Part of The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Southwark
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.
Priest in Charge – Fr Hans Puthiakulangar
Telephone: 01233 622 399
Email us: ashfordsouth@rcao
Advent Confessions – Saturday 18th December
Please mark on your calendar that there will Advent Confessions on this day from 9.30am through to 11.30 am with Mass at 10.30am. Fr. Hans has arranged for some visiting priests to attend so please afford this opportunity to make your confession prior to the celebration of Christmas.
The Celebration Mass of Silver Jubilee of Consecration Of St. Simon’s Church
Watch the live streamed Mass again here https://youtu.be/iS3UXJ-hM_4
Advent Appeal Collections
Building our Christmas Crib
We are looking for a family, or perhaps two could join together, to take responsibility for the building of our Christmas Crib in the church during w/c 20th December. Read more.
Admissions to reception at St. Simon Of England School 2022
Please be advised that applications for admission to St Simon’s School in September 2022 will be considered very shortly. Any Parents/Legal Guardians with a child whose date of birth falls between 1st September 2017 and 31st August 2018 should make an application no later than Monday 17th January 2022. Read More
First Holy Communion Classes 2021/2022
For children in school year 3 and above. If you wish your child to take part in the classes to prepare to receive the sacrament of First Holy Communion that will take place in 2022 please ask for a registration form after Mass.
Help Needed at Our Church
Calling for Volunteers
We are looking for volunteers to help with the various tasks that take place to make the parish run smoothly in particular church cleaners. Read more.
Choir Members Needed
We are looking for new members for the choir. If you would like to join, no special aptitude is required just enthusiasm and a willingness to learn. Read more.
Flower Arrangers Needed
We are looking for some more volunteers to join the team of flower arrangers who decorate our church each week. Read more.
- This Week’s Parish Newsletter Sat, Nov 27, 2021 - Adam here, I hope that you are all keeping warm as the cold weather draws in. This week’s website updates include quite a few notices in addition to the weekly newsletter, and Mass times. Fr. Hans is going on holiday to India and will return on 22nd December. Whilst he is away, we will be…
- Bishops’ Statement: Honouring Sunday Sat, Nov 27, 2021 - During the pandemic, public worship was suspended for a time and there have been restrictions on parish life. As a result, people have been exploring other ways to practice their faith including Spiritual Communion via live streaming.
- This Week’s Parish Newsletter Sat, Nov 20, 2021 - Adam here, I hope that you are all keeping well, This week’s website updates include the newsletter, and Mass times. The Confirmation Mass took place yesterday. Our 6 candidates received the sacrament of Confirmation from Monsignor Canon John O’Toole, the Episcopal Vicar for Kent. Please send any pictures you would like shown on the website.…
- Aid to the Church in Need – Hear Her Cries Sat, Nov 20, 2021 - UN) to take action to tackle the epidemic of sexual violence against Christian women and girls. The petition highlights the threat Christian women and girls, and women of other religious minorities, face of abduction, rape and forced conversion. Neville Kyrke-Smith, National Director ACN (UK), said: “At Aid to the Church in Need we receive so…
- Admissions to reception at St. Simon Of England School 2022 Sat, Nov 20, 2021 - Please be advised that applications for admission to St Simon’s School in September 2022 will be considered very shortly. Any Parents/Legal Guardians with a child whose date of birth falls between 1st September 2017 and 31st August 2018 should make an application no later than Monday 17th January 2022. As a Catholic Primary School, Parents/Legal…
- Confirmation 2021 Sat, Nov 20, 2021 - Yesterday 6 young people from our parish, Brenden, Titus, Jennifer, Sebastian, Ewelina and Justin, received the sacrament of Confirmation from Monsignor Canon John O’Toole, the Episcopal Vicar for Kent. We pray that they may be strengthened through the prayers and encouragement of our parish community and that they may give witness to Christ by lives…
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