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

It Has Been Wonderful To Share These Years With You

Farewell Message from Fr Kurt —  17th Sunday of the Year (B) There are still a couple of weeks before my last Sunday at St Andrew’s but, since this is the last parish newsletter before September, it seems like a good opportunity to write a farewell message. I arrived at St Andrew’s three years ago, just a few weeks after …

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Remember To Listen To What God Is Saying To You

Message from Fr Francis — 16th Sunday of the Year (B) At this time of year many people are planning how to spend the school summer holiday.  Families have to organise the care of children, holidays – the care of pets and empty houses!  Children and young people may have to retreat even more to social media to keep in touch …

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We Have Everything We Need To Announce The Gospel

Message from Deacon Tony — 15th Sunday of the Year (B) If someone in our community was proven to be a prophet, our human nature would find us expecting a lot from them.  We would accept authority from them which, again by our nature, would foist responsibility on them.  They would be a figurehead in the parish. But what is …

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The Church And The Preservation Of Human Life And Environment

Message from Fr Emmanuel — 14th Sunday of the Year (B) Last Sunday we celebrated the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, the two great Apostles of the Lord.  They were called and chosen by Christ at their different circumstances of life.  They were also ordinary men, who found the company of Jesus very welcoming.  Consider their persons before, and …

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An Opportunity To Consider Our role In The Church Of God

St Peter and St Paul, Apostles  — Message from Canon Francis This weekend we celebrate the feast of St Peter and St Paul, two of the most famous leaders in the Church. They were very different and came to Faith in very different ways. Peter one of the earliest disciples, head strong, a fisherman, who was often impetuous and sometimes …

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