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


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.


Requiem Mass

26 Sep 2018 | 11:30 am
The Requiem Mass for Kevin Thornton will take place at  11.30am Wed 26th Sept. Kevin’s body will come into church the evening before about 4.00pm and he will be buried in Tenterden cemetery.  
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Latest Newsletter

22 Sep 2018 | 12:49 pm
The Parish Newsletter for the week commencing 23rd September is here: Parish Newsletter 23rd September 2018. To download it follow the “Read More” link.    
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Fr John writes:

I am away for a week from the 27th to the 4th October (with my friends in Ireland).

Fr Mark Odion MSP will kindly be celebrating our Masses next weekend. He is a member of  Missionaries of St Paul, a Nigerian Religious Congregation and has been serving in parishes in this diocese for a good number of years and is a good friend of mine, (which is why he is willing to come all the way from inner London!).

Also there is a very energetic group in our Diocese now, triggered by the recent nation-wide Congress on the Blessed Sacrament held in Liverpool. They are very keen to promote Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in our parishes. I have had two meetings with them and found their sincerity very impressive. I have arranged for them to visit St Andrew and speak to us at all the Masses next Sunday (this was before I realised I would be away on this Sunday!). I am sure you will welcome them warmly!  Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament can really help us in our prayer life, and also renew our parish.

Fr John’s Thoughts of the Week