St Simon’s is a lively evangelical Anglican church just off Cadogan square in central London. Designed by Joseph Peacock and built in 1859, John Betjeman described it as ‘eccentric’.
At the heart of the life of the church, however, is not the building. It is our conviction that Jesus Christ is God’s magnificent gift to the world. Our aim is to know him better and make him known more widely.
Whatever your background or beliefs, whether a firm believer or just looking, we warmly invite you to St Simon’s.
Our 10am service follows the 1662 Book of Common Prayer, with traditional choral music. We celebrate Holy Communion every third Sunday of the month. Tea and coffee is served afterwards.
The evening service is less formal in style, with a mixture of classic and contemporary hymns. Holy Communion is every first Sunday of the month. Refreshments are served afterwards.
MISSION ACTION PLAN
The Diocese of London encourages every church to develop a Mission Action Plan (MAP) to help clarify the direction of the church over the next few years.
This involves the opportunity to take stock of where we are at the moment, before considering where we believe God might be calling us to in the future.
The widest possible consultation is desirable at every stage, and so it would be a great help, whether you’re a regular member or an occasional visitor, if you would take a few moments to complete this short questionnaire about St Simon Zelotes.
For more information about upcoming events, please get in touch with the office via the contact form.
MEET THE TEAM
We would love to welcome you to our growing Sunday School!
We meet every Sunday morning during the 10am service in the church hall, to learn about Jesus by hearing from the Bible in a fun and engaging way. From time to time we organise special events which are fun for all the family, from afternoon teas to Halloween drop-ins. Look out for more in the future.
“But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, and how from infancy you have known the holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus”
2 Timothy 3:14-15
Nothing is more important to us than helping people who would not call themselves Christian believers explore what Christianity is about, and whether it is true.
We run a course called Christianity Explored. The course gives you time and space to consider the big questions of life and to explore the person at the heart of the Christian faith – Jesus Christ. Whether you have previous experience of Church, Christians and the Bible, or none at all, we welcome you to join us. Should you take part, we will respect your background, culture and beliefs.
Prayer Focus is our regular prayer meeting. This event offers an opportunity to pray together in an informal way for the church, the world, and each other. These meetings are every first Monday of the month, in the church, from 8-9.15pm.
Upcoming Prayer Focus dates:
- May 8th (not 1st as bank holiday)
- June 5th
- July 3rd
We believe that meeting in small groups to learn from the Bible, support, care and pray for one another is an excellent way of helping each other to follow Christ with joy and strength. These groups meet on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings and Thursday mornings. Do get in touch via the contact form if you are interested in joining a group.
TALKS & SOCIAL EVENTS
We also hold a variety of talks and social events throughout the year. More information about upcoming events can be found here.
We are delighted when parents care about the spiritual future of their children. We are glad to invite children and adults for baptism at St Simon’s. If you would like further information, contact the vicar directly or via the contact form.
In one of the most attractive parts of London with a warm and intimate interior, St Simon’s is ideally suited for a traditional wedding. We welcome all enquiries, including those from outside the parish.
Funerals and Memorial Services are a very important way of marking the close of a human life on earth. They are an opportunity for friends and family to express their grief, to gather up the threads of the life of the deceased, to give thanks for them and to commend them to God’s keeping.
We’d love to hear from you, please get in touch using the form below:
34 Milner Street
London SW3 2QF
020 7589 8999