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. You can see a number of examples of the hall in use in the galleries of the website.

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.


Men and Ladies Breakfast

24 Nov 2018 | 08:30 am
Ladies are invited to the next breakfast, to be held at 08.30 am in St Mildred’s Church Hall on Saturday 24th November. After a full English breakfast, Cris Descher will speak about her
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Latest Newsletter

17 Nov 2018 | 02:10 pm
The Parish Newsletter for the week commencing 18th November is here: Newsletter for week commencing 18th November 2018 To download it follow the “Read More” link.    
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New Email Address

10 Nov 2018 | 10:30 am
The Parish now has a new email address. To contact Fr John or the Parish Office, please use the address tenterden@rcaos.org.uk.
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Fr John writes:

I am sorry to tell you that I am away for a couple of weeks, I have got to have an operation for a hernia on Friday 23rd November and the surgeon insists that I must have two weeks off afterwards.

Canon Michael Bunce is kindly going to stand in for me on two weekends (25th November and 2nd December), so our extra-ordinary ministers of Holy Communion will provide services of the Word & Holy Communion as usual.

Deacon Jolyon is also away (on retreat) 26 November to 1st December, so he will be around for the second week. Watch the newsletter for times of services etc.

Is it just a coincidence that during the last couple of weeks several parishioners have said to me ‘how healthy you look’? If you are one them, for your penance you can send me a ‘get well card!

Fr John’s Thoughts for the Week