Catechism on Sunday – Last in the Present Series!

The last in the present series of Family Catechism sessions takes place on Sunday 2 June at the usual times – 10.30 for under 8s, 11.00 for under 16s, and 11.30 for adults.  Our grateful thanks to Fr O’Donohue for preparing and delivering these talks over the last few months.


Barn Dance – Last Call!

It’s a nice sunny evening (but not as hot as last year!), so if you are free, why not head down to Christ the King for our second Barn Dance? It starts at 7.30 pm and tickets are available on the door at £5 for over 12s and £3 for under 12s. We are happy to negotiate rates for families. There will be a bar, raffle and a prize for the best outfit. Caller Mick Wooldridge has very kindly given his services free, supported by our hardworking Social Committee. The Parish of Christ the King and the FSSP will benefit equally from the proceeds.

See you there!

Family Catechism on Sunday

Don’t forget that it’s the first Sunday of the month next weekend and so we have Family Catechism at Christ the King at our usual times of 10.30 for under 8s, 11.00 for under 16s and 11.30 for adults.  There’s tea, coffee and biscuits in the hall while you’re waiting and a chance for a chat.

From the news sheet 14th April

The Latin Mass at Christ the King will take place as usual at 8.30 am on Easter Sunday. It will be sung by Director of Music Matthew Schellhorn. Do join us for an inspiring and uplifting celebration of the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

By the kind agreement of Fr Patrick Hutton, Parish Priest of Christ the King, the collection money from the Latin Mass on Easter Sunday will go to support the work of the FSSP Bedford Apostolate. Please be generous in supporting the sterling work the FSSP priests are doing among us.

If you want to make a personal gift to the FSSP priests, then please do so outside of the collections, making it clear that it is for their personal use. Thank you.

Don’t miss out on the social event of the year! After last year’s success, caller Mick Wooldridge returns to Christ the King on Friday 10th May at 7.30 pm. There will be a bar and a fancy dress competition as well as lots of dancing. Don’t worry if you have never been to a barn dance before, Mick will talk you through the steps. Tickets are now on sale from Barbara Kay in the hall after Mass at £5 for adults, £3 for under 12s.

Catechism on Sunday – Please note change of times

Catechism takes place in the Patrick Donegan Room at Christ the King this Sunday 7 April. Due to unforeseen circumstances the Mass will be a Low Mass rather than Sung, so it has been suggested that, as a one-off, we start catechism 30 minutes earlier as follows:


8:30 am   Low Mass followed by Confessions

10 am   Catechism (for under-8s)

10:30 am   Catechism (for under-16s)

11 am   Presentation for adults (16+)

11:30 am   Close

This will enable those who wish to do so, to attend the parish meeting which follows at 11.45 am in the church hall.

Hope to see you there!


From the news sheet 31st March

A very warm welcome to Christ the King. There are Confessions before and after Mass, we usually say a Rosary after Mass and refreshments are available in the church hall; please introduce yourself to the priest or one of the congregation. Our Masses are said by priests of the Priestly Fraternity of St Peter; copies of their magazine, Dowry, are available at the back of church.

Please note that in this form of the Mass, the Church asks us to receive Holy Communion on the tongue and – if physically able – kneeling.

All but £50 of our Latin Mass collection money goes to support Christ the King Parish. If you would like to help to ensure the continuing presence of the FSSP at Bedford, please consider setting up a standing order to them. These need to be set up by you through your bank: account name: FSSP England (Reading); sort code 30-93-04; account number 02027330. Gift Aid forms are also available by request. Thank you.

An overflow area has been created to the right of the hall, marked by yellow hatchings, which you might like to use to prevent getting blocked in.

Catechism continues next Sunday 7th April from 10.30 am onwards in the parish hall with sessions for under 8s, under 16s and adults.

Regina Caeli Academy, opening September 2019, is holding an Open Day on 13th April in Barton. More details are at

The Kay family have recently moved and would like to find homes for the following items:
1. Sewing machine – only used once
2. Large rucksack – in almost new condition
3. Large notice board
All these items will be on view in the hall. Donations for the FSSP welcome.