Historical Events:


   NOVEMBER 2019 EVENTS


   John Bell with ORAN - Iona Abbey Musicians

(Songs & Music from the Iona Community) - Wednesday,  November 13th 2019

at St. James' Piccadilly, London, W1J 9LL (View Map)

This event is bookable through Eventbrite and is free (see image below) - Donations will be very welcome as the Iona Community is upgrading and creating disabled accesss to the Abbey buildings. Iona is fundraising for the remaining £500,000 having already raised 3 million for this project. For details on the fundraising click here

Date: Wed, November 13th, 2019 
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM - Song and Music Workshop

This free event will be preceded by an Iona Liturgy 5.50-6.20 p.m. led by Iona Community Members, Associates and Musicians. All are welcome to this.

John Bell Eventbrite Iona fundraise Nov 13th 2019


 
St. Simon & St. Jude R.C.
Formal Induction Mass for Fr.Lixson Cyriac with Bishop PatChrist on a cross Lynch celebrating.
 
  • Mass starts at 7.00 p.m.
  • All are most welcomed to attend and celebrate the induction of our new Parish Priest, Rev. Fr. Lixson Cyriac OFM Cap.
 

DIOCESE OF SOUTHWARK MUSIC COMMITTEE  - Parish Music Workshops  SATURDAY 23rd NOVEMBER 2019

Postphoned Notice

AS ADVISED ON 11/11/2019 - REGRETFULLY THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED A refund of the fee is available upon request, or it will be held in Credit for when this Workshop will be presented.

‘The God Who Speaks’ with Canon ALAN McLEAN and SIMON LOCKE

 Registration : 10.30am                         Start time :  11.00am

For details open the PDF  PDFClick here             Booking form pdf  PDF Click here



OCTOBER 2019 EVENTS

 
 

DIOCESE OF SOUTHWARK MUSIC COMMITTEE

Parish Music Workshops

 SATURDAY 19th OCTOBER 2019

‘Songs of Departure’ with Canon ALAN McLEAN and SIMON LOCKE

 Registration : 10.30am

Start time :  11.00am

For details open the PDF  PDFClick here

Booking form pdf  PDF Click here

 

 SEPTEMBER 2019 EVENTS

 

St. Simon & St. Jude R.C. - Parish Annual International Lunch Sunday

 

 

Annual Parish Intl Event 02092016We are blessed with the diversity of our parish, hence parishioners are encouraged to cook their traditional family and / or national cuisine. The rich variety of food and the culinary skill of our parishioners attracts people from further afield who join us in breaking bread together.

 

Sunday, 29th September 2019. This is the annual parish event, following the only Sunday 11.00 a.m. morning mass, which is also serves as the welcome Mass for Fr. Lixson Cyriac, we hope everyone can join in this celebration. Please remember for this event our church celebrates just the one mass this Sunday.

 
Please watch this space for more details on this event, closer to the day, this is a placeholder for your diary.

 AUGUST 2019 EVENTS


 Watch this space


  JULY 2019 EVENTS

 
 Annual Parish B.B.Q

This is one of the most popular events in our parish calendar, it is mostly held at the beginning of July, it provides an opportunity to bring us together as a community. It is a fun filled day with an opportunity to stay outdoors and enjoy the sun and our beautiful parish garden.

Church Cook Out

  • Sunday 07th July 2019

  • Time: 12.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m. following the 11.00 p.m. mass.

  • Details: Our Annual Parish BBQ will be held on Sunday July 7th following the 11 a.m. Mass.  This is our parish social event which brings us together as a community.  Let us also use this occasion to raise much needed funds for the maintenance and renovation of our church and facilities. We would be very  grateful if as many of you could support us as possible. Please see the sign-up sheets that will be made available at the back of the church in the months ahead. Thank you.
  • SPECIAL RAFFLE PRIZE: As part of our annual Parish BBQ and fundraising event there are a number of raffle prizes to Eurostar prizebe won. One special prize is a Eurostar trip to Paris, tickets for this prize are available from Jamie after all Sunday Masses or from the parish office. You have to buy a ticket to have a chance to win, Bonne chance!


LOCAL SPONSORS:

Douglas & Gordon Brokers Douglas and Gordon Brokers (Streatham Agents) have kindly agreed to be our sponsors at two of our church social events, the Summer BBQ and our Annual Christmas Bazaar. They will attend both our BBQ and Christmas Bazaar events, hosting either a stall or gazebo to raise further monies, all proceeds raised will go back to support our church.

Douglas and Gordon Brokers will also supply boards for these two events, (details appear in our newsletters as dated, see, April 28th, May 5th 2019). This is an additional cost that Douglas and Gordon Brokers will generously cover.

 Click to enter More information & details on Douglas & Gordon Brokers - click here.


 JUNE 2019 EVENTS

 

 Bishop Patrick (Pat) Lynch will be celebrating the Confirmation Mass for the Candidates their families and relatives.

7th Sunday of Easter (C) – Sunday, 02nd June 2019 - Confirmation Confirmation Mass Mass at 12.15 p.m. This will be the sung Mass this Sunday, to support the Confirmation candidates their families and relatives.

Click here

 For details of the Mass and hymns please click here.

