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


Renovation of gravestone of the Parish’s founding father

The gravestone commemorating Canon Hopetoun Currie, in the Tenterden Cemetery, had fallen into a poor state of repair. There were no family members able to look after it. However, with the generous support of numerous parishioners, we have had it renovated, including repointing the stonework and reinforcing the site as a whole. We are very pleased to be able to reflect on the affection in which Canon Currie is held in the Parish to this day.

Canon Currie was the first priest appointed to the Parish in 1934. He served as parish priest for 50 years until his death from a long-term illness in March 1984. Please see a short obituary notice for him here and read about the great contribution he made to grow the Catholic Church in Tenterden in the short history of the Parish here.

New Gift Aid Declaration required.

All those 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

12 May 2018 | 07:30 pm
The Parish Newsletter for week beginning 20th May is now available on line. To download it follow the “Read More” link Newsletter for the week commencing May 20th 2018  
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Our Parish Centre

We have a modern, well equipped Parish Centre, which can provide support to local groups and businesses. If you would like to hire the hall, look at the Parish Centre pages and call Lesley
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STOP PRESS: There are a few spaces for activities in our Parish Centre at the moment. If you are looking for a venue to run a meeting, stage a film show, have a party or run an activity, see details by clicking here.

 Fr. John writes –

Jesus’ disciples are very human and real in the Scriptures: they quarrelled among themselves; they even squabbled about who was the greatest. However, when they received the Holy Spirit at the first Pentecost, the extraordinary experience they had of God’s love left no room for such trivialities. All they wanted to do was to share with the people in the streets of Jerusalem the “Good News”.

Jesus Christ so loved them that He died on the Cross for them, and he had risen from the dead to bring them new life.   Inspired by the Spirit, the Apostles’ love for all the ordinary people was so intense that they were completely united, and no longer had fears or concerns about themselves.

Pray deeply on this feast of Pentecost that we, in our parish, open ourselves to God’s Holy Spirit

Fr John’s Thoughts of the Week