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Alpha Course at Christ the King - All are welcome

Alpha is a series of 15 interactive sessions, typically run over 11 weeks, including a weekend day where anyone ( probably most appropriate for those aged 15 and above) can explore life and the Christian faith in a friendly, open and informal environment.

Alpha started over 30 years ago at Holy Trinity Brompton (HTB), an Anglican church in Central London, UK. Today, more than 27 million people have attended Alpha in more than 169 countries, and it has been translated into 112 different languages. It runs in every part of the worldwide church including the Catholic Church, which has warmly embraced the approach and encourages involvement for those of us seeking understanding and as a means to strengthen and renew faith and our relationship with God through Jesus.

Alpha Course at Christ the King will start on Thurs 15th Sept as part of the global September launch for 2016, and will run for 11 weeks - ending on 24th November. Supper will be provided from 7.15-7.45pm – so for those with very busy lives no need to dash home and start cooking, in fact sharing a meal together is a very important aspect of embarking on the Alpha journey of faith together.

The course video, lecture and discussion groups will be held in the Church Hall (with the exception of the session on the 17th November, the venue for which will be announced later). All sessions will start at 7.45pm sharp, ending promptly at 9.15pm. The course includes one weekend, which will be Saturday 29th October (venue will be confirmed at a later date).

Visit the Christ the King Alpha page for updates, and check out the Alpha.org website, http://alpha.org.

We look forward to seeing you there.

"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life."

John 3:16

Christ the King Roman Catholic Parish

9 Crescent Gardens, Wimbledon Park
London, SW19 8AJ
Parish Priest: Fr. Anthony Plummer
Telephone: 020 8946 2091

Latest newsletter: 17th July 2016 - Sixteenth Sunday (C)
Last newsletter before the summer

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Dates for your diaries

- Parish Leadership Team Meeting - Weds 7 Sept at 8pm in the Hall

- Session 1 of the Alpha Course at Christ the King - the 15th September at 7:15pm in Church Hall - (all sessions except the 17th Nov. will be at this time and venue)

- Concert for our Twin Parish - Saturday 17 Sept - details to follow

- Parish Bazaar - Saturday 19 November, 11am - 3pm

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From the latest newsletter:

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE PARISH OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED FROM 3PM ON THURS 26 AUG & WILL RE-OPEN ON WEDS 7 SEPT. PLEASE ALSO NOTE THAT THIS IS THE LAST NEWSLETTER UNTIL SUNDAY 11th SEPTEMBER. HAVE A GOOD SUMMER HOLIDAY EVERYONE!

APPEAL FOR MASS INTENTIONS: We are very short of Mass intentions for the summer period. Please do consider making a mass intention - special envelopes are available from the repository at the church entrance, please put through the Presbytery door. Many thanks.

Special Date for your diary and calling all musicians! On the evening of Saturday 17 September we are planning to hold an informal concert, with drinks and snacks, again in support of the work of Our Lady of the Missions in Lima, Peru. This parish is full of wonderful musicians, young and old. Please text Katharine Wright on 07936 348 488 if you would be interested in performing!

PARISH BAZAAR: Our annual Parish Bazaar will take place on Saturday 19 November. This is our main fundraising event and also a great opportunity to get together as a Community. New volunteers are particularly welcome and, of course, our 'regulars'! So, if you were not able to make the recent planning meeting but would like to help in any way or make useful suggestions, please contact Sharon: sharon_purtill@yahoo.co.uk. Many thanks!

MUSIC AT CHRIST THE KING – FUTURE PLANS: We are hoping to broaden involvement in the musical life of the parish. As a first step, we would like to hear from people willing to be included in a rota to accompany the 10.30 Sunday mass - on an occasional basis, on dates of their choosing. Pianists, organists and guitarists would be particularly welcome. No need for previous mass accompanist experience - everyone has to start somewhere and support will be given as needed. Please contact Clare Collins who will be organising a rota to start from September: clarecollinsuk@aol.com / 07799 516433. The 10.30 choir would also be delighted to have more members, of all ages. All that is needed is to enjoy singing – no auditions!
Finally, our heartfelt thanks go to our one and only Anna - who we will be seeing less regularly as a pianist, but more often, we are delighted to say, as a member of the choir.

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New Parishioners

Welcome!

Please complete a Parish Registration Form, available from the carousel at the back of church and return it to the Presbytery letter box at 9 Crescent Gardens, just around the corner.

Baptisms: Please see Fr Anthony. The next Baptism dates are: Saturdays 1 & 8 October at 1pm – the preparation session for these is on Tuesday 13 September at 8.00pm in the Church Hall.

Marriages: You need to give at least 6 months’ notice.


 

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