Words of warm Welcome!

Welcome to our parish website. Thank you for visiting it. We have recently renewed the layout and added content to the original site to bring it completely up to date for the end of 2018.

St. Raphael’s is a warm, vibrant and prayerful community. We are fortunate to have the advantages of a beautiful setting for the church and parish buildings and a Grade II listed parish church, the interior of which has been refurbished to the original specification. It is truly capable of raising the heart and mind to God. There are three Masses on a Sunday. The morning Masses include music, with the first Mass incorporating a Children’s Liturgy. Our choir and organists add to the beauty of the liturgy here. Both morning Masses are followed by refreshments in our parish hall. You will find a warm welcome there for young and old. In the warmer months, the garden and courtyard are also open.

For those needing the Sacraments of Initiation there is a sound RCIA programme for those already Catholic and those enquiring about becoming a Catholic. First Holy Communion and Confirmation programmes for young people are also well established. If you have any enquiries, please contact our Parish Office. Please let us have your details if you wish to join the Parish (click here).

Other groups, such as Mothers and Toddlers and our monthly ‘Theology on Tap‘ talks have been popular. Please read more about all that happens here.

If I have not done so already, I look forward to meeting you and yours and wish you every blessing in Our Lord.

Fr Michael Lovell, 
Parish Priest

Fr. Michael Lovell, Parish Priest

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St Raphael’s Catholic Church, Surbiton
Dedication of St. Raphael’s Church And Consecration of the Altar, Friday 28 September 2012

Lent

Ash Wednesday

This coming Wednesday 6th March is Ash Wednesday. There will be three Masses in the Parish  – 12.noon, 7.30pm and a mass at St. Joseph’s School at 9.15am.

Ash Wednesday is a day of Fasting of and abstinence – This means everyone over the age of 14 is bound to abstain from eating meat on this day. In addition everyone aged between 18 – 60 are bound to fast. Following the 12.noon Mass we shall have a Lenten Lunch in the hall consisting of soup and a bread roll.

(Suggested donation of £5.00 in aid of our Lenten Project.)  

Lenten Project

As usual, the Parish will be running a Lenten Project to raise funds for a worthy cause. This year’s selected charity is ‘Christian Blind Mission’ (CBM).

Every day, women, men and children in poor communities go blind because of diseases or conditions that could have been avoided. CBM prevent blindness and restore sight in the poorest places of the world by tackling eye diseases, training doctors and health care workers and carrying out sight-restoring surgeries.

We have already arranged a number of fundraising events which we hope will encourage people to support the project. Read more

Holy Mass & Confession

Sunday Mass Times

9.30 am
Sung family Mass (with children’s liturgy)

11.30 am
Mass with hymns

4.00 pm
Rosary and Benediction (except during the month of July & August) or Stations of the Cross during Lent

5.00 pm
Quiet Mass

Weekdays and Saturday

Mass times are usually as follows:

10.00 am
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

12.00 noon
Wednesday

Times of Mass and Confession may vary from time to time, so please check the newsletter.

Confession (reconciliation and penance)

Sunday 9.00 am – 9.15 am 
before Mass at 9.30 am

Sunday 4.30 pm – 4.50 pm
before Mass at 5.00 pm

Saturday 10.30 am – 11.00 am
after Mass at 10.00 am

and at other times by reasonable request.

Sacraments

Baptism

The Baptism of St Augustine by St Ambrose by Benito Gozzoli

 

Holy Eucharist

The Institution of the Eucharist by Joos van Wassenhover

Confirmation

Pentecost by Duccio di Buoninsegna

 

Confession

Return of the Prodigal Son by Rembrandt

Anointing of the Sick

The Healing of the Cripple and Raising of Tabatha by Masolino da Panocale

Marriage

The Marriage at Cana by Giotto di Bondone

Holy Orders

The Ordination of St Lawrence by Fra Angelico

Become a Catholic (RCIA)

“The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults” (RCIA) is a course of study of the Christian faith for those who seek the sacrament of Baptism and the other sacraments of initiation.  The course is also available to all Christians who want to gain a deeper understanding of their faith.

Find out more and apply

Gallery

Discover the life at our Parish. Click here to browse through photos from our celebrations, sacraments, events and trips.

Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy

We, the people and the clergy of St. Raphael’s, believe in the personal dignity and rights of children and vulnerable adults and take seriously our special responsibility to protect and promote their well-being. 

We undertake to do all within our power to ensure that the parish provides a safe and caring environment for children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Read more about our Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy 

Visit us

St. Raphael’s Catholic Church

Portsmouth Road
Kingston upon Thames
KT1 2NA

Contact the Parish Office:
Tel. 020 8541 4999
e-mail: surbiton@rcaos.org.uk
Contact times: 9 am – 4 pm, Monday to Friday