As we progress through what will be the strangest Holy Week that we have ever known, we may feel disconnected, as a parish community, from the celebrations that will take place. Be assured that as we are the Body of Christ we are, even when absent, still ensconced liturgically in the Easter celebrations. I shall pray for you all, that we will all get through this dark period and that we will soon be reunited physically, once again, as a parish community.

 Remember that come what may on Easter day we can say with confidence that The Lord has truly Risen.  May God bless you all, take care & stay safe.

Fr James

 

3rd April 2020. For up to date information regarding streamed Masses etc etc please see our Facebook page Christ The King Catholic Parish, Alfreton, Derbyshire

 

If any parishioners have any queries or need clarification on any matter they should contact Fr James or Laura Lloyd, the parish administrator

Our Window Trilogy

The centre window, featuring a cross and a crown, takes its theme from the dedication of our church ‘Christ The King’ – Victory through the Cross, Christ crowned – the Alpha & the Omega- (in use since the 4th century) the beginning & the end.

The left hand window portrays the suffering of Our Saviour – The Crown of Thorns along with the nails of Christ’s crucifixion. INRI – Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews

The right hand window depicts the risen Lord – The candle (Light of the World) & the olive branches (Peace be with you) – the Easter message. The Greek Chi Rho - The monogram of Christ (in use since the 4th century)

The 3 windows were designed Sr Anthony FSM & made & installed by Paul & Maureen Fuller.

The 2 outer windows are dedicated to Jim & Kathleen O’Brien - 2 long standing parishioners, who over many years did lots of valuable voluntary work for the parish.

The centre window is dedicated to Sr Anthony & the Fuller family