Welcome to our parish
I hope our website will give you some idea of our parish life. We are a very mixed community of Catholics from numerous cultural and ethnic backgrounds, seeking to ‘live a life worthy of the calling we have received’. (Ephesians 4:1)
Any queries, please contact one of the Parish Team.
St Edward the Confessor Catholic Church
Serving the Golders Green area for more than 100 years
‘Come and see’ (John 1:39)
If you would like to know more about how we worship and pray, how we pass on our faith, how we support each other in friendship, how we look after the resources entrusted to us, how we reach out to the wider world. please come along to a Parish Council meeting. For more details contact Kasonde Konie (Parish Council Coordinator)
SUNDAY 9am, 10.30am, 12.15pm, 6pm
MONDAY TO SATURDAY 10am
SATURDAYS 10am and 6:30pm (Sunday vigil)
HOLY DAYS Vigil 7pm Day 10am and 7pm
SATURDAYS 10.30am-11.00am, 5.30pm-6.00pm and on request.
SATURDAYS Rosary after 10am Mass
SATURDAYS DURING LENT AND ADVENT Watching before the Blessed Sacrament 5pm-6pm
Divine Mercy Chaplet and Adoration of the Blessed
Sacrament (holy hour) 3pm
Fr Tony Convery Parish Priest
Rev Anthony Clark Deacon
Mary Whittle Jones Music Coordinator
Alvaro Scrivano Chief Catechist
Kasonde Konie Parish Council Coordinator
Marie Cooney Parish Secretary
All can be contacted on
Tel: 020 8455 1300
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St Edward the Confessor Roman Catholic church
700 Finchley Road , Golders Green.
London NW11 7NE
Tel/Fax: 020 8455 1300
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This Sunday's Reflection
21 May 2017 6th Sunday of Easter Year A
WHY DO YOU LOVE GOD?
Mary Radcliffe loved God. She was always at church on Sundays and very often during the week too. She had a prayer book that was full of novenas and litanies which promised spiritual favours. If anyone knew the easiest way to get into heaven it was Mary. Her faith centred around the rewards promised to Christians, and especially the reward of everlasting life in heaven. She was a genuinely good person but some people said she looked forward so much to the next life that she missed out on so many things in this one.
Tom Edwards went to a strict Church school and learned discipline at a very early age. Growing up in a world of hard knocks he quickly became adept at avoiding punishment. When it came to his faith he was careful not to do anything that would send him on the road to hell. He did everything the Church asked of him but he kept clear of parish activities and was hardly the first to volunteer. His atheist wife said that his was a religion of fear, not the praise of a loving God.
Edna White was a bit of snob and had a tendency to look down on those who didn't go to church. Hers was a long-standing local family and she was proud of the contribution they had made to the parish over the years. As far as she was concerned religion was about being decent and she regretted the fact that so many of her neighbours lived life the way they did. At least she knew better.
Frank Wilson was also a pillar of the parish and it showed in the way he treated people. He was always ready to lend others a hand when they needed it. Although he read the Bible avidly he never rammed it down people's throats or went around quoting it. He was in church twenty minutes before the service began and was clearly enjoying his prayer. His wholehearted and cheerful faith was an inspiration to all.
Do you love God because you are looking forward to the reward of heaven? Because you are afraid of being punished? Because it's the decent thing to do? Or because you're so grateful for everything God does for you that you want to share it?
Parish Council ReportClick to download
21 May 2017 6th Sunday of Easter Year A
General election: Our bishops have produced some guidance in preparation for the forthcoming general election. Copies are in the porch. Or go to http://catholicnews.org.uk/election17-bishops-message-news
Next Sunday, 28 May 2017, the Feast of the Ascension of Our Lord, is World Communications Sunday. There will be a collection to support the work of the Catholic Communications Network.
Also next Sunday a global prayer movement called Thy Kingdom Come will start and go from Ascension Day to Pentecost (4 June).There are more details on a poster in the porch and you'll find there novena prayer cards to guide your prayer over the whole period.
This Sunday evening a film about the Divine Mercy devotion will be shown in the hall at 7pm. Everyone welcome.
Preparing for the Mass on the following Sunday7:30 pm Church
Welcome to our parish website
We are a very mixed community of Catholics from numerous cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Some of our parishioners have lived here for many years, others have joined us more recently from other parts of the world, indeed from every continent.
Golders Green itself is home to a large Jewish community, and we have a close and growing relationship with our local synagogue.
It is also a multi-faith area and our parish is very involved in Churches Together and Inter Faith Groups.
You are very welcome to join us at any of our Masses and services. If you are here for the first time do come and introduce yourself to either myself, the parish priest (I am usually in the porch before and after each Sunday Mass so that parishioners can make easy contact with me), or the parish Deacon who is present at the Saturday evening, and Sunday morning Masses. We will be delighted to meet you. Our coffee morning in the hall after the 10.30 am Sunday Mass, provides a great opportunity for you to meet other parishioners.
If you are new to the parish, you may like to register your details by way of our parish registration form.
May God bless you.
Fr Tony Convery