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 Works of Mercy

 Message from Deacon Tony — 5th Sunday of the Year (C)  We’ve all heard of the Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy but do we know what they are? The Corporal works of mercy are:- To feed the hungry; To give drink to the thirsty; To clothe the naked; To harbour the harbourless; To visit the sick; To ransom the …

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The Sacrament Of Confession

Message from Fr Mark — 4th Sunday of the Year (C)  A dying Christian was asked on his death bed, “Are you going to receive your reward?”, “No, no!” he breathed, “I go to receive not my reward but God’s mercy.”  Mercy is receiving what we don’t deserve. In this Year of Mercy in order to appreciate the gratuity, the …

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The Authority And Power Of Jesus

Message from Deacon Errol — 3rd Sunday of the Year (C)  In today’s Gospel from St Luke, Jesus reads the scroll of the Prophet Isaiah. The same scroll had been read by many different people previously, but none with the same authority and power of Jesus.  We are privileged to share in Jesus’ mission to proclaim the Good News, to …

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Week Of Prayer For Christian Unity

 Message from Canon Francis — 2nd Sunday of the Year (C)  On Monday we begin the Week Of Prayer For Christian Unity and the theme this year is “Called to Proclaim the Mighty Acts of the Lord” (cf. 1 Peter 2:9). The relationship between baptism and proclamation, and the calling shared by all the baptized to proclaim the mighty acts …

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Baptism of Our Lord

A Place Is Prepared For Us In Heaven When We Are Baptised — Message from Deacon Tony The season of Christmas finishes this evening on the day we commemorate ‘the Baptism of the Lord’.  There can be some confusion with Jesus’ baptism and The Presentation in the Temple, which happened when he was a baby. Jesus’ baptism, as we hear in …

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