(The 10.30 a.m. Mass will NOT be the sung Mass this Sunday, it will be a normal Mass).




Climate Coalition-26th June 2019

 Time is NOw Climate Change Jesuit MissionsOn Wednesday 26th June 2019, Jesuit Missions will be joining forces with the Climate Coalition to lobby our MP’s to end the UK’s contributions to climate change, by committing to a net zero emissions target and protecting our natural environment.

You can join Jesuit Missions at 114 Mount Street, W1K 3AH from 10.30 a.m. for a briefing. Keep informed and read more about this important issuer click here to view the website.

 The Jesuit Church of the Immaculate Conception – familiarly known as Farm Street Church – is situated in the Mayfair area of central London. Click here to view the chucrh and its website




Organised by the Diocese of Southwark Music Committee


SUMMER WORKSHOP MUSIC DAY

 ‘Songs of Departure’

with

Canon ALAN McLEAN and SIMON LOCKE

 

  • Date: SATURDAY, 29th JUNE 2019
  • Venue: Amigo Hall, St. George’s Cathedral, Southwark, London SE1 6HR
  • Registration: 10.30 a.m.
  • Start time:  11.00 a.m.

 

Funeral ThemesBereavement is such a difficult emotion to cope with and the funeral service can feel like the worst moments of our life - the final goodbye. Come and let us look at the Funeral Rite of our Church and see how the good use of liturgical music can help us feel that we are celebrating a moment of ‘Thanksgiving’, a ‘New Beginning’ and not the end.

 

Canon Alan is here to present the day alongside the wonderful accompaniment of Simon Locke.




  MAY 2019 EVENTS


Archdiocese of Southwark Coat of ArmsJPIC Coat of ArmsArchdiocese of Southwark -  JUSTICE, PEACE AND INTEGRITY OF CREATION (JPIC)

Cathedral House, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7HY


Tackling Poverty in the Archdiocese of Southwark - What can we do?

click here Southwark JPIC Spring Assembly, Saturday 18th May 2019PDF

  • Venue: At Our Lady of Reparation (St Mary’s) 70 Wellesley Road, West Croydon CR0 2AR
  • Time: Starts at 9.45 a.m. Mass at 10.00 a.m.

 Please PDFclick here for the programme and registration details

 

For travel details and how to arrive at the venue, see below please

 TRANSPORT ROUTES to the SPRING ASSEMBLY 18th MAY 2019

 

EAST CROYDON STATION: BUSES: 64, 194, 367, 410, 433 to Whitgift Centre. Walk North to crossing over Wellesley Road or use underpass. Turn left along Wellesley Road to St. Mary’s

Church.


WALKING: (12 minutes) Right out of East Croydon down George Street then Right into Wellesley Road to St. Mary’s Church.

 

WEST CROYDON STATION: Left into London Road, left into Station Road. Cross Wellesley Road. Left to St Mary’s Church. JPIC

 

WEST CROYDON BUS STATION: BUSES: 60, 64, 109, 154, 157, 166, 198, 250, 264, 289, 403, 410, 433, 455. Right onto Station Road. Cross Wellesley Road. Left to Church. 

 

CAR PARKING AVAILABLE:  Down slope to right of church.  At £2 for the day.





 Easter Weekday – Saturday 18th May 2019

First Holy Communion Mass at 12:15 p.m.

 First Holy CommunionPlease feel free to attend the mass and support our families and the children who will  be receiving their First Holy Communion. (For details click here on this link)




 


 APRIL 2019 EVENTS

  

Organised by the Diocese of Southwark Music Committee.

CHRISM MASS -- WEDNESDAY, 17th APRIL 2019(click here for flyer)

 Once again, the Chrism Mass will be celebrated on the Wednesday of Holy Week. 

For a booking form click here please.

We support the sacramental life of the Church and enter into the mystery every time we celebrate the Mass of Chrism. Booking form click here.

Come and be “the Church at prayer” – doing what we do best.

Oils for chrism MassREHEARSAL: Saturday 6th April 2019 
10.00 a.m. (coffee) 10.30 a.m. (start)
VENUE: Amigo Hall,
St. George’s Cathedral, Southwark, 
London SE1 6HR

 

CHRISM MASS ~~~~  Wednesday 17th April 2019

 REHEARSAL: 9.00 a.m. (prompt!) 

VENUE: St. George’s Cathedral, Southwark, LONDON SE1 6HR

 Don’t forget: you MUST attend BOTH the Saturday rehearsal and the 9.00 a.m. morning practice before the Chrism Mass




Free John Ryan Exhibition and Display 

Venue: The Weston Room, Maughan Library, Kings College London, 7, Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1LR
Monday to Friday 9:30 to 5:30 p.m
Sunday 10:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Exhibition ends 13th April 2019

For details on admission please click here

Parishioner' Isabel Ryan's father John Ryan was the weekly cartoonist for the Catholic Herald newspaper from 1964 - 2007. Isabel, together with teacher and acclaimed historian of religion Alana Harris, has produced an exhibition where key themes of concern to the Catholic Church in Britain in the 1960s are illustrated, Fre Exhibition Captian Pugwashthrough the gentle and witty lens of her dad's cartoons: the implementing of the tumultuous Second Vatican Council, the Humanae Vitae Encyclical, the permissive society, secularisation and progressive politics. With showcases, slide show and a 'Timeline', this exhibition is free of charge and open until 13 April.

