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 Forty Day Spiritual Journey

Message from Deacon Errol— 8th Sunday of the Year (A)  This week Christians around the world enter into the season of Lent, beginning on Ash Wednesday when we receive ashes on our foreheads as a sign of our penance and readiness to observe Lent.  Special emphasis is placed on fasting, praying, doing good works (Charity) and abstinence to help us …

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The Power Of The Spoken Word And Its Effect On The Audience

Message from Fr Emmanuel —7th Sunday of the Year (A) The virtue in giving consideration to people’s world view or opinions on some sensitive subject matter – Human life today, by those in authority, is a sure signal of a greater progress in promotion of human rights and dignity.  For it is of a quality of being to reckon things …

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Is Valentine Still A Saint

Message from Deacon Tony — 6th Sunday of the Year (A) This coming Tuesday is a date I am sure we all know well, 14th February is, of course, the feast of St Cyril and St Methodius.  OK I am teasing you as it’s generally known as St Valentine’s Day.  In my old life of selling flowers to florists ‘Valentine’s …

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From Small Acorns Big Trees Grow

Message from Canon Francis — 5th Sunday of the Year (A)  We seem to be living in a world that is increasingly troubled.  People appear to be getting used to the large numbers of refugees all around the world.  Some of the response is a hardening of attitudes, a feeling that we need to protect ourselves and shut out others. …

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We Can Help Each Other To Perfection And Holiness Of Life

Message from Fr John – 4th Sunday of the Year (A)  May the grace and peace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. I am delighted to be in your midst – a community where brothers and sisters dwell in unity. Your warm greetings and glowing faces …

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