01980 622 177 or 07412 604880 amesbury.christtheking@cliftondiocese.com

Church Notices:

Temporary Email for contactng Fr Saji: joseph.sajimathew@gmail.com


Bishop Declan Lang will make his pastoral visit to Christ the King Parish on Sunday March 19th and will preside over the 11.00am Mass. The pastoral visit is an apostolic endeavour, an event of grace for
the whole of the parish family. Bishop will avail this momentous opportunity to become acquainted with the reality of the current pastoral programs, and the overall functioning of the parish.


The Parish Lenten Series will be held on Tuesday, March 21st, and March 28th after the 10:00AM Mass. Each talk will give a brief Lenten reflection. All talks are focused on prayer, the season of Lent and learning more about the Lord through Scripture. Here are some of the topics:+ Abiding in the Word of God+Overcoming Our Temptations+ Believing Our Identity as “Beloved”+ Growing in Unshakeable Hope+ How to Handle Unanswered Prayers+ Overcoming Lies of the Devil+ Restorative Prayer+ Saints with a Devotion to the Passion of Jesus+ Jesus’ Time in the Garden of Gethsemane+ Living out the Pattern of Life, Death and Resurrection: advice from St. Elizabeth of the Trinity


which takes place next Tuesday 21st March at 7pm in St Gregory’s. It is very much my hope that you will be able to make use of this opportunity to join the deanery penance service.

EASTER FLOWERS (Second Collection)25/26 March

In honour of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ our Church will hopefully be adorned with beautiful flowers, please do consider making a contribution. There will be second collection for the Easter Flowers next weekend. If you like to dedicate flowers in honour of departed loved ones or for special occasions such as birthday, anniversary or thanksgiving, please contact Ann Larke


There will be Eucharistic Adoration and Benediction every weekday from Monday to Friday during Lent at 9:00 am prior to 10.00am Mass. The Stations of the Cross is held every Friday during
Lent at 10.30am and 6.30pm.Mass on Friday will be celebrated both at 10.00am and 6.00pm during Lent


We have booked a small coach to travel to the Chrism Mass which will be picking up in Salisbury and Amesbury. If you would like to join our priests and deacons at this Mass, please contact the office.


Our First Communion children are now working hard to prepare for this beautiful sacrament, which they will receive in June. We can’t believe First Communion is only a few months away! Please keep the children and their families in your prayers! Our next First Communion class will be on Sunday 26th March after the Mass at 12.30pm.


Do you have an older child who has never been baptised or never received their First Holy Communion? Do you have a child with a disability who would like to join our program? It’s never too late, and your situation may not be as unusual as you may think! We accompany families with children of all ages, at all levels, in ways that are comfortable for them. Please contact the parish office for more details


Applications are now open to travel with The Society of our Lady Of Lourdes on its annual Pilgrimage to Lourdes at the end of May and we would love you to join us!We are a ‘working pilgrimage’ that has been taking pilgrims who need medical assistance and support to travel to Lourdes for over a hundred years. Our VIPs stay in the Accueil Notre Dame, inside the Sanctuary where we can provide 24hr
medical and personal care and support as needed. SOLL exist to minimise the barriers of finance and illness in making a Lourdes pilgrimage. We rely on volunteer Doctors, Nurses, Carers and helpers and there is a warm welcome and a role for all. We ask you to cover a daily shift, in a friendly team, to enable our Assisted Pilgrims to have a fantastic week. We also welcome ‘praying pilgrims’ who join in all of the services and events. This year we have some flights from Bournemouth available ( for those who do not require our medical team) so it’s a great opportunity to come and see what Lourdes is all about and be of service for a week! For more details, please take a look at the SOLL website www.soll-lourdes.com or contact Sacha Blanchard on sacha@soll-lourdes.com or 07768 622880.


Generosity is at the heart of the Gospel and the Christian life. We really appreciate your weekly giving at Mass. Donating a regular amount of money is the best way of supporting your parish financially. It enables us to plan ahead knowing that we have a reliable source of income, especially in these uncertain times. Your giving allows us to do everything we do here in this Parish, including enabling our
Masses to take place, sacramental preparation, work with children and youth and their families and much more. All of this is made possible by your prayers, serving and giving – we couldn’t do it without you. If you would like to send in a cheque, please make it payable to ‘Catholic Parish of Christ the King’. If you would like to give regularly but do not want to give online then please use the Standing Order Form, as well as the GiftAid declaration form, if you are a UK tax payer. You can collect the forms from Jeff Coy, our parish treasurer and please return the forms to him. Jeff will help you to process the Gift Aid Form and enlighten you more about it A big thank you for all your generous donations, which are greatly appreciated. Should you wish to transfer to standing order or bank transfer, the Parish bank details are: Name: Christ the King Church Amesbury: Natwest Sort Code 52-10-03 Account Number 66286638.

If you wish to remember the Parish in your Will, further information is available from the Parish Office. Thank you and God bless you


Children’s Liturgy of the Word is an extension of the Liturgy that provides young children with a worship experience shared in ways understandable and engaging to them. The Children’s Liturgy of the Word includes the First Reading, Responsorial Psalm, Alleluia, Gospel Reading, Gospel Reflection, Creed and Prayer of the Faithful. Children participate by joining the group as it gathers in the hall when invited by the celebrant after the Opening Prayer. They are sent forth with the team of volunteers and return during the Offertory. In order to continue this task on a regular basis we need committed volunteers. We are looking forward to recruiting new members who are able to lead children’s liturgy. If you are interested, please contact Father Saji. Children’s liturgy materials will be supplied for the programme.


Donate a fresh flower arrangement to honour a friend or family member, to remember a loved one, to celebrate a birthday or anniversary, or for any reason you wish. Your donated flower arrangements will be remembered in our parish bulletin and a Mass will be offered for their intentions. These two arrangements sit on either side of the tabernacle. For any questions, please call Ann Larke on 07485423471 or email or call Father Saji Thank you very much for helping to beautify our church. God bless you!

WORLD YOUTH DAY, LISBON (31st July – 7 th August 2023):

The diocese of CLIFTON is taking a group of young people (aged 18-35) to World Youth Day in Lisbon summer 2023. Booking process now open; the price is £1,295, which includes flights, 3* accommodation (shared room), transfers, WYD registration fee & meal vouchers. If you are between 18-35 you can book to join the Diocesan group online.