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


Refugees from Ukraine – how you could help.

August 11, 2022 | 9:31 am
The war in Ukraine continues to make urgent and desperate calls for your help. See Jolyon's discussions with Ashford Borough Council and the Rector of St Mildred's Church.
Read More →

The local Food Bank: an Appeal.

July 8, 2022 | 7:19 pm
There's a crisis in the local Food Bank and a lot of desparate people in our area. PLEASE see Jolyon's plea (SENT 8 JULY) for your help!
Read More →

Latest Newsletter

July 30, 2022 | 4:16 pm
Newsletter 33 Bumper edition 31st July 2022 18th to 21st August 2022 (3 weeks). For previous newsletters, go to Newsletter Archive.
Read More →

Dear Parishioners,

Comboni Missionary Appeal 6th/7th August 2022

Next weekend Fr Franco Mastromauro of the Comboni Missionaries will be coming to celebrate Holy Mass for us. There will also be a second collection to support the work of the Comboni Missionaries. Father Franco will tell you all about it at the weekend but you can also find out more by clicking on this link.

Weekend of 13th /14th August 2022

On the weekend of August 13/14, we have Father Gareth Leyshon coming to celebrate Holy Mass for us.  I am grateful to Father Gareth for offering to come and supply.  Father Gareth is a priest of the Archdiocese of Cardiff on secondment to the Zion Community in Brentwood.  You can find out more about Father Gareth by visiting his website HERE.

Father Gareth has a PhD in Astrophysics and he often gives talks on the relationship between faith and science. This talk on integrating faith and science is well worth listening to.

Best Wishes,

Father Behruz Rafat

Fr Behr’s Thoughts for the Week