St Andrews Thornton Heath Welcomes Fr. Len Tatt

I enjoin you all to open your hearts as we welcome our new Parish Priest, Fr. Len Tatt. We all have a task to give him wise counsel to enable him bridge any gap that may exist and create mutual environment for any possible change, where necessary, as he enriches our Community.

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

A Good Time To Re-Evaluate The Place The Rosary Has In Our Lives

Message from Canon Francis — 28th Sunday of the Year (C)  October is the month of the Rosary and I came across this from Fr Robert Verrill OP: “Recently I was having a conversation with someone about prayer and she mentioned that she rarely prayed the Rosary because she found it so hard to concentrate whenever she did.  The Rosary …

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Make The Angels Of God Welcome In Your Life

 Message from Fr Emmanuel — 27th Sunday of the Year (C)  Three days ago, we had the feast of the Archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael and today of the Guardian Angels.  Angels of God are named by their ministry before God.  Michael, one who is like God.  Gabriel the strength of God and Raphael, the healing power of God.  They …

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A Brief Insight Into Becoming A Deacon

Message from Deacon Tony — 26th Sunday of the Year (C)  On Saturday 24th all the deacons in the dioceses in the south of England were invited to Westminster Cathedral for a Diaconate Renewal Colloquium and Mass.  This was to Mark the fortieth anniversary of the permanent diaconate being restored to England and Wales.  Priests renew their ordination promises every year …

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Home Mission Sunday

 Message from Deacon Errol — 25th Sunday of the Year (C)  We live in a society where most people would do anything to be rich, and many believe being rich brings peace of mind – living happy ever after!  Is wealth really the foundation of a happy and fulfilling life? What can we learn from plants?  A plant’s roots will …

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A Three Pronged Lesson From The Church Buildings

 Message from Fr Alphonse — 24th Sunday of the Year (C) Firstly: They tell a story:   When we follow Jesus we recognise that all things are part of a dynamic story.  That story is told in the pages of scripture and visible throughout history.  That story can be remembered, internalised, and told with words; in songs, sermons, conversations, scripture reading …

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