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 preist of St Simon Stock Catholic Church

Telephone: 01233 622 399

Email us: ashfordsouth@rcao


Church Events

Mass Of Silver Jubilee of Consecration Of St. Simon’s Church

It is with great honour that we will welcome the Most Rev. John Wilson, Metropolitan Archbishop of Southwark, to preside over this special celebration Mass on what will be his first visit to our parish since his appointment. Read More

Mass to mark the Convocation of the Synod


Church Notices

Assisted Dying Bill 2021

In an unprecedented attack on the sanctity of life Baroness Meacher’s ‘Assisted Dying Bill 2021’ is due its 2nd Reading in the House of Lords with full debate on Friday 22nd October. We are asked to take action in the next weeks in three important ways: praying, writing and sharing. Please read the open letter by Bishop John Sherrington. Read More

National Novena, Walsingham Prayers and Walsingham Pilgrimage

Against abortion and the ‘Assisted Dying Bill 2021‘. Please check the publications stand in the foyer for Novena prayers and details of the pilgrimage alongside prayers of St. Pius of Pietrecina (Padre Pio) and his Miracle Novena to the Sacred Heart.

Next Sunday is Word Mission Sunday

The Holy Father invites all Catholics to contribute to a special collection for Missio, his charity for world mission. Please support Missio in heling missionaries to work along side communities throughout the world. Read More

Eucharistic Adoration Wednesday at 6.00 p.m.

There will be Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at 6pm for half an hour before the 6.30pm Mass. Please come and spend some time with our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. 

Please come and spend some time with our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament.

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

We are looking for more people to help with the various tasks that take place to make the parish run smoothly in particular church cleaners. If you have a couple of hours to spare to volunteer for these roles, or any of the other behind the scenes roles that help the parish function, please speak to Fr. Hans or Thereza Baker. Many hands make light work!

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, please see Thereza Baker or Titus Msoka. The day and time for practices is yet to be agreed, but it will be a weekday evening.


Church News

  • This Week’s Parish Newsletter Sun, Oct 17, 2021 - Adam here, i hope that you are well. This week’s website updates include the newsletter, Mass times and notices Next Sunday is World Mission Sunday where we are encouraged to support the Pope’s Charity Missio in helping Missionaries around the world. Read more Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament continues each Wednesday evening at 6 p.m…
  • Synodal Process for the Universal Church Sat, Oct 16, 2021 - The Holy Father launched the Synodal Process for the Universal Church last weekend (a link to Pope Francis’ homily can be found here). This Sunday, 17 October 2021, Archbishop John Wilson will launch the Synodal Process in Southwark with a livestreamed Mass at St George’s Cathedral at 10am. Watch live Mass
  • Canon Richard Hearn RIP Sun, Oct 10, 2021 - Please pray for the repose of the soul of Canon Richard Hearn, Dean of St George’s Cathedral, Southwark and Moderator of the Curia, who returned to Our Lord on Thursday evening, aged 56, following a short illness. His unexpected passing is a great loss to all in Archdiocese of Southwark and he will be much missed by…
  • Trevor Lane RIP Sun, Oct 10, 2021 - Please pray for the soul of Trevor Lane who died on 3rd October. We pray that his family, friends, and all who mourn him, be given comfort at this sad time. May he rest in peace.
  • This Week’s Parish Newsletter Sun, Oct 10, 2021 - Adam here, i hope that you are well. This week’s website updates include the newsletter, Mass times and notices Today is The Day Of Prayer For Prisoners and Their Families The second collection will be for The Prison Advice and Care Trust (Pact) a national charity that provides support to prisoners, people with convictions, and…
  • This Week’s Parish Newsletter Sun, Oct 3, 2021 - Adam here, i hope that you are well. This week’s website updates include the newsletter, Mass times. Next Sunday is The Day Of Prayer For Prisoners and Their Families The second collection will be for The Prison Advice and Care Trust (Pact) a national charity that provides support to prisoners, people with convictions, and their…


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