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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

- 8 December 2019, Second Sunday of Advent (Year A)
- 1 December 2019, First Sunday of Advent (Year A)
- 24 November 2019, Thirty-Fourth Sunday - Christ the King (Year C)
- 17 November 2019, Thirty-Third 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

CHILDREN’S NATIVITY SERVICE, – Tuesday 17 December 2019, 7.00pm in the Church.

Midnight Mass Choir Rehearsal, – Sat 21 Dec 2pm in the Church.

Live Music, Dinner & Fun Quiz for CAFOD – Sat 25 Jan 2020 in Hall.

Parish Ladies’ Dinner – Fri 31 January 2020 – 8pm in the Hall.

Parish Men’s Dinner – Fri 7 February 2020 – 8pm in the Hall.

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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.

This weekend we welcome Fr Patrice, a Spiritan Father, who will make the Annual Appeal for the Foreign Missions. The Retiring Collection this weekend is for this appeal.

TAKE SOME TIME TO REFLECT THIS ADVENT:
- My Day to Day’ Advent booklets for Juniors and Infant children are available, free of charge, from the newsletter tables.
- Advent Posters for your windows
- Advent Calendars (purple sheets) are available on the newsletter table.
These have suggestions on what we can do each day as a Christian preparation for Christmas. Stick one up in your kitchen, maybe.

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).

NO AFTER 10.30 MASS COFFEE MORNING THIS SUNDAY – this is because the Parish Seniors’ Lunch is taking place in the hall.

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

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2019/20: 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 Sunday 5 Jan.

DEPAUL UK / FAITH IN ACTION CHRISTMAS COLLECTION – This weekend & next we are collecting to give Depaul UK hostel users a small personal gift. Boxes are at the back of church for donations. Suggestions inc: scarves, gloves & beanies, board games, books, marshmallows & chocolates, Christmas biscuits, socks, underwear, toiletries inc lip balm etc(all new please). Faith In Action would welcome waterproofs, hats, scarves, gloves, medium size boxers, men’s socks sizes 9-11, ladies underwear & sanitary pads. Many thanks!

CHILDREN’S NATIVITY SERVICE – Calling all angels, shepherds etc..! Tuesday 17 December 2019 – 7.00pm in the Church: If you would like your child to participate in this, please contact Sinead on 07920 768 420.

MIDNIGHT MASS SCRATCH CHOIR REHEARSAL will take place in the church on Sat 21 Dec at 2pm. New singers welcome. Queries? clarecollinsuk@aol.com / 07799 516 433.

PLEASE HELP US GIVE THE CHURCH A ‘CHRISTMAS CLEAN’! Anyone with a spare half hour or so – please just come along on Thursday 19 Dec at 6pm & join us to prepare the Church for Christmas. Many thanks.

ANNUAL LIVE MUSIC/DINNER/FUN QUIZ – Sat 25 Jan 7-10pm, Parish Hall: Save the date for this fab annual CTK charity fundraiser: pianists Michael Round & Adam Whitmore, singer Elspeth Day-Collins, a fun ‘pub quiz’ style quiz & delicious dinner including homemade pizzas! In aid of CAFOD’s Syrian Crisis Appeal. All welcome-secondary school age + tickets on sale in New Yr £10 (U25 £5).

SAVE THE DATES FOR CTK LADIES’ & MENS’ DINNERS! Ladies’ Dinner on Fri 31 Jan 2020 – Men’s Dinner on Fri 7 Feb 2020. SIGN UP NOW – SHEETS ARE ON NEWSLETTER TABLES!

MISSIO – RED BOXES: Could all holders of Red Boxes please return them to the Presbytery as soon as possible, so that John can send Missio its money before Christmas? If it is easier for you to give the box directly to John, please ring him on 020 8946 4458 and he can collect from you. A big thank you to all who have already handed in their boxes!

MOTHERS PRAYERS: Join us every Weds at 7.30pm in the church to pray for children & grandchildren. Any queries contact Marie on 07468 439 676.

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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