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

Palm Sunday of the Passion of Our Lord

An invitation to enter the mysteries of our salvation – Message from Fr Kurt “Were you there,” an old song asks, “when they crucified my Lord?” In one sense, of course, the answer is obvious: I was not there when the Lord Jesus was crucified because it happened nearly 2000 years before I was born. It is only when we …

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Constantly Prepare Yourselves For The Last Day

Message from Deacon Tony — 5th Sunday of Lent (B) We have, at different Masses on the third, fourth and fifth Sunday’s of Lent, Scrutinies of the Catechumens, those seeking Baptism at the Easter Vigil. This little rite dates back to the early Church. Those to be baptised were literally bought before their community to see if they had been …

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Celebrate And Appreciate The Journey Of Life

Message from Canon Francis — Fourth Sunday of Lent (B) An image we often use is that of a journey. We talk of a journey through life, work or sport – development is often seen as a journey. The life of Faith is very regularly described as a journey. They are all seen as progressions or changing. A journey has …

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Personal Pleasures To Give Up In Lent

Message from Fr Mahan — Third Sunday of Lent (B) In the Gospel of this Sunday, we see that Jesus was angry and shouted at the people in the temple not to make his Father’s house a market place. Jesus found that the religious life of the people became more and more commercialised. In our time, we also see how …

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The 40 Day Journey To Get Closer To Christ

Message from Deacon Errol — Second Sunday of Lent (B) Last week Christians around the world entered into the season of Lent, beginning on Ash Wednesday; also our catechumens and candidates went to the Cathedral to celebrate the Rites of Election. Lent is a time when the community joins the catechumens and candidates (now called the Elect) in their spiritual …

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