Visitor's comments:
"Thanks for a fresh and stimulating take on Vatican II Church in England – humour is a great teacher.
"

"A fantastically engaging insight into Catholicism & Britain's social & cultural history." 

"Beautifully put-together memories, with very interesting 'dialogues' and information clear and entertaining."

'A very provocative 'Timeline'."

Reviews: "Do visit, you will not be disappointed." - Ronald Crane in The Portal Magazine

"... the exhibition reveals [Ryan's] Herald cartoons were about much more than simply seeing the funny side. They were a service to the Church as they gave a platform to what those in the pews were really thinking." Peter Stanford in The Tablet

For details on admission and printing free tickets in advance please click here

 


 MARCH 2019 EVENTS

 

Organised by the Diocese of Southwark Music Committee.

 

RITE OF ELECTION -- SATURDAY 9th MARCH 2019(click here for flyer)

 The Rite of Election will soon be with us again.  Each year this event grows and grows.  The invitation has been extended to us again to support this celebration of welcome. Come and be part of the open arms of the Church.

 The number of seats available for the choir are limited.

 PLEASE SEND YOUR BOOKING FORM EARLY TO AVOID BEING DISAPPOINTED - Click here  

  • Rite of Election RCIAREHEARSAL: Saturday 2nd March 2019 
  • 10.00 a.m. (coffee) 10.30 a.m. (start)
  • VENUE: Amigo Hall,
  • St. George’s Cathedral, Southwark, 
  • London SE1 6HR

  RITE OF ELECTION -- Saturday 9th March 2019

REHEARSAL: 9.30 a.m. (prompt!) 

VENUE: St. George’s Cathedral, Southwark SE1 6HR

 NB: you MUST attend BOTH rehearsals for the Rite of Election.

 



Adore the Lord In Lambeth

Eucharistic Adoration in Lent 2019 in the Lambeth Catholic Deanery.

St. Simon and St. Jude, Streatham Hill - Mondays 9.45 - 11.00 a.m.

Please Click here to open the PDF and see details for other Catholic Churches in Lambeth



 FEBRUARY 2019 EVENTS

 

 Watch this space




 JANUARY 2019 EVENTS


Free John Ryan Exhibition and Display 


Venue: The Weston Room, Maughan Library, Kings College London, 7, Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1LR


Monday to Friday 9:30 to 5:30 p.m
Sunday 10:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Exhibition Jan 17th to 13th April 2019

For details on admission please click here

Parishioner' Isabel Ryan's father John Ryan was the weekly cartoonist for the Catholic Herald newspaper from 1964 - 2007. Isabel, together with teacher and acclaimed historian of religion Alana Harris, has produced an exhibition where key themes of concern to the Catholic Church in Britain in the 1960s are illustrated, Fre Exhibition Captian Pugwashthrough the gentle and witty lens of her dad's cartoons: the implementing of the tumultuous Second Vatican Council, the Humanae Vitae Encyclical, the permissive society, secularisation and progressive politics. With showcases, slide show and a 'Timeline', this exhibition is free of charge and open until 13 April.

Visitor's comments: 
"Thanks for a fresh and stimulating take on Vatican II Church in England – humour is a great teacher.
"

"A fantastically engaging insight into Catholicism & Britain's social & cultural history." 

"Beautifully put-together memories, with very interesting 'dialogues' and information clear and entertaining."

'A very provocative 'Timeline'."

Reviews: "Do visit, you will not be disappointed." - Ronald Crane in The Portal Magazine

"... the exhibition reveals [Ryan's] Herald cartoons were about much more than simply seeing the funny side. They were a service to the Church as they gave a platform to what those in the pews were really thinking." Peter Stanford in The Tablet

For details on admission and printing free tickets in advance please click here


 DECEMBER 2018 EVENTS

 

 

PARISH CHRISTMAS BAZAAR - 

 Our major parish fund raising event.

Christmas Bazaar

Parishioners are encouraged to put their hand crafting and creative skills into practice. We hold at least up to 12 stalls every year. Additionally, we also have music selected by our DJ ‘Jeff’ and the now traditional and popular ‘hot dog’ stand with a great selection of Italian Panini available to buy and enjoy. 

It is a wonderful opportunity where we together as a community, share our skills, gifts and talents and contribute to our parish funds. This is our major fund raising event of the year, past funds have contributed in part to the recent restoration, renovation and refurbishment of the church. 

Come and join us again this year 2018, at our St. Simon & St. Jude R.C. Annual Parish Christmas Bazaar, dates as follows:

Jamie has very generously secured five wonderful prizes

A chance to win one of the five fabulous prizes can be yours by purchasing a raffle ticket from Jamie, (please click here)   these will be on sale after all our  weekend masses. Look out for Jamie he will be located in the church foyer! The price per ticket is £10.00 and parishioners can purchase as many tickets as they wish.The raffle will be drawn on December 2nd 2018, at the Christmas Bazaar.

