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

The Parish Centre, Update Oct 18.

The Parish Centre is a great success, both within the Parish and as an increasingly key player in our local community.

Income from the Parish Centre’s use by local groups, along with support from personal benefactors and parishioners is healthy and running costs are proving to be manageable. So the hall is now able to make a contribution to help pay off its debts.

Over the past 5 years the Parish has met or exceeded its annual commitment to repay loans taken out on its build. So, if we can continue to keep this going over the next two years, in 2020 we should be fully paid up. The prospects then of a thriving Parish Centre being able to support the Parish’s Development Fund, to assist in enhaning the church itself, and to make a contribution to parish funds as a whole, are very satisfying.

Your continued support is much appreciated.


Meeting of the Parish Finance Committee

22 Oct 2018 | 07:00 pm
The Finance Committee will meet at 7.00pm on Monday 22nd October.
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Harrods Sale!

19 Oct 2018 - 20 Oct 2018 | 10:30 am - 04:00 pm
Mary Iglinski is having another of her wonderful ‘Harrods’ sales on behalf of CAFOD on Friday the 19th and Saturday the 20th October.
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Latest Newsletter

13 Oct 2018 | 09:15 am
The Parish Newsletter for the week commencing 14th October is here: Newsletter for the week commencing 14th October 2018 To download it follow the “Read More” link.    
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Fr John writes:

It was good to hear that Fr Mark Odion enjoyed saying the Masses for the weekend, when I was away.

You had rather a lot to listen to because you also had the speakers about “Adoration”, and I thank you for returning some of the cards that were circulated. These ‘returns’ indicated that, for some people, who would like to spend time before the Blessed Sacrament in prayer, Friday morning is difficult.

Consequently, we will have an hour’s Adoration on Wednesday mornings, as that seemed to seemed to be the popular time. We will start on Wednesday the 24th October after Mass, when I will say some words about prayer and adoration. The Friday morning time of adoration will continue.

Last Tuesday, we had a meeting of the deanery clergy. Because the parishes have fewer priests than before, some of the clergy wish to reduce the number of Sunday Masses in order to have the flexibility within the deanery to ‘cover’ for priests who are taken ill or who find it difficult to get ‘stand-ins’ so that they can get away for holidays. I would be interested to hear what you think about this!

This coming Friday and Saturday 10.30am to 4.00pm the Great Harrods Sale on behalf of CAFOD. Handbags, cushion/pillow covers, clothes etc.

Fr John’s Thoughts of the Week