A Very Warm Welcome to St Andrew’s Catholic Church, Tenterden

“We wish all visitors to this website and to the parish church, every peace and joy. We are a lively, richly diverse and very welcoming parish of the Catholic Archdiocese of Southwark. We extend pastoral care to those living in and around the Tenterden area, including the rural areas within a 6-mile radius. Please come and join in our celebrations or for some quiet time in the midst of this busy world.”

Fr Behruz Rafat, Parish Priest


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Father Behr writes:

Dear Parishioners,

Divine Mercy Sunday:

Parishioners have sometimes asked why we have an image of the Divine Mercy in our parish car park. There are many promises attached to this image which was given to the Church and the world by Our Lord through Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska.

The words at the foot of the image, ’Jesus I Trust in You’, sum up the purpose of the image.

Our Lord said to St Faustina: “The graces of My mercy are drawn by means of one vessel only, and that is — trust. The more a soul trusts, the more it will receive.” — Diary, 1578.

Divine Mercy Devotions Sunday April 7 from 3.00 pm-4.00 pm:

3.00 pm:     Blessing of Divine Mercy Image.

Adoration, Chaplet of Divine Mercy then Rosary with opportunity for Confession.

4.00 pm:     Benediction followed by refreshments.

This weekend we have a visit from Bishop Paul Hendricks and he will celebrate Holy Mass for us on Saturday evening and at the 10.00 am Mass on Sunday, Bishop Paul will confirm Isaac Colquhoun and Robert Washington. After Mass, there will be refreshments in the parish centre and an opportunity to meet Bishop Paul.

 Fr Behr

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