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: These are the hymns selected from Laudate Hymn book that we have rehearsed on the previous Monday and will sing this Sunday.

Choir rehearsal: Every Monday 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.

Final versions that we sing at Sunday 10:30 a.m. mass.


 CYCLE C - Year of Luke    


Liturgical year circle


Season of Advent - Year C - Year of Luke 


Gaudete Sunday

3rd Sunday of Advent (C) also know as Gaudete (rejoice) 16th December 2018

Themes: Today we sing and shout for joy with Christ, the Lord of the Dance, who brings us the Good News of our redemption, and renews us by his love.

Readings: Zephaniah 3:14-18      Psalm: Isaiah 12:2-6      Philippians 4:4-7                                                             Luke 3:10-18

Psalm Is 12:2-6: Sing and shout for joy for great in your midst, great in your midst is the Holy One of Israel. 

LiturgyHymn NumberHymn 1st line
Entrance:     118Christmas Gathering Song 1: Gaudete 
Gloria:     ---Omitted during Advent
Offertory:     112O Come, O come Emmanuel
Sanctus:     584Holy, Holy, Holy - (The Storrington Mass)
Agnus Dei:     590Lamb of God - (The Storrington Mass)
Communion:     114When the Angel came to Mary
Recessional:     106The King shall come when morning dawns

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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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