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).
A new podcast is uploaded each Saturday evening. To listen to the podcast go to https://www.portalmag.co.uk and click on the podcast link.
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. And live stream services for those who prefer to watch online and make a Spiritual Communion (see below).
When attending Christ the King Church, please act with caution and diligence. You must observe the protocols in place and please do not mingle with anyone outside of your household or support bubble. Thank you for your cooperation.
May you be blessed with the grace of new life during this Holy Season and beyond.
Care of Creation
This year, for the nine days between Ascension and Pentecost, the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales is inviting Catholics to pray a novena on the theme of Care of Creation. This offering of prayers and readings is part of The God Who Speaks initiative. See more
Please visit our page on the Environment.
Pope Francis’s May Rosary Mission
The Holy Rosary In May
For some time the National Shrine at Walsingham has been planning a Rosary Mission in May; this has dovetailed nicely with the Holy Father’s request that the entire Church spend the month invoking the intercession of the Blessed Virgin for an end to the Pandemic. As part of Pope Francis’ initiative, each day in May a different national shrine will lead a day of devotions, culminating with a final service from the Vatican gardens on the 31st May. Walsingham had the privilege of being the first to lead the Universal Church in these prayers.
In Britain, every night at 8pm different shrines across the country will lead a Rosary which will be streamed online, and three major days of prayer are planned for the end of the month. One of these is a National Rosary Relay on Sunday May 30th where each diocese is asked to unite in prayer at a particular hour of the day. The Ordinariate has been allocated 4pm to 5pm. You can join in a live steamed rosary led by Father Andrew Starkie from St Margaret Mary, New Moston at 4.00pm on Sunday 30th May. The link is https://www.facebook.com/manchesterordinariate/videos/
Mass times and Programme 15th to 23rd May 2021
- Saturday 15th May Vigil Mass at 6.00pm – Public Worship.
- Sunday 16th May Seventh Sunday of Easter (B). Mass at 9.00am – Public Worship. Mass at 11.00am – Public Worship – also available on Live Stream.
- Tuesday 18th May Private Prayer 11.30am to 12.30pm – Church is open. Mass at 7.30pm (Divine Worship) – available on Live Stream only.
- Wednesday 19th May Private Prayer 3.00pm to 4.00pm – Church is open.
- Thursday 20th Mass at 11.30am followed by Adoration and Benediction – Public Worship and also available on Live Stream.
- Saturday 22nd May Mass at 6.00pm – Public Worship.
- Sunday 23rd May Pentecost Sunday (B). Mass at 9.00am – Public Worship. Mass with Sacraments of Initiation at 11.00am – Public Worship and also available on Live Stream. Evening Prayer and Benediction at 6.00pm – available on Live Stream only.
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 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.
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.