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


COVID-19: Guidance for Churches.

04 Dec 2021 | 06:00 pm
Following the emergence of the Omicron varient to COVID-19, new guidance has been received from the Bishops' Conference for England and Wales.
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Tenterden Town Carol Service

21 Dec 2021 | 07:30 pm
With luck, this service will be available online. Details later!
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Christmas Services

See the details of of the Tenterden Town Christmas Service and all the Christmas Services at St Andrew's this year.
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Latest Newsletter

04 Dec 2021 | 09:40 am
Newsletter 1 portrait Second Sunday of Advent (C) 5th Dec 2021. To download the latest Newsletter follow the “Read More” link. For previous newsletters, go to Newsletter Archive.
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Father Behr writes:

Dear Parishioners,

With the Greek alphabet in the spotlight due to the COVID variants like Omicron and Delta, it is good to remind ourselves that Jesus is the Alpha and Omega.


Look, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to each person according to what they have done.  I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End. (Rev 22:12-13)

Jesus is Lord of the universe and all time belongs to him.  Nothing is hidden from our Lord and he has a plan for all of human history and our individual lives and that plan is a plan of salvation.  Everything that happens in human history is enfolded in a providential plan.

In order to cooperate in this plan of salvation it is vitally important that we deepen our spiritual lives and take every opportunity to devoutly receive Holy Communion and make the time for a good confession.  If you feel unable to come to Mass or to come to the church for confession then please get in touch and we can arrange a visit.

Best wishes,

Father Behr

Fr Behr’s Thoughts for the Week