Christ the King
WELCOME to the Church of Christ the King in Chingford, east London. Your virtual visit is most welcome. Our parish is a vibrant community, with a programme of worship and weekly activities. We serve parts of Walthamstow and Chingford, and publish a weekly Newsletter. Our Parish Priest is the Very 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.
Awake London 28th May
Awake London is a Catholic Charismatic Convention that meets on the fourth Saturday of each month at Christ the King Church. The next meeting is on Saturday 28th May from 3.00-5.00pm. All are welcome to attend.
Prayer for Ukraine
Almighty and Great God, accept our gratitude for your boundless mercy towards us.
Hear the supplication of our afflicted hearts for the land and people of Ukraine,
as they confront foreign aggression and invasion.
Open the eyes of those who have been overtaken by a spirit of deception and violence,
that they be horrified by their works.
Grant victory over the powers of evil that have arisen,
and bless Ukraine with your gifts of liberty, peace, tranquillity and good fortune.
We implore you, O Merciful God, look with grace upon those who courageously defend their land.
Remember the mothers and fathers, the innocent children, widows and orphans,
the disabled and helpless, those seeking shelter and refuge,
who reach out to you and to their fellow human beings looking for mercy and compassion.
Bless the hearts of those who have already shown great generosity and solidarity,
and those who prepare to receive their Ukrainian brothers and sisters in Ukraine’s greatest time of need.
Bring us together as your children, your creation, and instill in us your strength, wisdom and understanding.
May you be praised and glorified, now and forever, and to the ages of ages.
How you can help
Please give a donation & remember those affected in your prayers.
The Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church together with the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in the UK and other Ukrainian organisations have formed a special emergency appeal, details below.
For the Government’s “Homes for Ukraine” scheme visit: https://homesforukraine.campaign.gov.uk/ and the grassroots website: https://www.sanctuaryfoundation.org.uk/ The scheme is for those who know Ukrainians; the potential host names a refugee individual, couple or family that they are willing to accommodate. After that the Government will help “match” refugees with those who are offering homes.
Please also visit https://www.caritasbrentwood.org/ukraine/
The Revd Neil Scott was ordained to the priesthood on Saturday 12th March by His Excellency Archbishop Claudio Gugerotti, the Apostolic Nuncio at Our Lady of the Assumption Warwick Street. He celebrated his first Mass at Christ the King on the following day. Please use this link to see the photos.
Programme from 14th to 22nd May 2022
People are advised to continue to wear a face-covering in crowded indoor spaces; allow in plenty of fresh air when meeting/gathering indoors. Hand sanitiser is still available in the porch.
- Saturday 14th April Vigil Mass at 6.00pm.
- Fifth Sunday of Easter (C) 15th May Mass at 9.00am. Mass at 11.00am also available on Live Stream. Please see the Gospel Reflection
- Monday 16th Service of the Word & Holy Communion at 9.30am.
- Tuesday 17th May Private Prayer 11.30am-12.30pm – Church is open. No service at 7.30pm.
- Wednesday 18th May Private Prayer 3.00-4.00pm – Church is open.
- Thursday 19th May The Rosary at 11.00am. Service of the Word & Holy Communion at 11.30am.
- Saturday 21st May Vigil Mass at 6.00pm.
- Sixth Sunday of Easter (C). Mass at 9.00am. Mass at 11.00am also available on Live Stream. Please see the Gospel Reflection
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.
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. Please take a copy if you wish.
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.
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
The Blessed Sacrament can be taken to the sick and housebound by arrangement. Please contact us.