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


Special sale and fundraiser for CAFOD.

30 Oct 2021 | 10:30 am
On Saturday 30th October a special sale and fundraiser will be held. For details of how you can help, please Read More.
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The Tenterden Food Bank – helping those in need

For details of how to make a donation or to seek support from the Tenterden Food Bank please Read More.
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22 Oct 2021 | 05:00 pm
The church remains open for daily Mass on a limited basis, and for private prayer. For latest details please Read More.
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Latest Newsletter

22 Oct 2021 | 04:30 pm
42nd Newsletter Portrait Thirtieth Sunday (B) 24th October 2021. To download the latest Newsletter follow the “Read More” link. For older newsletters, go to Newsletter Archive.
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Father Behr writes:

Dear Parishioners


Pauline Jaricot will be beatified in 2022. When a young girl she was inspired to dedicate her life to Christ and in 1822 founded the Propagation of the Faith (Missio) in Lyon, France. It’s aim, then as now, was to raise money to assist missionaries throughout the world and to offer prayers for them. Missio existed in England as early as 1825 and formal meetings were held from 1838 with published accounts of the distribution of the funds raised through donations. (The Vatican does not control the funds in any way.)

Did you know?

In much of the developing world, the majority of public services, such as hospitals and schools, are run by the Catholic Church. Missio is the only Catholic charity which supports that 40% of the Universal Church which is currently in need of support from the rest of the Church.

You can donate to Missio by following this link



A two-year ‘synodal’ process is taking place in the Catholic Church from October 2021 that culminates in the final Synod Gathering of Bishops in Rome in October 2023. The overall theme is “For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, Mission”.

A synodal Church, in announcing the Gospel, ‘journeys together.’ How is this ‘journeying together’ happening today in your local Church? What steps does the Spirit invite us to take in order to grow in our ‘journeying together’?

Parish Meetings

In Person : Friday 5 November after 10am Mass or Sunday 21 November after 10am Mass

Online: Monday 8 November 7.30pm Zoom Meeting

Best wishes

Father Behr

Fr Behr’s Thoughts for the Week