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


Pilgrimage to Lourdes, 18-25 Aug 23.

See the letter from Bishop Paul giving some of the details for the Diocesan Pilgrimate to Lourdes this year.
Read More →

Two pleas for your help: our local Food Bank and refugees from Ukraine.

Here are two calls for help for the needy: one from our local people and the other to support refugees from the war in Ukraine.
Read More →

Latest Newsletter

May 27, 2023 | 5:33 pm
We can email the newsletter to parishioners on a weekly basis; to set this up, please go to "Contact Us" at the bottom of this page. Or you can download it yourself by following "Read More" below:
Read More →

Father Behr writes:

Dear Parishioners

On Thursday we celebrate the feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ the Eternal High Priest.

This feast gives us a great opportunity to pray for all priests and for vocations to the sacred priesthood.

We have adoration from 9am as usual and we will pray the Luminous mysteries of the Rosary finishing with solemn Benediction. A wonderful way to prepare for Holy Mass.

As Catholics we should pray for our priests and the Mass on Thursday at 10am will be offered for all priests.

O God, who for the glory of your majesty and the salvation of the human race,

made your Only Begotten Son the Eternal High Priest,

grant that, through the outpouring of the Holy Spirit,

those whom he has chosen as ministers and stewards of his mysteries,

may be found faithful in carrying out the ministry they have received.

Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,

who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever.


Fr Behr 

Fr Behr’s Thoughts for the Week