St. Simon and St. Jude

Roman Catholic Church, Streatham Hill

  • St.Simon & St.Jude
  • 5 Hillside Road
  • SW2 3HL

0208 678 9051
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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

Easter he has risen Alleluia




6th Sunday of Easter  – 26th  May 2019 - 10.30 a.m. 

Themes / Thoughts: Do you realise that Jesus is there in the tabernacle expressly for you - for you alone? he burns with the desire to come into your heart. (St. Thérèse of Lisieux).

The month of May is the month which has especially been dedicated to Our Blessed Lady, (to read more click here please). Our hymns this Sunday reflect this as we honour Ou Blessed Lady.

Readings:  Acts 15:1-2,22-29    Psalm 66 (67)      Apocalypse 21:10-14,22-23                                                  John 14:23-29

Psalm 66: Let the peoples praise you O God; let all the peoples praise you.

LiturgyHymn NumberHymn 1st line
Daily, daily sing to Mary
Gloria:1013Glory to God - (Daniel L. Schutte)
Offertory:360 / 266As I kneel before you /if time allows  Surrexit Christus (Taizé)
Sanctus:1014Holy, Holy, Holy - (Daniel L. Schutte)
Agnus Dei:1019Lamb of God - (Daniel L. Schutte)
Communion:tbc / tbc
tbc / I am the vine, you the branches
Recessional:355 or 366 
I'll sing a hymn to Mary or Holy Virgin by God's decree



Easter he is Risen

  Ou Blessed Lady , Mary

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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