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 Meaning of God’s Grace

Message from Deacon Errol — 26th Sunday of the Year (A) Last week we heard about the parable of the labourers and the land-owner. The labourers did not understand the generosity of the Master because they were blinded by envy and selfishness. They thought they have earned a wage far and above what they agreed, but God’s thoughts and ways …

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How To Share The Good News of Jesus with the world.

Message from Fr Kurt  — 25th Sunday of the Year (A) Every area of life has its own jargon. Doctors, lawyers, musicians, computer experts and countless other groups have their own special words or phrases that are easily understood by those “in the know” but completely baffling to outsiders. The Church is no exception. One of those jargon words that …

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Exaltation of the Holy Cross

 Message from Deacon Tony Today is the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross.  The feast commemorates no less than three historical events: the finding of the True Cross by Saint Helena, the mother of the emperor Constantine; the dedication of churches built by Constantine on the site of the Holy Sepulchre and Mount Calvary; and the restoration of the True Cross to Jerusalem …

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Prayer And Daily Life

Message from Canon Francis — 23rd Sunday of the Year (A) As we start back into September parish life suddenly takes off. For the last six weeks or so things have been very quiet and now all the groups re-start and we begin to get very busy. The various Sacramental programmes (First Communion, RCIA etc) will be either beginning or …

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May The Gospel Encourage And Strengthen Us

Message from Fr Chima — 17th Sunday of the Year (A) How time flies! It is almost seven years since I came to this parish and I still remember the day Fr Francis picked me up from the airport on arrival from Nigeria. I came to St Andrew’s not having a single friend but it is not the same now …

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