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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

- 7 July 2024, 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time (B)

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From the newsletter:

UPDATE ON FR ANTHONY: Fr Anthony is doing well following his recent knee replacement surgery. He continues to follow a regimen of rest, physio & gentle exercise. And hopefully will be back saying masses very soon. But, to give him a bit more time to recuperate, this weekend the Sunday masses will be said again by Fr Ed O’Connell. (See below).

THANK YOU! Two weekends ago we welcomed back Fr Ed, a Columban Missionary who worked for many years in our Twin Parish of Nuestra Seňora de las Misiones (Our Lady of the Missions) in Lima, Peru. Fr Ed Celebrated all of the weekend masses and updated us on the continuing work in the projects which we have helped to fund over the years. Your generous contributions to the Retiring Collection for that work totalled a fabulous £1,100.00 (which included £71.50 cash contributions from the party and several subsequent bank transfers). This will be sent to the Columbans who will in turn make sure it is sent directly to fund the worthwhile projects in Lima.

SECOND COLLECTION next weekend will be for STELLA MARIS (formerly the Apostleship of the Sea). A Catholic charity supporting Seafarers worldwide.

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 have had my knee replacement surgery on 18th June. So rather bored afterwards, and not able to drive for 6 weeks.

UPDATE ON PROJECTS IN OUR TWIN PARISH (FROM FR ED): In San Benito township on the northern side of Lima, we continue with the homework, reading and therapy clubs, the participation of the Children and Adolescents' organisations in raising their voices at local council level and undertaking surveys of adolescents’ opinions, regarding their needs, which they then feed into the municipal, education and health authorities, so as to impact their annual plans of action. What is new is that each adolescent has been challenged to work on their own personal life project, to give them support as they discern possible work opportunities and/or further studies after secondary school, be that technical or university. This includes continued socio-emotional skilling and accompanying the adolescent with the preparation of their CVs.
In the remote villages in the Province of Paucar del Sara Sara, Ayacucho, the Warmi Huasi team in coordination with the local education authorities, have selected 4 new rural schools in which to run a reading comprehension program, providing a box of reading books, mixture of Spanish and Quechua, and a methodology for the teachers (whereby the children write a brief summary of the book read and write a short story themselves) to maximise the comprehension process. As an incentive, at the end of the year, those schools that show interest, will the following year have a full reading club program, with more books. Altogether, we are now working in 7 primary schools, including socio-emotional skilling for students and parents, and in 3 secondary schools with the personal life project.
A short video that the Warmi Huasi team made on the project "Participation" with the background story of 4 of key adolescents: All four help out with the children and are key players in their communities. That is why I call them “agents of change”, as they are role models for the younger ones and also the activities they organize improve the lives of children and adolescents and that of their communities. I hope you enjoy it. It is in YouTube format. Just click on the link: https://youtu.be/Z876vKaSW9o?si=wtQqiTqsj4gw2UA8.

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. 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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