  • Cash, credit and debit card payments will be accepted by Jamie too.
  • Please note that raffle tickets for the Christmas Bazaar can only be issued once payment has been received.

 Please also visit the 'justgiving.com' page as set up by Jamie. Please Click Here

JustGiving by Jamie

 Read Jamie's Story Here on his JustGiving web page. -Jamie is raising money to help R.C. Diocese of Southwark.


 


 NOVEMBER 2018 EVENTS

 

 

Bonfire Night - 
Friday 02nd November 2018

     




    Southwark Diocese Music Committee - has organised the following


    Diocesan Mass  to celebrate the canonisation of Archbishop Oscar Romero

    St. George’s Cathedral - 
    SATURDAY, 3rd NOVEMBER 2018

     

    As you may be aware the Canonisation of Archbishop Oscar Archbishop Oscar RomeroRomero takes places in Rome on Sunday 14th October.  Our own Cathedral of St. George contains the National Shrine of the Archbishop, so it is appropriate that the National Mass of Thanksgiving will take place at St George’s Cathedral on Saturday 3rd November 2018.  This will be a very special occasion and we have been asked to support the liturgy on that day.

     

    Southwark Music Diocese Committee, chair, Nick Pointer says  '' Our main feature of the Autumn term will be the celebration of the canonisation of Archbishop Oscar Romero. This will take the form of a celebratory Mass in St. George's Cathedral, Southwark, the home of Romero's national shrine. We have been asked to form a diocesan choir to support this event. The attached Flyer and Booking Form give all the details you need (see below). There is no charge for this event, but you do need to commit to a full day rehearsal and an early morning rehearsal on the day of the event''.

    Archbishop O. RomeroRehearsal for the mass Saturday, 27th October 2018. Please click here for the flyer

    10.00 a.m. Registration with tea & coffee (Please click here for the booking form)

    10.30 a.m. (start)

    VENUE: Amigo Hall, St. George’s Cathedral, Southwark, London SE1 6HR

     

     

     OCTOBER 2018 EVENTS

     

     

     Flower ArrangingFLOWER ARRANGING WORKSHOP:

    • On Saturday 27th October 2018 
    • At 2:00 p.m. 
    • In the parish hall.

    Two of our parish members will be giving a flower arranging workshop in our parish hall, the workshop will give you steps and skills in the art of flower arranging for different occasions, do please come and  join the workshop. The workshop will last for an hour. 

     



    Julie McCann - runs and organises the Taizé service held at St. Leonard's Church, see above for details, she has kindly shared the following news:

    John Bell is coming to London 

    • on Sunday 21st October 2018 to lead a Big Sing 
    • @ St Columba's, Pont Street. (Very central - near Knightsbridge/South Kensington/Sloane Square tube stations)

    Tickets for the evening event can now be booked here on the eventbrite site -- please click here 

    This is a free event but as part of the fundraising for the CapitalJohn Bell - Big SingAppeal and donations will be welcome! There will also be a bookstall with some Wild Goose books and an exclusive Iona 2019 calendar available, with all proceeds going towards the refurbishment of the abbey.






    The National Network of Pastoral Musicians (NNPM) has shared the following details of an interesting music liturgical workshop that will be held out of London.

    Wrexham Diocese is holding a day with practical music and liturgy workshops 

    • on Saturday October 27th 
    • at Glyndwr University in Wrexham 

    For full itinerary and booking details, please click on the links below. You will see some names you recognise. It looks like a great day, one worth attending.

     

     SEPTEMBER 2018 EVENTS



    Gathering in Liverpool – 7th, 8th & 9th September 2018

    Adoremus Congress Liverpool 2018

    The Bishops of England and Wales will hold a National Eucharistic Pilgrimage and Congress in Liverpool next year. 

    Eucharistic Congresses are gatherings of clergy, religious and laity which promote an awareness of the central place of the Eucharist in the life and mission of the Church. The last International Eucharistic Congress in England was held in 1908.

    On Friday 7th September, there will be a Theological Symposium, with workshops for parish catechists, (especially for those involved in First Holy Communion programs), RE teachers, Hospital and Prison Chaplains, Seminary Communities and Extraordinary Ministers. The day runs from 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. Numbers for this are limited so places need to be booked when the booking process opens. Click here for details

    The morning will feature three Keynote addresses:

    The Scriptural Context - given by Canon Mervyn Tower
    The Eucharist in the life of the Church - given by Canon David Oakley
    Teaching the Eucharist - given by Sr Margaret Atkins OSA


    The afternoon will be a series of presentations, allowing the delegates to choose three talks out of a set of nine to attend. The Diocese has been allocated places for 124 delegates.

    On Saturday 8th September, in the ACC Liverpool Echo Arena, there will be a sixAdoremus Congress Liverpool 2018 hour stage led event with two key note addresses, various presentations with music, drama, prayer and adoration. This day will be open to a general audience, and 10,000 people are expected. Southwark has an initial allocation of 570 delegate places.

    The invited speaker for the event is Bishop Robert Barron. He is well known as an author, theologian and evangelist, particularly for his Word on Fire ministry. He has served as an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles since September 2015.

    On Sunday 9th September the Congress Masses will be celebrated at Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral followed by an outdoor procession. The numbers for the Cathedral will be limited so these also require booking.

