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 Sunday at 9.30. a.m. preceding the 10.30.a.m. Mass in the Church. Please do join us at  St. Simon & St. Jude. RC. everyone is most welcome, musicians and singers always wanted.Church Floor stone FG  

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


PLEASE REMEMBER the CHOIR IS ON SUMMER BREAK SOON (Please click on this link for dates /details )

 Year C - Year of Luke

Goodbye to a great Priest


23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (C) - 08th  September 2019 

There will only be the one Mass this Sunday at 10.30 a.m.

Fr. Habte's Farewell Mass

Themes / Thoughts: Like Christ, we are called to give up everything to know and serve God. Self-sacrifice, love, service, seeking wisdom.

Readings: Wisdom 9:13-18     Psalm 89    Philemon 9-10.12-17    Luke 14:25-33

Psalm 89: O Lord, you have been our refuge from one generation to the next.

LiturgyHymn NumberHymn 1st line
All are welcome
Gloria:1013Glory to God - (Daniel L. Schutte)
Memorial Acclamation:
Holy, Holy, Holy - (Daniel L. Schutte)
When we eat this bread (see below)
Agnus Dei:1019Lamb of God - (Daniel L. Schutte)


Thank yu Fr. Habte

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.

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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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