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



A message from Deacon Jolyon…

January 21, 2022 | 10:08 am
At our recent Churches Together in Tenterden meeting, we discussed the very real spectre of food poverty in our area. This charity is worthy of your support. Thanks, Jolyon.
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COVID-19: Guidance for Churches.

January 28, 2022 | 2:03 pm
With the latest guidance from HM Government (27 Jan) and the Archdiocese of Southwark, Fr Behr offers plans for St Andrew's.
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Latest Newsletter

January 28, 2022 | 2:23 pm
Newsletter 8 Portrait 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time 30th January 2022. To download the latest Newsletter follow the “Read More” link. For previous newsletters, go to Newsletter Archive.
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Dear Parishioners,


Wednesday is the feast of the Presentation and we have Mass at 10 am. We will have a special service of blessing of candles at the start of Holy Mass.  Do bring your candles to be blessed.

Presentation at the Temple by Ambrogio Lorenzetti, 1342

COVID measures:

We have received up-to-date guidance from the Diocese:

  • No social distancing is needed. We no longer need to book for Mass.
  • The wearing of masks is now optional.  Please be careful and respect the needs of others.
  • If you have any questions, please speak to me or Jolyon.
  • As always if you have a cough or a fever it is better to stay home.
  • We will continue to make the parish centre available.


Statue of the Sacred Heart:

I am grateful to Liz and Wayne for their kind donation to pay for the refurbishment of our Sacred Heart statue.  Liz wanted to do this in memory of her late mum and dad, John and Marjorie Dumbleton. We will have a special votive Mass of the Sacred Heart on Friday February 4 at the usual time of 10am which will be offered for John and Marjorie.

Best wishes, Father Behr

Fr Behr’s Thoughts for the Week