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Christ the King

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COVID-19 Update

Message from Fr David “It is with joy that I am able to write this week in a more upbeat tone! Following the need to cancel a mass last week end, I have since had kind and generous offers from 5 people offering to join the band of stewards. This means that we should be able to sustain our current worship pattern over the coming weeks.”

Please wrap up warmly if you are coming to mass, although the Church is considerably warmer now we are able to heat the Church beforehand. It would be good to see people but please don’t take any unnecessary risks.

Please note social distancing is now two metres when wearing a mask.

We are aware that questions are being asked as to why churches remain open during this National Lockdown. We are also aware that many local authorities are calling for places of worship to close. We wish to respond to these concerns. Please see more

The Places of Worship Guidance was recently updated on 11th January 2021 and summarises the position for England’s churches and can be found at:
gov.uk/government/publications

Please also See resources.

Please check this website regularly for any unplanned changes to the programme below.

Current Programme

  • Saturday 23rd January Vigil Mass at 6.00pm – public worship.
  • Sunday 24th January Mass at 9.00am – public worship. Mass at 11.00am – public worship and live streamed.
  • Tues 26th January Private Prayer at 11.30am – Church is open. Mass (Divine Worship) at 7.30pm – live streamed only. Please see Order of Mass
  • Wednesday 27th January Private Prayer at 3.00pm – Church is open.
  • Thursday 28th January Private Prayer at 11.30am – Church is open. There will be no Mass today.
  • Sat 30th January Vigil Mass at 6.00pm – public worship.
  • Sun 31st January Mass at 9.00am – public worship. Mass at 11.00am – public worship and live streamed.

    Here is the YouTube link for all live streamings. The stream goes live 10 minutes beforehand.

Newsletter

You can download a copy of the latest newsletter from here.

Live Streaming of Mass at 11.00am on 24th January 2021 Third Sunday in Ordinary Time (B) (Sunday of the Word of God)

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.

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!

The Pope’s Prayer Intention for January 2021

Evangelization – Human fraternity. May the Lord give us the grace to live in full fellowship with our brothers and sisters of other religions, praying for one another, open to all.

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