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


Latest Newsletter

25 Apr 2019 | 06:00 pm
The Parish Newsletter for the week commencing 27th April 2019 is here Newsletter for week commencing April 27th 2019 To download it follow the “Read More” link.    
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Parish Finance Committee

See the minutes of the Parish Finance Committee meeting 18 Mar 19. If you wish to see the detail of the Parish’s annual financial report to the Diocese for Jan – Dec 18, it is here
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Father John writes:

I thank you sincerely for your very generous Easter Offerings: £1,807.!

Today is “Divine Mercy Sunday’

As I have been taking it easy for the last few days after all the Celebrations of Holy Week, so I give some part quotes from Shakespeare below to remind you of his approach to God’s mercy:

The quality of Mercy is not strain’d;
It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven
Upon the place beneath: it is twice bless’d;
It blesseth him that gives, and him that takes;
’Tis mightiest in the mightiest; it becomes
The throned monarch better than his crown.
It is enthroned in the hearts of kings,
It is an attribute to God himself;
An earthly power doth then show likest God’s,
When mercy seasons justice.

Shakespeare.—Merchant of Venice, Act IV. Scene 1.


Fr John’s Thoughts for the Week