Catholic Church Chingford

Dear All, Welcome to Christ the King Catholic Church.

Alleluia! Doors opened on Sunday 12th July for the celebration of Mass at 9.00am and 11.00am – under restrictions. And doors will open for the Vigil Mass at 6.00pm on Saturday 18th July – under restrictions.

Thank you for your patience and your prayers!

What to expect at Mass

Please remember that this is not “business as usual.” The COVID-19 virus is still with us and there are many restrictions regarding what we are allowed to do. At each mass, numbers will be limited to 50 people on a first come first served basis. We will aim to open the doors 25 minutes before each mass – please see more.

The obligation to attend Sunday Mass has not been reimposed and everyone should consider their own health and the health of others before coming to mass. The 11.00am mass will continue to be live streamed and details are given below.

Be Happy!

It is going to seem very different, many of us will feel uncomfortable and may not like the arrangements. We must remember that whilst this is not easy, it makes it possible to be present for the Holy Sacrifice and to receive the Body of Christ.

Communion of the Sick

At present we are not allowed to visit the sick and housebound except in danger of death. Hopefully this will change soon.

Private Prayer

The church is open three times a week for private prayer on the days listed below.

  • Tuesdays 11.30am-12.30pm
  • Wednesdays 3.00pm – 4.00pm
  • Thurdays 11.30am – 12.30pm

If you wish to visit for private prayer you will need to observe certain conditions – see more Please do not take any unnecessary risks if you are frail or vulnerable in anyway.

Financial Position

As you leave the Church there will be buckets for your collection money! Please be as generous as possible because we are overdrawn and still have all our regular expenses to meet. Weather permitting, the boxes of gift aid envelopes, for which some of you have been waiting, will be on a table outside. If one of them is yours, please take it with you.

Any support to maintaining our viability would be extremely welcome. Here is the link to donate online, if you prefer. Thank you.

I look forward to seeing many of you on Sunday and I know others of you will be watching the live stream.

Please pray for our parish at the strange but exciting time.

Yours in Christ,

Fr David

Live Streaming of Mass Sunday 12th July – 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday 12th July at 11.00am – the stream goes live 10 minutes beforehand. Here is the YouTube link . This will be the first time we have had public masses with restrictions. So please be patient and bear with us. As we are not currently allowed to have congregational singing, the mass will be said, with the organ playing at appropriate moments. Please see the standard mass card in case you need it for the words of the responses, creed etc. For those watching online the act of spiritual communion will be said 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.

Be assured that those present on 12th July and those watching the live stream are all one in our parish worship.

Pope’s prayer intention for July: For families

As we passed the year’s longest day last month, many families felt that this was the longest year ever as so many suffered at various levels from the effects of the pandemic. Families grieved the loss of beloved elders and loved ones while enduring job losses and economic uncertainty. See more

CAFOD Coronavirus Appeal

Coronavirus Appeal: Together we can survive

We are acting to stop the spread of coronavirus. Help us to ensure that the most vulnerable have the support they need to survive.  See more