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


Getting back to Church!

25 Sep 2020 | 03:30 pm
For our own safety, strict rules govern our return to Church. Here is the background and detailed arrangements for St Andrew's. Please plan your attendance and don't forget your contact card!
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Latest Newsletter

20 Sep 2020 | 01:30 pm
To download the latest Newsletter follow the “Read More” link. 18 Newsletter 26th Sunday 27th September 2020 For past editions of the newsletter go to Newsletter Archive.  
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Father Behr writes:

Friday 2 October is the feast of The Holy Guardian Angels.

Every single person has a Guardian Angel.  This is what the Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches.

336 From its beginning until death, human life is surrounded by their watchful care and intercession. “Beside each believer stands an angel as protector and shepherd leading him to life.” Already here on earth the Christian life shares by faith in the blessed company of angels and men united in God.

Your Guardian Angel loves you with a perfect love.  Let’s remember to pray to our Guardian Angel every day.

Angel of God
My guardian dear
To Whom His love
Commits me here
Ever this day
Be at my side
To light and guard
To rule and guide. Amen

“How consoling it is to know that we have a spirit who, from the womb to the tomb, never leaves us even for an instant, not even when we dare to sin. And this heavenly spirit guides and protects us like a friend, a brother. But it is very consoling to know that this angel prays unceasingly for us, and offers God all of our good actions, our thoughts, and our desires, if they are pure.”  St Padre Pio


Fr Behr’s Thoughts for the Week