St. Simon and St. Jude

Roman Catholic Church, Streatham Hill




Singing is a gift of God, it lies at the heart of all worship. Singing comes naturally to all humans it is an intrinsic part of our lives, we sing at all moments of our lives to celebrate joy, gratitude and grief.

Music in liturgy helps to bind people and communities together so that we collectively sing with one heart and one voice. Singing hymns and songs allows us to share our sentiments and love for each other and our love for God and to commit ourselves to meaning them. When we come together as a community to sing and in the sharing of our talents we can individually offer repentance, praise and thank God. Singing brings us together especially when we sing the hymns and songs with sincerity and with meaning.

Sunday Hymns: The majority of these hymns are selected from the Laudate Hymn book that we have rehearsed on the previous Thursday and sing the following Sunday. 

Laudate - Published by © Decani Music, ISBN 978-1-900314-07-7. Revised in 2013, includes texts for the 3rd edition Roman Missal. 

Choir rehearsal: Every Thursday evening at 7:30 p.m. in the Church and on Sunday before mass atChurch Floor stone FG 09:30 a.m. Do feel free to join us at  St. Simon & St. Jude. RC.

These suggested hymns serve as a guide for respective Sundays. They are aligned to a degree to the Sunday readings, the psalm and the gospel. The aim is to frame and enhance the liturgy with music and songs that follow both the vertical context (that day's readings, etc.) and also attempt to capture horizontally the liturgical themes throughout the seasons and feasts, for instance, Advent, Christmastide, Lent, Easter and Ordinary time.

Hymns we sing together at Sunday 10:30 a.m. mass.


Liturgical year circle


 Year C - Year of Luke

St. Peter & St. Paul


The Feast of St. Peter & St. Paul (C) - 30th  June 2019 

Themes / Thoughts: The legacy of Peter and Paul, God’s power to transform and redirect our lives. Faithfulness, Authority - Petrine leadership.
Saint Paul – Peter's successor.Leadership: the need for both formal consistent, Petrine leadership and charismatic, personal and inspirational leadership of people like Paul.Praying for the Peters and Pauls of today’s church, Treasuring the faith and passing it on to others.

Readings:  Acts 12:1-11  Psalm 33  2 Timothy 4:6-8.17-18  Matthew 16:13-197

Psalm 33:  From all my terrors the Lord set me free.

LiturgyHymn NumberHymn 1st line
For all the saints
Gloria:1013Glory to God - (Daniel L. Schutte)
Offertory:687God in his love for us lent us this planet
Sanctus:1014Holy, Holy, Holy - (Daniel L. Schutte)
Agnus Dei:1019Lamb of God - (Daniel L. Schutte)
Communion:380Into a world of darkness
Piano solo - (played by Ben Chan)


St. Peter & St. Paul

The melody is provided for easy self-rehearsal, we will use one of the following in the months ahead.

Laudate Acclamation


Memorial Acclamation, 1,2 & 3 respectively by Daniel L Schutte, see © Laudate details above. Click on Links below for melody


We proclaim your death, O Lord, and profess your Resurrection until you come again.


When we eat this Bread and drink this Cup, we proclaim your Death, O Lord, until you come again.


Save us, save us, Saviour of the world, for by your cross and Resurrection you have set us free.

playing hands and keyboard


Psalms 104:33 - I will sing unto the LORD as long as I live: I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.              

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