• Christ the King Chingford
  • Christ the King Chingford

Christ the King

WELCOME to the Church of Christ the King in Chingford, Waltham Forest. 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.

Ordinariate Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Walsingham on Saturday 27th August

Please see poster attached

Legion of Mary Retreat at Christ the King on Saturday 6th August at 10.00am

Please see details attached

Legion of Mary


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.


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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.

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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 6th to 14th August 2022

Hand sanitiser is still available in the porch.

  • Saturday 6th August Vigil Mass at 6.00pm.
  • Sunday 7th August Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (C). Mass at 9.00am. Mass at 11.00am also available on Live Stream. Please see the Gospel Reflection
  • Monday 8th August Mass at 9.30am also available on Live Stream
  • Tuesday 9th August Private Prayer 11.30am-12.30pm – Church is open. Mass (Divine Worship Missal) at 7.30pm also available on Live Stream.
  • Wednesday 10th August Private Prayer 3.00-4.00pm – Church is open.
  • Thursday 11th August The Rosary at 11.00am. Service of the Word with Holy Communion and Adoration at 11.30am also available on Live Stream
  • Saturday 13th August Vigil Mass at 6.00pm.
  • Sunday 14th August The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. 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. We know these are difficult times for many people, however please be generous if you can. 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.

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. 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.

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

The Blessed Sacrament can be taken to the sick and housebound by arrangement. Please contact us.

Pope’s Prayer Intention for August 2022 for Small Businesses

We pray for small and medium sized businesses; in the midst of economic and social crisis, may they find ways to continue operating, and serving their communities.

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