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Christ the King Roman Catholic Parish

9 Crescent Gardens, Wimbledon Park
London, SW19 8AJ
Parish Priest: Fr. Anthony Plummer
Email: wimbledonpark@rcaos.org.uk Telephone: 020 8946 2091

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One theme each Weekday Mass

On ferias the Lectionary gives us two readings which are unconnected. In order to help the celebrant and congregation take away a message for the day, I have found it helpful to find one single idea arising from the two passages of scripture given for the day - One Theme Each Weekday Mass. - Fr Anthony Plummer

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Social Media

CTK FACEBOOK GROUP: Our CTK Facebook group has over 182 members! It is a private, closed group, so please do ask to join if you are on Facebook Parishioners/Friends of Christ the King, Wimbledon Park.

Find us on Instagram at ctkwimbpark.

And follow us on Twitter @CTKWimbPark.

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Parish Council and Parish Appeals

PARISH COUNCIL – WHAT DOES IT DO? Please view notice here explaining the role of the Parish Council. (Last updated: May 2024)

PARISH APPEALS: Our parish receives many calls for its support and over the last few years concerns have been raised about the frequency and nature of these requests. These may be for financial contributions, participation in fundraisers or simply to raise awareness of an event or cause. For more information on this please view the notice here. (Last updated: May 2024)

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New Parishioners

Welcome!

Please take a Parish Directory Leaflet (light blue). Ask a Welcomer. Also, complete Parish Registration & Gift Aid Forms, at church entrance & return them to the Presbytery letter box at 9 Crescent Gardens.

There is usually at least one person to welcome people as they come into Sunday mass. Please make yourself known to them or to the priest. After the 10.30 a.m. Mass ALL are invited into the hall for a cuppa and chat. This is an easy way of getting to know fellow parishioners or just arranging dates with the priest.

For more information see our Parish directory.

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Gift aid and standing orders

Please consider joining the gift aid scheme and also setting up a standing order in favour of Christ the King. If you are a UK taxpayer, Gift Aid is a wonderful way to make your offertory donation more valuable to Christ the King. Standing order forms make it even easier to make a regular contribution to the parish.

Download the Parish Pledge and Gift Aid Form.

QR code

Parishioners can use their smart phones to scan this QR code to make donations to any of our weekly collections and also Easter Offering. These donations can be gift-aided just following the instructions on the screen. The QR code will take you to our parish Give A Little web donation page.

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Sacraments

Baptisms: Please see Fr Anthony. Baptism dates and Preparation Sessions for 2019 are listed in the porch

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

Confession: on Saturdays, 10am-10.30am and 5.30pm-5.45pm, or just ask

Baptism dates and preparation sessions for 2020 are listed in the porch

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HOSPITAL CONTACTS

If you or a member of your family are admitted to one of these hospitals, do please let the hospital s Catholic chaplain know:

- St George s Hospital: Fr Mark Higgins (020 8725 3069)

- St Helier & Epsom Hospital: Fr Philip Pak (020 8296 3069)

- Kingston Hospital: Fr Tony Oleh (020 8546 7711)

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Parish prayer

Father, pour out your Spirit upon the people of this parish and grant them a new vision of your glory, a new experience of your power, a new faithfulness to your word, and a consecration to your service.

That your love may grow among us and your kingdom come, through Christ our Lord. Amen

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Parish Safeguarding team

The Archdiocese of Southwark is committed to the safety and welfare of children and vulnerable adults. The Diocese co-operates fully with CSAS, the Catholic Safeguarding Advisory Service, which aims to help the Church become an example of best practice in the Safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults, and develop a "culture of vigilance" to ensure that children and vulnerable adults in our care are kept safe from harm.

If you have any worries or concerns about Safeguarding please email either Celine Duckworth at wimbledonparksg1@safeguardrcaos.org.uk or Simon Cowdry at wimbledonparksg4@safeguardrcaos.org.uk or alternatively ring/text 07565 141 281.

Reporting abuse

If you are concerned about the welfare of a child or adult at risk, do not delay in contacting the police, using 999 if a child or adult is believed to be in immediate danger.

It is the policy of the Catholic Church in England and Wales to report all allegations of abuse to statutory authorities, regardless of whether the abuse occurred recently or in the past, or whether the accused person is living or deceased.

If you are in any role within the Catholic Church in England and Wales, you must refer allegations directly to the safeguarding office for your diocese or religious congregation, or directly to the Police.

If you are a member of the public, please refer allegations directly to the police and also to the safeguarding office in your diocese. You can contact the Archdiocese of Southwark Safeguarding Office by telephoning 0207 261 1606 or via email at safeguardingoffice@rcaos.org.uk.

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"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

Church open

There is public Mass every day.

Our church is open seven days a week, 7:£0am to 7:30pm.

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Latest newsletters

- 9 June 2024, 10th Sunday in Ordinary Time (B)
- 2 June 2024, Corpus Christi (B)
- 26 May 2024, Trinity Sunday (B)

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From the newsletter:

CONFIRMATION MASS – THIS SUNDAY 9 JUNE 2024 AT 10.30am: This Sunday we welcome Canon Gerard Bradley who will Confirm 13 young parishioners and four adults during the 10.30am mass. Sincere thanks to their Catechists, Paul and Helen, and to Carmen for ‘shadowing’. Thanks also to Sharon Purtill for the Order of Service and to all who have helped to prepare the Liturgy today, the music and cleaning of the church. Please note that one bench will be reserved for each Candidate and their family. After the Ceremony there will be a Reception for the Candidates and their families and friends.

SECOND COLLECTION next Sunday will be for DAY FOR LIFE.

