housing need and lent courses

Dear Christ Church,
Many of you will remember Peter and Veronique Moodie who worshipped with us at Christ Church before they moved to Paris.  They know of a French girl, who is almost 18, who is looking for accommodation in or around London from August/September.  Please do read what Veronique writes below.  For safety reasons I have not included Veronique’s email address; if you can help, or would like to know more, do email me at the church office and I will forward your reply to the Moodies.
Hello everyone,

I am writing on behalf of Valérie, an 18-year old French student (well, she will be 18 in April 2016), who would like to spend some time in the UK (it does not have to be London) in order to improve her English. She started studying English at secondary school, and also speaks Spanish fluently.

She is due to sit her A-levels in June, and could arrive in England in August or September 2016. She would like to stay with a Christian family for several months – up to a year.

Valérie lives in Rennes, Brittany. She is the member of a Christian family of 6 (with two other daughters as well as a son). A Christian herself, she is a member of a lively church where one of our retired friends has been worshipping for several years. Our friend knows her family well, so we have no hesitation in sending this message.
Regarding her activities while in England, she will investigate when she knows in which part of the country she is based. She intends to look for English lessons. She is happy to help the host family in a number of ways: to look after children, to help with housework (which she is already used to doing), to give French or Spanish lessons, etc. If this is not required, she could look for a part-time job and then contribute financially. 

If you are interested in this specific request – or know anyone who might - please do not hesitate to contact me by email. I will be more than happy to answer any question you may have (or try to!), and to send you Valérie’s C.V., so that you can communicate with her directly.

Many thanks in advance.

And finally, it was great to see so many of you at our Lent Courses this week.  It's not too late to join if you couldn’t make it this week:


  • On Tuesdays do join with others from Community Club in the Halls, at 10.30am for 11am, to study ‘Praying the Psalms’,

  • On Wednesdays come to the Undercroft for 8pm as we transform our lives through the course ‘Emotionally Healthy Spirituality’.

Andy Goddard
Parish Administrator