Christ the King Wimbledon Park
Parish Office days/times: Tuesday to Friday, 10am-2pm
The Jesuit priests initially served Wimbledon Park through the Sacred Heart parish. With the growth of the District Line railway, residence building ended up being done at a really quick rate plus it ended up being thought required to have a chapel-of-ease the developing catholic populace regarding the location. There have been difficulties once the just land available without limitations ended up being near to the boundaries of Sacred Heart Parish with Earlsfield. The Bishop foresaw problems and it also was not until 1913 that Fr. O'Gorman ended up being appointed to provide for the Wimbledon Park District. Now the outline regarding the Church generally St. Austin's ended up being started but because of the limitations placed by the Rector of Sacred Heart only one Sunday Mass ended up being permitted. No societies were permitted to operate or any service other than the one Sunday size permitted. The original chapel had been begun but never completed being covered by corrugated metal ended up being named the Tank.
It was the situation until 1926 when the go-ahead to construct the latest church was handed because of the Jesuit superior and the Bishop. Today's chapel had been designed by Sir Gilbert Scott and was finished in 1928. Title associated with the church was changed to Christ the King, whom the Pope had recently set up as a brand new feast, plus it was formally exposed on seventh October 1928. The hallway remained as St. Austin's as it's today. The region stayed a district of this Sacred Heart Parish until 1955 when Fr. Jordan was inducted because the very first parish priest of Wimbledon Park.
The break with all the Jesuits came in 1959 whenever parish ended up being gone back to the direct control over the Bishop.
The Welcomers Group fulfills to talk about just how newcomers toward parish are increasingly being welcomed and how to enhance methods and facilities to ensure each is made welcome within parish. The group is made up of several parishoners just who meet on a regular basis aided by the parish priest.
The job force is present to give a match up between the parishes plus the Deanery and also the Diocese. It really is in the process of promoting different jobs within the Deanery, for instance, adult verification and childhood ministry.
The parish has a young child protection policy, which is readily available upon demand. Please contact the little one coverage Representative, Maria Porter, on 020 8946 4132.