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

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 team 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

Feast of Christ the King

Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe (A) — Message from Canon Francis This weekend is the last in the Church’s year and at this time of year many of the Scripture Readings we are given, particularly at weekday Masses, are on the theme of the end of time.  There is much talk of disaster, judgments, punishment and reward.  …

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A Call To Prayer For Healing And For The Grace To Support One Another

Message from Fr Chima Ibekwe —  33rd Sunday of the Year (A) This Sunday all of us are called to pray for prisoners and their dependents.  Who are these prisoners? Archbishop Fulton Sheen, addressing inmates at a high security prison said “gentlemen, there is one great difference between you and me. You have been caught; I was not”.  Often we think …

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The Temple Of God

Dedication of the Lateran Basilica Remembrance Sunday —   Message from Fr Mahan  For many of you, St. Andrew’s Church may be the second or the third church in your life.  Your parish church where you were Baptised or received your first Holy Communion or had your wedding Mass may be in India or Nigeria or some other western countries.  Returning …

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Is Your Life A Reflection of Christ?

Message from Deacon Errol — All Saints Day (A) Whenever we celebrate the Feast of All Saints, we get to have a look into our eternal destiny. The saints we celebrate were women and men like us.  They were not born with halo.  They lived in this world we live in and where they are now we hope to be someday. …

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The Feast Of St Luke

 Message from Deacon Tony — 29th Sunday of the Year (A) Yesterday was the feast day of St Luke, the evangelist.  Although Luke is one of the four gospel writers if you ask anyone to name the key people involved in the New Testament, Luke would not be the first name to spring from anyone’s lips.  The first name, obviously …

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