Part of The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Southwark

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

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.


Important Church Notices

Our Church is open for the celebration of Mass

We have Mass only on Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays.

All of the previous Covid safety precautions remain.

  1. Wearing of a mask at Mass is mandatory unless medically exempt.
  2. Hands should be sanitised on entering the church.
  3. The Rule of 6 and the social distancing rules will be observed and the restriction on numbers attending are all back in force.
  4. Please remember that you should leave the church premises immediately after Mass unless you are helping with cleaning and if gathering outside should make sure that the social distancing rules are observed.

Book Your Place For Sunday Morning Mass

Please book your place in advance for Sunday morning Mass to ensure that you get a seat.

In recent weeks we have had to turn some parishioners away as there was not space in church to seat them and comply to the Covid-19 safety measures that have been put in place for everyone’s safety.

You should book one ticket per person, with a maximum of 6 per order to comply with the Rule of 6. Your family group or bubble must not contain more than 6 people.

Book your place online

If you do not have Internet access, you can make your booking being emailing us at ashfordsouth@rcaos.org.uk. Your booking must be received before 12pm on the Friday before the required Mass.

Sunday Evening Mass

If you cannot attend morning Mass, Sunday evening Mass is still available and has been well under capacity.


Additional Notices

Repository Shop

Next Sunday is Mother’s Day. Please visit the shop where there is a selection of Mother’s Day cards. There are also cards for St. Patrick’s Day, which is next week, and for Easter. You will also find a good array of other items including Missals, Bibles, statues, rosaries and other devotional items and cards.

Confirmation Classes 2021

Classes for this year’s Sacrament of Confirmation begin on Saturday 12th June at 11.45 a.m.
Anyone in Year 7 or above who is interested should collect a form from Eileen Conn or Fr. Hans.

Volunteering for The Church – Sharing Time and Talents

Thank you to all those who have come forward offering help. Please consider volunteering to help keep our church functioning smoothly.  If you can help then please see contact the parish office.

Mass intentions

Please send in your mass intention by emailing the parish office. Your offering for the Mass can be made by bank transfer.

Collections

Thank you for your weekly offerings.  Although the church, and hall, have not been open in the ordinary sense there are still significant outgoings for the parish. Your continued commitment to the running of the parish is greatly appreciated.

Priest Training Second CollectionPriest Training Fund

Known as the Ecclesiastical Education Fund, pays for men studying for the Priesthood and Diaconate here in Southwark. It costs £30,000 a year, for six years, to sponsor each seminarian, so your generous support in this appeal makes a real difference in our ability to fund and support men saying ‘Yes’ to the vocation of Priesthood. We currently have 8 men in formation for the Priesthood for Southwark. You can donate online via www.rcsouthwark.co.uk/donate.html (select Priest Training Fund) or by scanning the QR code on the poster on the church window. Please be generous and keep our seminarians, and priests, in your prayers. Thank you.


Priest in Charge – Fr Hans Puthiakulangara

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

Telephone: 01233 622 399

Email: ashfordsouth@rcaos.org.uk


Inaugural Mass for Silver Jubilee
at St Simon Stock RC Church Ashford


Church Events

Stations of The Cross During Lent

On Wednesdays after 6.30pm Mass and Fridays after 10am Mass. Please do make an effort to participate in this devotion in Lent.

Knowing Jesus: Jesuit Lent Online Retreat 2021

Walk with the Jesuits through Lent and Easter and really come to understand and love Jesus. They will ponder Gospel stories, reflect on their meaning and see how startlingly relevant Jesus is to living a truly human life in the 21st Century.
Follow the retreat online, and sign up to an online group (places limited): https://www.onlineprayer.net/

Sign up to receive daily emails during Lent and additional resources:
http://eepurl.com/hnIXAn

Pray as you go – Growing back better

This online retreat series runs over seven sessions in collaboration with Sacred Space, written by Margaret Silf. We have all come through a year like no other in living memory, and now we have arrived in a new year, carrying all the hopes and dreams of a new beginning, but also the many fears and troubles of the year just passed. The season of Lent gives us a heaven-sent opportunity to reflect prayerfully on our recent experience and the difficulties and the possibilities it has set before us. https://pray-as-you-go.org/article/growing-back-better-a-lent-retreat-2021


More Church Events


Church News

  • This Week’s Parish Newsletter Sun, Mar 7, 2021 - Adam here with this week’s update including the newsletter, updated Mass times and notices. I hope that you are all keeping well. Our Repository shop is open Next Sunday is Mother’s Day. Please visit the shop where there is a selection of Mother’s Day cards. There are also cards for St. Patrick’s Day, which is…
  • Book Your Place For Sunday Morning Mass Tue, Mar 2, 2021 - Book Your Place For Sunday Morning Mass Please book your place in advance for Sunday morning Mass to ensure that you get a seat. In recent weeks we have had to turn some parishioners away as there was not space in church to seat them and comply to the Covid-19 safety measures that have been…
  • Women’s World Day of Prayer 2021 Sun, Feb 28, 2021 - Women’s World Day of Prayer 2021 – Friday 5th March World Day of Prayer is an international, women led, global, inter-church organisation which enables us to hear the thoughts of women from all parts of the world; their hopes, concerns and prayers. This year women, men and children of all ages are called to ‘Build…
  • Lisa Moran RIP Sun, Feb 28, 2021 - Please pray for the repose of the soul of Lisa Moran, Carmel Tutt’s cousin, who has recently died following several months of illness, aged 41. We pray for her partner, her son and for all her family that they may be given comfort at this sad time. May she rest in Christ’s peace.
  • This Week’s Parish Newsletter Sun, Feb 28, 2021 - Adam here with this week’s update including the newsletter and updated Mass times. Please note the Easter Mass times. I hope that you are all well. There are many online events that are well worth attending throughout Lent. Knowing Jesus: Jesuit Lent Online Retreat at https://www.onlineprayer.net/ Pray as you go – Growing back better at…
  • This Week’s Parish Newsletter Sun, Feb 21, 2021 - Adam here with this week’s update and newsletter which is ready to download. I hope that you are all keeping well. It is nice to see the cold weather go away. There are many online events that are well worth attending throughout Lent. Knowing Jesus: Jesuit Lent Online Retreat at https://www.onlineprayer.net/ Pray as you go…


Receive the Parish Newsletter by Email

Receive our parish newsletter by email for the latest news and events taking taking place at our church.

Subscribe to our emailing list here