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 Jan 2020 | 01:45 pm
Below is a link to the latest Parish Newsletter To download it follow the “Read More” link. Newsletter 3rd Sunday 25-26th Jan 2019      
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Candidates for First Holy Communion

If you are the parent of a child who is seven years old or more who has not made their first Holy Communion and you would like them to do so, would you please let Fr. John know.  The preparation
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Father John writes:

Next Sunday is dedicated to the topic “the God who speaks”. There is a great effort this year to focus on the Bible. When I was at Catholic school (many years ago) the most important book we studied was the Catechism. Most of you were probably familiar with the little red book of questions and answers by which we learned our faith.

There were many quotations in it from the Bible, and those were the selected Words of God mostly presented to us. Other than that, there was great emphasis on learning about the Sacraments and the ten Commandments.

In recent times we have gradually rediscovered the riches of our Bible through which our God speaks to us. There is no end to learning about the love of God for each one of us and just as you long to receive letters (or nowadays e-mails) from those you love, so we long to hear God speak to us through the Scriptures.

Fr John’s Thoughts for the Week