St Clement's, Ewell

  • 307 Kingston Road
  • Ewell
  • Surrey
  • KT19 0BW

020 8393 5572

Adult Initiation into the Church (RCIA)

Peace be with you!

The Christian faith is available to everyone, of any age, and any background. In the twenty- first century, many adults find they have little knowledge of Christ, or  for various reasons did not fully develop their Christian faith when younger. We offer the opportunity for adults to explore with us our Christian faith and and what Christianity means in practice. We can also help those who wish to become full members of the Church to learn more about the Christian life of prayer and goodness and prepare to receive the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, Reconciliation and the Eucharist.

The programme of preparation is called  "The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults"(RCIA). It is made up of  discussion, private thought and prayer, and culminates - for those who decide to accept Christ in their lives - in joining the Church in its public worship at Mass, and receiving the Eucharist and the other sacraments; participants are supported by the prayers of the parish community. RCIA has several stages, starting with that of enquiry; each stage takes as long as participants need, and there is no obligation and no pressure apart from what is in each one of us regarding God.

Meetings take place on weekday evenings in the Presbytery, led by Fr. Graham and lay people of the parish. If you are interested in knowing more, or know someone who would interested, please contact : Fr Graham Bamford (Tel: 020 8393 5572)




Last Modified 30 July 2015