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.
Saturday 30th May at 18.00 we offer you a recital of piano music by our Director of Music, Mr Dennis Tjiok
Throughout the current period of COVID-19 our services are held online as Zoom meetings and some will be recorded for you to listen back. Our next Meeting is on Sunday 31st May (The Feast of Pentecost) and the login details are below:
The Feast of Pentecost
31 May, 2020 11:00 AM London
Meeting ID: 864 5561 6046
Or dial in by phone:
Meeting ID: 864 5561 6046
The Music for Pentecost is published here. You will be asked to download the Powerpoint presentation. Be patient . Run as a slideshow to hear today's hymns and music.
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 at 7.15pm there is a Weekday Mass for you to follow on Facebook @ChristChurchIOD
On Thursdays we meet to study and to learn about our Christian faith using the course 'Pilgrim' - the login details are here
On Friday morning we meet at 8.30am for Morning Prayer - find the login details here
Past recordings of Morning and Evening Prayers are shared here
Sunday Podcasts will usually be published to mark major festivals on Sundays at 12noon, featuring music, reflections, readings and prayers.
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.