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


Tenterden Town Carol Service

18 Dec 2019 | 07:30 pm
The Tenterden Town Carol Service is on Wednesday 18th December at 7.30pm.  Come along and enjoy all the traditional carols and festive music to get you into the Christmas spirit!  There will be
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Latest Newsletter

13 Dec 2019 | 11:00 am
The link to the latest Parish Newsletter for the week commencing  14th /15th  December is here: Newsletter 3rd Sunday of Advent 2019 To download it follow the “Read More” link.  
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Father John writes:
“Courage, do not be afraid. Look your God is coming …. He is coming to save you” – Isaiah, in our first Reading this Sunday, encourages us all.

The first words of our Mass today are even more encouraging: “Rejoice in the Lord always: again, I say, rejoice. Indeed, the Lord is near” (Philippians 4.4-5).

Important as the election results may be to us, they pale into insignificance compared with this Sunday’s words from our God “the Lord is near”

Traditionally the best way to prepare ourselves for the coming of the Lord, is the Sacrament of Reconciliation. So next Friday (20th December) in St Andrews at 7.30pm we will have a Penitential Service, and Fr Michael Woodgate will be with us.

Fr John’s Thoughts for the Week