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.
After a rather long enforced break, we hope to restart choir practices. These will take place on Fridays at 6pm for both 9am and 11am Sunday Masses (NOTE THE CHANGE OF DAY AND TIME). This is a good time for new members to join as the Feast of Christ the King and Christmas are coming. In addition to helping lead the singing at Mass on Sundays, singing can help your general wellbeing both physically (it improves your lung function) and mentally (it makes you feel happier). Please consider joining us. There is no age limit. The first practice will be on 22nd October.
The Launch of Brentwood Diocesan Laudato Si’ Invitations, Commitments and Actions took place during the Weekend of 2nd/3rd October 2021
This document is for every parishioner, young person, priest, deacon, religious sister and brother, parent, grandparent and school pupil in the Diocese. It has now been published and can be accessed at www.dioceseofbrentwood.net/laudatosi You will find lots of resources such as prayers, links and ideas to help you play your part in practical ways to protect our planet from further damage, by caring for our common home.
When you visit the Church please pick up:
- a copy of your personal invitation to pray and act, to cherish God’s creation and strive for justice for the world’s poorest people
- a pledge card so you can commit to the action you choose to take. Please keep the blue part of your card visible at home as a reminder and return the green part to the Church using the post box on the table in the porch. We would like to refer to these commitments by displaying them on a notice board to inspire other people. Your pledges are of course anonymous and a matter between you and God.
In making your personal pledges – in working to heal the planet, and in striving for justice for the poorest people in the world – you are a living witness to Jesus Christ: do not be afraid to tell people why you are doing whatever you choose to do.Bishop Alan Williams
Our Commitment at Christ the King
We are committed to working towards the LiveSimply Award to increase biodiversity, reduce climate footprint and diminish poverty. If you are interested in helping us with this project please contact us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org and put LiveSimply as the email subject.
CAFOD Brentwood is offering two online Livesimply Award information sessions on Wednesdays 3rd and 24th November at 7.30pm via Zoom to help parishes take the first initial steps to becoming a Livesimply parish. As you know we are committed to achieving this at Christ the King and would ask you to register for a place, in advance. Please email: email@example.com Thank you for your support!
Please visit the Environment page of this website.
Care for God’s Creation Living Laudato Si’ Online Retreat from 15th to 18th October 2021. Bishop Alan will be opening the retreat. To register for a place please email: firstname.lastname@example.org and see more details here
World leaders will be meeting in Glasgow from 1st to 12th November for this UN climate change conference. Pope Francis in his encyclical, Laudato Si’, calls each of us to care for our common home.
“We have inherited a garden: we must not leave a desert to our children.” Those are the words contained in a joint appeal signed by Pope Francis along with scientists and religious leaders recently in the Vatican during a meeting entitled “Faith and Science: Towards Cop26”.
The appeal spells out, in no uncertain terms, that unprecedented challenges “threaten our beautiful common home”.
CAFOD Brentwood is encouraging parish groups and individuals across our diocese to join a London march for climate justice on Saturday 6 November from 11 am, as part of a Global Day of Action.
As world leaders gather for the COP26 climate talks, thousands will be marching in London to let them know that urgent action is needed to keep global temperatures within 1.5 degrees, and to ensure that meaningful support is given to the countries that have done the least to cause the climate crisis.
You can register at Global Day of Action for the climate 2021 | CAFOD
Since 19 July 2021, we entered Step 4 of the Government’s Covid-19 Response Roadmap. The guidelines are attached here.
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.
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).
Mass times and Programme 16th to 24th October 2021
- Saturday 16th October Vigil Mass at 6.00pm – Public Worship.
- Sunday 17th October Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time (B) Mass at 9.00am – Public Worship. Mass at 11.00am – Public Worship and also available on Live Stream. See Sunday Gospel Relection.
- Monday 18th October Eucharistic Service at 9.30am – Public Worship.
- Tuesday 19th October Private Prayer 11.30am to 12.30pm – Church is Open. No service at 7.30pm.
- Wednesday 20th October Private Prayer 3.00pm to 4.00pm – Church is Open.
- Thursday 21st October The Rosary at 11.00am with a Eucharistic Service at 11.30am, followed by Adoration – Public Worship.
- Saturday 23rd October Vigil Mass at 6.00pm – Public Worship.
- Sunday 24th October Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time (B) (World Mission Day). Mass at 9.00am – Public Worship. Mass at 11.00am – Public Worship and also available on Live Stream. Please empty the contents of your Missio Red Box if you have one, into an envelope and bring it with you.
For Children’s liturgy visit our page on Children.
The church is open for more weekday masses and some are live streamed. Please see the programme above 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 their contact details.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com
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.