Canon Francis Moran RIP

It is with great sadness we announce the death of Canon Francis Moran, Parish Priest of Thornton Heath from 2004 to 2017.

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Tuesday 19th February:

4 pm: reception of the body at St Mary Magdalen’s Church, Mortlake.

7 pm: Vigil Mass at St Mary Magdalen’s Church, Mortlake.

Wednesday 20th February:

12.30 pm: Funeral Mass at St George’s Cathedral, Southwark.

Thursday 21st February:

7 pm: Vigil Mass at St Illtyd’s Church, Dowlais, Wales.

Friday 22nd February:

12 noon: Funeral Mass at St Illtyd’s Church, Dowlais, Wales; followed by the burial service.

Canon Francis’ family are very keen to ensure that people in Southwark know they are very welcome to join them for the services in Wales.


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

  • 1st Friday of each month: 10:30am – 12:30pm
  • 2nd & 4th Mondays term time only: 7:00pm – 8:00pm


  • 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


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. Len Tatt, Parish Priest

Quote of the Week

“God is a God of the present. God is always in the moment, be that moment hard or easy, joyful and painful.” — Henri Nouwen