Home About Parish Groups Schedules Events Location/Contact Links

Alpha Course at Christ the King - All are welcome

Alpha is a series of 15 interactive sessions, typically run over 11 weeks, including a weekend day where anyone ( probably most appropriate for those aged 15 and above) can explore life and the Christian faith in a friendly, open and informal environment.

Alpha started over 30 years ago at Holy Trinity Brompton (HTB), an Anglican church in Central London, UK. Today, more than 27 million people have attended Alpha in more than 169 countries, and it has been translated into 112 different languages. It runs in every part of the worldwide church including the Catholic Church, which has warmly embraced the approach and encourages involvement for those of us seeking understanding and as a means to strengthen and renew faith and our relationship with God through Jesus.

Alpha Course at Christ the King will start on Thurs 15th Sept as part of the global September launch for 2016, and will run for 11 weeks - ending on 24th November. Supper will be provided from 7.15-7.45pm – so for those with very busy lives no need to dash home and start cooking, in fact sharing a meal together is a very important aspect of embarking on the Alpha journey of faith together.

The course video, lecture and discussion groups will be held in the Church Hall (with the exception of the session on the 17th November, the venue for which will be announced later). All sessions will start at 7.45pm sharp, ending promptly at 9.15pm. The course includes one weekend, which will be Saturday 29th October (venue will be confirmed at a later date).

Visit the Christ the King Alpha page for updates, and check out the Alpha.org website, http://alpha.org.

We look forward to seeing you there.

"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
Telephone: 020 8946 2091

Latest newsletter: 16th October 2016 - Twenty-ninth Sunday (C)


Dates for your diaries

- Session 6 of our ALPHA COURSE in the hall, Thurs 20 Oct, starts with supper at 7.15pm, talk begins at 7.45pm

- Crafting Sessions for Fair – Sat 22 Oct 2-4pm & Sun 30 Oct 6-8pm in Hall

- Alpha Day – Sat 29 Oct at Trinity United Reform Church, SW19 4AA

- Parish Fair- Saturday 19 November, 11am - 3pm, (SEE NOTE BELOW)

- Senior Parishioners’ Christmas Lunch – Sun 11 Dec, 2pm in Hall

Confession on Saturdays: 10am-10.30am and 5.30pm-5.45pm, or just ask


From the latest newsletter:

PARISH FAIR: It’s that time of year again and we need your support to make our annual (and only) Parish fundraiser a success. At the back of church we have two forms – green for the Tree of Promises and blue for the items we need for the FAIR. We’ll start collecting your donations from next weekend of 22/23 October, so that gives you time to check out those cupboards at home for items we need donated!

For those who are new to the Parish, the Tree of Promises are gifts that people can buy on the day of the FAIR at a special price, which have been donated by local companies, but also by our parishioners – gifts could be a cake baked by you, an offer of maths tuition, a night’s babysitting, a couple of hours’ gardening … the list is endless. This stall is one of our biggest earners on the day and it’s thanks to the generosity of our parishioners and local companies. So please do take a leaflet and have a think about whether you can donate items to the Fair or could do something or ask someone/some business you know to donate something as a Promise.

CRAFT SESSIONS: Please come along and join the team as they get busy crafting gifts to sell at the Fair. Two sessions in the Church Hall on Saturday 22 Oct at 2-4pm and Sunday 30 Oct from 6-8pm – new ideas and all welcome!!

Any questions on the Fair please contact Sharon Purtill via the Parish office.

SENIOR PARISHIONERS’ CHRISTMAS LUNCH – SUNDAY 11th DECEMBER 2016, 2PM IN THE HALL. Sign-up sheets are now available on the newsletter tables if you would like to attend this very popular event. Anyone wishing to help with food preparation please contact Spike Clarke and those wishing to help with general preparation/setting up please contact Frances Batholomew. Contact via the Parish Office.

FR ANTHONY ON HOLS: Fr Anthony, who has not had a holiday for 3 years, is going to Australia. He leaves this weekend and returns on November 10th. While he is away various Jesuit priests and Canon Colm Acton will be here for weekend masses and on 1st and 2nd November. Our parish will surely make them welcome. If you want Confession, please just ask one of them.

WELCOME: We welcome Eleanor Ana Marth Buchanan, Darcey Nuala Howle, Matthew Colin Ridsdale, Louisa Elaine Sanders, Phoebe Rose Tankard, Samuel Fred Walshe and Helena Watrobska who were baptized here at Christ the King over the past two weekends, and we congratulate their parents and families.

RECENTLY DECEASED: Your prayers are asked for the repose of the soul of Rita Boylan a long-standing regular member of our parish for 40 years, who died on 6th October. Rita was a cousin of our parishioner, Moira Buckley. Her Funeral took place on Monday in Dublin. We offer very sincere sympathy and assurance of prayers to all of her family and friends. May she rest in peace.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION: – Applications forms are available from the newsletter tables this weekend for those wishing to be prepared for First Holy Communion in 2017. The ceremony will take place on Sunday 25 June 2017 at 10.30am. Please take a form, complete and return to the Presbytery by Sunday 30 October 2016 at latest. A MEETING FOR ALL PARENTS WILL TAKE PLACE ON TUESDAY 1ST NOV AT 8PM IN THE HALL. Preparation Sessions will start the following Sunday 6 November. There will be no late admissions. Please note that children must be in School Year 3 or older in order to register and priority will be given to those who are regular attenders of Christ the King.

ALPHA DAY – Saturday 29 October 2016, at Trinity United Reform Church, Mansel Road, Wimbledon SW19 4AA from 9.30am-5pm. Please pick up a special leaflet with full details from the table at the back of the church today.

YOUTH ACTIVITIES (1st Sat of the month after 6pm Youth Mass):
- November 5th – MOVIE Night
- December 3rd – PARTY Games Night / music
- January 7th – BOARD GAMES Night
- February 4th – (half-term 13-17 Feb) GAMES Night (pool/table tennis, etc.)
- March 4th – Party Games Night / music
- May 13th (avoiding the bank hol, the week before) – ROUNDERS IN THE PARK

Annual Mass Count – will continue over the next two weekends.


New Parishioners


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.

Baptisms: Please see Fr Anthony. The next Baptism dates are: Saturdays 1 & 8 October at 1pm – the preparation session for these is on Tuesday 13 September at 8.00pm in the Church Hall.

Marriages: You need to give at least 6 months’ notice.


Home || About || Parish Groups || Schedules || Events || Location/Contact || Links || Sitemap