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

The Controversy With Amoris Laetitia

 Message from Deacon Tony — 2nd Sunday of the Year (A) On 8th April last Year the Apostolic Exhoration Amoris Laetitia was released.  It came after two synods on the family and has been a source of (in my opinion, false) controversy from the outset. The first cause for disquiet in the matter came when a group of priests wrote …

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The Epiphany of The Lord

Message from Fr Emmanuel All Christians are by baptism called and empowered to carry the message of Jesus Christ to the world.  This missionary activity of the Church which is rooted in her desire to let all peoples encounter Christ and so confess his Lordship of all creation.  And this is brought majorly by the Church’s proclaiming voice and echo …

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The Nativity of the Lord

Message from Canon Francis This past year has been very eventful throughout the world.  It seems that life is more uncertain with wars and unrest all over the globe.  People in their tens of thousands have faced war, violence and persecution. Regularly we see many of the vulnerable as refugees – wounded and rejected.  At times it seems that nobody …

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Are You Missing Anything In Your Christmas Preparation?

Message from Deacon Errol — 4th Sunday of Advent (A) Like many people I ask where time has gone. Time has just flown by so quickly I can’t believe it is just a week to Christmas. How am I doing in my Advent preparation? I ask myself. I am sure I am not alone in such a reflection. So why …

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The Antiphons Of Christmas

Message from Deacon Tony — 3rd Sunday of Advent (A)  The antiphons of Christmas, commonly known as the O Antiphons are used in the Divine Office during Evening Prayer in the last week of Advent.  They are also the Alleluia at daily Mass on the same day.  They are as follows: – 17th O Wisdom, coming forth from the mouth …

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