Charitable and Social Events

CAFOD FAMILY FAST DAY will be this coming Friday 12th October. Envelopes will be available from this Sunday and can be returned over the next couple of weeks.

Sunday 14th is designated as Prison Sunday: We will have a chaplain volunteer Richard giving a brief talk about The chaplaincy’s work in Lewes Prison. We will have a special collection for their work after each mass.

 PATCHAM  SILVER BAND  Saturday 3rd  November at  6.45pm at Christ theKing. Tickets  £5 and on sale after Sunday mass.  Raffle  and  refreshments. This is a popular event so get your tickets early!

TABLE  TOP  SALE  Saturday 24th November from  10  till 1, Christ the King Hall. Table cost £5.  (25% of proceeds  will go to  Matthew 25  Mission). For booking contact  Heather on  01323-734776  or e-mail


Welcome to Fr Thomas!


Fr Thomas Mason, having finished his studies at Oscott, was ordained priest on the 30th June, at the Birmingham Oratory. Fr Thomas joins us to serve the parish and Ordinariate communities both here in Eastbourne and in Chichester.

We welcome Fr Thomas with great joy and look forward to him exercising his ministry amongst us. Please pray for Fr Thomas as he begins his priestly ministry and let us do our best to support and encourage him.

A Great Confirmation


It was with great joy that this year we were able to see 15 young people from the parish complete their confirmation course and be confirmed by Bishop Richard Moth at Our Lady of Ransom alongside a good number of other young people from the deanery.

A big thanks to those who organised the confirmation service and those who provided music and over coming last minute hitches!

Fr Neil’s Induction

Thurday 3rd on the feast of St Philip & James, the bishop inducted Fr Neil as Parish Priest to Christ the King with St Joachim in the presence of Mgr Keith Newton the Ordinary of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham.

It was truly a wonderful evening with great liturgy and amazing food. There were so many who worked very hard to make this a truly memorable evening. All my thanks and blessings Fr Neil


Holy Week Triduum

Holy Thursday, Christ the King, 7.30pm
We need volunteers for foot washing please.
We will conclude our liturgy with a watch at the garden of repose in the lady chapel until midnight. Those leaving during this period please do so in silence.

Good Friday, Christ the King, 10.00am
Children’s Holy Week Liturgy
Good Friday, Christ the King, 3.00pm
The Lord’s Passion
Please again at the end of the liturgy leave in silence.

Vigil of Easter, Christ the King, 8.00pm
For those who are able, we begin outside with lighting the New Fire. Those unable to be outside please be seated in the church. It will be dusk and the church will have no lights – please be careful.

Please Welcome Our New Parish Priest – Fr. Neil Chatfield

After 22 years at Christ the King Catholic Church Fr. Barry Anderson has retired. We are very pleased to welcome our new Parish Priest, Fr. Neil Chatfield, who will be known to many parishioners at both Christ the King in Langley and St. Joachim in Hamden Park.

In the next few weeks and months, while the parishes settle into new routines with Fr. Neil, please make sure that you keep abreast of changes as they are announced in the weekly newsletter. Contact details are included in the newsletter as well as in the About Us web page.