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News

Fr Thomas will be away after Mass on Sunday, and consequently there will be no public Morning or Evening Prayer this week. Many thanks to all who will continue to ensure the offering of our daily cycle of worship – especially to Fr Rushforth, and those who will assist him.
 

Tom Ashcroft RIP - Tom will be brought into St Michael and All Angels Church, Croydon CR0 1UA on Tuesday 7th May at 4 pm followed by Evening Prayer of the Departed. The Funeral Mass will be there on Wednesday 8th May 12 noon followed by lunch. We will offer a Requiem Mass for Tom at Christ Church on Wednesday 8th at 1030am for those who are unable to
attend the service in Croydon.

 

Opening Church Doors – The notices on the church doors which ask for them both to be left open to ensure disabled access are not simply decorative. Please do not bolt either of them shut during the day. A closed door is always unwelcoming, but bolted doors make it entirely impossible for those in a wheelchair to access the church.

 

Greater familiarity with Holy Scripture should be the goal of all Christians: they offer an encounter with the Word and are an inexhaustible source of grace, truth and wisdom! As an aid to this, we are seeking to establish a Scripture & Discussion Group that meets monthly on Saturdays: please speak to Fr Thomas if you’d be interested in joining.
 

The readings for Sundays, Solemnities & Major Feasts until Advent are also now published at the back of church and will be available on the website. This should ensure easier preparation before Mass, and allow those who wish to bring their bibles to read along to do so in church. Please speak to Fr Thomas if you’d like any advice on which
Bibles or Bible apps to use.

Thy Kingdom Come – 9th May – 19th May: Come, Holy Spirit!


“Christians have often been distracted from fulfilling the Great Commission by focusing on things about which we disagree with one another. We hope that this year’s Thy Kingdom Come will bind us together in the truth of the Good News of Jesus and the task of taking that news to the whole world.” – The Archbishops of York & Canterbury
 

What is Thy Kingdom Come?
Thy Kingdom Come is a global ecumenical prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray for more people to come to know Our Lord Jesus Christ. Over the days of Ascensiontide everyone is encouraged to join in a ‘Novena’ of Prayer. A novena is an ancient tradition of nine days of public or private prayer, which stretches back to the days between Ascension and Pentecost, when th disciples gathered in the upper room and prayed for the coming of the Holy Spirit.

 

How can we participate?
There will be Novena Prayer Booklets with prayers and readings from Revelation, which encourage a particular focus on choosing five people in our lives who do not yet know Jesus Christ. These will be available from Sunday 5th May, ready for
Ascension when we launch the Novena. Everyone can pray at home, and especailly welcome to join in praying together at 6pm every evening of Ascensiontide. The Novena concludes with a Taizé Evensong at 6pm on Pentecost (19th May.) Let us all pray together, “Come, Holy Spirit!”

Upcoming Events

Thursday 9th May – The Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord

7pm Sung Mass with the launch of ‘Thy Kingdom Come’, followed by pub visit

Friday 10th -Saturday 18th May

6pm Evening Prayer in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament with Novena Prayers for others who come to know Our Lord & Saviour. 

Sunday 19th May – Pentecost

The conclusion of Thy Kingdom Come and a major day of celebration in the Church and for Christ Church! Please join us! 8am – Low Mass

9am – Exposition & Veneration of the Blessed Sacrament

915am – Morning Prayer

1030am – Sung Mass Followed by APCM & Parish Lunch

6pm - Taizé Evensong

Please remember that any of the clergy are always available by appointment for pastoral conversations or for the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession)

Events

Events

Weekly Events

Cosy Crypt - Weekly on Thursdays 10am - 4pm - Church Crypt - TN37 6GL

Thursday 25th April 2024 - Last Cosy Crypt until September

You are welcome at Cosy Crypt to spend time with others in the warm for informal chat if you want to, or just simply sit in good company. Free tea coffee and biscuits are available as refreshments. Citizens Advice 1066 are on hand in the morning should you need help with anything - general advice, housing advice, benefits etc.... 

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Book Sales

Book Sales Parish Centre Book Room - entrance far left hand corner of Church Courtyard - London Road - TN37 6GL. Mondays 9:30am - 11:30am & Wednesdays 9:30am - 10:30am

Wide variety of donated books for sale, come and have a browse!

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Monthly Event

Table Sale

Saturday Table Sales - First Saturday of the Month 9:30am - 12noon Christ Church Crypt and Hall via Church Courtyard on London Road - TN37 6GL 

Variety of stalls including: Books, Bric-a-brac, Games and Puzzles, Sewn and Knitted Items, Clothes, Jewellery, Toiletries, Raffle, among others. Refreshments in the CRYPT CAFE

Church Volunteerng

Church Volunteering

Church Volunteers Needed - For a variety of roles

 

  • Cleaning & Silver Polishing (Friday AM)

  • Sunday morning refreshments

  • Maintenance Coordinator (welcoming contractors, dealing with minor issues etc.)

  • Mission & Evangelism Group Members

  • Outreach Group Members

  • Social Events Planning Group Members

  • Seasonal help with cleaning and pressing the larger altar linens (3x per year)

If any of these roles interest you please speak to Fr Thomas or one of the Churchwardens. Or use the Contact Us form.

Our Friday team enjoying coffee after a mornings work.

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