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


The Tenterden Food Bank – helping those in need

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13 Apr 2021 | 05:00 pm
The church remains open for daily Mass on a limited basis, and for private prayer. For latest details please Read More.
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Latest Newsletter

10 Apr 2021 | 09:28 am
To download the latest Newsletter follow the “Read More” link. 14th Newsletter 2nd Sunday of Easter (B) 11th April 2021. For older newsletters, go to Newsletter Archive.    
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Father Behr writes:

Dear Parishioners 

This Sunday is Divine Mercy Sunday. God truly works in marvellous ways. Through the faithful witness of St. Faustina Kowalska (d 1938) Our Lord has given us a powerful devotion that has quickly spread through the whole world.

St Faustina

There are many great and wonderful prayers and promises associated with the devotion. I would recommend that everyone should have an image of the Divine Mercy in their home.  Here is the promise Our Lord made regarding the image.

“I promise that the soul that will venerate this image (of Divine Mercy) will not perish. I also promise victory over (its) enemies already here on earth, especially at the hour of death. I Myself will defend it as My own glory.”  (Diary of St. Faustina, 48).

The church will be open from 2.50pm on Sunday for those who would like to pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy at 3pm and spend some time in Eucharistic Adoration.

For a summary of other promises see this article.

Best wishes

Father Behr

Fr Behr’s Thoughts for the Week