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New Parishioners

Welcome!

Please complete a Parish Registration Form, available from the carousel at the back of church and return it to the Presbytery letter box at 9 Crescent Gardens, just around the corner.

For more information see our Parish directory.

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Sacraments

Baptisms: Please see Fr Anthony. Baptism dates and Preparation Sessions for 2019 are listed in the porch

Marriages: You need to give at least 6 months’ notice.

Confession: on Saturdays, 10am-10.30am and 5.30pm-5.45pm, or just ask

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Parish prayer

Father, pour out your Spirit upon the people of this parish and grant them a new vision of your glory, a new experience of your power, a new faithfulness to your word, and a consecration to your service.

That your love may grow among us and your kingdom come, through Christ our Lord. Amen

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Parish Safeguarding team

The Archdiocese of Southwark is committed to the safety and welfare of children and vulnerable adults. The Diocese co-operates fully with CSAS, the Catholic Safeguarding Advisory Service, which aims to help the Church become an example of best practice in the Safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults, and develop a "culture of vigilance" to ensure that children and vulnerable adults in our care are kept safe from harm.

The members of the Safeguarding team at Christ the King are Celine Duckworth, David Boyce and Simon Cowdry.

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Missionary Sisters of Christ the King (MChR) for Polish Migrants

1c, Gartmoor Gardens
SW16 6NX
020 80146 2566
aniarop@gmail.com

"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life."

John 3:16

Christ the King Roman Catholic Parish

9 Crescent Gardens, Wimbledon Park
London, SW19 8AJ
Parish Priest: Fr. Anthony Plummer
Email: wimbledonpark@rcaos.org.uk Telephone: 020 8946 2091

Facebook (Closed group):
Parishioners/Friends of Christ the King, Wimbledon Park

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CHRIST THE KING PARISH MISSION

Our mission took place from Saturday 11 May to Sunday 19 May 2019. Read more in the mission brochure here.

*** Click here for mission photos ***

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Latest Mass Intention sheets

Please note that 21 July newsletter is our last newsletter until the weekend of 7/8 September. There will be a weekly mass intention sheet instead during the summer.

- 4 August 2019, Eighteenth Sunday (Year C)
- 28 July 2019, Seventeenth Sunday (Year C)

Latest newsletters

- 21 July 2019, Sixteenth Sunday (Year C)
- 14 July 2019, Fifteenth Sunday (Year C)
- 7 July 2019, Fourteenth Sunday (Year C)

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Gift aid and standing orders

Please consider joining the gift aid scheme and also setting up a standing order in favour of Christ the King. If you are a UK taxpayer, Gift Aid is a wonderful way to make your offertory donation more valuable to Christ the King. Standing order forms make it even easier to make a regular contribution to the parish.

Download the forms:
- Gift Aid Declaration and Standing Order Mandate.

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Dates for your diaries

Parish meeting - THURSDAY September 12th at 7.30pm!

Planning Meeting for Christmas Fair - Tues 17 Sept, 8pm in Hall all welcome!

Charity Concert for all the Family – Sun 22 Sept 6-8pm in the Hall

PARISH CHRISTMAS FAIR – Sat 23 November 11am-3pm

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AFTER 10.30 MASS COFFEE MORNING: every Sunday in the hall – all welcome!

Baptism dates and preparation sessions for 2019 are listed in the porch

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Other items from the newsletter

GOOD NEWS: We have a new Archbishop. Bishop John Wilson was born in Sheffield in 1968 and has been an auxiliary bishop in Westminster Diocese. Southwark Archdiocese covers South London and Kent. I am told that Bishop John really is a man with a mission

PARISH MEETING: We had a great meeting with many people coming along anxious to do our best for the people of our area. We will now meditate on the NEEDS of young and older, Catholic or other. We will reconvene on THURSDAY September 12th at 7.30pm. Lots of ideas but we need to get down to BASICS. No point in tinkering around the edges. We look at the real situation. Then we need to be brave. Trust in the Lord with whom all things are possible. What do you see as the fundamental needs of our time here?

HALL FLOORING: Please note that there will be no post-10.30 gatherings in the Church Hall until early Sept now due to work on the flooring and other necessary improvements.