PARISH VOLUNTEER EVENT – THIS WEDS 12 JUNE – IN THE CHURCH HALL. Do you volunteer in any way for our parish? Or, if not, would you be interested in finding out about volunteering? There are many ways you can help your church. All current and prospective volunteers are asked by the Diocese to attend this important meeting. (Please note, all UK parishes are required to comply with this request). There are two choices of sessions, 10.30am or 7.30pm.

RESULTS OF THE RECENT PARISH FINANCE APPEAL: Great news! Thank you very much to all who have responded so far to the financial appeal made by Margaret Pedder in mid-April. The results are:
STANDING ORDERS:
- 10 standing order donors increased their monthly contributions. A total value of additional monthly funds is £445.00
- 4 new standing orders have been set-up which will provide an additional £55.00 per month
So, in total our monthly donations have increased by £500.00 (445+55) per month.
GIFT AID:
- 12 people signed up to join the Gift Aid scheme, primarily through the contactless machines.
- The increase in monthly standing orders (£500) is mostly from Gift Aid donors. £475.00 will be subject to Gift Aid.

SAVE THE DATE FOR A BIG CELEBRATION OF OUR TWIN PARISH OF OUR LADY OF THE MISSIONS, LIMA, PERU – 10.30 MASS ON SUN 23 JUNE & PARTY AFTERWARDS IN THE HALL It has been years since we had our last BIG parish party! So we look forward to welcoming Fr Ed O’Connell, of the Columban Missionaries, who was our main contact in Lima until his recent retirement and return to the UK. Fr Ed will be speaking at all masses that weekend to update us on the projects, which we helped to fund, which continue in our twin parish. After the 10.30 mass there will be a party in the hall - Everyone is invited to come along and bring some food to share. There will also be children’s activities. We need many volunteers to help organise the event! Please contact Joanne in the office if you can help.

SUNDAY LUNCHES My diary free from 30th June. Any kind offers? Or if you do not do lunch on Sundays, perhaps you could invite me for a cuppa any day? Lunches for my freezer are always welcome. I shall be having a knee replacement on 18th June. So rather bored afterwards, and not able to drive for 6 weeks.

REDISCOVER YOUR MARRIAGE: RETROUVAILLE offers you the chance to rediscover yourself, your spouse, and a loving relationship in your marriage. 10s of 1000s headed for divorce have successfully saved their marriages by attending and by using the tools provided. There is no group therapy or group work. The next weekend is in Welwyn Garden City on 14-16 June. Call or text 07887 296 983 for more info.

END OF AN ERA: JOIN US FOR URSULINE PREP, WIMBLEDON, FAREWELL EVENTS: The Ursuline Prep warmly invites past pupils, staff, and parents to participate in special events commemorating the school’s legacy. Summer Fair: 15 June, Thanksgiving Mass: 25 June at 2pm, Prep Visit: 25 June at 3pm. To help them cater for this please RSVP by 28 May by completing reg form: https://ursulineprep.wufoo.com/forms/thanks-giving-celebrations/.

PARISH COUNCIL (PC) – WHAT DOES IT DO? Please view the (green) notice explaining the role of the PC which is posted on the noticeboard in the church lobby, and is also on our website, our Facebook & WhatsApp groups. Also ‘What we have done in the last year.’

PARISH APPEALS: Our parish receives many calls for its support and over the last few years concerns have been raised about the frequency and nature of these requests. These may be for financial contributions, participation in fundraisers or simply to raise awareness of an event or cause. For more info on this please view the (pink) notice on the noticeboard in the church lobby, or donwload here.

DATES OF OUR PARISH COUNCIL MEETINGS 2024: Usually 3rd Tuesday of the month 7.30 – 9 p.m. June 18th; July 16th. It is open to the WHOLE Parish. You can join in any time. We all have a responsibility to help our parish be more fruitful. Your ideas are worth sharing.

MUSIC AT MASS: We have a rota of guitarists and pianists who accompany the sung prayers and hymns at our Sunday 10.30am mass and at major feast days. They, along with a small group of singers, help lead the congregational singing. We know from congregational feedback that this is strongly valued, but we are very reliant on a small group of people. More accompanists, and in particular more singers, are needed to ensure the sustainability of music at Christ the King. If you are interested, please do come and speak to us after 10.30 mass in the Lady Chapel or contact Clare Collins via the Parish Office.

MOTHERS PRAYERS: Join us to pray for children/grandchildren every Thursday, (during term time), from 7-7.30pm in the Church. Any queries contact Anne-Marie Craven or Isabela De Abreu: mothersprayersctk@yahoo.com.

GIFT AID – ARE YOU REGISTERED ON THE PARISH SCHEME AS YET? For those not yet on the scheme please do consider joining up. If you are a UK taxpayer, Gift Aid is a great way to make your offertory donation more valuable to CTK by an extra 25%! Also, you have the option of setting up a Standing Order which makes it even easier to make a regular contribution to the parish. Please download & complete the forms which are available on this website. Or pick up the form(s) from the Repository table at the Church entrance. Completed forms can be returned either by email to our parish office or put through the Presbytery door.

POST 10.30AM TEA, COFFEE & CONVERSATION IN HALL: All are invited to come and have a cup of coffee/tea, biscuits and a chat. VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED TO SERVE THE DRINKS – Sign-up sheets are on the notice board in the hall kitchen. So please do sign up if you want this to continue – Thanks!

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Fr Anthony has been asked to help us know our Faith better by giving each week a very short comment on the various articles of our Faith. Have a look.
- No. 1 - Who is God?
- No. 2 - Why did God make me?
- No. 3 - God is a Trinty of persons
- No. 4 - Jesus Christ
- No. 5 - The Holy Spirit
- No. 6 - The Church
- No. 7 - Sin
- No. 8 - Redemption

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IMPORTANT: If you have a loved one go into hospital, please let the CATHOLIC chaplain know.

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