Welcome to the Catholic Church of St. Raphael


Update on resumption of Public Liturgies

Dear Parishioners,

Daily weekday schedules are as follows;

Mon-Wed & Fri-Sat
Rosary – 9:00am
Mass – 9:30am

Church is closed on Thursdays for cleaning.

Sunday Mass

Sat – 7pm
Sun – 9am, 10:30am & 12noon

Please note attendance to Masses is subject to availability stewards/volunteer to ensure the safety of all.

Here are some important points on the social distancing rules which will still be in place.

  • We will be operating social distance within the church of 1 metre plus mitigation. Therefore face coverings are compulsory for all adults and children in Year 7 and above. No admission to church without a face covering.
  • Sunday obligation to attend mass has been, and continues to be suspended. Please consider attending weekday mass or the live streamed mass online as an alternative to attending the church building on a Sunday.
  • The church building will operate at less than 50% occupancy, so please plan accordingly. Once the church is full no further parishioners may be admitted.
  • Please follow stewards advice on maintaining 2m social distance outside the church and 1m with mitigation, within the church.

Volunteers should contact yeading@rcdow.org.uk for details of the role.
Eight stewards per mass are needed – Mass attendance is subject to availability of stewards to ensure safety. We urgently need volunteers to help with this.

A reminder that the obligation to attend Sunday mass is still suspended and the Cardinal suggests attending weekday mass or joining a service online at churchservices.tv/yeading, as perfectly suitable alternatives during the Covid pandemic, (thereby managing numbers coming to the church).

Space in the church is strictly limited, initially first come first seated is our policy but if demand is high we will introduce a booking system in weeks to come and/or overflow in the church hall if stewards are available and it is risk assessed as safe to do so.

The Rosary and Mass will continue to be streamed live from church everyday. You can follow it by clicking on the link below:

If we are needed in an emergency please call the parish office. 020 8845 1919.

Fr John & Fr Jude