I am Fr. Tom Pyke and I am the Vicar of Church of England Parish of the Isle of Dogs, London. Our church, Christ Church, is on Manchester Road at the southern tip of the peninsula (we call it ‘the Island’). The congregation comes from many nationalities, traditions and denominations and reflects the diversity of the Island’s changing population – personally, I have worked in the Parish since November 2006. Before that I was vicar and industrial chaplain in Birmingham. I combine my work in the with work as a Chaplain in the Royal Naval Reserve.
Christ Church belongs to the catholic tradition of the Church of England. Our worship is beautiful, using colour, music, teaching, drama and poetry. At the same time it is relaxed and welcoming. We have four different groups offering children’s work during the week. The focal point of our life together is the Parish Mass at 11am on Sunday.
We have nearly completed the Easter Season of the Church’s calendar, and now we prepare for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the Church, as once it came on the day of Pentecost.
This month’s highlights include:
Thursday 25th May, 7.30pm: Ascension Day Mass
Sunday 28th May, 11am: Patronal Festival
Sunday 28th May, 6.30pm: Choral Evensong, sung by East London Evensong Choir
This Evensong will be followed by a complimentary drinks reception, generously supported by Choral Evensong.org.
Sunday 4th June, 11am: Pentecost Sunday
Sunday 11th June, 11am: Trinity Sunday
Come and join the celebrations!