St. Simon and St. Jude

Roman Catholic Church, Streatham Hill







A warm welcome to St. Simon & St. Jude, we are the Roman Catholic Parish of Streatham Hill, South London. Our parish lies within the Catholic Archdiocese of Southwark.

Front of ChurchOur parish priest is Rev. Fr. Habte Ukbay.

We are a small and welcoming community, dating back to early 1900s. The present church began life as the Tulse Hill Catholic Mission, with the first Mass being celebrated on 27th July 1906.

The parish serves many diverse people of all ages and backgrounds. We come together, not only to pray, worship and share the sacraments together, but also to celebrate high feasts and social events, such as the summer barbecue, charity concerts  and the international lunch in October.

Our website is intended to serve as a guide and information hub to our parish and to help bring us further together as a community.

Please explore the website, but most of all, please do come and visit us at St. Simon & St. Jude R.C.

Join us in worship, prayer and thanksgiving to our Lord, and being a vibrant community in Christ at the center of London.

IMPORTANCE NOTICE - Due to the on-going church refurbishment, restoration  and Refurbishment ladder Galleryrenovation works, please be advised that there will be NO Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Adoration or Holy Rosary on Mondays until further notice, the website will provide dates when this worship / prayer / service resumes.

NO MASS will be celebrated FROM WEDNESDAY 1st August, 2018: Due to the on-going refurbishment and renovation works in the church there will be no morning Mass from Wednesday 1st August to Friday 3rd August, 2018.

IMPORTANT NOTICE / UPDATE: - In preparation for laying the new flooring tiles in the church, the old vinyl tiles will be removed from the church floor, this work commences on Wednesday 1st August, 2018. Mass will be celebrated in the church hall, during the subsequent weekends in August 2018.

All our weekend Masses during August 2018 will be celebrated in theChurch in Hall temporary situation Parish Hall, see the details below;

  • Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th August, 2018 - Mass in Parish Hall
  • Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th August, 2018 - Mass in Parish Hall
during these two weekends the church will not be in use.

It is hoped and anticipated that that we will be able to celebrate Mass again in the church for the weekend of 18th and 19th August 2018. This website will provide updates and keep us all informed.


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Parish Refurbishment and Renovation Works have Commenced: Please note there will NOT be any Benediction or Adoration of the Blessed SacramentRefurbishment ladder following Monday morning mass from 25th June, 2018 and throughout the months of July and August 2018. This is to allow the building refurbishment to progress. Please take care as you enter the church. You will see scaffolding set up to accommodate the refurbishment works.

 Please noteFor details on the refurbishment, restoration and renovation works an overview and project team please click here.

For details and fresh updates on the project phases, please click on the links below. The webpages are updated as work is completed.

 1. Cleaning the brickwork and the wooden beams and ceilings

 2. Replacing the flooring in the nave and entrance 

 3. Re-upholstering the chairs in the church

 4. Improving and updating the lighting in the church

 5. Artefact and statue restoration and cleaning

Please speak with Fr. Habte if you want to help with some of the tasks!!

Some level of disruption is expected in our church services, during July and August 2018, but we will try to minimise that as much as we can. Please be patient and help us by trying to be as careful as you can when we use the church during and outside Mass times.

Thank you. Fr. Habte.

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(For Baptism, marriage certificates, personal guidance etc use the contact link above)


 (For general queries of a non  personal nature - Use this link)



 Saturday 6.00 p.m.
 Sunday 10.30 a.m. (sung) and 12.15 p.m.

Family Mass is celebrated on the 1st Sunday of every month at the 10.30 a.m. mass.


Saturday 5.30 p.m. - 5.55 p.m.








MASS TIMES - WEEKDAYS ~ Mon, Tues, Weds  & Fri. 9.00 a.m. - Morning Prayer (Liturgy of the Hours)

 9.15 a.m. - Mass on most weekdays following Morning Prayer, (but please see the latest newsletter for details).

 Holy Days: Mass at 9.15 a.m. and 7.30 p.m.

Every Monday 9.45 a.m. to 11.00 a.m.
with Rosary, Benediction and St Jude Novena







  PARISH SECRETARY, OFFICE HRS: Weds:10.00 a.m. to 12.00  p.m. & Fri:10.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m

 Fr. HABTE: Is available all week.

 LOCAL HOSPITAL CHAPLIN EMERGENCY~ contact details and telephone numbers click here.



 UPCOMING EVENTS for 2018What's Happening





Church Rota





  Some quick links:

 ZENIT - (The world seen from Rome)

 SACRED SPACE - (Reflect, daily prayer online)

 Parish Refurbishment, Renovation and Restoration works - June - Sept 2018

  CHURCH TOUR - GALLERY God's answer top opur prayers

 Media Podcasts (coming soon)

Listen on-line -  TOP 10 Taizé


  LATEST NEWS FROM SOUTHWARK DIOCESE R.C. ~ Please click here Latest News

Read Jamie's Story - at - Jamie is raising money to help R.C. Diocese of Southwark


     News: The Catholic Church in England latest news. Read more here

     GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) - details to follow in coming months as the parish works on compliance where appropriate, click here for details we adopt the policies and guidance from the Archdiocese of Southwark on GDPR



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    Website Feedback only (not for personal, marriage (Fr. Habte) enqueries or general information (Parish Office) information): We would like this site to be informative, easy to use and of real value to you, so if you have any comments or suggestions, or would like to contribute to the site, please get in touch with us via our, Find Us, page, navigate to the end of that page please using this direct link, or visit us in person at St. Simon + St. Jude Catholic Church, 5 Hillside Road, Streatham Hill, London SW2 3HL.





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