    There are seven themes now emerging for the Congress:

    1. Eucharist
    2. Adoration
    3. Scripture
    4. Ecclesiology – the Church
    5. Formation
    6. Music
    7. Mission

    Visit the Archdiocese of Southwark - click here for more details.



      
      

    St Simon & St. Jude R.C - Parish Annual International Lunch Sunday

     

     

    Annual Parish Intl Event 02092016We are blessed with the diversity of our parish, hence parishioners are encouraged to cook their traditional family and / or national cuisine. The rich variety of food and the culinary skill of our parishioners attracts people from further afield who join us in breaking bread together.

     

    Sunday, 30th September 2018  

    This is the annual parish event, following the sole Sunday 11.00 a.m. morning mass. For this event the church celebrates just the one mass this Sunday.
     
    Please watch this space for more details on this event, closer to the day, this is a placeholder for your diary.
     




     AUGUST 2018 EVENTS


     

    August 13th 2018 - Blessed Oscar Romero & the Many Faces of Mercy

     

    The beginning of the centenary year celebrations which will continue through 2017.

    • At 12.30pm Bishop Pat Lynch will celebrate a special Mass at St George’s Cathedral in Southwark to mark the 99th birthday of Blessed Oscar Romero. 
    • The Mass will be followed by refreshments in the nearby Amigo Hall and the showing of a rarely-seen Mexican film on Archbishop Romero’s life (with subtitles) called ‘El Cielo Abierto’ meaning ‘the open sky’.  All are welcome. 

     


     

      Annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 
      Friday 24th to Friday 31st August 2018.


      This year's theme is 'Joy of Mission'.

      For further information andLourdes Pilgrimagebooking forms, please contact the Southwark Lourdes Pilgrimage Director: Canon Edward Perera on 020 8399 9550 to email click here:
      or see the poster on the notice board at the back of the church for more information.


       JULY 2018 EVENTS


      Annual Parish B.B.Q

      This is one of the most popular events in our parish calendar, it is mostly held at the beginning of July, it provides an opportunity to bring us together as a community. It is a fun filled day with an opportunity to stay outdoors and enjoy the sun and our beautiful parish garden.

      Church Cook Out

      • Sunday 08th July 2018
      • Time: 12.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m. following the 11.00 p.m. mass.
      • Details:Our Annual Parish BBQ will be held on Sunday July 8th following the 11 a.m. Mass.  This is our parish social event which brings us together as a community.  Let us also use this occasion to raise much needed funds for the maintenance and renovation of our church and facilities.   We would be very grateful if as many of you could support us as possible. Please see the sign-up sheets at the back of the church.  

      • Raffle Tickets.  As part of our annual Parish BBQ and the fundraising event this year we have prepared two kinds of Raffle prizes, the usual raffle prizes which you will be able to buy on the day and a special raffle prize which you can buy separately any time after either our Sunday Masses or from the parish office.

        The prizes include

        A. Two tickets to see Justin Timberlake for his World Tour Concert on Wednesday (evening)on 11 July at the O2 Arena, London.

        B. Dinner for two at any Ivy Collection Restaurant in London.

       

       

       

      Parish Outing Day for the Children and the Youth:
      Exhibit B Movie Room
      The annual outing day for the younger members of our parish will be on
      • Saturday 14th July 2018.
      • From 10.15 a.m.
      • At Exhibit B, Streatham Hill Branch.

      We will need parents to book your children if you are joining us please. We Family Movie encourage children over 6 years old to join us. Parents please sign-up for your children giving two film preferences from the following:





      1. The Greatest Showman
      2. Lady & the Tramp
      3. Harry Potter (Deathly Hallows part 2)
      4. Home Alone (Part 1 &2)
      5. Stars Wars (The Last Jedi)
      6. Elf
      7. Black Panther





      Parish Dancing Night
       
      Friday July 13th 2018 from 8.00 p.m. till 11.00 p.m
       
      • DJ Jeff 'D' returns for another evening of energetic dance

      The parish music or dancing night is an event which is organized once or twice a year by some of the enthusiastic members of our parish, supported by our DJ, and parish band. It provides a wonderful opportunity to bond together by spending some time and enjoying the vast selection of music.



      DANCE NIGHT - Friday 13th July 2018 - YES! the popular dance night is returning on -  Friday 13th July 2018  an eclectic mix of the best 80s, 90s, 00s & 10s dance music, world music, jazz funk. ~ Tickets £5 (including snacks) available in advance from the church or on the door. Please come along for a night of great music and entertainment.

      Tickets will be sold in the parish office, after every weekend mass and on the door (if any are available). Buy your ticket now!







      National Network of Pastoral Musicians (NNPM)

       
      • 27th to 29th July 2018
      • High Leigh Conference center
      • Hoddeston, Hertfordshire.

      This years conference will be held from 27th to 29th July 2018 at High Leigh Conference Center Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire. Booking forms are now out click here for details.

      So far the following have been booked to attend

       
      • John Bell,
      • Marty Haugen
      • Christopher Walker
      • Geraldine Lattey
      • Martin Foster
      • Richard Hubbard
      • Andrew Maries.

      For details and to book a place please click here.



