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St Simon and St Jude, Hillside Road, Streatham Hill (Roman Catholic)

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Perched on the edge of a steep drop, this suburban church dates from 1906, the architect was Clement Jackson. The west end and internal reordering were carried out in 1990 by Derek Philips.

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  1. Tony says:

    Hi, interesting site, I liked your determination to travel by public transport, commendable. I was impressed with your conviction to get the site up and running and in retirement be positive and find interesting outlet. I have refreshed the St. Simon & St.Jude R.C site, i wanted to ask permision to use one or two of your photos for the home page, showing the exterior?. Until weather improves not much luck with a decent shot or photo.
    regardless i will probably include your site on our links page or pass on to our parishioner who runs twitter site for the church.

    keep up the site visits and capture of information

    all the best


    I am a former parishioner of St Simon and Jude and the best of all its PP was the late great
    Rev Fr J P Wroe (DD) – Doctor of Divinity. I had no choice but to leave the parish once Fr Wroe passed away as none of his successors held a candle to him in his staunchness in the Faith and there was one especial priest who seemed to be questioning the fact of th Resurrection in one of his Homilies such that I got up during his Homily and walked out of the church in protest switching my allegiance initially to St Mary’s Clapham but settling on St Bedes Clapham Park which remains my current parish.
    It saddens me not a little to see how St Simon’s has been ‘renovated’ with statues of Our Blessrd Lord and His Mother et al being put at the back of the church and a too large lectern now seemingly the focus given that St Simon’s doesn’t exactly have a huge interior. It also saddened me when the (same priest) physically joined the church with the house when he installed his mother.
    I would return to St Simon and Jude in a heartbeat if I felt it had the ‘right’ priest, ie one in the mold of Fr Wroe and I think it would be lovely if pictures of Father Wroe and his contemporaries Fathers Heefy and Haran can be found and put on the St Simon and Jude website in a trip down memory lane.

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