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 John Hine, Parish Priest


General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – Action Required!

The Parish holds a limited amount of your personal information purely for pastoral reasons as part of the Parish Directory. But to meet our obligations under GDPR, all parishioners are asked to confirm that they agree to the Parish holding their personal information. To do this, go to the GDPR Confirmation Form and, having completed and signed it, please post it to the Parish Office or place it in the collection box in the church porch. You should also read the Parish Privacy Statement on the form or on our website below.

New Gift Aid Declaration required.

All parishioners who already take part in the Parish Gift Aid scheme need to complete a revised declaration form. This is because the charity of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Southwark has adopted a new title and a new registered number of 1173050.

A revised declaration form can be found here. Completed forms should be handed to Fr John or posted to the Parish Office. If you have any queries, please contact the Parish Gift Aid coordinator, Liz Walker, through walker_e_a@yahoo.co.uk.

If you are a UK taxpayer and wish to make a contribution to the Parish’s finances, without cost to yourself, you can do so by contacting Liz Walker and filling out a declaration.


Latest Newsletter

04 Aug 2018 | 10:40 am
A single Parish Newsletter for the whole of August is here: Newsletter for August 2018. To download it follow the “Read More” link    
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Ladies Coffee Mornings

The Ladies Coffee morning, held on Thursdays at 11.30am in the Parish Centre, will be taking a break in August. Back at the beginning of September.
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Parish Council meeting

The minutes of the Parish Council meeting held on 22 Jun 18 can be found here.
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Supporting the Parish

Find out all the ways in which you might consider helping the Parish financially. Go here for a short summary.
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Fr John writes:

August means we stop having a weekly parish newsletter and have one for the whole month, however it is not possible to put the mass intentions in for the whole month because most of them are asked for the week beforehand, so I will put a weekly list on the notice board in the Church Porch.

I want to thank all of you for such a wonderful party for my 80th Birthday last Sunday.  I would like to say it was a total surprise but parishioners who were unable to come because of holidays, etc kept telling me beforehand how sorry they were to miss the occasion!  There was a tremendous turn-out and it was very evident that you had really worked hard at making it a special occasion. And particular thanks to Deacon Jolyon and Sue.

Kevin Thornton:  I have just learnt that he is going to a nursing home in Folkestone on the 8th August. On my visits to him I tell him how much we are all missing him in St Andrews.   I have put a card in the porch; perhaps we could all sign it to him with a little message, and I will make sure he gets it.

Your prayers are asked for:

  •  Those ill or infirm in our parish – Patricia Hook. Remember that parishioners who would like be on the sick list must give their permission themselves or via another parishioner for this to comply with the GDPR. Do let Father John or Brian know.
  • Those recently deceased

    • Miss Catherine O’Driscoll, died 7th July, date of funeral still to be announced due to possible inquest.
    • Mrs Mary Cowley, died 20th July, Requiem 11.00 St Andrew’s Tuesday 14th August, followed by committal at Charing Crematorium at 12.40.
    • Mr Derek Carpenter, died 25th July, Funeral at Charing Crematorium Tuesday 21st August at 11.20
  • Those whose anniversaries occur during the rest of August –  Anne Morton, Joseph Corcoran, Sylvia Ulph, Ronald Carey, David Collard, Eva Ford, Evelyn Robertson, Joseph Puxty, Catherine Lista, Alex Holmes, Philomena Curtin, Anne Finn, Leonard Holley, George Foster, Mary Cherry, Ian Currie, Ernest Venables, Pat Wood, Teresa White, Edith Cooper, Vera Gibson, Martin Saunders, Mary Roche, Duncan Bryant, Anne Williams, Rosalie Robertson, Donald Haysmore, Audrey Clark, Hester Rositer, Dorothy Taylor and Violet Bruc.
Fr John’s Thoughts of the Week