Following the advice from the government and the Church of England, we have now suspended all public acts of worship and midweek groups. This means no Sunday services will be held at St. Simon’s until further notice.
In line with the Church of England advice, we very much regret that we have been instructed to close the church for the foreseeable future. Prayers will be said at 8 am and 6.30 pm daily behind closed doors. We will ring the bell as a sign that we are praying for our local community and nation. We are working on other ways that the church can be there for the community and those affected by the current situation. We encourage anyone that needs support to reach out to us via our contact form at the bottom of this page.
During the Covid 19 outbreak Mike would love to communicate with the church family by email. We know that there are some people who come to St Simon’s for whom we do not have an address. If you have not been receiving messages from Mike but would like to, please let Gloria have your e mail address : gloria.skelsey [at] ssz.org.uk
We are also going to continue to serve you through live streaming and the website.
At St Simon’s we combine an evangelical emphasis on the exposition of Scripture with an appreciation of the spiritual treasures of historic liturgy. We seek to tell the true story of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus which makes sense of who we are, where we came from and where we are going.
Whatever your background or beliefs we warmly invite you to St Simon’s.
The service follows the Book of Common Prayer with classic choral music and a weekly Sunday School. We celebrate Holy Communion every third and fifth Sunday of the month.
The service follows a Service of the Word in Common Worship and includes both traditional and contemporary hymns. We celebrate Holy Communion on the second and fifth Sundays of the month.
VISION AND VALUES
Acts 2 describes the first church, formed after the day of Pentecost.
In his book The Living Church, John Stott unpacks 4 marks of that church; Knowledge, Love, Worship and Outreach. To which we have added a 5th; Stewardship. These have been our five values since 2013.
To find out more about our hopes for the future, please see our Mission Action Plan.
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.
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.
Recent talks have been on such subjects as Christianity and art, the growth of the church in China, and engaging with Islam.
Keep an eye out for more information in the pew sheets.
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: