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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 179 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, until 7:30pm.

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Latest newsletters

- 11 February 2024, 6th Sunday Ordinary Time (B)
- 4 February 2024, 5th Sunday Ordinary Time (B)
- 28 January 2024, 4th Sunday Ordinary Time (B)
- 21 January 2024, 3rd Sunday Ordinary Time (B)

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Message from our Archbishop

Our Archbishop has asked that we ALL look at these questions and send him our replies. I should be grateful if you could take the trouble to answer as honestly, as you can and send me your replies, anonymous if you like, so I can forward them. Thank you. AJP

1. Where have I seen or experienced successes within the Church’s structure(s)/ organisation/ leadership/ parish life that encourage mission?

2. Where have I seen or experienced difficulties within the Church’s structure(s)/ organisation/ leadership/ parish life that hinder mission?

3. How can the structures and organisation of the Church help all the baptised to respond to the call to proclaim the Gospel and to live as a community of love and mercy in Christ?

4. How might the People of God be formed together to enable everyone to answer the call to conversion and live out their baptismal vocation fully?

5. What, in your experience, encourages or hinders the mission of the Church in the way it shares and teaches the faith, in liturgical practice (including all Sacraments), in forming its people to live a life in Christ and in how it prays?

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Suggestions for Lent

- Help the Environment: Walk to Mass; join the Parish swap, share, loan, borrow WhatsApp Group.
- Read through the Readings BEFORE the following Sunday Mass. Google Universalis.
- Answer the 5 questions our Archbishop has sent us.
- Suggest to Fr Anthony what He might do during Lent.

Pope Francis suggests: Fast from:
- hurting words, and say kind words.
- anger, and be filled with patience.
- pessimism, and be filled with hope.
- pressures, and be prayerful.
- bitterness, and fill your hearts with joy.
- selfishness, and be compassionate to others.
- grudges, and be reconciled.

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From the newsletter:

CONFIRMATION:(Blue) Registration Forms are available on the newsletter table 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 forms to the Parish Office is NEXT FRIDAY, 16 Feb 2024. The Ceremony is scheduled for Sun 9 June 2024 during the 10.30am Mass. IMPORTANT Parents’ & Candidates Information Evening will take place on Thurs 29 Feb at 8pm in the Hall.

VOLUNTEER NEEDED FOR CONFIRMATION PROGRAMME: One of our regular Catechists has to take a two-year sabbatical. We are appealing for a female parishioner to take on the role for that time. Full training will be given and a commitment to attend the weekly sessions which take place on Thursday evenings between 8-9pm from March – June (term time only). Please contact Paul Mason for more info if interested. See newsletter for details.

NEW - CTK WhatsApp GROUP: In an effort to be kinder to the planet our parish has set up a Parish WhatsApp group where members can swap, share, ,loan, borrow and recycle items, help each other with various neighbourly things and announce CTK activities. Please NO Money related posts (no selling, no buying, no asking for funds of any nature even for charity etc.) Data, names and telephone numbers shared in this group are not to be shared outside of the group or recorded elsewhere or used for alternate purposes without first obtaining the individual’s consent. There are already 75 members. So, if you are interested in joining please text Celine. See newsletter for details. Thank you!

SECOND COLLECTION NEXT WEEKEND FOR CLERGY SUPPORT FUND: The Clergy Support Fund enables the Archdiocese of Southwark to care for priests in their retirement, old age, and at a time of ill health, after their lifetime of service and devotion to Christ, His Church and His People. A donation to this fund will ensure a dignified retirement for all of our priests. We are asked to continue praying for our sick and elderly priests, and consider donating to this worthwhile fund. Those on the parish gift aid scheme can use their labelled (blue) envelope, or there will be special envelopes available on the pews, or you can use our card machines.

DATES OF OUR PARISH COUNCIL MEETINGS 2024: Usually third Tuesday of the month, 7.30pm – 9pm. Upcomomg dates: Feb 20th; Mar 19th; 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.

CTK LADIES’ & MEN’S DINNERS: Thank you to all of the men who came to their dinner last Friday 2nd. Around 45 in total. A good time was had by all. A fabulous £180.00 was donated by them to support the ongoing work of our twin parish in the township of San Benito in Lima, Peru. Added to what was donated at the Ladies’ Dinner, a grand total of £325.00 will be forwarded from us.

SUNDAY LUNCHES My diary is free from March 3rd Any kind offers? Or if you do not do lunch on Sundays, perhaps you could invite me for a cuppa any day?

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!

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!

PARISH SCHOOL INFORMATION FORMS 2023/24: Regarding any applications to Faith Schools, (Primary, Secondary & 6th Forms) & Nurseries: The parish priest is only permitted to confirm/comment on regular (weekly) attendance of the candidate, not of the parent(s). This means that Fr Anthony is only permitted to sign his section of the Religious Practice Forms if the candidate currently regularly attends Sunday mass here at Christ the King since 5 June 2022 and before the start of the Pandemic. Unlike other local churches we do not use a ‘register’ or ‘ticket’ system to check regular attendance. Our system is that before submitting any school forms, we ask parents to please pick up a special (yellow) Parish School Information Form – only available in person from Fr Anthony at masses. One form should be completed for each applicant and returned to the parish office. The info on the form will be used by us to assist with completion of the Religious Practice Forms. Please note that if you are required to supply a Certificate of Catholic Practice – these can be downloaded from websites such as the R C Diocese of Southwark or Westminster – please complete and include with any other relevant paperwork for Fr Anthony to sign.

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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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