SCHOOL INFORMATION FORMS 2019/20: Regarding any applications to Catholic Schools, (primary, secondary & 6th form), & Nurseries: special forms are now available, after masses, from Fr Anthony. Catholic Schools are becoming more and more reliant on Parish Priests’ references and unless you complete and return a Form to me we will be unable to ‘do’ a Reference for the School. Even if you have completed many before now, please do so again for each new applicant.

APPEAL FOR MASS INTENTIONS: Please do consider requesting a mass intention for the summer period – special (small brown) envelopes are available from the repository at the church entrance, or on the newsletter tables please put through Presbytery door. Many thanks.

CHARITY CONCERT FOR ALL THE FAMILY – Sun 22 Sept 2019, 6-8pm in the Hall. Date for your diaries please! Informal café-style concert, (children welcome), with music by London Saxophones. Proceeds to be shared with our Twin Parish of Our Lady of the Missions, Lima, Peru. Donation bar & nibbles

Depaul UK Visit to Lambeth Palace Gardens – Fri 6 Sept 12 noon-3pm: Open Day at Lambeth Palace Gdns, normally closed to public, all profit will go to the charity. Tickets £5 and can be bought from Marie-Claire Acton at Depaul (020 7939 1279 / 07970 168 864), through Eventbrite or on the day. Children go free. Dogs welcome. Refreshments (tea/coffee, sandwiches & cake) available to buy. Activities include a nature walk, tombola, music etc. There will also be photos of the area shot by Depaul youngsters available to buy. Recommend using public transport as no parking will be provided.

Depaul UK Dusk Walk – Fri 11 Oct, 5pm for 6pm start. More info on https://uk.depaulcharity.org/dusk-walk-london.

GIFT AID & STANDING ORDERS – IMPORTANT! If you are a UK taxpayer, Gift Aid is a wonderful way to make your offertory donation more valuable to Christ the King. For every £8 you donate to the church, the UK government adds another £2, which is refunded to the parish. Currently about 50% of our weekly offertory collection is gift aided. If we could raise this figure to 75% we would increase our annual repayment from the government by over £1,000. Please consider joining the gift aid scheme and also setting up a standing order in favour of Christ the King. If you are away at present, forms can be downloaded from the parish website or picked up from the back of church or at the Repository next to the main door and completed forms returned to Joanne in the parish office.

GLUTEN FREE hosts are available at each Mass in a pyx beside Fr Anthony.

SUNDAY LUNCHES: Any kind offers? Or if you do not do lunch on Sundays, Perhaps you could invite me for a cuppa any day?

FATHERS’ & MOTHERS’ PRAYERS: Would any fathers or mothers like to form groups who could pray together? Please see http://www.fathersprayers.org/ or Google ‘Fathers’ Prayers’; & http://www.mothersprayers.org/index.php/en.

PARISH CHRISTMAS FAIR: this year will take place on Sat 23 November 2019. It is our only fundraising event and a wonderful community gathering. New helpers are particularly welcome and of course our ‘regulars’! This year we are very keen to recruit more ‘crafters’ & someone to run the Handicraft Stall. So, everyone interested in helping at the Fair, in any way, is invited to come to a PLANNING MEETING on Tuesday 17 Sept at 8pm in the hall. Please put the date in your diaries. If you can’t make it but want to help, please email sharon_purtill@yahoo.co.uk.

CHURCH CLOSING ON TUESDAY EVES – CAN YOU HELP PLEASE? We have no-one on our rota to close the church at 7.30pm on Tuesdays. Happily many people pop in during the day and often on their way home from work too. Any offers please? As close to 7.30pm as possible would be great!

SUBSIDENCE: Sadly the crack, which seemed to have stabilized, is getting bigger in spite of wetter weather. So the insurers have said that our trees in the back garden have to go. I have tried to save the False Acacia with its beautiful yellow leaves but to no avail. I am very sad about it, but console myself with Jonah (Jonas) chapter 4.

NEW GIFT AID ENVELOPES: Please note that all those registered on our parish Gift Aid Scheme who have not collected their envelopes from the back of church will have them posted to their home addresses over the next few weeks.

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