St Simon Stock Catholic Church

The parish of St Simon Stock, South Ashford is a parish of The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Southwark. We offer pastoral care for those in and around the South Ashford area. Our parish school is St Simon of England Catholic School.

St Simon Stock Catholic Church in South of Ashford Kent

Priest in Charge – Fr Hans Puthiakulangara

Priest in charge - St Simon Stock catholic Church, South Ashford

Telephone: 01233 622 399



Church News

  • Parish newsletter for this week Sun, Apr 14, 2019 - Adam here, the newsletter for this week is published. Please refer to the Easter Triduum Mass times.
  • The veiling of statues and images Mon, Apr 8, 2019 - The veiling of statues and images is an ancient Tradition which captures the holiness and the penitential nature of the Lenten season. All our beautiful images are veiled so that we may pay special attention to the words of the passion being proclaimed. This makes us to ask God to hurry with his work of…
  • Parish newsletter for this week Mon, Apr 8, 2019 - Adam here, the newsletter for this week and times for Easter Triduum Masses are published Also Lent Stations of the Cross continue every Wednesday  from 6.15pm. Next Saturday 13th April there is a Lenten Penitential Service at 10.00am followed by Mass at 11.00am. Next Sunday is Palm Sunday. The morning Mass will commence with solemn…
  • Parish newsletter for this week Sun, Mar 17, 2019 - Adam here, the newsletter for this week is published. Lent Stations of the Cross continue every Wednesday during Lent from 6.15pm.
  • “Walk with Me” Lent Groups Sun, Mar 10, 2019 - The “Walk with Me” lent groups begin tomorrow. Junior Group – Meets at 6.30pm to 7.30pm in the church hall. The activities will focus on the Disciples. Adult Group – Meets 6.30pm to 7.30pm in the presbytery. The activities will focusing on the Gospel readings of Lent. Please show your support for the Lent Groups…

Church Events in the Parish

The Galilee Group

An open group from men discerning their vocation. The group meets for Holy Mass, faith formation and as an opportunity to get to know others searching for the will of God in their lives. Kent Area Meeting: The Presbytery of St. Thomas’ Church, Canterbury (59 Burgate CT1 2HJ) at 6.30pm on the second Friday of the month for a formation talk followed by Holy Mass at 7.30pm, followed by supper.

Grief in Loss, Hope in Christ – 2019

Weekend Workshop / Retreats tor the Bereaved at Aylesford Priory, Kent.

  • Dates in 2019: March 22 – 24th 2019;
  • October 11 – 13th 2019.


  • Singles:£177
  • Shared per person: £160
  • Senior Citizens: £171

Booking through Aylesford Priory 01622 717272 Website: Enquiries: or Phone: 01303 670880

Guild of St Stephen: Altar Servers’ Rally – 6th May

The Guild will hold a Rally for Altar Servers within the Archdiocese of Southwark at Aylesford Priory in Kent on Monday 6th May 2019. Sung Mass will take place at 1 1 am with the Principal Celebrant, Father Francis Kernsley O.Carm, Prior of Aylesford Priory, Programme for the day – See leaflet in porch,

World Youth Day at Home – Friday 7th – Sunday 9th June

World Youth day comes home to the UK between Friday 7th – Sunday 9th June at Alton Towers. Organizers have arranged an array of inspiring speakers, uplifting worship, prayer and lots of fun. The festival is aimed at people aged 15-25.
For more information visit

The Annual Archdiocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes – 23rd – 30th August

Canon Edward Perera,the Diocesan Director for the Pilgrimage very much encourages as many priests, deacons, religious and parishioners to join the diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes. The booking forms and the brochure will be available later this year.

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I like this place because it’s 2 minutes away from my school. Junior Msoka

Junior Msoka

Information very clear and easy to understand. Esperanza Pulgarin

Esperanza Pulgarin

Very pleasant place to worship….the priest came to bless my home very lovely man of God. Thank you so much for this wonderful opportunity. More anointing. Oju Lydia

Oju Lydia

It was good fun for everyone at the parish bbq today, organised and cooked by the mens group will definitely buy the chicken sausages! Plenty to keep the children happy thanks to one of the parishioners! A true parish community! Shirley Hook

Shirley Hook