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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 2018 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: Parishioners/Friends of Christ the King, Wimbledon Park (Closed group)

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Latest newsletters:

- 9 December 2018, 2nd Sunday of Advent (Year C)
- 2 December 2018, 1st Sunday of Advent (Year C)
- 25 November 2018, 34th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) - CHRIST THE KING

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Dates for your diaries

Children’s Nativity Service, Weds 19 Dec 2018, 6.30pm

Ladies’ Bring a Dish Dinner, Friday 25 January 2019 – 8pm in hall

Mens’ Bring a Dish Dinner, Friday 1 February 2019 – 8pm in hall

Depaul UK Quiz Night, Saturday 2 March 2019 – 6.45pm for 7.15pm in the hall

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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From the newsletter

HELP REQUIRED TO CLEAN THE CHURCH & PREPARE IT FOR CHRISTMAS: Last year no-one turned up to help! It would be great if anyone was able to set aside one hour to help out at 6pm on Thursday 20 December. If you are able to come along and help please email or call Janet Hurtell - details in the newsletter. Many thanks!

DEPAUL UK CHRISTMAS COLLECTION: This year our collection will take place on the next two weekends of 8/9 & 15/16 December. We would be very grateful for donations of gifts for the residents such as toiletries, new clothing, non-perishable foods, festive food items, gift and supermarket vouchers, board games, playing cards etc. Please leave all items unwrapped. Unfortunately the hostels cannot accept homemade foods or items past their sell by date, damaged or opened. There will be boxes at the back of the church for your donations. Thank you very much in advance for your generosity.

FAITH IN ACTION would be very grateful to receive donations of rucksacks and storage bags for its service users, along with men’s medium sized under-garments, T-shirts and jeans, size 9 socks and shampoo. There will be a box for these at the back of the church. Many thanks.

MIDNIGHT MASS – Calling all Singers! Scratch choir will sing at Christmas Midnight Mass and the preceding Carol Service at 11.30pm. Informal singers’ rehearsal on Sun 16 Dec 1-3pm. Full rehearsal on Sat 22 Dec in the Church from 3.30-5.30pm. New members welcome. Queries to Clare Collins. Details in the newsletter.

SAVE THE DATES FOR CTK LADIES’ & MENS’ DINNERS! Ladies’ Dinner on Fri 25 Jan 2019 – Men’s Dinner on Fri 1 Feb 2019. Signing up sheets are out on the newsletters NOW. Spread the Word please – all welcome!

USED STAMPS FOR LEPRA: Thank you to all who have in the past saved used postage stamps and donated them. This has enabled the local contact to raise close to £1,000 this year for the charity. Please keep saving any stamps and anything philatelic, (postcards – used & unused – etc), and leave them in the boxes at either entrance to the church. Many thanks in advance for your contributions.

TAKE SOME TIME TO REFLECT THIS ADVENT:
Three ways to help you:
- 1. ‘My Day to Day’ Advent booklets for children are available, free of charge, from the newsletter table.
- 2. Advent Calendars (purple sheets) are available on the newsletter table.
- 3. Diocesan scriptural reflection, go to http://southwarkdsc.org.uk.

PARISH CHRISTMAS CARDS with details of all of our Christmas Services, are now available from the newsletter tables. Please take one and keep for easy reference. Christmas Offering Envelopes are also available on the Newsletter bench for your Christmas offerings. Many thanks in anticipation of your usual generosity. (Please note that members of the Parish Gift Aid Scheme have special Christmas Envelopes in their boxes).

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

MISSION PRAYER COMPETITION: Our Mission Team have decided to ask everyone to come up with a Prayer that can be said at home in preparation for our Parish Mission in May. Please make it easy to remember so that we can do it without the printed word, eg short and rhythmic. One prize for an Adult’s prayer and one for a Children’s prayer. Just send in your suggestions marked A or C and we will choose from them.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2019: The sixth preparation session, ‘Advent’, for those enrolled, takes place this Sunday during the 10.30am Mass. The seventh session, ‘The Sacrament of Baptism’, will take place AFTER CHRISTMAS on Sun 6th January 2019. Please take note that the second PARENTS’ MEETING with Fr Anthony will take place on Monday 14 January at 8pm in the Hall.

CHILDREN’S NATIVITY SERVICE – Calling all angels, donkeys, kings, shepherds etc..! Wednesday 19 December 2018 – 6.30pm in the Church: If you would like your child to participate in this, please email Sinead - details in the newsletter.

RED BOXES: Could you please return all full or semi full Red Boxes. They can be returned to the Presbytery or please ring or email John Pedder who will call and collect them - details in the newsletter.

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