Church Groups at Christ The King

The behind the scene teams that keep our church at its best

Church Cleaners

We have a small team of volunteers who clean the church, upper room, sacristy and entrance areas on a regular basis. We usually work in teams of two or three for two weeks at a time and there’s a list of cleaning tasks for the teams to work from. We have five teams at the moment and each team organises themselves to clean during their fortnight. The aim is to make sure the church is ready for weekend masses. We also hold several cleaning sessions throughout the year and parishioners are invited to help out during a deep clean week.

We are always grateful for extra volunteers to help out and join the teams. If you have the time to for an hour or so every ten weeks, then please get in touch as the more people we have to help out the fewer times each team will have to get involved.

Why not give it a try? To find out more, contact me on my mobile 07980 605 569 or 01454 414074 or speak to me after the 9.00am Mass on a Sunday.

Brass Cleaning

We’ve got a variety of brass-cleaning tasks – such as acolyte’s candlesticks and brass door plates and handles – and two teams who take it in turns to polish away to keep it looking nice.

Please contact Margaret Costello via the Parish Office if you would like to help or for more information.

Flower Arrangers

We are a small group of ladies who enjoy creating flower arrangements for the Church. The displays are changed every two weeks, we have a rota and it usually involves helping three or four times a year. Help with arranging or watering is always appreciated, experience not necessary!

Please contact Dianne Hunter via the Parish Office if you would like to help or for more information.


We like to keep the garden areas at the front and side of the church looking colourful and welcoming and for several years the garden at the side of the church has won awards in the annual Thornbury in Bloom competition. The garden is used by many visitors and Thornburians who enjoy wandering around and sitting quietly for silent meditation.
We need to keep the grass cut and the borders clear of weeds as well as tending shrubs and plants.
If you feel you can help then we would love to hear from you.

Please contact Dianne Hunter via the Parish Office if you would like to help or for more information.


Choir & Folk Group

The Choir/Folk Group leads and supports the congregation in the singing of Mass at 10.30 mass on Sunday. It is not necessary to be a sight-reader, just to have the ability to sing in tune and to attend practices regularly. Both male and female voices are welcome.
The choir practices on a Tuesday afternoon in the hall or church.

Please contact Margaret Costello for Choir or Julie Cain for Folk group via the Parish Office if you would like to help or for more information.


Are you a talented musician, a budding enthusiast or just enjoy listening?  Whatever your skills, if you would like to join a group of parishioners who enjoy singing and playing music then you are very welcome to come and join in playing or just sit back and enjoy the evening. 

We are happy to welcome all so come along to the Lounge on Sunday evenings and on the first Friday of each month in the CTK Hall starting at 19.30.


Reading rotas for all the Sunday Masses are published every six months. Readers are expected to prepare their readings, and to arrive early in order to identify themselves to the Priest. We like to involve families in taking the collection and carrying the Offertory gifts. It is possible to join the Offertory rota only, as this can be separate from the reading, although some families may like to do both.

Contact the Parish Office if you would like to read at a mass.

Facilities for Parishioners

Luncheon Club

Lunch is prepared once a month for parishioners who live alone and who would benefit from a social gathering.

The luncheon club is in need of a new organiser. If you would like to help or would like more information about what is involved please contact the parish office.

Friday Group

The Friday Group meet in the parlour of Porch House on alternate Fridays after the 10.00 Mass for a cup of coffee and a chat. The dates of the meetings are given at the end of the parish newsletter. All are welcome.

Please contact Irene McGillan via the Parish Office if you would like to help or for more information.

Sunday Morning Coffee

Each Sunday morning after 10:30 mass coffee and biscuits are available in the Church Hall. All are welcome, especially new parishioners and visitors. Donations go to the Salvatorian Missions. Why not pop in for a chat and a drink? More volunteers to help always welcome.

Please contact Marie Stephens via the Parish Office if you would like to help or for more information.

Sick and Elderly Parishioners

If you are unable to get to church our Special Ministers are most willing to bring you Holy Communion at home. They usually do this on Tuesday mornings, but other times can be arranged.

The Parish Priest will generally visit those who are housebound at Christmas and Easter, and at other times if requested, especially to provide the opportunity for the Sacrament of Reconciliation and the Sacrament of the Sick. Please make sure he knows!

Please contact the Parish Priest or one of the Special Ministers via the Parish Office if you would like more information.

Hospital Stay

Each hospital has a Catholic Chaplain (usually a Sister or Deacon) who will arrange to bring you Holy Communion at the weekends. However, it is important that on admission you register as a Roman Catholic. The Chaplain tries to get to everyone but sometimes there are administrative hitches and it is best to make a request to the nursing staff that you would like to receive Holy Communion.
Each hospital also has a priest Chaplain with a bleeper who will come out in an emergency to administer the Sacrament of the Sick. In an emergency or if you are in hospital for several days our Parish Priest will be happy to visit and administer Holy Communion or the Sacrament of the Sick.


The Repository provides a wide range of cards for birthdays, weddings, christenings, get well and condolences. We also stock cards for special occasions such as First Communion, Confirmation and Easter.

There is also a display of religious items such as rosaries, crucifixes, prayer books and missals, and books for young children.

At Christmas you’ll find advent calendars, Christmas cards, nativity sets and children’s Christmas books.

Not everything is on display so if there is something you are particularly looking for then do let me know. Some items may take a while to order so do let me know in good time if there is something you especially need.

You can pay in cash by using the cash box on the wall.

Or you can use your debit or credit card with the Dona device fitted above the cash box

Or pay on this website with the “Donate with Dona” button which can be found on the home page.

Judith Hurford at or 01454 414074 or 07980 605 569

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