Part of The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Southwark

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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

Priest in charge - St Simon Stock Catholic Church, South Ashford
Fr. Hans, Parish Priest of St Simon Stock Catholic Church, Ashford

Telephone: 01233 622 399

Email us: ashfordsouth@rcaos.org.uk


Church Events

Pax Christi – Hiroshima/Nagasaki 2021

At this time, we remember the devastation caused in Hiroshima and Nagasaki when the atomic bombs were dropped, on 6 and 9 August 1945, and we pray that nuclear weapons will be abolished so that they can never be used again. In his message, ‘A Culture of Care as a Path to Peace’, Pope Francis asks, ‘How many resources are spent on weaponry, especially nuclear weapons, that could be used for more significant priorities such as ensuring the safety of individuals, the promotion of peace and integral human development, the fight against poverty, and the provision of health care’. 



Church Notices

As the country moves into Step 4 of the Government Covid-19 Response Roadmap, and with the guidance of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, the parish will continue with a cautious approach to easements by continuing with the following key actions to mitigate against virus transmission in church.


Collection Counters Needed

We are looking for at least two more people to join the counters rota. The count is done after the evening Mass each Sunday and, if we get sufficient volunteers, you will only need to be available every 4th week. If you have the time to give to this valuable parish task, please see Fr. Hans. Thank you.

Placing A Message or Advert in The Parish Silver Jubilee Souvenir Publication

As you will have heard in last Sunday’s announcement, and seen in recent newsletters, we are asking anyone interested in taking a full or half page advert or a quarter page announcement in the publication to get in touch with us. Please speak to Lesley, Margaret, Thereza or Ken and they will let you know how to do this. We thank those who have already come forward with their contributions. The publication will be made available to all parishioners as a commemorative keepsake to enjoy and, we hope look back on for many years.  Alternatively, please email us on stsimonsouthashford@gmail.com and one of us will be in contact with you. If you would like to see what it might look like please see the example on the noticeboard. Thank you.

Mass intentions

You can ask the Parish Priest to offer Mass for a specific intention of yours. It could be for: yourself or your family, a friend in need, a deceased relative, our community or the wider world or a private intention.  If you indicate a preferred date, the Mass will be offered on or about that preferred date. If you would like to be sure of a specific date, please speak to Fr. Hans.  Simply fill in a Mass Offering envelope and either give it to Fr. Hans or place it in the collection box.

Repository Shop

Please visit the shop where there is wide selection of devotional items including Missals, Bibles, statues, rosaries and cards.

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.


Church News

  • Pax Christi – Hiroshima/Nagasaki 2021 Sat, Jul 31, 2021 - At this time, we remember the devastation caused in Hiroshima and Nagasaki when the atomic bombs were dropped, on 6 and 9 August 1945, and we pray that nuclear weapons will be abolished so that they can never be used again. In his message, ‘A Culture of Care as a Path to Peace’, Pope Francis…
  • This Week’s Parish Newsletter Sat, Jul 31, 2021 - Adam here, i hope that you are all keeping well. This week’s website updates include the newsletter, Mass times and notices. Please continue to take note of the new actions concerning virus transmission in Church. In August we remember the devastation caused in Hiroshima and Nagasaki when the atomic bombs were dropped, on 6 and…
  • This Week’s Parish Newsletter Sat, Jul 24, 2021 - Adam here, i hope that you are all keeping well managing despite the heat. This week’s website updates include the newsletter, Mass times and notices. Please take note of the new actions concerning virus transmission in Church. This Sunday is the first World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly. Read more about it A heartfelt…
  • Parish actions against virus transmission in church Sat, Jul 24, 2021 - As the country moves into Step 4 of the Government Covid-19 Response Roadmap, and with the guidance of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, the parish will continue with a cautious approach to easements by continuing with the following key actions to mitigate against virus transmission in church.
  • Mary Ferraro RIP Sat, Jul 24, 2021 - Please pray for the repose of the soul of Mary Ferraro, Charmaine Callow’s mother, who recently died aged 93 years old. We also pray for Charmaine and Tony and for all who mourn Mary’s death; may they be given comfort at this time of sadness. May she rest in the peace of Christ.
  • A Heartfelt Thank You to Everyone Sat, Jul 24, 2021 - A heartfelt thank you to everyone who contributed to making Fr. David Hunter’s first Masses here in his home parish such wonderful occasions last Sunday. It was most pleasing to see so many come together in church, and afterwards, to celebrate this most joyous occasion; as it was remarked on Sunday, it is a great…


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