15th March:  Family Fast Day:   second collection this Sunday for Cafod.


Lent is a season of the year when we are invited on Ash Wednesday to turn away from sin and believe in the gospel.   This is a time to make positive steps to change what is wrong and destructive, through prayer,  acts of self-denial and reconciliation.

During Lent we reflect no the journey of Jesus to Calvary, his saving death and resurrection.  During Lent the Church will be open until 12.30pm on Saturday mornings for quiet prayer.


Follow Jesus on the way of the cross every Friday during Lent – starting Friday 8th March at 7pm.

Helpers:  To help clean the Church, please contact the Parish Office.

Readers for Family Mass:  If your child would like to read at the monthly family mass.  Please contact


Would you like to read at mass?   We welcome new readers.  A training session has been arranged for Saturday 30th March at 2pm.   Please send an email to the Parish Office if you would like to attend.

Marriage 2019 If you are planning to get married at St Simon’s or somewhere else in 2019, we ask that you arrange to meet with Canon Michael to arrange preparations.   Please note that six months notice will be required before the marriage.   Please contact the Parish Office.

Baptism 2019 If you would like your child to be Baptised in the Parish, please contact the Parish Office to arrange a meeting with Canon Michael.  Please note that at least two months notice is required.