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,

There are many beautiful Catholic churches and shrines to visit in the UK.

One of my favourite places to visit is the National Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham. It has a fascinating history and a great atmosphere. You can find out more about the shrine by visiting the Walsingham National Shrine and its associated details.

The ‘Prayer for Englandland” is prayed daily in Walsingham and it is a prayer I highly recommend. It was composed by Cardinal Wiseman.

O Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God and our most gentle Queen and Mother, look down in mercy upon England, Thy Dowry, and upon all of us who greatly hope and trust in Thee. By Thee it was that Jesus, our Saviour and our hope was given unto the world; and He has given Thee to us that we might hope still more. Plead for us Thy children whom Thou did receive and accept at the foot of the Cross O sorrowful Mother.

Intercede for our separated brethren, that with us in the one true fold we may all be united under the chief shepherd of Christ’s flock, and that by faith and fruitful in good works we may all deserve to see and praise God together with Thee, in our heavenly home. Amen.

Do let me know what your favourite church or shrine is.

Fr Behr.

Fr Behr’s Thoughts for the Week