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.

 Pope Francis Appoints New Archbishop of Southwark

Newly Archbishop-elect, Southwark, John Wilson.It was announced today, 10th June 2019, the Feast of Mary, Mother of the Church, that Pope Francis has accepted the resignation from office of Archbishop Peter Smith and duly appointed Bishop John Wilson as his successor and Eleventh Archbishop of Southwark.

Upon reaching their 75th year, bishops are required to submit their resignation from office to the Holy Father. Archbishop Peter did this in 2018, and the process leading to a new appointment began soon after. Archbishop-Elect John Wilson had until his appointment been an Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Westminster. For more information please click here.

 Keep Calm and go to AdorationEvery Monday morning (NOT in August, resumes in September) after the 9.00 a.m. Mass & Tuesday (NOT in August, resumes in September)  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. Always check latest newsletter for weekly updates

 summerbreakChoir Summer Break 2019 for dates please click here

The Choir returns for Fr. Habte's Farewell Mass, this will be on Sunday 8th September 2019 at 10.30 a.m.  see here (As a choir we will rehearse on Saturday 31st August and Sunday 1st Sept 2019, times to be confirmed - watch this space please) kindly mark these dates in your diaries, thank you.

 News of Transfer to a New Parish : Dear Parishioners, as you know a priest has to prepare to serve wherever the church calls him to, and the time has come for me to fulfil that call. I have been asked to move to the parish of St. William of York in Forest Hill by Archbishop Peter Smith and Bishop Pat Lynch. I Thankink you fopr your ministrywill transfer there in September 2019, God willing. I did not expect to move out of St. Simon and St Jude quite so quickly, and I hope that all the good friends I have made here will stay in touch and not forget me. I have taken it as a sign of God’s will. Moving home and changing your job are big challenges but we usually survive them and at the end they can also be opportunities for growth and for developing our talents and gifts. For the six years or so being here with you all, each day has made me a more rounded and complete person, I have learned to be open minded, to value other people’s opinions and consider other ideas coupled with mine so that we end up with great results. It has been a wonderful journey and a pleasure serving my ministry here, I will truly miss you all. As shared in the newsletter dated Sunday, 28th July 2019, Fr. Lixson Cyriac O.F.M. Cap. has been appointed as parochial Administrator of St. Simon & St. Jude R.C.  In the meantime, please pray for me and Fr. Lixson Cyriac O.F.M Cap. who will be coming here in mid-September 2019.                  

Thank you, Fr. Habte

Fr. Habte's Farewell Mass: This will be on Sunday 8th September 2019 at Thank ou to a s[ecial priest10.30 a.m. There will only be the one mass that Sunday followed by refreshments in the parish hall. Please mark this date in your diaries.


(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





 HYMNS - Choir Summer Break



 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.

 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. Thank you Fr. Habte

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


 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.

One of our strongest supporters and a member of the Social & Fundraising Committee, Jamie Ndah, is currently fundraising in aid of Barts Charity, Leukaemia Research to learn more and to donate please visit his Justgiving Page click here for this Thumb Click Here worthy charity. 


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

    Key special liturgical dates for the coming year 2019.


    Holiday name

    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.

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