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 Season Of Advent

Message from Canon Francis — 1st Sunday of Advent (C) This weekend we start the season of Advent, a four week period of preparing for the coming of Christ into our world.  Two weeks is used to concentrate on Christ’s second coming, the end of time, when we will meet him face to face.  The other two weeks we spend …

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The Solemnity Of Jesus Christ The Universal King

Our Lord Jesus Christ King of the Universe (B) — Message from Deacon Tony  Today is the solemnity of Jesus Christ the Universal King, or Christ the King as it is usually known.  It is the ‘new years eve’ of the Church as next Sunday, the first Sunday of Advent is the start of the liturgical Year.  Christ the King …

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A Reminder – The Month Of November

 Message from Fr Mark − 33rd Sunday of the Year (B)  At St. Andrews, during the month of November, Holy Mass is offered every day for the repose of the souls of people who were once a part of our community or known to our families. The practice of praying for the souls in purgatory is not an invention of …

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Remembrance Sunday

We Remember Those Who Have Given Their Lives In World Wars  — Message from Deacon Errol  This week we remember those who have given their lives in World Wars to bring peace and freedom. We remember and are grateful for their sacrifice.  I reflect on the sacrifices made by others, and feel immensely humbled by such acts of selflessness.  I …

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All Saints Day

Message from Canon Francis  November is traditionally the month we remember and pray for those who have died. We will remember those who have died as a result of war, particularly those who gave their lives defending freedom. We will remember those who have died in the last year and their families and friends who mourn their loss. We will …

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