All Are Welcome

Our purpose is to worship God, love each other, care for those in need, and to share the love of Jesus with those in the community around us and world wide.

No matter who you are or where you’re from, you are welcome here.

We are pleased to announce that Raleigh Road United Church is open for services each Sunday at 10.30am! We are now celebrating communion once a month. Join us for tea and coffee after the service each week, served at the back of the church

The services will be recorded should you prefer to join us from a distance. Either way, you are very welcome!

See What’s On for details of our other activities.

Please only attend if you are not self isolating or showing symptoms of Covid 19

The wearing of a face mask during the service is now an individual choice, except for services attracting a larger congregation.

As a church which seeks to grow in Christian faith and outreach, we are outward-looking, inclusive and we challenge exclusion.

We believe that every person is an important member of God’s family. Connect with us this Sunday either in person or on YouTube.

Raleigh Road United Church (Methodist / URC) came into existence with the joining of Kew Road Methodist and St Paul’s United Reformed churches in 1995. We believe in a Church which welcomes and serves all people in the name of Jesus Christ; which is scripturally faithful; which seeks to proclaim the Gospel afresh for each generation; and which, in the power of the Holy Spirit, allows all people to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Jesus Christ.

Rev. Stephen Lewis

Growing up with the influence of various Christian traditions around me, I eventually became a minister in the United Reformed Church, attracted by the denomination’s commitment to Christian unity. Jesus’ prayer was ‘that they all should be one’ as the Jesus and the Father are one, so that world might believe. (See John 17. 20-21)

The Gospel invites all to know the love of God. The church is not here for its own comfort but to bring the good news to each and every one, whoever we are, whatever our history. And more than that, we are more aware than ever, how much we depend on the whole web of life, and the Earth we live on. God’s love calls us to care for the whole of creation and not to exploit it.

Earlier in my life I was an English teacher in secondary schools. After training alongside Anglicans and Methodists at an ecumenical college, I was ordained in 1996. Most recently, as minister at Hampton Hill and Twickenham, I was called in addition to serve here at Raleigh Road Richmond.

Music has always been an important part of our worship of God. I do value music and enjoy singing and playing string instruments.

Worship strengthens our Christian life, as we pray, and listen and learn together. We equally look for God’s presence in our daily lives and those we meet, in our work, our relaxation, our friendships, our family. I look forward to getting to know people and feel very honoured to work in Raleigh Road United Church.


Join Us

Raleigh Road United Church
Raleigh Rd, Richmond TW9 2DX

  • Church Tel:020 8948 7851
  • Minister’s Tel:
  • Church Secretary Tel:07771 991 531 email:mrjthomas@blueyonder.co.uk
  • Hall Lettings Tel:020 8876 1231

♿The church and halls are fully accessible via a ramp.