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


General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – Action Required!

The Parish holds a limited amount of your personal information purely for pastoral reasons as part of the Parish Directory. But to meet our obligations under GDPR, all parishioners are asked to confirm that they agree to the Parish holding their personal information. To do this, go to the GDPR Confirmation Form and, having completed and signed it, please post it to the Parish Office or place it in the collection box in the church porch. You should also read the Parish Privacy Statement on the form or on our website below.

New Gift Aid Declaration required.

All parishioners who already take part in the Parish Gift Aid scheme need to complete a revised declaration form. This is because the charity of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Southwark has adopted a new title and a new registered number of 1173050.

A revised declaration form can be found here. Completed forms should be handed to Fr John or posted to the Parish Office. If you have any queries, please contact the Parish Gift Aid coordinator, Liz Walker, through walker_e_a@yahoo.co.uk.

If you are a UK taxpayer and wish to make a contribution to the Parish’s finances, without cost to yourself, you can do so by contacting Liz Walker and filling out a declaration.


Latest Newsletter

21 Jul 2018 | 09:30 am
The Parish Newsletter is here Newsletter for the week commencing 22nd July 2018. To download it follow the “Read More” link    
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Ladies Coffee Mornings

Ladies Coffee morning on Thursdays at 11.30am in the Parish Centre, all ladies welcome. Just come along!
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Parish Council meeting

The minutes of the Parish Council meeting held on 22 Jun 18 can be found here.
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Supporting the Parish

Find out all the ways in which you might consider helping the Parish financially. Go here for a short summary.
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Fr John writes:

Next week our parish is being visited by an auditor from our diocesan Finance Office to inspect our accounts and our procedures.  I am sure he will produce some helpful suggestions for the future!  There has been an absolute torrent of letters to all parishes from our diocesan Finance Office in the last few months, I am sure it is all meant to be helpful! 

I take this opportunity to thank Sylwia Dorosz, our hard-working Parish Treasurer, and our Parish Finance Committee for keeping things in good order.

I am also grateful to Liz Walker who has shouldered the Gift Aid responsibility recently and will soon have it in good health again, despite having had a recent accident resulting in broken bones in her writing hand. 

We are blessed to have such good and hardworking volunteers!    

The Bible Journey continues this Sunday in the hall at 9.45am with the topic – ‘The early church in Acts’

Please remember that parishioners, who would like to be on the sick list must give their permission themselves or via another parishioner for this to comply with the GDPR. Do let Father John or Brian know.

Fr John’s Thoughts of the Week