Christ the King

WELCOME to the Church of Christ the King in Chingford, east London. Our parish is a vibrant community, normally with a full programme of worship and faith development and a number of weekly activities. We serve parts of Walthamstow and Chingford, and publish a weekly Newsletter. Our Parish Priest is the Reverend David Waller (Ord).

The Portal is the free online magazine of The Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, published on the first day of each month. See more You can also listen to a different podcast each Saturday evening via the same link.

Season Creation 1st September to 4th October the Feast Day of St Francis of Assisi

Theme this year is ‘A home for all? Renewing the Oikos of God.’

The World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation was celebrated on 1 September and kicked off the Season of Creation, a time of sustained prayer and action which lasts a month and four days. During this season we are encouraged to pray and engage in community events in order to deepen our relationship with our God, our neighbour and the earth we share, being ever more attentive to the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor. Read more.

Please make use of the Season of Creation Celebration Guide:
https://seasonofcreation.org/2021/05/10/season-of-creation-2021-celebration-guide-en-news/

The Pope’s Prayer Intention for September 2021 is for an environmentally sustainable lifestyle.

Christ the King Chingford

Proposals for September – from the Reflection of the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network for England, Wales and Scotland See more

  1. Recalling that how we treat our Common Home sometimes reflects how we behave towards each other, think and pray about the ‘throwaway culture’. What attitudes do I notice in myself that I should reconsider?
  2. Participate in the Season of Creation, which runs from 1st September to 4th October, the feast day of St Francis of Assisi www.seasonofcreation.org
  3. Its ecumenical, international theme this year is ‘A Home for All’. Investigate how your parish or worshipping community is participating; encourage others to take part.
  4. Learn more about the ongoing work of the Global Catholic Climate Movement, which has just changed its name to the Laudato Si Movement www.laudatosimovement.org

Events

Online Study Days: Saturday morning 2nd Oct Cry of the Poor. This is free so PLs share link www.whatgoodnews.org  

Care for God’s Creation Living Laudato Si’ – Online Retreat 15-18th October Bishop Alan to open the retreat: Please email: laudatosi@dioceseofbrentwood.org and see more details here

Want to join us?

Please visit our Environment page.

Covid Guidelines

Since 19 July 2021, we entered Step 4 of the Government’s Covid-19 Response Roadmap. The following guidelines apply with effect from Sunday 25th July onwards.

  • We are still required to keep track and trace details. Please scan the QR barcode at the door or complete a track and trace slip in the Church porch.
  • When you enter the building please sanitise your hands – this is your responsibility.
  • You are highly encouraged to continue wearing a mask.
  • Do not sit too closely to other people and be sensitive to other peoples’ needs. The block of seats on the far left as you enter the Church will continue to have enforced distancing and the wearing of masks will be compulsory in those seats.
  • Communion will be distributed during the mass, and will continue to be under one kind only. When coming for communion please move as directed.
  • The sign of the peace remains suspended.
  • Congregational singing is permitted but those singing are asked to wear a mask and to be restrained, sing gently.
  • At the end of mass, please keep a safe distance as you move from your seat to the door. Please DO NOT talk or congregate in the porch.

Please note, the above points are very important, if we do not observe them we will have failed in our risk assessment and will have to revert back to the pre-existing arrangements. Thank you for your understanding and continued cooperation.

Donations

The parish finances are DELICATE and UNCERTAIN. Any support you can give would be greatly appreciated. To make it easier you can now donate directly to the Parish using this LINK Donations can be made with or without using Gift Aid.

If you can Gift Aid your donation then the value of your generosity is increased by 25% at no cost to you, and Gift Aided contributions form a substantial part of the Church’s finances. 

For other options please visit the DONATE page.

