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 centre of London.

Lent Awake Inspire Discover  Lent: Dates and Holy Week Mass schedule,     ( please click here). 

[Lent Pastoral letter Audio File] see below for PDF of same.

Every Monday morning at 9:30 a.m. we have the Eucharistic Exposition followed by Stations of the Cross at 10:30 a.m.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Maundy Thursday -  Liturgy of the Lord's Supper at 7:30 p.m.

Good Friday, April 19, 2019

Children's Stations of the Cross at 10.00 a.m. then Solemn Liturgy of Good Friday at 3:00 p.m.

Holy Saturday, April 21,  2019

 The Solemn Vigil Liturgy of the Resurrection of Christ with the first Mass of Easter Day at 7:30 p.m.

Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019

The Resurrection of the Lord, Mass at 10:30 a.m. & 12:15 p.m.

Easter Monday, April 22, 2019

Easter Monday - 10:00 a.m. One Mass only (No exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on Monday)

 Sing for JoySing for Lent - we tend to 'give up' something for Lent,here is an opportunity to 'do-something' come along and join us for a short rehearsal of some of the hymns and songs we all will sing together during Lent and The Triduum.

Saturday 30th March at 11.00 a.m. to 13.00 p.m. in the Church.

 Every Tuesday from 7.00 p. m.  We invite and welcome all to attend and take part in the Adoration and Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament - click here, with a period of sacred, quiet reflective and contemplative space, followed by Mass. Station of the Cross start at 7.45 p.m for Lent

Adore the Lord in Lambeth - Eucharistic Adoration in Lent 2019 in the Lambeth Catholic Deanery - click here for details.

 Key Dates and Times for Candidates and their parents, families and relatives.

 First Holy Communion: Sat 9th March 2019 - Reconciliation service in the Church, 1st Confession starts 10.45 to 12.00 noon.Holy Communion

First Holy Communion Mass on Saturday 18th May 2019 at 12.15 p.m.

 Confirmation: Candidates and Parents - Saturday 23rd March at 3.30 Confirmation Certificatep.m. Sacrament of Reconciliation, all attend please.

Sunday 2nd June 2019: Please arrive early for the confirmation mass at 11.40 a.m . (Mass starts at 12.00 p.m.) . Candidates and families greet the Bishop in the Parish Hall between 1.30 to 2.30 p.m.



(For Pre -Baptism  & Pre -marriages conversations, personal guidance etc. use this contact link or Parish Priest contact above)


 (For general queries of a non  personal nature, Baptism Marriage certificates - Use this link please)



 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)

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

 Holy Days: Mass at 9.00 a.m. and 7.30 p.m.

Every Monday 9.45 a.m. to 11.00 a.m.
with Benediction, Rosary 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 CHAPLAIN EMERGENCYcontact details and telephone numbers click here. 

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post refurb new upholstered chairs floor

The interior Parish refurbishment, restoration and renovation works are nearing completion and snagging works are now being new seat reupholsteredcompleted:  

 Please noteFor details on these works an overview and project team please click here.

For details and  updates please click on the links below. The web pages are being updated as work is now nearing completion.

 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

Thank you. Fr. Habte.

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Refurb 2 Refurb 3

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 The church prior to the restoration / refurbishment click on the link here

 Every Tuesday from 7.00 p. m.  We invite and welcome all to attend and take part in the Adoration and Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament - click here, with a period of sacred, quiet reflective and contemplative space, followed by Mass. Stations of the Cross during Lent start at 7.45 p.m.


 UPCOMING EVENTS for 2019What'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

Vatican News/ Weekend World Youth Day , Panama for 2019 -  click on this link.

Lent 2019 - Pastoral letter from Archbishop Peter Smith Or Listen hereThis is an Audio File version of the same listen to the letter - read by a parishioner.


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

    Key special liturgical dates for the coming year 2019.


    Holiday name

    Sunday, April 14, 2019

    Palm Sunday

    Thursday, April 18, 2019

    Maundy Thursday

    Friday, April 19, 2019

    Good Friday

    Sunday, April 21, 2019


    Monday, April 22, 2019

    Easter Monday

    Thursday, May 30, 2019

    Ascension of Jesus

    Sunday, June 9, 2019


    Thursday, June 20, 2019

    Corpus Christi

    Thursday, August 15, 2019

    Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    Friday, November 1, 2019

    All Saints' Day

    Monday, December 9, 2019

    The Immaculate Conception of The Blessed Virgin Mary

    Wednesday, December 25, 2019



    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) enquiries or general information (Parish Office) information): For Parish Priest or Parish secretary contacts see and use box & Link as above please.

    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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