Welcome to the website of the
Roman Catholic Church of St. Agathas, Kingston
Ours is an extensive parish and over the years, as it has grown, the services at St Agathas, and especially those at the weekend, have gradually taken on their own identity in line with the uniqueness of our parishioners, comprising individuals young and old as well as multitudes of families.
Message from our Parish Priest
Welcome to the Parish of St Agatha’s Church in Kingston Upon Thames, and welcome to our website. Whether you are just looking for our Mass times, visiting briefly, looking for a new parish home, or wanting to learn more about our parish, I hope you find what you are looking for whilst visiting our website.
St Agatha’s Parish is a lively community of warm, friendly and prayerful believers comprising of individuals- both young and old, as well as many families with children of all ages. Together, we will grow spiritually and put our faith into action. The Parish has plenty of spiritual and social activities for you to get involved in.
We have daily weekday masses and four weekend masses with uplifting music and hymns and we offer a warm welcome to all who attend. If you are a new to our parish, please use this link to register as we look forward to meeting you. If you have any enquiries, please contact our Parish Office. I look forward to hearing from you, seeing you and talking to you.
God bless you all,
Weekend Masses are normally:
Saturday 6.30pm is a service which seems to suit many of our emergency and shift workers within the Parish. Traditional hymns are sung and usually accompanied by one or other of our talented organists.
Sunday 9.00am is a more traditional quiet Mass suiting those who seek a more reflective atmosphere.
Tea and coffee will be served in the Cloister after the Sunday 9 am Mass on the last Sunday of each month: do come and join us to meet and greet others, and our clergy, especially if you are new to the parish. If you attend this Mass and would like to help once a month, please email the parish office.
Sunday 10.30am is our vibrant family Mass with music and singing led by singers and musicians with an eclectic array of instruments. Liturgy groups for children of various age groups within the parish often assemble for their own teaching which is undertaken by volunteer parents in the adjoining cloister culminating in a final gathering on the sanctuary at the Offertory celebration.
Sunday 6.30pm is another lively and often joyful occasion, led by our folk group and choir. This service appears to attract younger members of the Parish who are single as well as families with grown up children who may also be preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation.
Whichever Mass you choose to attend, you are very welcome to our community and we look forward to getting to know you. We would also be very grateful for any support you can offer to help develop and enrich our spiritual and social growth.
Karin, our Parish Secretary, will be on annual leave from Friday 25th October to Monday 4th November, therefore the parish office will be closed. Fr Anthony and Fr Pius will be available in case of an emergency or for a pressing enquiry only. For non-urgent enquiries please email email@example.com
Fr Gerry O'Brien Book of Condolence
The book of condolence for the late Fr. Gerry O'Brien is still available to sign in the old sacristy. Please come and share your memories. We will be sending the book on to his family at the end of the month.
November - Month of All Souls
In the month of November, we remember all our loved ones whom God has called from this life and pray for them at our daily Masses.
Envelopes are available at back of church for you to put in the list of all loved ones in your family and friends whom have died. You can place a donation for the Masses inside the envelope.
Please hand it to Fr. Anthony or Fr. Pius, or leave it in the basket in the Parish Office.
Annual Blessing of Graves
The annual blessing of graves will take place on Sunday 3rd November. There will be a short service in the chapel at Surbiton cemetery at 2.00 pm, followed by blessing of graves. Also, a short service in the chapel at Kingston Cemetery at 3.00 pm followed by blessing of graves.
Primary School 2020 Application Forms
The time of year has come when many parents are thinking about places in a Catholic Primary School. Regular Mass attendance is a requirement for a reference to be completed. If you have recently moved to the area you should seek a priest reference from your previous parish which we will then countersign.
A priest will be available to sign Primary school application forms on Friday 8th November between 2.00 pm and 4.00 pm. No appointment is necessary, please call at the Presbytery. Please ensure that you complete as much of the forms as possible and if you have any reference letters, please also bring these along with you. Please bring all relating documents with you at this time, especially Baptism Certificates. The closing date for the application is 15th January 2020.
Christmas Raffle & Seniors Christmas Lunch
Each year, a small but dedicated team of volunteers run the senior’s lunch and a raffle; which plays a big part in helping raise funds. This year we would like to expand the raffle and therefore any donations, big or small, would be very much appreciated and will help make a big difference to the funds raised. If you have something you would like to donate, we would love to hear from you.
A basket is available in the church porch for your donations, alternatively please contact the Parish Office to discuss further.
Please see the Parish noticeboard for more details of the following:
➢ The Mustard Seed (Please note a change of Date in Nov)
➢ Conquest Art Group at St Pius
➢ London SW Catholic Social Group
➢ Parishioner/Teacher seeking Accommodation
➢ Parishioner/Student Seeking Accommodation
➢ A Day with Mary
➢ School Open Day/Evening events
➢ Job Vacancy at Holy Cross Prep School