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. Gregory Verissimo. We are a small and welcoming community.
CHURCH OPENING DURING LOCKDOWN FOR PRIVATE PARYER
Due to the second lockdown, we regret to announce to you the suspension of regular masses. However, the church would be open on Wednesday and Sunday from 10am to 11am for private prayer and visit to the Blessed sacrament. The priest will continue to celebrate mass privately for your intentions.
If you have any mass request, please put it through the letter box of the presbytery or send us an email.
We shall be Livestreaming Sunday mass from our parish at 11am every Sunday.
Please follow the links below to join us on Facebook: St Simon & St Jude - Streatham Hill Church SSJ and Youtube: Ss. Simon and Jude Catholic Church, Streatham Hill.
Please spread the word and get as many people as you can to like our Facebook page so that they can receive notification whenever we livestream. We will endeavor to update the parish website and Facebook regularly, so that we can carry you along during this period of lockdown.
Fr. Gregory made the Profession of Faith and took the Oath of Fidelity on the 11th of November, 2020 before Fr. Marcus Holden, Dean of Lambeth Deanery. This is required for him to validly fulfil the role of Parochial Administrator of SS Simon and Jude parish, Streatham Hill. Many congratulations Fr. Gregory.
Fr Gregory: Please be aware of the increasing risk of cybercrime and online fraud. If you ever receive an email stating a change in bank account details purporting to be from the Archdiocese or any of our Parishes, we recommend you contact us immediately by telephone on 0208 682 7880 before transferring any funds to the account, in order to verify that the email is genuine and not a scam.
Statement on the Retirement of Bishop Patrick Lynch
Archdiocese of Southwark
The Retirement of Bishop Patrick Lynch SS.CC
Following Bishop Patrick Lynch’s submission of his resignation to our Holy Father, Pope Francis, we have received news from Rome that this has now been accepted, allowing Bishop Pat to retire.
We are grateful to the Holy Father for granting this request and for the support of Archbishop Gugerotti, the Apostolic Nuncio to Great Britain. We thank the Religious Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary for the gift of Bishop Pat to the Archdiocese of Southwark, first as a priest and then as a Bishop. As he now steps back from the formal office of Auxiliary Bishop, we are delighted that he will be retiring in the Archdiocese where he has made his home and has so many friends.
Bishop Pat has served the Archdiocese with distinction and generosity as a true shepherd to clergy, religious, and laity alike. His pastoral mission here for the past twenty-two years, the last fourteen of those as an Auxiliary Bishop, has been marked by passion for the Gospel, deep sensitivity, and a special care for migrants and ethnic chaplaincies and communities. Along with pastoral responsibility for the parishes of South East London, Bishop Pat has also exercised oversight of Catholic education, working faithfully with four Archbishops. Added to this has been his important collaboration with the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, and the Holy See, in working to combat human slavery and trafficking.
Bishop Pat’s joy as a disciple and a pastor, always quick to encourage and affirm, has been such a blessing to so many people. We extend to him our immense gratitude for all he has given to our Archdiocese and the Church in England and Wales. As soon as it is practically possible, we will arrange for the celebration of Mass in St George’s Cathedral to mark Bishop Pat’s retirement.
On hearing the news from Rome, Bishop Pat wrote: “For the last twenty-two years I have been privileged to have served the Lord here in the Archdiocese of Southwark – in the parishes of Nunhead and South Norwood, as Vicar for Religious and as Auxiliary Bishop. Unfortunately, however, the after effect of surgery nine years ago is now limiting my ability to carry out some pastoral responsibilities. I am, therefore, grateful to our Holy Father and to Archbishop John for their understanding and for accepting my wish to retire from active ministry as an Auxiliary Bishop. As I begin the transition to retirement I give thanks for the many ways the Lord has blessed me over those years: through the kindness and wisdom of Archbishops Michael, Kevin, Peter and John; through the support and dedication of the priests, deacons and religious of the Archdiocese; and through the prayers and witness of so many lay people. Do remember me in your prayers in the weeks and months to come. I extend to you every good wish and blessing.”
We offer Bishop Pat our sincere thanks and love as he moves into a new expression and pace of ministry. We very much look forward to him continuing to be part of the life of the Archdiocese and assure him of our heartfelt prayers and support.
✠ John Wilson
Archbishop of Southwark
28 November 2020
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
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.
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.
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