History of the Parish

The parish is part of Kent area of the Archdiocese of Southwark

A detailed and fascinating history of the foundation and early years of the Parish written by a former parishioner, the late Helen Miller, is attached as the History of St Andrew’s in the 20th Century.

The years following are described under the details of former clergy

Church of Saint Teresa’s and the Cemetery at Horn Cross

When the parish was founded in 1935, an additional church was built at Horn Cross between Northiam and Brede, both in East Sussex, and dedicated to Saint Teresa of Lisieux. It opened in December 1935. There is a small active cemetery around the church, which was the burial place of Catholics from Tenterden and the local area for some years.

Saint Teresa’s was linked to Tenterden, sharing the same priest until the retirement of Father John Hagreen in 1997. Originally, both churches were in the Archdiocese of Southwark. Even after the creation of the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton on May 28th 1965, this remained the case until the retirement of Father John Hagreen in 1997.

This church is now served from Our Lady Immaculate and Saint Michael Church in Battle, East Sussex.