Our School Parish
"For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there I am in the midst of them." Matthew 18:20
At St. Simon’s, we work closely in partnership with parents and have strong links within the parish.
We believe that parents are the first and most important educator of the child. They are always kept informed of events and activities within the school and along with members of the parish are always very welcome to attend any of our Masses and liturgical celebrations.
At St. Simon’s we are served by the parish of St. Simon Stock. The Parish and school work together in supporting the development and enrichment of our children’s faith journey and Religious Education.
The Whole School joins Mass in the parish twice each term and all Holy Days of Obligation are observed. The children are responsible for the preparation of the Liturgy and every child is offered the opportunity of participating at Mass in some way.
Reverence and joy characterise the celebration of Mass for St Simon’s School and many visitors express their praise and thanks for the respectfulness, and prayerfulness of the children. The children also sing in a choir on significant feast days and walk the Stations of the Cross during Lent.
Father Jose the priest in charge of the parish is always a welcome visitor and regularly visits the school to celebrate class Masses and liturgies and also to provide the opportunity of reconciliation for our Key stage 2 children.