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

15 Jun 2018 | 05:30 pm
The Parish Newsletter for week beginning 17th June is now available on line. To download it follow the “Read More” link Newsletter for the week commencing June 17th 2018  
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New! Ladies Coffee Mornings

Ladies Coffee morning on Thursdays at 11.30am in the Parish Centre, all ladies welcome. Just come along!
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Fr John writes:

It is good to be back with you after my two weeks away. I had a restful time in beautiful surroundings and enjoyed a fair amount of walking. I have never seen, or heard, so many skylarks in my life!   The statutory Isle of Wight red squirrel made an appearance, but so did a rare butterfly (Glanville Fritillary)!

I understand there is a fair amount of alarmist information about the restrictions imposed on us by GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations).  Undoubtedly we have to observe some new rather tiresome requirements, but the rumoured ban on names featuring in Mass Intentions in Church announcements or newsletters is somewhat exaggerated. We are advised by the diocese as follows: the name of a sick person can be published provided the person requesting the Mass Intention gives an assurance that the sick person does not object, there is no need for written consent.

The Bible Journey continues this Sunday in the hall at 9.15am with the topic – ‘Mark on the crucifixion and resurrection’.

Please pray for those recently deceased: Yolande Urquhart, long-time member of St. Andrew’s, funeral details to follow. In addition, Stephen Paterson, Ann Achow’s brother.

Fr John’s Thoughts of the Week