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 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 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.
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. We now have our Sunday service live-streamed online at 11am (see below for the link to the service on our YouTube channel). The link for Sunday 17th January is shared below on (services will be online only while COVID-19 levels are high in the South East)
Our latest services, past or up-coming are posted at the top of the page
Other Online Opportunities
On Sunday evenings Evening Prayer is broadcast at 6.30 on Zoom. Do join us - the login details are published each week here
On Thursday evenings at 8pm our Study Group meets to read Marcus Borg's excellent book rediscovering the life of faith called 'The Heart of Christianity'. This group meets on Zoom, and would welcome new members. Please follow the link here
On Friday morning we meet at 8.30am for Morning Prayer - find the login details here
Our thoughts are with all of you throughout the current global health situation, wishing you good health and safety. Please subscribe to our Newsletter (see below) so we can keep you informed of developments. 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 and some of our hirers have not yet returned). 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.