Bound together by Faith

"We cultivate a very small field for Christ, but we love it, knowing that God does not require great achievements but a heart that holds back nothing for self". -- St. Rose Philippine Duchesne

We have found the Messiah

"In the inexpressible joy of this eternal vision, human nature will possess what eye has not seen or ear heard, what man's heart has never conceived." -- Pope St. Leo the Great

In God You Are Never Alone

"Have no fear of moving into the unknown. Simply step out fearlessly knowing that I am with you, therefore no harm can befall you; all is very, very well. Do this in complete faith and confidence". -- Pope John Paul II

The Blessed Mother

“May the Mother of Jesus and our Mother, always smile on your spirit, obtaining for it, from her Most Holy Son, every heavenly blessing.” -- Saint Padre Pio

Have Faith; Pray Without Ceasing

"Pray with great confidence, with confidence based upon the goodness and infinite generosity of God and upon the promises of Jesus Christ. God is a spring of living water which flows unceasingly into the hearts of those who pray." -- St. Louis de Montfort

St Andrews RC Church, Thornton Heath, Welcomes you in the Name of Jesus Christ

We are a community, strong in the love of Christ; a vibrant and friendly parish, and a community where diversity is celebrated. Our supportive clergy is fully complemented with a large number of active parish groups. We hope to journey together with you with the aim to help each other to grow in faith

Time To Examine And Re-Evaluate Our Life With God

Message from Canon Francis — 18th Sunday of the Year (C)  This is a time of year when all of us find our daily routine changed in some way or another.  Once schools have closed for the summer many people get away for a break but everyone finds traffic, shopping changed. The daily routine that most of are used to …

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The Family As A Privileged Place For Transmitting Faith

Message from Fr Alphonse —  17th Sunday of the Year (C) This week the Church shall celebrate the memorial of the grandparents of Jesus, Joachim and Anne.  In their home, Mary came into the world, accompanied by the extraordinary mystery of the Immaculate Conception.  From them Mary learnt to listen to the Lord and to follow his will.  How precious is the …

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The Questions That Attract Meaning And Reference In Our Lives And Destiny

Message from Fr Emmanuel — 16th Sunday of the Year (C)  The pressure of our  present day lifestyle could result in having  little or no moments for stock-taking or even of some minor reflection as to, where am I going, who am I and what am I doing at this point in time?  These and more, are the basic questions …

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The Rule of St Benedict

Message from Deacon Tony — 15th Sunday of the Year (C) Tomorrow, Monday, is the feast of St Benedict, the saint acknowledged as being the founder of modern monasticism, although he was not the first monk.  Benedict was born into a wealthy Italian family in the year 480.  He was a twin; his twin sister is St Scholastica.  Her life …

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We Are Given The Authority To Preach The Good News

Message from Deacon Errol — 14th Sunday of the Year (C)  Schools will soon be out for a long vacation.  Hopefully some of us have made plans to go away on holiday, perhaps to spend some quality time together, and for others to have the same experience even if it means not going away.   Summer holidays are a great time …

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