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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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Latest newsletters

- 9 February 2020, Fifth Sunday (A)
- 2 February 2020, The Presentation of the Lord (A)
- 26 January 2020, Third Sunday (A)
- 19 January 2020, Second Sunday (A)

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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

DePaul QUIZ – Sat 21 March 2020 – 7.30pm in the Hall – Save the Date, more info to follow soon.

***NEW*** (Women's) World Day of Prayer, Friday March 6th 2p.m. this year at St Luke's.

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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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The God Who Speaks

The coming year will be one of celebrating, living and sharing God's word, through a range of events, activities and resources.

www.cbcew.org.uk/home/events/the-god-who-speaks/.

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Other items from the newsletter

AFTER 10.30 MASS COFFEE MORNING: every Sunday in the hall – all welcome! New Volunteers needed to serve drinks – sign up in hall kitchen please.

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

SCHOOL INFORMATION FORMS 2019/20: Regarding any applications to Catholic Schools, (primary, secondary & 6th form), & Nurseries: special forms are available, after masses, from Fr Anthony. Catholic Schools are becoming more and more reliant on Parish Priests’ references. Even if you have completed many before now, please do so again for each new applicant. Please note that if you are required to supply a ‘Certificate of Catholic Practice’ – these can be downloaded from websites such as the Catholic Education Service or the R.C.Diocese of Southwark.

SUNDAY LUNCHES: Any kind offers? My diary is empty! Or if you do not do lunch on Sundays, perhaps you could invite me for a cuppa any day?

MOTHERS’ PRAYERS: Join us every Weds at 7.30pm in the church to pray for children & grandchildren. Any queries contact Marie - see newsletter.

FEMALE ACCOMMODATION AT STRUAN HOUSE: Struan House is a local Catholic residence for single women age 18-30 who are in London mainly for working or studying purposes. A safe, comfortable & peaceful atmosphere is guaranteed for each resident. Located at 44 Augustus Rd, SW19 6NB, a short walk from Southfields tube station. For more info please email struanhouse@maryimmaculate.co.uk or call 020 8788 9477 or see their website www.rmilondonhostel.org.

CONFIRMATION APPLICATION FORMS: Forms are available NOW on the newsletter tables for all who wish to put their names forward for Confirmation preparation. Candidates must be in School Year 9 or older. Please note that the deadline for submitting completed, signed application forms to the Parish Office is Friday 28 February 2020. Confirmation is scheduled for Saturday 13 June 2020 at 6pm with the Retreat taking place from Friday 15 – Sunday 17 May. Parents’ and Candidates’ Information Evening will take place on Thurs 26 March at 8pm in the Hall. Priority will be given to regular attenders of Christ the King.

OUR WORK FOR CAFOD has been recognised as a leading parish in our Diocese: CTK has been asked to do a presentation on our fundraising/awareness raising activities to the Archbishop. Please keep this great work going by supporting the CTK CAFOD Syria Crisis Appeal events this weekend &/or donating online via justgiving.com/fundraising/clare-collins24.

HELP WITH CHURCH CLEANING URGENTLY NEEDED! Have you got a spare hour once a fortnight or even once every 3 weeks to help keep our church clean? If you would like to help or just to find out more about our teams of helpers please contact Janet - see newsleter for details.

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO CONTRIBUTED TO OUR PARISH FUNDRAISING WEEKEND IN AID OF THE CAFOD SYRIA CRISIS APPEAL. A special thanks to our Justice & Peace Group and other helpers for organising the very enjoyable Quiz & Music Evening to the wonderful musicians who performed and to those who prepared the delicious food. And also, thanks to all who made cakes for the cake sale on the Sunday and to those who helped & bought! The fantastic total of £2,232.05 was raised. Well done all!

OUR LADY QUEEN OF PEACE DAY AT SACRED HEART CHURCH, Wimbledon, on 18 Feb 2020 from 5-8.30pm. Led by Fr Svetozar, OFM, Provincial of Zagreb Monastery, Croatia. Starts with Talk, Rosary, Mass & Adoration of Blessed Sacrament Fr Svetozar is involved in Medjugorje as Director of Mother’s Village. All welcome.

ANNUAL MARRIAGE MASS: Please note that the popular annual St George’s Cathedral Mass for couples celebrating special wedding anniversaries during the year will take place at 3pm on Saturday July 11. Details to follow.

THE SEPARATED & DIVORCED: Restored Lives aims to help and support those whose marriages have failed. There will be two OGF days on Restored Lives, each with the same input but delivered at different venues. Choose the CCF at Tooting Bec on March 12 or The Friars, Aylesford, on March 26. Book in the usual way through OGF.

A TIME FOR MOURNING:This retreat/workshop at Aylesford Priory over the weekend of March 20-22, is for those suffering from the pain of loss. It offers a time for quiet, prayer, talking and acceptance. A space just for you. More information from 01303 670 880 or email mflbereavement@rcaos.org.uk

THE SECOND COLLECTION this weekend is for RACIAL JUSTICE: this collection supports the work of the Catholic Church to promote racial justice in our schools, parishes and in wider society. The theme this year is ‘You are at the heart of the Church’ and will celebrate the contribution travelling communities make to the Church in England and Wales. The aim is to encourage proactive discussions on overt and covert forms of racism experienced by fellow Catholics from these communities. Please see information leaflets on the pews.

St David’s Day Concert in aid of The Passage, a Christian Charity working with homeless people – at the Methodist Central Hall, Westminster on Fri 28 Feb at 7pm. Features the London Welsh Male Voice Choir with guest soloists Claire Jones (harp) & Aled Wyn Davies (tenor). Book online via Eventbrite stdavidsday.eventbrite.co.uk or see website www.passage.org.uk.

From 30 Sept 2019 to 31 Dec 2020 The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England & Wales has designated 2020 as ‘The God who Speaks’ – A year of the word to celebrate the 10th anniversary of ‘Verbum Domini’ – Pope Benedict’s Apostolic Exhortation, ‘The Word of the Lord’ – and the 1,600th anniversary of the death of St Jerome, who translated the Bible into Latin.
The Year will be one of celebrating, living and sharing God’s word, through a range of events, activities and resources. We are invited to listen afresh to the word of God as did Our Blessed Lady at the Annunciation, to encounter anew the presence of that word, and to proclaim it afresh in the Church and the World.
For further information see: www.cbcew.org.uk/home/events/the-god-who-speaks/.

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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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