Message From Fr. Emmanuel Ahua, C.S. Sp – Parish Priest

Hello everyone,

I hope you are well and still keeping the faith. As the national lockdown is once again eased down, and as the government efforts in vaccinating the population progresses, I wish to gladly inform you that the doors of St. Andrew’s Church, Thornton Heath shall be opened for the Celebration of Easter.

Thank you for all your efforts in trying to keep a safe space for worship.

Thank God we are able to celebrate Easter this year!!! However, we shall maintain, observe and respect the 2-meter social distancing and other necessary COVID-19 rules whenever we gather for any celebration, especially the Holy Week Celebrations of the paschal mystery of passion, death, and resurrection of Christ. Sending you an abundance of sweet thoughts this Easter and beyond! Cheers to new beginnings and second chances!!!

“Easter is a time to rejoice, be thankful, be assured that all is forgiven, so life extends beyond the soil of the earth.” — Byron Pulsifer

Happy Easter to everyone

St Andrews Catholic Church, Thornton Heath, Welcomes you in the Name of God

St Andrew’s is the parish of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Southwark at the heart of the Thornton Heath Community and its surrounding areas. Our Masses, teachings and pastoral care has been an inspiration for countless Christians and non-Christians for many years. We sincerely hope it will be for you as well. It is, therefore, our prayer that the information you find here will help inspire and guide you in your spiritual journey.

Mass Times


  • Mass: 9:30am, 11:30am, 6:00pm
  • Rosary: 5:00pm – 5:15pm
  • Exposition & Benediction: 5:15pm – 5:45pm

Weekday Mass

  • 7:30am, 10:00am (Rosary following)


Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

  • Weekly Friday Adoration from 10.30am – 10pm. Except on First Fridays which is 10.30am – 6.00pm.


  • Mass: 9:30am (Rosary following) 6:00pm
  • Confessions: 10:00am – 10:30am 5:00pm – 5:30pm

We are a community, strong in the love of Christ; a vibrant and friendly parish — a parish 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

Parish Newsletter

The Church’s Weekly Newsletter contains the Diary for the Week, St. Andrew’s Parish Notices and Sunday Readings. Click here to download PDF copies


Click Here to Download a copy of ST ANDREW’S EASTER 2021 Program

Donation to Our Parish

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Please be aware that it is your responsibility to keep your children with you in Church at all times. As well as safeguarding issues there are all sorts of health and safety hazards around the Church and we would hate anything to happen to a child who has wandered from your care.

Fr Emmanuel Ahua C.S.Sp., Parish Priest

Quote of the Week

“When we take up the sacred Scriptures in faith and read them with the Church, we walk once more with God in the Garden.” — St Ambrose