having the Rev. Maree Wilson and her husband Ed with us now until Easter.

Following that, we are very pleased to welcome back Fr Chris Welsh and his wife Deborah, who will accompany us until 10 June.  Finally, we also look forward to the return of the Rev. Ian Friars and his wife Jennie, who will be with us until 22 July.

e've made a lot of progress concerning the filling of our priest vacancy!  We've resolved the financial obstacles and very much appreciate all those who have helped with this.  Our profiles and other documents have been submitted to the Diocese, and we'll be advertising the position in the Anglican Church Times newspaper as well as the Old Catholic newsletter soon. 

Our goal, God-willing, is to fill the position and welcome a new permanent priest around the end of this year.

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Christ Church Office 
Avenue d'Ouchy 60
1006 Lausanne
Tel. +41 21 312 65 63 

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