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

Fr John Ehichioya 

(22nd Feb. 1986 – 1st Feb. 2018)

Funeral Details

Tuesday, 20th February, 2018 at 6pm
Fr John’s Body will be received into St Andrew’s Church followed by Mass for the parish

Wednesday, 21st February, 2018 at 12 Noon
Funeral service with Archbishop Peter Smith

Fr John’s Body will then be repatriated to Nigeria

Fr Victor Darlington will accompany the body and attend his funeral in Nigeria

Parish Pastoral Team 

St Andrews

Fr John Ehichioya,  22nd February 1986 – 1st February 2018

He Died As A Servant of God Who Took Him to Himself Message from Fr Len — 6th Sunday of the Year (B) It is still hard to come to terms with Fr John’s death.  It is all the more shocking because he was only 31 years old and seemed to be strong and recovering from his period of illness.  …

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Traditions And Worship

Message from Deacon Tony — 5th Sunday of the Year (B) How many of us bow our heads every time we say Jesus’ name?  This is something I grew up with and would get you into trouble if you did not do in primary school.  I can remember two brothers being kept back after assembly and in at play time …

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The Mass

Message from Fr Len — 4th Sunday of the Year (B) The Mass is the central act of worship in the life of a Catholic.  Each and every Mass is a celebration of the incarnation death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  The Mass is not a re-enactment of what Jesus did, the Church uses a Greek word to describe what …

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The Temple Of The Holy Spirit

Message from Fr Nishant — 2nd Sunday of the Year (B) “Do you not know that the body is the temple of the Holy Spirit that is in you?” This statement of Saint Paul may scandalize those of us who are influenced by the philosophy of dualism: body as opposed to soul, the former is inferior and the latter is …

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The Epiphany of The Lord

Message from Deacon Tony Have you ever considered the theology behind the story of the three wise men?  Neither did I much until I had to, when it was explained to me it was like having my eyes open.  The story is also a great help in understanding Holy Mother Church’s roots of Scripture and Tradition, and the capital T …

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