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

Ascension Of The Lord

Experience The Love And Salvation Of God As He Intended — Message from Deacon Errol Today is Ascension Of The Lord. This event is one of the three aspects of the one mystery ‘the Easter event’ (Resurrection, Ascension, and Coming of the Spirit – Pentecost). Most of us have heard remarks of how difficult it would be “to fill someone’s …

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Our Faith And Its Teaching

Message from Canon Francis — 6th Sunday of Easter (B) A few years ago the Archbishop asked parishes to develop the idea of Stewardship and since then a number of people from the parish have attended talks etc. The basic idea is connected with how we as Catholics see and live our Faith. During Lent we held a series of talks …

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Stand Firm In The Face of Persecution

Message from Fr Kurt — 5th Sunday of Easter (B) This Monday, the Church celebrates the Feast of the English Martyrs. From 1535 to 1680, except for the brief reign of Queen Mary, Catholics in this country were subject to an intense persecution. During that time, many men and women were executed because of their Catholic faith. In total, 42 …

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Reconciliation Is Something Money Cannot Buy

Message from Deacon Tony — 4th Sunday of Easter (B) This weekend our First Holy Communion candidates made their first Confession.  I wonder how many of us can remember making our first Confession.  I recall mine vividly.  I was sitting outside the confessional with my friend Brendan.  We were not allowed to talk to each other, we both got a fit …

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Let Us Bless The Lord

Farewell Message from Fr Mahan — 3rd Sunday of Easter (B) Their joy was so great they could not believe it and they stood dumbfounded. Today’s Gospel records the greatest happiness of the disciples in their life.  However, on the other side of their happiness there was a demand; that is, the disciples received a new mission: proclaiming the Risen …

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