Christ the King

WELCOME to the Church of Christ the King in 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).

Portal Podcast

A new podcast is uploaded each Saturday evening. This weekend’s Portal Podcast includes an interview Fr David gave about the build up 10 years ago to the Ordinations and the past 10 years. Listen

Worship with Us

Under the current national lockdown, places of worship remain open for communal worship and the celebration of Mass can continue. 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).

Step 3 Guidance for Communal Worship can be found here.

The latest Covid guidelines have little impact on us: congregational singing is still banned; social distancing and the wearing of masks are still required; communion remains under one kind only. There is a slight relaxation regarding readers and servers. We aim to have a reader to read the first two readings at the weekend masses. If you would like to volunteer to go on a rota please contact Fr David. Please continue to observe the protocols in place and please do not mingle with anyone outside of your household or support bubble. Thank you for your cooperation.

Please visit our page on the Environment.

Mass times and Programme 19th – 27th June 2021

  • Saturday 19th June Vigil Mass at 6.00pm – Public Worship.
  • Sunday 20th June Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time (B). Mass at 9.00am – Public Worship. Mass at 11.00am – Public Worship – also available on Live Stream.
  • Tuesday 22nd June Private Prayer 11.30am to 12.30pm – Church is open. Mass at 7.30pm (Divine Worship) – Public Worship & Live Stream.
  • Wednesday 23rd June Private Prayer 3.00pm to 4.00pm – Church is open.
  • Thursday 24th Mass at 11.30am followed by Adoration & Benediction – Public Worship & Live Stream.
  • Saturday 26th June Vigil Mass at 6.00pm – Public Worship.
  • Sunday 27th June Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (B). 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.

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


If you are using the Ordinarite 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.

Financial Support

Any financial support would be extremely welcome. Here is the link to donate online. You can also set-up a bank standing order or increase an existing one and, if you are a UK taxpayer please consider joing the Gift Aid Scheme. You will find the necessary forms here.

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 June 2021

The beauty of marriage
Let us pray for young people who are preparing for marriage with the support of a Christian community: may they grow in love, with generosity, faithfulness and patience.