St Simon’s News

Please visit the “Noticeboard” page for important information regarding the Parish Office Extension. Thank you


100 Club (Parish Lottery)

Subscriptions can be placed in the brown envelopes marked “100 Club” provided in the porch of the church and dropped in the collection when you are at Mass between now and 28th February. A receipt for all cash paid in will be issued in due course. Thank you.

February Draw Winners:

1st Prize £50.00 = No. 225 Chuks Uwaechia
2nd Prize £25.00 = No. 37 Frances O’Reilly

Congratulations to them both and commiseration to the rest of us who will continue to hope for better luck next time!

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
March 22 – 24th 2019
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

Dates for your diaries

24 hours with the Lord 2019: From 6.00 pm on Friday 29th March to 6.00 pm on Saturday 30th March we are holding a 24 hour parish vigil before the Lord.  At various points during the vigil we will have Mass, Stations of the Cross and recite the Rosary, as well as having a special time for the children of the parish and for the First Communion children.  You are all invited to spend time during the vigil, attending the various services and in quite prayer.  We are also hoping that some of you will feel able to lead some of the Station of the Cross reflections or lead the Rosary.  For anyone willing to do so but in need of support, advice will be available from some members of the Liturgy Group.  Please sign the sheets, which will be available in the porch shortly, to indicate when you can spend time with the Lord during the vigil.

Sunday 19th May we will celebrate the Feast of St Simon Stock. After the 11.00 am Mass there will be a parish picnic/BBQ, sponsored walk, social entertainments and plenty of fun activities for all the family.

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.

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.

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.