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

On Silence, Genuflecting And Bowing In Church

Message from Deacon Tony — 33rd Sunday of the Year (A) One of my favourite stories was relayed to me by a friend.  He had gone to visit his mother one weekend and went to Mass on the Saturday evening.  Before Mass the church was silent but for two people who were chatting.  While not loud, everyone could hear.  With …

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Remembrance Sunday

Praying With Our Whole Being Message from Fr Len — 32nd Sunday of the Year (A) Every time that we recite the creed we state one of the beliefs that makes Christianity different from other religions, and from many of the heresies which are springing up again in our day, namely a belief in the resurrection of the body.  Many …

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Month Of The Holy Souls And Remembrance

Message from Deacon Errol — 31st Sunday of the Year (A) November is traditionally a month when we remember the dead. The Church celebrates the Feasts of All Saints (1st Nov) and All Souls (2nd Nov).  We remember the World Wars and those who for love of others laid down their lives for freedom, justice and peace; and we reflect. …

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Love For Our Neighbour

Message from Fr Nishant — 30th Sunday of the Year (A) It is about two weeks that I have been at St. Andrew’s Church.  Though I have visited London in the past, this is the first time I have opted to work in a parish offering my pastoral service. I must say that I am overwhelmed by the hospitality I received …

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What Does It Take To Be A Messenger of Love?

Message from Fr John — 29th Sunday of the Year (A) Whom shall I send? (Isaiah 6:8). We give thanks to God Almighty for the gift of life and this day. The Holy Mother Church today celebrates World Mission Sunday as she reminds us of our nature as a Church – missionary – and enjoins us to be zealous towards …

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