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Dear friends in Christ,

At this time of the year towards the great celebration of All Saints, I draw comfort and strength from the knowledge that we are all united in the greater reality of God's eternity. As many of you know I am on sick leave until the end of November. I have not been well for some time and it is necessary for me to take the time needed to make a full recovery. In my absence we remain united and one as the body of Christ, and as part of the kingdom of God with all the saints. Know that, as your chaplain, I keep you constantly in my prayers and encourage you in the life of God's holy, if imperfect, Church and in your family and working lives. This is a difficult time for us all especially when coupled with living with the Covid situation. The Bible constantly teaches us that God works through adversity and brings good out of all situations even when we can't see it. I remain confident that I will be able to return and continue the ministry that God has given us together. In the meantime you will be able to profit and grow from visiting and resident preachers and celebrants. We are all very grateful for their ministry to us at this time.

All blessings,

Rev. Christine

Here is something about life and adversity:

"As I try to understand how life works - and why some people cope better than others with adversity - I come back to something to do with saying yes to life, however inadequate, and love for the self, however found. Not in the me-first way that is the opposite of life and love, but with a salmon-like determination to swim upstream, however choppy upstream is, because this is your stream."

Jeanette Winterson

Morning Prayer
Luke the Evangelist and Prayers of Healing
This Sunday our Lay Minister Angela Fall will lead our service in church and it's also possible to connect online.  The order of service can be found here.

For those of you that connect online we will be trying a new way to connect this week via live streaming on youtube at Thanks to our technical expert, Steve Lee, for putting this in place. It will allow better quality audio and video as well as the ability to hear the music during the service. After the service you can join us online as usual on BlueJeans at to chat with each other.
Upcoming Services
All services are scheduled to take place in church and will also be available online unless otherwise noted.
25 October - Last Sunday after Trinity, Holy Communion, Rev. Canon Adèle Kelham.

1 November - All Saints, Holy Communion, Rev. Canon Adèle Kelham.

8 November - Remembrance Sunday, Holy Communion, Rev. Maree Wilson (online only service).

15 November - 2nd Sunday before Advent, Morning Prayer with the church family, Lay Minister Angela Fall.

22 November - Christ the King, Holy Communion, Rev. David Marshall.

29 November - 1st Sunday in Advent, Holy Communion, Rev. Christine Bloomfield.

Marking the Way
A Zoom study morning exploring the Gospel of Mark

An ancient Romano-Byzantine road in North Syria.

Saturday 14 November
9.00am-10.10am and 10.30am-11.30am
Zoom Study meeting, organised by Holy Trinity, Geneva
Led by Dr Clare Amos

This study morning will take us on a journey through the Gospel of Mark. In this Gospel, probably the earliest of the four, the motif of ‘way’ is powerful from beginning to end of the story. Mark invites us to travel with Jesus on this road that, beginning in Galilee, will lead us to Jerusalem and the Cross… and then beyond. Mark’s Gospel will be the ‘lectionary Gospel’ for the church year beginning with Advent 2020.

Until her retirement in 2018 Clare Amos worked at the World Council of Churches, Geneva. Clare is passionate about sharing her enthusiasm for the Bible with people, and has considerable experience in leading Bible studies. She is the honorary Director of Lay Discipleship for the Diocese in Europe.

To meet the needs of ‘Zoom’ security issues, and in order to ensure that you can be sent the link and handouts in advance, please let the church office know that you are planning to attend by Thursday 12 November: email
From our treasurer Rosemary Raedler Hacking
We will be taking an open collection in church and it's also possible to contribute financially via electronic bank transfer to:

Banque Cantonale Vaudoise    
Postal account No.:10-725-4    
Association Christ Church, avenue d’Ouchy 60, 1006 Lausanne
IBAN: CH29 00767 000R 0393 3849 with the mention “open collection”.

Thank you, we very much appreciate your support of our ministry!
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