St Simon’s News

On Sunday 19th May we celebrated St Simon Stock Feast Day with a BBQ, sponsored walk and fun & games for all. The day was well attended and everyone had a great time. Unfortunately the short movie clips and photos taken of the various activities that took place cannot be uploaded on this website as the files are too big. Sorry!

Parish Annual General Meeting 2019

The reports from different parish groups and activities we have received are published here.

To donate online to our church Building Development Fund please click HERE

I am having my head shaved by Fr Bart!

For more information please click here.
For more ideas on how you could organise your own sponsored event, please click here.


100 Club (Parish Lottery)

Your support is required to ensure that this very important fundraising activity in our parish will continue to provide financial help for our church Development Fund. Please visit the page dedicated to the 100 Club for more information and for downloading the relevant joining form . Thank you

May 2019 Draw winners:
1st Prize £50.00 = No. 99 Martin Smith
2nd Prize £25.00 = No. 188 Rose Pomeroy

Congratulations to them and commiseration to the rest of us who will continue to hope for better luck next time!
Subscriptions are paid in advance at £1 per number per month, starting from the date of joining up to and including February 2020.

Weekly Eucharistic Adoration

This takes place every Wednesday from 2.00 pm to 10.00 pm. Please visit the page dedicated to the Apostolate of Eucharistic Adoration.

Dates for your diaries

Thursday 30th May – Feast of the Ascension of the Lord – After the 7.00 pm Mass there will be our parish celebration in Emmaus Hall for the 10th Anniversary of Fr. Bart’s Ordination.

Sunday 30th June – 11.oo am Thanksgiving Mass for Deacon John Newman’s deaconal ministry marking his retirement.

Saturday 6th July at 12.30 pm  Martin Smith will be ordained Deacon at Southwark Cathedral. More details to follow in the next couple of months.

Saturday 13th July from 11.00 am – Parish Summer Fair.


Bereavement Ministry

The Marriage and Family Life Team of our Diocese has organised the following Retreats for the Bereaved at the Friars in Aylesford run by Elizabeth Partridge and Fr Francis Kelsey O. Carm. Anyone who would like to attend please contact the Aylesford Priory direct at the booking details provided or for any enquiries, please see details below.
Grief in Loss, Hope in Christ
Weekend Workshop / Retreats for the Bereaved at Aylesford Priory, Kent
October 11 – 13th 2019.
Cost: Single £177, Shared per person £160, Senior Citizens £171
Booking through Aylesford Priory 01622 717272 Website:
Enquiries: or ( Phone: 01303 670880.
For more information about the Bereavement Ministry in our parish, please visit its dedicated page under Ministry