       JUNE 2018 EVENTS


      Justice and Peace Spring Assembly, (2nd June 2018): On behalf of Archbishop Peter Smith you are invited to attend the Archdiocese of Southwark, 2018 Spring Assembly held by the Commission for Justice Peace and Integrity of Creation to be held on the 2nd June at St.Mary's Church in Croydon. Entitled Laudato Si! Responding to the call of Pope Francis. Begins with Mass celebrated by Bishop Patrick Lynch at 10.00 a.m.


      We face the reality of human activities which are central toLaudato Si! concerns for our environment and the urgent need to respond to the care for our Common Home.

      Ellen Teague keynote speaker, will give her account of the Pope's document to enable us to dialogue about how we can shape our future Diocesan Environmental Policy.

      • Come and share your ideas on how we can Care for Our Common Home in Southwark. All are

        welcome.  Please bring lunch, tea and coffee will be provided.

      • Access to the St Mary's Parish Centre is via the car park ramp, on the lower ground floor of the building.   We will begin with Mass at 10.00 a.m. 

      • To register with Eventbrite, please click here.





      Southwark Diocese Music Committee - has organised the following workshop.

      Summer Workshop (click here for flyer and details)- SATURDAY 23rd JUNE 2018

      ‘With Whom One Eats Bread’ led by Canon Alan McLean


      “The history of words teaches us that food is the fuel of relationships. The word ‘companion’, from the Latin com, (with) and panis (bread), reminds us that food feeds more than the physical body; it also nourishes generosity and friendship.”*  In the eucharist, the breaking of bread has deeper significance in our lives.

       You will know that the bishops of England and Wales are holding a National Eucharistic Pilgrimage and Congress, ‘Adoremus’, in Liverpool, during September 2018.  Here the gathering of clergy, religious and laity will promote an awareness of the central place of the Eucharist in the life and mission of the Church.

        notes on a xSessions within the congress will focus on Rites and Music for Eucharistic Adoration. This will be the central theme for today’s workshop.

      ‘With Whom One Eats Bread’ led by Canon Alan, will look at likely music to support the Congress. We will look beyond the Congress, and how this music can help our wider Parish communities.

       PLEASE SEND YOUR BOOKING FORM (click here)EARLY TO AVOID BEING DISAPPOINTED!

      10.30am (coffee) 11.00am (start)

      VENUE: Amigo Hall, St. George’s Cathedral, Southwark, London SE1 6HR

       

      *text taken from ‘Alta Language Services’ at www.altalang.com


       MAY 2018 EVENTS


      EXHIBIT B, 5 Streatham High Road, London SW16 1EF


      Exhibit B front All parishioners have been cordially invited to EXHIBIT B venue showcase on Wednesday 9th May 2018 from 7.00 to 8.30 p.m. A selection of complimentary drinks, snacks, bites and bar food will be available for all who attend the event to sample the evening.


      EXHIBIT B is a neighbourhood bar and event space in the heart of Streatham Hill. An ever-changing space for informal eating, drinking and socialising. From weekend bottomless brunch, after work cocktails, late night partying, bar games, events and much more.

      With a selection of private spaces for bar hire, private dining, screenings, karaoke, exhibit B bargames rooms, silent discos or celebrating with friends the dedicated events team will ensure all functions are planned to perfection. 

      EXHIBIT B also features South London’s only Silent Cinema. Intimate screenings where guests listen to the films through wireless headsets. 

      Exhibit B fish tankAll parishioners are welcome to come along and experience Streatham Hill's latest bar, restaurant, cinema and multi-event space.

       

      The Address is 5 Streatham High Road, London, SW16 1EF




      Migrants Mass Monday 7th May 2018 St.George's Cathedral Southwark

       

      • Join the choir for this wonderful celebration - coordinated by France Novillo.
      • Rehearsals 14th April 2-5pm and 27th April Amigo Hall (next to the Cathedral).
        Please see the attached flyer for details click here.
       

      Migrants massThe Mass for Migrants will take place in St George's Cathedral this year on Monday 7th May at 11 am, with a preceding banner procession at 10.45 am.  This service jointly celebrates diversity within Southwark, Westminster and Brentwood Diocese. All are warmly welcomed to join us for this Mass.

      Those interested in singing at the service are welcome to attend two rehearsals at Amigo Hall on the following dates:

      Saturday 14th April between 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
      Friday 27th April between 7 p.m. - 9 p.m
      .


      Please email Frances Novillo, the Music Co-ordinator for this service if you wish to join the Migrants' Mass Choir:contact email address click here or telephone 07714 204 201.



       APRIL 2018 EVENTS


      Social Justice Common Good
       
       
       

      Social Justice and The Common Good
       

      Southwark’s Christian Unity Commission are organising a day of talks entitled ‘Social Justice and the Common Good’ in conjunction with the Anglican Diocese of Southwark.

      This will take place on 21st April 2018 between 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. at St. Hugh's Church, Crosby Row, SE1.  There will be a number of talks relating to Justice and Peace and Bishop Paul Hendricks will give a closing speech.

