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Welcome:

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.Our parish priest is the Rev. Fr. Lixson Cyriac O.F.M Cap. (The Order of Friars Minor Capuchin). We are a small and welcoming community.

 

The church dates back to the early 1900s. The parish serves a diverse community of 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, see our events page.
 
Please explore the website, it serves as a guide / information hub, but most of all, please 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.


Opening St Simon and St Jude for Mass

We are pleased to announce that, following the further easing of the lockdown measures by the Government and the consequent Archbishops of England's guidance, the celebration of masses will resume at St Simon and St Jude from Wednesday 8th July. Mass times will be:

Wednesdays : 9 am

Saturdays: 6 pm

Sundays: 10.30 am

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Opening of our Church for Mass

The churches are now allowed to have mass with relevant restrictions in place. Hence, we will be opening our church for mass from Wednesday, 8th July. The plan now is to have mass on Wednesdays (9 am), Saturdays (6 pm) and Sundays (10.30 am).

Please Note:

·        We are obliged to maintain social distancing in the church. This means the number of people who can attend the mass is limited.

·        At present, the obligation to attend Sunday mass remains suspended. Those who can attend the weekday mass, please consider it so that others will have a chance on Sundays.

·        We are obliged to keep a temporary record of those who attend mass for 21 days to assist NHS test and trace service. so, where possible please write your name plus address/email/phone number on a piece of paper in advance, and include the time of Mass you are attending.  We will also have cards available for people to fill on arrival at church. If you don’t have pen and paper with you, please provide your details to one of the stewards.

·        There will be no congregational singing and mass will be shorter than usual.

·        Readers will be supplied with single use gloves and will avoid touching the microphone or lectionary apart from page turning. The homily will be brief to minimise the time that people are congregated in the church building. The prayer of the faithful will be omitted.

·        There will be no offertory procession and no sharing of collection bags. A collection box will be placed at the entrance for parishioners to put their offering.

·        The communion will be in one kind only. A table will be placed between the communicant and the priest to ensure distancing. The communion will be distributed in silence – no usual exchange of “the body of Christ” and “Amen”

·        After the mass people will be encouraged to return home and not remain.

·        The church will be closed after mass has finished in order for cleaning to be undertaken. 


Coronavirus: Pope Francis delivers mass behind closed doors This is not a time for self-centeredness

As we face together the unusual situation in England and Wales of not being able to attend public worship due to the present health crisis, we would like to offer parishioners in Southwark and beyond a number of helpful resources to continue their prayer life and connect to the Catholic community.

Live-Streamed Mass & Spiritual Communion in Southwark Diocese

Link to Southwark parishes that live-stream Mass

Several Parishes within the Archdiocese live-stream Mass each weekend. We have compiled a list of those that currently do so, along with links to each stream.  Please check the times of services since these may change from the normal advertised routine in the present circumstances.


  • Bible Study:  If you cannot make Fridays (now twice a month), but want to be involved, contact Fr David on 020 7207 2392. View the link below.

Important Message regarding CHURCH CLOSURE -  from Archbishop John: Following the Prime Minister's Address to the Nation and the Government's instruction that all places of worship must now close their doors. This means that, with immediate effect, without any exceptions, all our churches and chapels across the Archdiocese must remain CLOSED to the public until further notice. For full transcript see below  item 2.

1. Pastoral Letter Archbishop John Wilson - 18th March 2020

2. Statement from Archbishop John Wilson – 23rd March 2020

3. Liturgical Advice by Bishops

4. Public Letter from the Presidency Catholic Bishops Council of England & Wales (CBCEW) – 18th March 2020

5. Liturgical Advice given by the Diocese


Fr. Lixson: Click here to book an appointment

Please click here To Contact Fr. Lixson: As a guide for personal guidance, new to the parish, pre-Baptism, Holy Communion, Confirmation, Marriage preparation, home visits

 

PARISH SECRETARY, OFFICE HOURS:

Wednesday: 10.00 to 12.00 p.m. &   Friday: 10.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m.

Please Click here To Contact the Parish Office/Secretary: As a guide for non-personal matters, baptism or marriage certificates, general queries

New to the Parish?
Please introduce yourselves to our Greeters & Fr. Lixson

i. NEW TO THE PARISH? download, complete and submit BOTH welcome packs (PDF) ~ WELCOME PACK (1)


ii. WELCOME TO THE PARISH REGISTRATION FORM & HISTORY PACK (PDF) (2)


YOUTUBE LINKS

 


CLICK ON ANY IMAGES TO OPEN WEBSITE

Bishops Conference

Vatican News

Sacred SpaceZenit


Vatican - The Holy SeeWorld Gifts - Cafod

MissioArchdiocese of Southwark


  CALENDAR  

 Parish Refurbishment, Renovation and Restoration works - June - Sept 2018  
The church prior to the restoration / refurbishment click on the link here

CHURCH TOUR - GALLERY  Media Podcasts & RSS Feeds (coming)

 


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