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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

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

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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 forms:
- Gift Aid Declaration and Standing Order Mandate.

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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 07458 347 337.

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

Latest newsletters

- 23 January 2022, 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (C)
- 16 January 2022, 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (C)
- 9 January 2022, The Baptism of the Lord (C)
- 2 January 2022, 2nd Sunday of Christmas (C)

Latest Mass sheet

- 23 January 2022.

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Church open

There is public Mass every day.

Our church is open seven days a week, until 7:30pm.

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Dates for your diary

LADIES’ BRING A DISH DINNER – Friday 28 January 2022, 8pm in the hall.

MEN’S BRING A DISH DINNER – Friday 4 February 2022, 8pm in the hall.

SYNOD MEETINGS in our Hall– All welcome! Choices of 3 dates: Sun 6 Feb 11.30-12.30, Thurs 10 Feb 8-9pm & Fri 11 Feb 10.30-11.30am. See Notice.

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From the newsletter

HAPPY NEW YEAR – GREETINGS FROM FR TERRY! Many of you will remember Fr Terry Walsh SJ who used to be a ‘regular’ here at CTK. He sends his love and best wishes to you all from Rome and is hoping to visit us in the Summer.

FACE MASKS: In line with the relaxing of restrictions, as of next Thursday 27 January, the wearing of face masks will no longer be mandatory in public spaces. This means that you will not be required to wear them in church.

SUNDAY LUNCHES My new diary is empty. Any kind offers? Maybe, if you do not do lunch on Sundays, perhaps you could invite me for a cuppa at any time any day? Thanks.

SYNOD 2021 – 2023: What is the 2021 Synod about? The Synod is a convention of bishops to discuss matters of the church and seek advice from the Pope. This is an opportunity for us all to let the whole Church know that the Holy Spirit is telling us and the whole Church has to LISTEN to what we are saying. All parishes have been asked to respond by 18 February at latest. Please pick up a special pink leaflet from the newsletter table which explains more about how you can give your opinions on how our Parish/Church is doing, and your suggestions on how to improve and prepare for the future. Responses can be made anonymously if you wish. There will also be 3 opportunities for us to meet and share our ideas on SUN 6 FEB at 11.30am-12.30 (children will be looked after), THURS 10 Feb 8-9pm or FRI 11 FEB 10.30-11.30am – all in the Church Hall.

THE CHILDREN’S LITURGY at 10.30 a.m. MASS: NEW HELPERS are needed to join the team – please email Joanne in the Parish Office if you are interested in knowing more.

SAFEGUARDING: A reminder that ALL volunteers need to complete a Volunteer Registration Form, but only some Volunteers will need to complete a DBS form. Any queries please contact Celine or Simon at wimbledonparksg1@ safeguardrcaos.org.uk OR wimbledonparksg4@safeguardrcaos.org.uk.

MOTHERS’ PRAYERS: Join us every THURS at 7-7.30pm in the Church to pray for children/grandchildren. For info contact Marie - see newsletter for contact details.

CTK FACEBOOK GROUP: Our CTK Facebook group has 163 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’. It’s a great way to keep in touch with what is going on, particularly in these difficult times

CTK LADIES’ & MENS’ BRING A DISH DINNERS! Ladies’ Dinner NEXT Fri 28 January 2022. Men’s Dinner on Fri 4 February 2022. SIGN UP NOW – SHEETS ARE ON NEWSLETTER TABLES! New parishioners and relatives/friends are particularly welcome! Joanne will email you with more information.

TEMPORARY ACCOMMODATION REQUIRED for two adult (female) parishioners to rent short-term from 1 February 2022 for 4-6 weeks. Needs to be local to Southfields, Wimbledon Park, Wandsworth area. See newsletter for contact details.

CHORISTER OPPORTUNITIES AT WESTMINSTER CATHEDRAL CHOIR SCHOOL: Open to any boys with musical potential in Yrs 2 or 3 who might consider becoming choristers at Westminster Cathedral. See poster for more info.

VOLUNTEERING with the Dons Local Action Group: Can you spare any time to help the DLAG? It is a local network of volunteers whose aim is to help those in the community in need of support. It relies on volunteers to operate. All volunteering is entirely flexible 7 days a week. You can help at one of their supermarket stalls in Wimbledon, Colliers Wood & many other local areas. Or as a driver to collect/deliver food boxes & laptops. Or from home with admin, fundraising, marketing, social media, graphic design. For more info see https://donslocalaction.org. or dlagvolunteer@afcwimbledonfoundation.org.uk. Or donate furniture/white goods: donate@londonfurnitrecollective.org.uk or laptop: donate@keepkidsconnected.co.uk.

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COVID-19 Restrictions Update - "Back to more normal", July 2021

- Please continue to sanitize your hands at the door or in narthex.

- Track & Trace continues until we are told otherwise.

- Face masks are now optional.

- Some benches at the back are spaced out for those who prefer distancing.

- We may sing but only if wearing face masks. However, our choir will wait awhile before restarting.

- No limit to how many may come except for the usual Health & Safety measures all year round.

- Windows will remain open for better ventilation.

- Collection monies to be put into BLACK box at the back.

- You may leave Mass sheets in the church OR take them home.

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Daily Masses: Live streaming from various churches can be found on the internet.
- e.g. There are live Masses, Prayer, Rosaries from morning to night from around GB & Ireland. Go to: churchservices.tv/eltham and select 'WHAT'S ON NOW' or 'SCHEDULES'.
- For Mass Readings for each day go to: Readings at Mass - Universalis.

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

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Coronavirus, and living our faith, a message from the parish’s SVP Conference

I want to help – what can I do?

First and foremost, keep your prayers going. We all need them. Then :

1. Reach out to our neighbours and fellow parishioners. Call or put a note through their door, with your contact details, offering to help. Join local efforts, like local Residents’ Associations, or the systems being recommended by each of our local MPs. Let us know of other practical steps that we can publicise.

2. Food banks. Local food banks have been running short. Some supermarkets have designated places to donate, or you can give an online donation or send an online order direct to the food bank, even if it has to wait a week.

3. Volunteer to be a Phone twin Can you sign up to call a named parishioner once a day, partly as a safety check but also to relieve the sheer boredom?

4.Identifying people without internet access, and offering to help get them online A small but significant minority of parishioners, mostly over 80, are not online. If they decide it would be a good idea to take the plunge, can you help to get them up and going?

5. Let us know if you have any skills to offer We will use the parish Facebook site to make specific requests. Please look at it, and volunteer where you can.

I need help – what can I do?

Follow Government advice, but if you need practical help, with shopping or anything else, get in touch. If you just want to talk through what is on your mind, please call.

1. Phone or text us on 07946 712 714.

2. Use the parish Facebook site – it is a ‘closed’ group so please ask to join if you are on Facebook ‘Parishioners & Friends of Christ the King, Wimbledon Park’. It is a great way to keep in touch – particularly in these difficult times!

Just leave a message and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

We in the SVP send you our prayers and hope to see you again soon.

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CTK FACEBOOK GROUP: Our CTK Facebook group has over 160 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’. It’s a great way to keep in touch with what is going on!

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