      Click here for a PDF Poster


       

       
      St. George's Day - Monday 23rd April 2018

      St. George's DayOn Monday 23rd April we celebrate St George's Day.
      There will be a Chapter Mass at 6.30 p.m. in St. George's Cathedral, at which Archbishop Peter will be the Principal Celebrant, followed by a reception in Amigo Hall. All are very welcome.


      For further details of this and other Cathedral events click here 




      Parish Dancing Night
       
      Friday April 20th 2018 from 8.00 p.m. till 11.00 p.m
       
      • DJ Jeff 'D' returns for another evening of energetic dance

      The parish music or dancing night is an event which is organized once or twice a year by some of the enthusiastic members of our parish, supported by our DJ, and parish band. It provides a wonderful opportunity to bond together by spending some time and enjoying the vast selection of music.



      DANCE NIGHT - Friday 20th April 2018 - YES! the popular dance night is back a Dance Nightweek today -  Friday 20th April 2018  an eclectic mix of the best 80s, 90s, 00s & 10s dance music, world music, jazz funk. ~ Tickets £5 (including snacks) available in advance from the church or on the door. Please come along for a night of great music and entertainment.

      Tickets will be sold in the parish office, after every weekend mass and on the door (if any are available). Buy your ticket now!



       MARCH 2018 EVENTS


      Chrism Mass - details of rehearsal and mass below,(click on this link);

       

      Oils for chrism Mass1st rehearsal - Saturday 24th March 2018 starts 10:30 a.m.

      Venue: Amigo Hall St. George's Cathedral Southwark, SE1 6HR

      2nd rehearsal  - Wednesday 28th March 2018 at 09:00 a.m.

      Venue: St. George's Cathedral Southwark, SE1 6HR

       

      Chrism Mass Wednesday 28th March 2018 starts 10.30 a.m.

      Venue: St. George's Cathedral Southwark, SE1 6HR





      Taize candklesTAIZÉ PRAYER:

      Lenten Prayer Round the Cross with Br Paolo from Taizé

      • 6.30 for 7pm Friday 16th March 2018
      • at French Protestant Church, 8-9 Soho Square, London W1D 3QD

       

      And also monthly Meditation & Prayer with Songs from Taizé

      • 6.15pm on the 1st Friday of the month
      • at Lumen URC, 88 Tavistock Place, WC1H 9RS.



       FEBRUARY 2018 EVENTS


      Organised by the Diocese of Southwark Music Committee.

       

      Parish music workshops all details can be found here, please click on this link. Please click here for the booking forms. Attending BOTH rehearsals is a must to sing with the choir details on the above link.

      Rite of Election - details of rehearsal and mass below, (click on this link);

      Rite of Election RCIA

      • 1st rehearsal - Saturday 10th February 2018, start 10:00 a.m.
      • Venue: Amigo Hall St. George's Cathedral Southwark, SE1 6HR
      • 2nd rehearsal  - 17th February 2018 at 09:30 a.m.
      • Venue: St. George's Cathedral Southwark, SE1 6HR

      Mass Rite of Election Saturday 17th February 2018 starts 10.30 a.m.

      Venue: St. George's Cathedral, Southwark, SE1 6HR

       

       

      Parish music workshops all details can be found here, please click on this link. Please click here for the booking forms. Attending BOTH rehearsals is a must to sing with the choir details on the above link.


       MARCH 2017 2018 EVENTS

       

      Lenten Prayer Around the Cross led by a brother  from TaizéCommunity on following date, see below 

       

      • Friday 10th March 2017  
      • at St. James' Church Piccadilly.
      • Song practice at 6:45 p.m.
      • Service at 7:15 p.m.

       For details of this event view the poster (Please click here)

       Taize candles

        

       FEBRUARY / MARCH 2017 EVENTS

       

      Organised by the Diocese of Southwark Music Committee.

       

      Parish music workshops all details can be found here, please click on this link. Please click here for the booking formsAttending BOTH rehearsals is a must to sing with the choir details on the above link.

      Rite of Election - details of rehearsal and mass below, (click on this link);

      Rite of Election RCIA

      • 1st rehearsal - 18thFebruary 2017 starts 10:30 a.m.
      • Venue: Amigo Hall St. George's Cathedral Southwark, SE1 6HR
      • 2nd rehearsal  - 4thMarch 2017 at 09:30 a.m.
      • Venue: St. George's Cathedral Southwark, SE1 6HR

       

      Mass Rite of Election - Saturday 4th March 2017 starts 10.30 a.m.

      Venue: St. George's Cathedral Southwark, SE1 6HR

       

      Parish music workshops all details can be found here, please click on this link.  Please click here for the booking formsAttending BOTH rehearsals is a must to sing with the choir details on the above link.


       APRIL 2017 EVENTS


      Chrism Mass details of rehearsal and mass below, (click on this link);

      Oils for chrism Mass1st rehearsal - 01st April 2017 starts 10:30 a.m.

      Venue: Amigo Hall St. George's Cathedral Southwark, SE1 6HR

      2nd rehearsal  - 12th April 2017 at 09:00 a.m.

      Venue: St. George's Cathedral Southwark, SE1 6HR 

      Chrism Mass Wednesday 12th April 2017 starts 10.30 a.m.

