SERVING THE DIOCESE OF WESTMINSTER
In 2014, Cardinal Vincent Nichols asked the Chemin Neuf Community to run Cockfosters’ Catholic parish. The first members of the Community arrived in the parish on the 1st of September. In 2017 Fr Christophe Brunet was appointed parish priest. He lives in the rectory with another priest and a family of the Community. All are dedicated to the activities of the parish. In addition, other families living in the area who are also part of the Community are involved in the life of the parish.
It is a privilege to serve the Diocese of Westminster in such a dynamic environment. Many parishioners are involved with us in making this parish become ever more friendly and fired up with the Holy Spirit!
GROUNDED IN COMMUNITY LIFE
The Parish of Christ the King has a long story of community life, long before Chemin Neuf settled in. It was founded in 1936 by Abbot Constantine Bosschaerts OSB, who was also the founder of the “Vita et Pax” Foundation. After 77 years of presence and dedicated service of the Benedictines of Monte Oliveto in Cockfosters, the monks decided to withdraw from the Parish. In December 2013, Archbishop Vincent Nichols paid a visit to the parish and officially thanked Dom Bernard Akoeso OSB, the last of the Olivetan monks, for his tireless work over recent years. He then asked Chemin Neuf to take over.
OUR VISION OF A MISSIONARY PARISH
Over the years, the Chemin Neuf Community has been asked to run many parishes in many countries in the world. Little by little, parishes have become an important dimension of our apostolate. This has enabled us to develop an uplifting vision of parish life.
Parish of Christ the King,
29 Bramley Road, Cockfosters, London N14 4HE
Phone number: +44 (0)20 8449 6648