Welcome! 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 loop in the Thames (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 parish with work as Staff Chaplain in the Royal Navy's Maritime Reserve Headquarters, duties which I mostly carry out online.
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 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 welcome people who want to deepen their knowledge and understanding of the Christian faith.
Change to COVID 19 precautions at Christ Church
On arriving at church please sanitise your hands thoroughly and either use the sign up sheet or the QR code for Test and Trace.
Masks must now be worn in public places, and churches are not exempt from this requirement, though individuals may be exempt for health reasons, and children under 11 are not required to wear masks. We ask you to wear your mask unless you are leading part of the service. This includes for singing.
Please leave the church briskly at the end of the service. Conversations can happen most safely outside the building.
Throughout the current period of COVID-19 our services were held online as Zoom meetingsand some have beeen recorded for you to listen to again here. This Sunday we are in church with the Bishop of Stepney for our Parish Confirmation and Mass. The service will be live-streamed as well as with a physical congregation. Please see the link below:
Please visit our Prayer Page to remember in prayer those who are sick and those who have died. Names are published with the consent of the individual or the family.
Giving local churches depend on the generosity of their members and the local community. Christ Church Isle of Dogs is no different. We would welcome your donation to restore our bank balance which has been severely dented by the coronavirus crisis (we were unable to rent out our building during lockdown). Please use the button below to take you to our secure giving page. Please look out for our QR code on the noticeboads which will take you to the same site.