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 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.
Annual Parish B.B.Q - One of the most popular events in our parish calendar, providing an opportunity to bring us together as a community. A fun filled day to stay outdoors and enjoy the sun and our beautiful parish garden.
Pope Francis Appoints New Archbishop of SouthwarkIt 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.
Every Monday morning after the 9.00 a.m. Mass & 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. Always check latest newsletter for weekly updates
Choir returns for Fr. Habte's Farewell Mass: This will be on Sunday 8th September 2019 at 10.30 a.m, see below, (As a choir we will rehearse on Saturday 31st August and Sunday 1st Sept 2019 times to be confirmed watch this space please), please 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 will 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.
Unfortunately, we do not yet know who will replace me here at St. Simon and St.
Jude. I expect to be told shortly and will let you know as soon as I can. Until
then we still have a couple of months together. In the meantime, please pray for
me and the priest who will be coming here.
Thank you, Fr. Habte
Fr. Habte's Farewell Mass: This will be on Sunday 8th September 2019 at 10.30 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.
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.
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
EVERY THURSDAY the Church is CLOSED - NO Mass
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 EMERGENCY~ contact details and telephone numbers click here.
The interior Parish refurbishment, restoration and renovation works are nearing completion and snagging works are now being completed:
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
Some quick links:
ZENIT - (The world seen from Rome)
SACRED SPACE - (Reflect, daily prayer online)
|Parish Refurbishment, Renovation and Restoration works - June - Sept 2018|
Media Podcasts (coming soon)
Listen on-line - TOP 10 Taizé
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 worthy charity.
News: The Catholic Church in England latest news. Read more here
Key special liturgical dates for the coming year 2019.
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
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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