Altar Servers

Traditionally we have always had a strong team of servers at Christ the King. Our service to God is a privilege and a joy. Our young servers are trained and guided by the few adult servers we have left and other senior servers in the team. At the age of eighteen we tend to lose our servers to further education and are now seeking to recruit some more and also adult servers to keep the team running in the longer-term. We have arranged a 2 hour training session on Saturday 18th September at 10.00am. Please see further details

Worship with Us

We publish a weekly programme of Services, and booking is not necessary. We also offer live stream services for those who prefer to watch online and make a Spiritual Communion (see below).

Weekday Masses

The church is open for more weekday masses and some are live streamed. Please see the programme below for full details. It is the responsibility of those coming to mass to ensure that they sanitise their hands and either scan-in or leave contact details.

Please visit our page on the Environment.

Mass times and Programme 11th – 19th September 2021

  • Saturday 11th September Vigil Mass at 6.00pm – Public Worship.
  • Sunday 12th September Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time (B) (Education Day). Mass at 9.00am – Public Worship. Mass at 11.00am – Public Worship and also available on Live Stream. See Sunday Gospel Relection.
  • Monday 13th September Mass at 9.30am – Public Worship and Live Stream.
  • Tuesday 14th September Private Prayer 11.30am to 12.30pm – Church is Open. Mass (Divine Worship Missal) at 7.30pm – Public Worship & Live Stream.
  • Wednesday 15th September Private Prayer 3.00pm to 4.00pm – Church is Open.
  • Thursday 16th September Mass at 11.30am followed by Adoration and Benediction – Public Worship and Live Stream.
  • Saturday 18th September Vigil Mass at 6.00pm – Public Worship.
  • Sunday 19th September Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time (B) (Home Mission Day). Mass at 9.00am – Public Worship. Mass at 11.00am – Public Worship and also available on Live Stream.

For Children’s liturgy visit our page on Children.

Attending Mass

Newsletter

We will continue to produce the weekly newsletter online and, where possible, parishioners are encouraged to read or download the online version. This saves papers and provides easy access to links to other sites. However, printed copies will be available in the porch for those who cannot access the newsletter online. These will not be given out to everyone attending mass but can be taken from the table if required.

Hymnbooks

Hymnbooks will be given out at the 9am Mass on Sundays. Please return them on the way out.

Hymnsheets

Hymnsheets will be given out for the 11am Mass on Sundays. These will need to be disposed of after use – please help us by taking yours home with you.

Readings

During the pandemic we have become used to listening to the readings without having printed copies to follow. Reading sheets will be available on the table in the porch but will not be handed out with hymnbooks/hymnsheets, in order to be environmentally friendly and not produce more copies than are needed. Please take a copy if you wish and then take it home with you – these cannot be reused at a later mass.

Watching Mass Online

Here is the YouTube link for all live streamings. The stream goes live 10 minutes beforehand. Here is the Order of Mass. Please say the Act of Spiritual Communion after the priest has received Holy Communion – he will prompt you.

Act of Spiritual Communion

My Jesus, I believe that You Are truly present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, And I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot, at this moment receive you Sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as being already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.

Mass Offerings

All intentions will be said by Fr David either in public or private celebration of Mass during the current lockdown. If you would like to offer a Mass please email chingfordctk@dioceseofbrentwood.org

Ordinariate

If you are using the Ordinariate Rite please see this mass card.

Hard of hearing

There are a number of signed Masses available, while some YouTube feeds, like that of Our Lady of Lourdes and St Joseph in Leigh, have the facility to provide recordings with subtitles. See more

Communion of the Sick

At present we are not allowed to visit the sick and housebound except in danger of death.

If you can Gift Aid your donation then the value of your generosity is increased by 25% at no cost to you, and Gift Aided contributions form a substantial part of the Church’s finances.  Thank you.

Pope’s Prayer Intention for September 2021

For an environmentally sustainable lifestyle

We pray that we all will make courageous choices for a simple and environmentally sustainable lifestyle, rejoicing in our young people who are resolutely committed to this.

DONATONS - The Parish finances are DELICATE & UNCERTAIN.  Any support you can provide would be greatly appreciated. To make it easier you can now donate directly to the Parish using this LINK