3rd April 2020. For up to date information regarding streamed Masses etc etc please see our Facebook page Christ The King Catholic Parish, Alfreton, Derbyshire'.


24th March 2020. We have been advised by Bishop Patrick who has just heard from the Cardinal that, following a conversation between our Bishops' Conference medical advisor and a government official responsible for the Housing Communities & Local Government amendment document, that all our churches must now remain closed during this initial period of three week 'lockdown'

The Parish Of Christ The King, Alfreton & St Patrick & St Brigid, Clay Cross

Our Parish of Christ The King, Alfreton & St Patrick & St Brigid, Clay Cross is part of the Amber Valley Deanery. It serves the area from Selson to Tupton welcoming worshippers of all ages. We work closely with our Catholic Schools: Christ The King, Alfreton & St Mary’s RC High School, Chesterfield & our convents San Damiano, Alfreton & St Clare’s Convent, Clay Cross. Our Parish has a thriving community of social groups and organisations. The Parish Social Centre also has rooms that are available for hire.

Our Parish Priest is Father James Earley

Our Deacon is Rev Mike Browne

Our Mission Statement

We, the people of St Patrick & St Brigid & Christ The King, are called to be a welcoming community, who through Gospel values, seek by our example, to inspire one another into a deeper relationship with God.

Our Parish Priest

I remember as a young boy in Ireland sitting in the classroom of the local school and marvelling at the map of the world. The maps were there as part of our geography lessons. I didn’t realise then that instead of just dreaming about these far-flung places.....

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Mass Times

Alfreton Saturday 6.30pm
Clay Cross Sunday 9am
Alfreton Sunday 10.30am
For weekday Mass times & holydays please refer to newsletter

Parish Newsletter

To download our Parish newsletter please click on the date below:

9th February 2020
16th February 2020
23rd February 2020
1st March 2020
8th March 2020
15th March 2020

Upcoming Parish Events

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Some parishioners have asked how they can continue to make their offerings during the period our churches are closed.  This is much appreciated; our Parish needs your continued support at this time. Coronavirus has raised some very particular financial challenges for us.  Not only do we have no plate and envelope collection but we cannot hire out our parish rooms either.  We must, however, continue to pay for essentials such as our priests’ living expenses, the upkeep of our buildings and other ongoing costs.

Of course, we realise that the current emergency is affecting many people’s income and they may not be able to continue their level of offerings.  If this is the case, we fully understand, and our prayers are with you.

If you currently pay by standing order, this will continue as usual unless you tell your bank to vary it.

If you usually give by envelope or via cash in the collection, you could now donate via your online or telephone banking.  You can either make individual payments whenever you like, or you can set up a regular gift by Standing Order.  This can be stopped at any time, for example, if you wish to resume giving by cash or envelope once Sunday Mass is resumed.

For the purposes or setting up a regular gift via your online banking, the parish bank details are:

Account Name: Christ The King RCP

Account number: 03155671

Sort code: 30-92-59

Please put your name (e.g. D SMITH) in the payment reference so we know the gift is from you. This is particularly important if we have a signed gift aid mandate from you.  If you normally use numbered gift aid envelopes you should quote your envelope number as the payment reference (so D SMITH, the holder of envelope 19, would quote D SMITH ENV 19).

If you are a UK taxpayer, you also have the option of adding Gift Aid, whereby the UK government adds a further 25% to your donation.  Anyone wishing to set up a new Gift Aid arrangement should contact the parish office via email ctkchurch@sky.com as we are not able to process the usual paper applications at this time.

If you would like help to pay in this way, please simply email ctkchurch@sky.com .  Please provide your name and telephone number so that we can contact you.

Our parish relies on donations to stay open and provide care and support to everyone in our community. Now more than ever, please consider giving generously to support our mission and ministry. Thank you for your support.


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