      Venue: St. George's Cathedral Southwark, SE1 6HR

       



       

      St. Simon & St. Jude R.C Parish Choral Workshop:

       

      Date: Monday 10th April 2017 & Wednesday 12th April 2017

      Time: 7:30 p.m.

      Venue : In the Church.

       
       

       MAY 2017 EVENTS

       

       

      Roman Catholic Diocese of Southwark Diocesan Trust - A registered Charity – 235468

       

      Venue: Saturday 6th May 2017 - 7.45pm to 9.15pm

      St George’s R.C. Cathedral, Southwark,

      Lambeth Road, London SE1 6HR 

       

      FR. AllesandroSoloist: Friar Alessandro Brustenghi - Voice from Assisi

      Supporting Artist: Jay Britton

      Musical Director: Justin Harmer

       

      For details please click on this link

      Reserve Free Tickets now at: voicefromassisi.eventbrite.co.uk

      Doors open at 7.15pm. Admission by ticket only.

       

       JUNE 2017 EVENTS


      St. Simon & St. Jude, R.C - Streatham.

      • Sacrament of Confirmation for young people in our parish on ConfirmationSunday 11th June 2017 at 12:15 p.m.

       

       



      St. Simon & St. Jude, R.C - Streatham.

      1st Holy Communion

       

       Saturday 17th June First Holy  Communion Mass 12.15 p.m.

      Details of the Holy communion programme can be found here, (please click on this link).




      Organised by the Diocese of Southwark Music Committee.

       

      Summer Workshop with Bob Hurd

      Bob Hurd

       


       

       OCTOBER 2017 EVENTS


      St. Simon & St. Jude, R.C - Streatham.

      Sunday 01st October 2017 - Parish International Lunch Day. To celebrate the parish international food festival where we come together as a community while celebrating our diversity. Starts from 12.00 noon. For details view the parish newsletter (Click on this link).



       

      Autumn Workshop with John Bell - 'Songs for the winter Season'

       Rev. John bell

       

       

       

       

       NOVEMBER 2017 EVENTS

       

      St. Simon & St. Jude, R.C - Streatham.

      Sunday 19th November 2017

      Christmas Concert - Details to be confirmed 

       Venue: St. Simon & St. Jude R.C. Church / In the Church         Lara  Paul Concert photo

      Time: to be confirmed likely to be in the late afternoon from 3.00 p.m.

      Come and join us for an afternoon of beautiful music sung by Paul Tabonne and Lara Martins, the Opera couple from West End’s - Phantom of the Opera.

      CD's will be available to purchase on day Christmas themed

      Tickets: £8:00

      Part proceeds to support the worthy charity 'www.Help 4 Refugee Children.com'.


      Click here to view the web site for further information.

      Help 4 Refugee Children


       DECEMBER 2017 EVENTS

       

       

      PARISH CHRISTMAS BAZAAR:

      Christmas BazaarCome and join in the St. Simon & St. Jude R.C. Parish Christmas Bazaar, on Sunday 26th November 2017 from 12 noon.

       





       OCTOBER 2016 EVENTS

       

       

      Sing to the LordThe following workshop is organised by the Southwark Music Diocese:

      KENT LITURGICAL MUSIC DAY: 

       

       

       


       


      St Simon & St. Jude R.C - Parish Annual International Lunch:

       

      • Sunday, 02nd October 2016: Annual Parish Intl Event 02092016
      • Following the 11.00 am morning mass, this is the annual parish event.
      • See the parish website for more detail's on this event, click on the link here

       

       




      The National network of Pastoral Musicians (NNPM) , has provided the following information; 

      Traidcraft Gospel Music Service:

      On Sunday 9th October 6pm St. James's Piccadilly, W1J 9LL

      Gospel choir for Traidcraft 9.10.16.jpg

       




      Taize Prayer Service:

      This will be held on Weds 12th October 8pm St. Peter's Italian Church Clerkenwell Road London. Click on this link to view the poster details.

       

      The following workshop is organised by the Southwark Music Diocese:

      Christ is…‘PRESENT WHEN THE CHURCH PRAYS AND SINGS..’ 



       

      • Saturday, 29th OCTOBER 2016 -  Led by Mag Shepherd. View the flyer details, click on the link here. 
      • The booking forms and details can be viewed here, click on this link
      • Venue: Amigo Hall, St. George’s Cathedral, Southwark, London SE1 6HR

       

      Make a joyful noise unto the Lord

       

        


       NOVEMBER 2016 EVENTS

       

       

      PARISH CHRISTMAS BAZAAR:

      Christmas BazaarCome and join in the St. Simon & St. Jude R.C. Parish Christmas Bazaar, on Sunday 27th November 2016 at 12 noon.

       

       

       

       

       




      Pax Christi Advent Peace Service:

      A call to all pastoral musicians and singers, by Julie McCann

       

      Rehearsals:

       

      • Friday 25th November 6.30pm - 8.00pm
      • Sunday 4th December 2.30pm - 4.00pm

       

       

      Service:

      • Tuesday 6th December 7.00pm with a rehearsal from 5.30pm.

      For further details please see the attached flyer, click on the link here please.

       

       







      St.Ceclia Prayer card feast day

                     St. Cecilia, Patron Saint to musicians & singers



       

      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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