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.
The Harvest season is upon us, and we have managed to enjoy a time of collective thanksgiving and sharing with those in need.
If you would like to make a donation to the Food bank please bring your non perishables to the church office during working hours.
This month’s highlights include:
Sunday 15thctober, 10.00am : St Luke’s Patronal Festival- No Service at Christ Church
Saturday 21st October,1-3pm: Mudchute Harvest Festival
Sunday 29th October, 11.00am: Bible Sunday
Thursday 2nd November 7.30pm: All Souls Mass
Sunday 5th November 11.00am: All Saints Mass
Come and join the celebrations!