Sunday Services

07h30

Said Eucharist

Appealing to early risers and those who prefer a more traditional, formal liturgical pattern unaccompanied by music, this service uses the Anglican Prayer Book and is in English.

09h00

Sung Eucharist with Sunday School

This is a multilingual service in the tradition of high mass with “bells and smells.” This service uses the Anglican Prayer Book.

Weekday Services and Outreach

Tuesday

15H00 – Mass at Helen Joseph (every third Tuesday)

A said mass for patients, families and staff at the Helen Joseph chapel. Anointing and laying on of hands (including by proxy) as may be requested.

 

18h00 – Eucharist and Ministry for Healing (Lady Chapel)

A said Eucharist followed by ministry for healing. This service provides the opportunity to bring before God, at his altar, your own needs or the needs of others. The Laying on of Hands and Anointing can be done by proxy when someone is too ill to attend.

Wednesday

09h00 – Vuleka School Chapel service (at the school on designated Wednesdays)

The services take the form of a 30-45 minute devotional or a music chapel.

10h30 – Staff Eucharist

This is the time for staff to have Eucharistic fellowship, which is the spiritual backbone of what we do.  The form of the service is a Said Mass

14h00 – Soup kitchen

The soup kitchen runs from approximately 2pm. The unemployed jobseekers who are usually seen on a number of street corners of Sophiatown come here to be fed.

Thursday

10h30 – Lady chapel Eucharist with MU, AWF, and other women

A said Eucharist with a sermon or teaching. This service is followed by the Mother Union meeting with bible study on the day’s readings and the sermon.

Friday

14h00 – Soup kitchen

The soup kitchen runs from approximately 2pm. The unemployed jobseekers who are usually seen on a number of street corners of Sophiatown come here to be fed.

08H00 – Sophiatown Clinic medicines dispensary

Sacraments and other Services

Baptism

Christ the King has four baptism services a year:

  • Sunday nearest or on 7th January,
  • Easter Sunday,
  • Sunday after Trinity, and
  • Michaelmas (Sunday nearest 29 September)

Confirmations & Communions

Confirmation Class

We have separate classes for teens and youth, and the second for adult.

Admission to Communion

Admission to Communion is a pre-confirmation course for children from 8 years of age who would like to receive the sacrament with their families.

Marriage and Weddings

Please bring the following to your first interview:

  • Identity Document
  • ID photo
  • Certified copies of witnesses’ Identity Documents
  • Ante-nuptial contract (where applicable)

Funerals

In Christian funerals we thank God for the life of the person who has died, and commend him or her to the loving mercy of God.

Canon law, in the Anglican Church, requires that the coffin be present in the church, except in exceptional situations, such as when a person is lost at sea.

Brewing Faith

The Hour That Changes Everything:
How worship forms us into the people God wants us to be
Paperback – September 14, 2010

by John van de Laar (Author)

In The Hour That Changes Everything John van de Laar invites you to return to worship once again, to rediscover true intimacy with God, and to embrace the life-giving transformation it offers.

Through fifty days of personal reflection, small group conversation and congregational worship, The Hour That Changes Everything will lead you into a new experience of God’s gracious presence, and a new freedom to live out your worship in every moment of your life.

Faith Unraveled:
How a Girl Who Knew All the Answers Learned to Ask Questions
Paperback – April 8, 2014

by Rachel Held Evans (Author)

Eighty years after the Scopes Monkey Trial made a spectacle of Christian fundamentalism and brought national attention to her hometown, Rachel Held Evans faced a trial of her own when she began to have doubts about her faith.

Growing up in a culture obsessed with apologetics, Evans asks questions she never thought she would ask. She learns that in order for her faith to survive in a postmodern context, it must adapt to change and evolve.

Being Consumed:
Economics and Christian Desire
Paperback – March 17, 2008

by William T. Cavanaugh (Author)

William Cavanaugh uses Christian resources to incisively address basic economic matters — the free market, consumer culture, globalization, and scarcity — arguing that we should not just accept these as givens but should instead change the terms of the debate.

Among other things, Cavanaugh discusses how God, in the Eucharist, forms us to consume and be consumed rightly. Examining pathologies of desire in contemporary “free market” economies, Being Consumed puts forth a positive and inspiring vision of how the body of Christ can engage in economic alternatives.