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

16 Jul 2018 | 03:00 pm
The Parish Newsletter for Newsletter for the week commencing July 15th 2018 is now available on line. 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:

Our Area Bishop for Kent, Bishop Paul Mason, (my successor!), has been appointed Bishop to the Forces. Although this is good news for the Bishopric of the Forces and, hopefully for Bishop Paul, it is with sadness that this will mean that he will soon leave our Diocese for pastures new. Please for Bishop Paul, and all the people he will serve, especially the clergy attached to the Forces.

You may remember, about three years ago, there was an invasion into Saint Andrew’s presbytery here, of my fellow priesthood students from the 1960’s – well it is happening again!

From Monday the 23rd to Friday July 27th, there will be another Bishop, a Monsignor, and two fellow students, who pursued secular vocations here – it is my turn to entertain them again! Since we are all in our 80’s, it will be fairly sedate re-union – but it means that apart from our weekly Mass routine, I will be more absent than present during that week.

Fr John’s Thoughts of the Week