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

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Gaudete! A Christmas Celebration

07 Dec 2019 | 07:30 pm
On Saturday 7th December from 7.30pm there will be a musical evening provided by the Tenterden Singers, along with mince pies and mulled wine at St Mildred’s Church.  It is in aid of a
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Parish Outreach Group

25 Nov 2019 | 02:00 pm
The next meeting of the Parish Outreach Group (people happy to visit those in our area who want some company) is on Monday 25th November at 2pm in the parish room.  If you are interested in being
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Latest Newsletter

15 Nov 2019 | 04:00 pm
The link to the latest Parish Newsletter for the week commencing  16th and 17th November is here: 16th-17th Nov 33rd Sunday 2019 To download it follow the “Read More” link.    
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Father John writes:

Every year in Church we travel from (Advent) the preparation for the coming of Jesus Christ to His birth (Christmas) and, as Jesus grows up, onward to His 3 years of preaching the Gospel, through Lent to His Crucifixion followed by His Resurrection from the dead and his ascension into heaven.

Subsequently we have the coming of the Holy Spirit (Pentecost) and then we see the workings of the Holy Spirit in the early Church and the spread of the Gospel.

Finally two weeks from now we will start the whole story again –the first Sunday of Advent on December the 1st !

Not surprisingly, the Scripture readings on this Sunday are a bit grim, focusing on “the end of time”. Will we all be destroyed? “Not a stone will be left upon a stone”.

But Jesus gives us these encouraging words “Your endurance will win you your lives”

Fr John’s Thoughts for the Week