Roman Catholics in Thailand are less than 1% of the total population of the country. Despite the few number, churches of worship are still present at least in all provinces of Thailand. In Phuket, there are 3 Roman Catholic churches and all have regular English Sunday masses.
Here are the Roman Catholic churches in Phuket:
PHUKET TOWN, PHUKET
The Roman Catholic Church in Phuket Town is dedicated to Our Lady of the Assumption. It is the biggest church in Phuket and most church activities are held here. The Phuket Town Catholic Church is headed by a Thai Catholic priest and ably assisted by an Italian priest who presides regular Sunday English mass. For Phuket church inquires, you may contract the following numbers:
Phuket Town Catholic Church Numbers:
+ 66 076 212 266
+ 66 089-912-9899
How to Get to the Catholic Church of Our Lady of the Assumption in Phuket Town
If you can catch the Big Blue or Big Pink Buses, they pass-by along the church but schedule is limited. Otherwise, take Grab Taxi or flag down a motorbike taxi. Depending on where you come from, motorbike taxi costs not lower than 50 Baht. Note that local drivers do not know about the church as they are unaware of it. So don’t expect locals to give you directions or local drivers would easily find the church for you.
Schedule of Masses at Our Lady of Assumption, Phuket Town
English Mass at Our Lady of the Assumption Church is held every Sunday at 10.30 AM. Thai Mass is held at 9AM. There are no daily masses here. The church is only open when there are church services or activities.
The Roman Catholic Church in Patong is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Mary. The church is in a normal house that has been converted in to a house of prayer. It’s not the usual church one would easily identify. The Patong Catholic Church is headed by an Italian priest who presides regular Saturday and Sunday English masses. For Patong Church inquires, Fr. Ferdinando Ronconi can be reached through these numbers:
Patong Catholic Church Numbers:
How to Get to Patong Catholic Church
The Church of the Sacred Heart in Patong otherwise known as the Patong Church can be accessed by walk from Jungceylon Mall (about 2 kms). Head towards Karon Beach and when you notice Simon Cabaret building, look at your left and you will see Family Mart on the corner. Take the hill up and the church is about 50 meters away.
From Fisherman Harbour Resort, just cross the street that goes to Karon, church is 100 meters away.
From Patong Merlin, K Hotel, Andakira, The Crest, etc, head towards Karon Beach and when you see Simon Cabaret, look for Family Mart on your left, church is up the hill 50 meters away.
Schedule of Masses at Patong Church
English Masses at the Sacred Heart Church in Patong are held every Saturday at 5PM and Sunday at 3PM. There are no daily masses here nor Thai masses. The church is only open when there are church services or activities. But the office at the second floor is open during office hours.
LAGUNA, CHANG THALAY, PHUKET
The Roman Catholic Church in Laguna area is dedicated to St. Joseph, Husband of Mary. It is the newest of the 3 churches in Phuket and relatively the most popular among the Catholics in Phuket especially those staying in Surin Beach, Kamala Beach, Bangtao Beach, Laguna and northern Phuket. Sunday church services in Laguna area were previously held in a hotel – but thanks to the catholic community in the area especially those foreigners working in hotels and the good Archbishop of the Diocese of Surathani, where Phuket is part of, a new church was built for the faithful. The church is headed by a Thai priest ably assisted by a Filipino priest who presides regular Sunday Masses. For church inquires at St Joseph Church, Laguna, you may contact the following:
Laguna Catholic Church Contact Number:
How to Get to St Joseph Church Laguna
The Catholic Church in Laguna is located in a residential area a little bit off from the main road (about 1km) of Laguna, the church can be reached by hiring a Grab taxi or motorbike taxi. If coming from Arinara Bangtao Beach Resort or The Bell Pool Villa Resort, motorbike taxi costs from 50 to 100 Baht.
Schedule of Masses at Laguna Church
St Joseph Church the only church in Phuket that has daily masses and the church is always open during day time (even after church service). Schedule of English Masses at St Joseph Church are as follows:
Monday to Friday – 7AM
Saturday – 6:30PM
Sunday – 9AM and 11AM
First Friday of each month: 6:30PM
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