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


Ride & Stride 2020

12 Sep 2020 | 10:00 am
Here are the details of the 2020 Ride & Stride day to be held on 12 Sep 20. https://www.standrewstenterden.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/20-kent-churches-sponsored-ride-and-stride.pdf
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Getting back to Church!

07 Aug 2020 | 10:30 am
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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The contractors are in!

We have now received the fifth inspection report (with photos of progress) from our construction consultant covering the latest work. It was published on 7 Jul 20.
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Latest Newsletter

07 Aug 2020 | 10:30 am
To download the latest Newsletter follow the “Read More” link.
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Father Behr writes:

Dear parishioners

Next weekend we celebrate the Solemnity of the Assumption.  We have been given Mary as our loving mother.  This is not sentimentality, but a gift Jesus gave from the Cross to every Christian.  As Jesus was dying, looking tenderly at his mother Mary, he said to her ‘Behold your son’ then he said to the disciple he loved, representing every Christian, ‘Behold your mother’ and from that day Mary became the mother of all Christians. (John 19) We should not let a single day go by without asking her for her prayers and her powerful help.  She wants each and every one of her children to attain the happiness of Heaven. She does not want anyone to be lost.  The prayer of the holy Rosary is particularly powerful.

The Most Holy Virgin in these last times in which we live has given a new efficacy to the recitation of the Rosary to such an extent that there is no problem, no matter how difficult it is, whether temporal or above all spiritual, in the personal life of each one of us, of our families… that cannot be solved by the Rosary. There is no problem, I tell you, no matter how difficult it is, that we cannot resolve by the prayer of the Holy Rosary. Sister Lucia

Fr Behr’s Thoughts for the Week