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


Latest Newsletter

23 Jun 2019 | 06:00 pm
The Parish Newsletter for the week commencing  23rd June 2019 is here: Corpus Christi.  To download it follow the “Read More” link.    
Read More →

Gift Aid et al

There are a number of ways we can all support the Parish financially. Taxpayers can help without cost to themselves by joining the Diocese Gift Aid scheme. See all the details for this and other
Read More →

Mothers’ Prayers

The Mothers’ Prayers Group meets regularly at 4.30pm on Tuesdays in the Parish Room. Anyone is very welcome to join the prayer group – parents, grandparents. We’re sure that God blesses us
Read More →

Father John writes:

Since I came here over six years ago, I have been impressed by the number of parishioners who come to weekday Masses. It reflects your true devotion to the Eucharist. And I find it encouraging that there is a core of people at the heart of the parish who make it a priority to join us in prayer, especially when they stay on for the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. Every Wednesday and Friday we have Adoration for an hour after Mass. Some people are not confident that they could pray for that length of time, which is very natural, but there is always a supply of booklets put out at the rear of the Church to help you focus when your mind begins to wander. Others use readings from their Bible to find food for prayer. When people have retired from their job, they usually seek things to occupy themselves so that they busy their minds – others look forward to the luxury of having time to pray, and to just open their hearts and minds to the God of infinite Love.

I am away in Ireland from Monday for two weeks and all being well, I will be back on Friday 5th July. Deacon Jolyon will ‘field’ any issues that arise.

Fr John’s Thoughts for the Week