Christ the King
Catholic Church in Plymouth
Welcome to the website of Christ the King Catholic Church in Plymouth. We hope you will enjoy browsing our website. Whether you are a visitor or a parishioner you are very welcome!
We are still in epidemiological risk zone 3 (Tier 3). We can participate in the Holy Mass, while maintaining all sanitary rules: masks, disinfection, distance. We must not gather before and after Mass. in groups. All Holy Masses in our church they will be celebrated according to the schedule in the bulletin. On Saturdays at 5.30 p.m. Mass is broadcast online on our YouTube channel:
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Unfortunately, meetings of all parish groups in the parish are still suspended.
Whenever you enter our church please respect the requirements for sanitising on entry and exit, social distancing, wearing a mask if you are able (we have a supply of masks if you forget to bring your own), and you are not supposed to socialise in the church … up to 6 people can gather in a group once outside also please fill in ‘Trach and Trace form and give to Marshal on exit. An NHS ‘Track and Trace’ QR code is provided at the entrance for your convenience. If you are unsure of requirements please ask the Marshal on duty at the entrance.If you come for private prayer it would be helpful if you you sanitise your place of prayer when you leave – cleaning chemical and wipes are provided at entrance. Also place you dated/timed ‘Track and Trace’ form in the locked box (marked ‘Donations /giving to be placed in this box …) to left of first exit door.
We fight the coronavirus – In order for us to all stop the spread of the epidemic, we must strictly follow specific recommendations.
LET’S TAKE CARE OF OURSELVES – CURRENT SAFETY RULES
Please note that from 8th August by Law all coming into Places of Worship (for Masses) are required to wear Face Coverings – if you see someone not wearing a face covering they may have good reason, it is not your responsibility to challenge them, our marshals will not do this and also are not required to wear. Only the Police have powers in Law to enforce this Law.If you are receiving Communion then please remove your face covering in advance of receiving Communion and for this time.
Young children under the age of 11 are not required to wear face covers (Public Health England do not recommended face coverings for children under the age of 3 for health and safety reasons)
In the light of COVID-19 this is an updated version of what has been circulated previously. The level of street homelessness is likely to increase as hotels and other holiday accommodation, which have helped to provide shelter for the homeless, come back into use for tourists. Given that our parishioners, and we ourselves as priests, sometimes have personal contact with homeless people, this updated advice may well be timely.
11.07.2020 Albert Lawes – Ordination
This weekend on July 12th at 2pm, we look forward to celebrating the Ordination to the Diaconate of Albert Lawes at Plymouth Cathedral.
This would usually be such a well-attended occasion in our diocese but this of course is not possible due to restrictions during the Coronavirus pandemic. We would like you to kindly encourage as many you to watch the event live on Sunday as a relatively rare opportunity to witness such a significant, life changing and heart-warming event. It is a good way for our young people to understand more about vocation and witness on an encouraging and beautiful day.
Many of you will already have seen Albert serving alongside Bishop Mark at daily Mass so I am sure you would wish to take this opportunity to congratulate him as he is ordained to be a deacon before, God willing, becoming ordained as a priest. The work of a deacon is very noble and it is one of the areas of service in our church that is really blessed because it involves serving others. We pray to our Father in heaven to bless Albert and give him wisdom that comes from above so that he can touch many lives of all that comes across him as he serves in the church as a deacon.
Albert has been ushered in to a new role that God has prepared for him, so we all offer our warm congratulations on this ordination day. May our good Lord use him mightily in the vineyard as he serves others.
Public Masses restart this Saturday 4th July at Christ the King – Evening Mass (First of Sunday) is temporarily moved to 5.30pm until further notice – Church accessible from 4.45pm. Mass on Sunday will be at 12.30pm (again a temporary change until further notice) – Church accessible from 12.15 pm.
There will be guidelines that need to be followed – please adhere strictly to instructions given on leaflet and by stewards – these are for our safety.
If you are unwell, have COVID-19 symptoms or have health issues you should not attend Mass – streaming continues.
With prayers, Fr. Jacek.
Our church diary
We are livestreaming our Mass every week on Youtube Live. You can follow the link to access our channel, where you can find the Masses as they are streamed: YouTube Live – streaming Masses