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Christ the King is a vibrant, friendly and welcoming parish set in the heart of Bromborough.

We are an active community across a diverse set of groups from tots to the young at heart. This is a thriving, family community that comes together to share their faith and support each other.

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REOPENING CHRIST THE KING CHURCH

It has been great to welcome you all back for masses here at Christ the King. Until further notice we will be open for mass on Tuesday 9:15am, Thursday 9:15am, Saturday 6pm, Sunday 10am and Sunday 6pm.

We can welcome 63 individuals for each mass and more if you come as households/bubbles. In keeping with government ‘test and trace’ measures we are asking parishioners to book in for weekend masses. There is a form available HERE and to take away from church outlining the details that we need. Please can you either pop these through the letterbox or email the required info to secretarychristtheking@hotmail.co.uk before 9am on Fridays.

We have worked very hard behind the scenes to meet the criteria for reopening. We ask you to enter through the main door where you will sanitise your hands before being directed where to sit by one of the stewards. For the weekend masses seating will be allocated in advance and the stewards will have this information at the door. There will still be a one-way system in place in the church. We ask that for all masses you remain in your seat for the duration. Communion will be brought to you and stewards will direct you when it is time for your row to leave via the side door. Please note that there will be no toilet facilities available and the sacristy and choir loft are off limits to everyone except those with express permission from the parish office.

To be able to adopt the 1m+ social distancing measures it is compulsory for parishioners to wear face coverings while inside the church. This is for your own safety and that of your fellow parishioners. Children of primary school age and younger are the exception. Please be assured that the church is cleaned between each opening.

We plan to keep recording mass for those who are still shielding or are simply not ready to return. We will record the Saturday evening mass and it will be live on our YouTube channel before 10am the following morning.

We are also restarting the other sacraments. Fr Tom will be available to hear Confession at the usual times of 11—11:45am and after 6pm mass on Saturdays. Please be advised that if the weather is dry then Confession will take place in the parish grounds. Fr Tom will be in touch with those booked in for Baptisms to discuss arrangements. Please be patient.

Online Giving

For those of you who normally give in the collection at Mass and wish to help the Parish at this time, an online donation page to allow you to donate to the Parish has been added HERE

Please be aware that a minimum donation of £5 is requested if giving in this way.

You can also Gift Aid your donation to help the Parish further.

If you want to Gift Aid your donation, please tick the box shown on the screen even if you have previously completed a Gift Aid Declaration form in favour of the Parish for regular giving made by Offertory Envelope or Standing Order.

You will need to use a password each time you donate – this is created the first time that you make a donation.

All donations made are acknowledged by an email from InvestMyCommunity.

Please also be aware that donations appear on your  bank/credit card statement with the narrative “Invest My School”.

Thank you for your support.

Vacancies

Churches Together in Cheshire require an Ecumenical Development Officer. This position for 15 hours a week, is to facilitate and support the churches of Cheshire in their relationships with one another and their wider mission in the world. For details and an application form contact Andrew Taylor on 01270 780529 or ceo.ctic@gmail.com

For your attention

 A Message from the Metropolitan Archbishops

OUR DIOCESAN VIRTUAL PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES: It was with great sadness that back in March we realised that in these extraordinary times it would be impossible to go ahead with our annual pilgrimage to Lourdes. We are very anxious, however, to reach out to our regular pilgrims and to all people around the Diocese to invite them to join us in a spiritual pilgrimage online during the time that we would have been in Lourdes. With this in mind we have created a Virtual Pilgrimage which includes a daily Mass led by the Bishop or different priest associated with the Pilgrimage As well as many regular devotions and activities that form our Pilgrimage. The programme can be downloaded HERE.

SUNDAY MASS: You can watch recordings of Fr. Tom celebrating Sunday Mass by following this link. The readings for Sunday are available here. You can read Fr. Tom's homily here.

Please read the latest copy of the parish newsletter as this will be an important mechanism for keeping you appraised of developments. You can read the current copy of the newsletter by clicking HERE.

PARISH COUNCIL: Minutes from the meeting on Sunday 31st May are here.

SHREWSBURY CATHEDRAL: Shrewsbury Cathedral have changed the times of the masses that they will stream owing to them opening for individual prayer. Please find further details at dioceseofshrewsbury.org.
For those who are after something a bit different you can also stream masses from the Shrine of Our Lady at Walsingham www.walsingham.org.uk

DAILY READINGS: For those who miss hearing the Word during daily masses but don’t have their own Missal you can read them daily on the Vatican News website under Word of the Day (scroll to the bottom of the page). Other websites also have these readings available. The Wednesday Word website www.wednesdayword.org/parish is another excellent resource and there is a link to it from the Christ the King home page.

GIVING TO THE PARISH: I would like to take a moment to thank to those who have continued to donate to the church even though our doors have been closed. We will not hold collections during masses but collection plates will be available in church to put in your offertory envelopes etc. You can still donate online via our website or via standing order should you wish. THANK YOU for your support during this difficult time.

CHEQUES: Can I remind parishioners that any cheques please be made payable to CHRIST THE KING CHURCH. The bank will no longer accept any other variation. Thank you for your support

UK Diocesan Newspapers have gone online. If you would like to keep up-to-date with the latest Catholic news then click this link.

Data Protection Privacy Notice

The parish of Christ the King sometimes collects personal information about parish members. We try our best to ensure that all personal information that is collected about parish members is collected, processed and stored in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations. The personal information that we collect is retained only as necessary and used by the Parish, or the Diocese for the benefit of the Parish Community. You can read our full privacy notice at http:www.dioceseofshrewsbury.org/about-us/privacy-notice.