It is with great sadness to announce the death of Fr. Christopher Gawecki who died last Sunday evening after a period of illness. He died peacefully at his home last Sunday evening surrounded by his sister Zofia, nephews Gregory and Paul and Ursuala. Fr. Michael was with him and prayed with him. We give thanks for the years of Priestly ministry that Fr. Christopher shared with us here at St. Simon’s and for the parishes where he worked in the Westminister Archdiocese. Fr Christopher recently celebrated 50 years of Priesthood, for that we give thanks. We extend our condolence and prayers to his family and friends at this time especially those in Poland. May he rest in Peace.


Monday 12thAugust  Fr. Christopher’s body will be brought into the church at 5.00p.m

At 7.30p.m Vigil Mass.

Tuesday 13thAugustRequiem Mass at 11.30 a.m



During the month of August, our mass attendance drops significantly due to many being away on holiday and the Saturday evening mass is particularly low. As Canon Michael will be on his own during this time we will consolidate our Sunday masses.

The Saturday evening 6.00 p.m Mass at All Saints, Putney Common will be suspended  on Saturdays during   August i.e., Saturday  3 August; Saturday 10 August; Saturday 17 August  and Saturday 24 August and Saturday 31 August.

Please note that there will be no 6pm Saturday Mass at All Saint’s Church, Putney Common during August.   If you would like to attend a Sunday Mass at St Simon’s and have difficulties with transport, please contact the Parish Office so we can arrange a lift for you. Mass at All Saints will resume on 7thSeptember.

For those who attend weekday masses we ask you to see the newsletter or notice outside the church for various changes during August.

Mass Intentions: If you would like to book a Mass Intention, please take an envelope in the Porch or contact the Parish Office

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

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.