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

Telephone: 01233 622 399


St Simon’s School Admissions to Reception 2019-2020:

Please be advised that applications for admission to St Simon’s School In September 2019 will be considered very shortly. Any Parents/Legal Guardians with a child whose date of birth falls between 1st September 2014 and 31st August 2015 should make an application no later than Tuesday 15th
January 2019. For further information please see noticeboard in the porch.

Crib Offerings

Crib offerings will be donated to, a charity started by Fr Benedict Kiely who has presided at Mass here many times It supports persecuted Christians in the Middle East, the “Cradle of Christianity” who have been driven from their ancient homeland by

ISIS. Please give with your usual generosity. Thank you

Parish Newsletter

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Church News

  • Parish newsletter for this week Sun, Jan 13, 2019 - Adam here, the newsletter for this week is published. Events coming up: The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity – 18th to 25th January Pilgrimage to Knox – March
  • Future rose garden Sun, Jan 13, 2019 - The small area between the church and hall: Now it has been cleared, Fr, Hans would like to turn this space into a Rose Garden. He would be grateful some help in preparing the ground and for any suggestions as how to arrange the plants and planting. Call 01233 622 399
  • National Eucharistic Congress 2018 Wed, Jan 2, 2019 - Feedback from the parishioners who attended the National Eucharistic Congress last year. Download Eucharistic Congress Report
  • Christmas Mass Times Sat, Dec 15, 2018 - Monday 24th December Morning Mass at 9.30am Vigil Mass at 6.00pm Christmas Carols at 11.30pm followed by Midnight Mass. Tuesday 25th December Morning Mass at 10am Monday 31st December Mass to to confirmed Tuesday 1st January 2019 Mass at 10am.
  • Parish newsletter for this week Sat, Dec 15, 2018 - Adam here, the newsletter for this week is published. Visit newsletter page.Coming up there is an Advent Penitential Service on 22nd November. Please note that in January the Sunday evening Adoration and 6pm Mass will move new times. Sunday Evening Mass will now be at 6.30pm following by Adoration from 7.30pm to 8.30pm.

Church Events in the Parish

Syro-Malabar Mass

Commencing Sunday 6th January. Each month there will be mass as follows:

  • 1st, 3rd and 5th Sunday of the month at 3.30pm
  • 2nd and 4th Sundays at 8.00am

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity – 18th to 25th January

The Churches Together in Britain and Ireland website has some useful links to resources.

The Dowry Tour – 1st to 23rd February 2019

The Dowry Tour: Preparing for the re dedication of England as the Dowry of Mary. The Slipper Chapel statue of Our Lady of Walsingham will visit St Georges Cathedral 21st-23rd February 2019. Please see leaflet on the noticeboard and put your name on the list if you are interested in going.

Pilgrimage to Knox – March

See the church notice board for more information.

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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