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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

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One theme each Weekday Mass

On ferias the Lectionary gives us two readings which are unconnected. In order to help the celebrant and congregation take away a message for the day, I have found it helpful to find one single idea arising from the two passages of scripture given for the day - One Theme Each Weekday Mass. - Fr Anthony Plummer

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Social Media

CTK FACEBOOK GROUP: Our CTK Facebook group has over 180 members! It is a private, closed group, so please do ask to join if you are on Facebook Parishioners/Friends of Christ the King, Wimbledon Park.

Find us on Instagram at ctkwimbpark.

And follow us on Twitter @CTKWimbPark.

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New Parishioners

Welcome!

Please take a Parish Directory Leaflet (light blue). Ask a Welcomer. Also, complete Parish Registration & Gift Aid Forms, at church entrance & return them to the Presbytery letter box at 9 Crescent Gardens.

There is usually at least one person to welcome people as they come into Sunday mass. Please make yourself known to them or to the priest. After the 10.30 a.m. Mass ALL are invited into the hall for a cuppa and chat. This is an easy way of getting to know fellow parishioners or just arranging dates with the priest.

For more information see our Parish directory.

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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 Parish Pledge and Gift Aid Form.

QR code

Parishioners can use their smart phones to scan this QR code to make donations to any of our weekly collections and also Easter Offering. These donations can be gift-aided just following the instructions on the screen. The QR code will take you to our parish Give A Little web donation page.

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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

Baptism dates and preparation sessions for 2020 are listed in the porch

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HOSPITAL CONTACTS

If you or a member of your family are admitted to one of these hospitals, do please let the hospital s Catholic chaplain know:

- St George s Hospital: Fr Mark Higgins (020 8725 3069)

- St Helier & Epsom Hospital: Fr Philip Pak (020 8296 3069)

- Kingston Hospital: Fr Tony Oleh (020 8546 7711)

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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.

If you have any worries or concerns about Safeguarding please email either Celine Duckworth at wimbledonparksg1@safeguardrcaos.org.uk or Simon Cowdry at wimbledonparksg4@safeguardrcaos.org.uk or alternatively ring/text 07565 141 281.

Reporting abuse

If you are concerned about the welfare of a child or adult at risk, do not delay in contacting the police, using 999 if a child or adult is believed to be in immediate danger.

It is the policy of the Catholic Church in England and Wales to report all allegations of abuse to statutory authorities, regardless of whether the abuse occurred recently or in the past, or whether the accused person is living or deceased.

If you are in any role within the Catholic Church in England and Wales, you must refer allegations directly to the safeguarding office for your diocese or religious congregation, or directly to the Police.

If you are a member of the public, please refer allegations directly to the police and also to the safeguarding office in your diocese. You can contact the Archdiocese of Southwark Safeguarding Office by telephoning 0207 261 1606 or via email at safeguardingoffice@rcaos.org.uk.

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"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

Church open

There is public Mass every day.

Our church is open seven days a week, 7:£0am to 7:30pm.

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Latest newsletters

- 31 March 2024, Easter Sunday (B)
- 24 March 2024, Palm Sunday (B)
- 17 March 2024, 5th Sunday of Lent (B)
- 10 March 2024, 4th Sunday of Lent (B)

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Easter Services 2024

28 Mar: Maunday Thursday
- 8pm - Mass of the Lord's Supper

29 Mar: Good Friday
- 3pm - Solemn Liturgy of the Passion
- 7:30pm Evening Meditation Service

30 Mar: Holy Saturday
- 10.15-11am - Reconciliation (Confessions)
- 8.00pm - Easter Vigil & First Mass of Easter

31 Mar: Easter Sunday
- 8:30am - Mass
- 10:30am - Family Mass

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From the newsletter:

Your Easter Offerings are your gift to ‘your priest’ and Fr Anthony thanks you in anticipation of your usual generosity. There are many ways to donate as follows:
- Members of the parish Gift Aid Scheme, including those on Standing Order, please use your special (Blue) Easter Offering Gift Aid Envelope.
- Any UK taxpayers not on Gift Aid scheme can use a white Gift Aid Envelope available from the newsletter tables.
- Card Payment machine – anyone can use our Card Payment machines at the back of church. There is an option to Gift Aid your donation – you will be asked to put in a few details the first time you use your card, which takes less than a minute and, from then on, your card will be recognized.
- QR Code: We have a special CTK QR Code which is positioned on the glass by the card payment machine and can be used – (instructions on how to use it are next to the code). This QR Code can also be found on our website & on the back of this newsletter.
- Bank Transfer – Sort Code 60 50 01, Acct No 36006076 in name of RCAS Wimbledon Park. Please use ‘Easter’ as your reference.
- Finally, contributions in cash or cheque to RCAS Wimbledon Park (putting ‘Easter’ on reverse please) can be put in the black box or through the Presbytery door.

‘My Day to Day’ EASTER Booklets for Juniors and Infant children are available, free of charge, from the newsletter tables.

DATES OF OUR PARISH COUNCIL MEETINGS 2024: Usually 3rd Tuesday of the month 7.30 – 9 p.m. Apr 23rd; May 21st; June 18th; July 16th. It is open to the WHOLE Parish. You can join in any time. We all have a responsibility to help our parish be more fruitful. Your ideas are worth sharing.

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

SAVE THE DATE – PARISH VOLUNTEER EVENT – WEDS 12 JUNE – IN THE CHURCH HALL: Do you volunteer in any way for our parish? Or, if not, would you be interested in finding out about volunteering? There are many ways you can help your church. All current and prospective volunteers are asked by the Diocese to attend this important meeting. (Please note that all parishes in the UK are required to comply with this request). There will be two choices of sessions, 10.30am or 7.30pm. More info to follow.

SOUTHWARK DIOCESE (one day) PILGRIMAGE TO WALSINGHAM: On Sat 27th April 2024 Bishop Philip Moger will lead the pilgrimage during this 2024 Year of Prayer. A coach has been arranged from Upper Norwood parish to drive direct to the Shrine. We will have adoration and confessions at the Basilica from 11am, mass at 12noon, packed lunch, and 2:15pm procession to the Ancient Abbey grounds (dating to 1061AD). For info see poster on the notice board & to book the coach. Please contact Fr James Clark - details in newsletter.

MOTHERS PRAYERS: Join us to pray for children/grandchildren every Thursday, (during term time), from 7-7.30pm in the Church. Any queries contact Anne-Marie Craven or Isabela De Abreu: mothersprayersctk@yahoo.com.

GIFT AID – ARE YOU REGISTERED ON THE PARISH SCHEME AS YET? For those not yet on the scheme please do consider joining up. If you are a UK taxpayer, Gift Aid is a great way to make your offertory donation more valuable to CTK by an extra 25%! Also, you have the option of setting up a Standing Order which makes it even easier to make a regular contribution to the parish. Please download & complete the forms which are available on this website. Or pick up the form(s) from the Repository table at the Church entrance. Completed forms can be returned either by email to our parish office or put through the Presbytery door.

POST 10.30AM TEA, COFFEE & CONVERSATION IN HALL: All are invited to come and have a cup of coffee/tea, biscuits and a chat. VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED TO SERVE THE DRINKS – Sign-up sheets are on the notice board in the hall kitchen. So please do sign up if you want this to continue – Thanks!

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Fr Anthony has been asked to help us know our Faith better by giving each week a very short comment on the various articles of our Faith. Have a look.
- No. 1 - Who is God?
- No. 2 - Why did God make me?
- No. 3 - God is a Trinty of persons
- No. 4 - Jesus Christ
- No. 5 - The Holy Spirit
- No. 6 - The Church
- No. 7 - Sin
- No. 8 - Redemption

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IMPORTANT: If you have a loved one go into hospital, please let the CATHOLIC chaplain know.

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