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.

Did you know we have a new page? It is called Our Lady

COVID-19 Update

England has moved to Plan B measures in response to the new Omicron variant of COVID-19.

Face coverings, with effect from 10th December are now compulsory in most public indoor venues including places of worship. More information is available in the UK Government guide

Singing, including choirs and congregational singing, is still permitted. However, congregations must wear masks for indoor services.

Programme from 15th to 23rd January 2022

  • Saturday 15th January Vigil Mass at 6.00pm – Public Worship.
  • Sunday 16th January Second Sunday in Ordinary Time (C) (Peace Day). Mass at 9.00am – Public Worship. Mass at 11.00am – Public Worship and available on Live Stream. Gospel Reflection
  • Monday 17th January Eucharistic Service at 9.30am – Public Worship.
  • Tuesday 18th January Private Prayer 11.30am-12.30pm – Church is Open. Mass at 7.30pm (Divine Worship Missal) – Public Worship and available on Live Stream.
  • Wednesday 19th January Private Prayer 3.00-4.00pm – Church is Open.
  • Thursday 20th January The Rosary at 11.00am – Public Worship. Mass at 11.30am followed by Eucharistic Adoration – Public Worship and available on Live Stream.
  • Saturday 22nd January Vigil Mass at 6.00pm – Public Worship.
  • Sunday 23rd January Third Sunday in Ordinary Time (C) (Sunday of the Word of God). Mass at 9.00am – Public Worship. Mass at 11.00am – Public Worship and also available on Live Stream

Attending Mass

It is the responsibility of those coming to mass to ensure that they sanitise their hands and either scan-in or leave their contact details for track and trace purposes.


The parish finances are DELICATE and UNCERTAIN but heading in the right direction. 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.


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


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.

Choir Practice

Takes place on Fridays at 6pm for both 9am and 11am Sunday Masses. New members are welcome so please consider joining us. There is no age limit provided you are able to read.


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

All weekday masses are live streamed plus the 11.00am Mass on Sundays. 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.

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. If you would like to offer a Mass please contact the Parish Office.


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

Communion of the Sick

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

Pope’s Prayer Intention for January 2022

For true human fraternity. We pray for all those suffering from religious discrimination and persecution; may their own rights and dignity be recognized, which originate from being brothers and sisters in the human family.

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