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)

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  Mass Times

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


  Other Services

CONFESSIONS
SATURDAYS 10.30am-11.00am, 5.30pm-6.00pm and on request.

DEVOTIONS
SATURDAYS Rosary after 10am Mass
SATURDAYS DURING LENT AND ADVENT Watching before the Blessed Sacrament 5pm-6pm
SATURDAY
Divine Mercy Chaplet and Adoration of the Blessed
Sacrament (holy hour) 3pm

  Contacts

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

26 May 2019                 Sixth Sunday of Easter Year C

NO MORE TROUBLE?

Open a newspaper or switch on the TV and radio and you’ll discover lots of strange situations that have only fairly recently come into our lives. You’ll hear of Al Quaeda, ISIS, suicide bombers, biometric passports, dirty bombs, extraordinary rendition, Jihad, anthrax gas, Taliban, heightened airport security, terrorism and extended police detention.

Our peace seems threatened. Yet if we look closely at history we’ll find that all of the above situations are simply our twenty-first century versions of ancient trouble. It’s hard to find any period in history when we can say that the world enjoyed peace. Is conflict endemic in the human condition? Are we programmed to create violent disagreement?

Politicians like to talk about world peace as if there were some set of policies that would guarantee it. Well, it’s true that material prosperity can create a climate of satisfaction but it doesn’t guarantee peace. And, yes, justice and tolerance can wipe away years of conflict. But this is not peace; it’s only truce; it’s only the absence of war. And the absence of war is not the same as peace.

The sort of peace that Jesus offers in today’s gospel as a gift to his Church is much deeper than cessation of hostilities. It is that “shalom” guaranteed by God’s Holy Spirit, that deep-down sense of the presence and all-embracing love of God that cannot be shaken by external circumstances. Christian peace means that we can have joy even in sorrow, tranquillity even in disturbance, faith even in doubt. The peace that Jesus offers is about integrity and wholeness, harmony and balance, serenity and security. And Jesus promises to send the Holy Spirit who will teach the Christian how to live in this peace.

The source of a Christian’s peace is God. God is peace itself and without God we can experience no true shalom. To know that we are loved by God, that whatever might be happening all around us God still holds us in the palm of his hand, to realise that even death cannot destroy the life that God has given us, all of this creates that sense of wellbeing that accompanies real peace. So peace is not the absence of war; it’s the presence of God in our lives.

Peace I bequeath to you, my own peace I give you, a peace the world cannot give, this is my gift to you.                                                                                                             (John 14: 27)

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Parish Notices

26 May 2019       Sixth Sunday of Easter C

 

This Sunday there is an exhibition in the parish hall of religious paintings by John Hewitt.

Parish hall manager: this job is now advertised on the diocesan website and all applications should be made there. The closing date for application is 31 May.

Thursday is the feast of the Ascension of the Lord and is a Holyday of Obligation. Masses are at 7pm Wednesday (Vigil) and on Thursday at 10am and 7pm.

First Holy Communion: Over the next two Sundays, 2nd & 9th June, we will be having our First Holy Communions at the 10.30am Mass. Please remember the children and their families in your prayers. Rehearsal for the first group this Friday at 7.30pm in the church.

Food Bank Collection next weekend.

 

 

 

Upcoming Events

Sunday: Catechists’ meeting

Sunday school catechists meet for a planning session after the 10.30am Mass.

11:30 am Parish hall

Thursday: The Ascension of the Lord

The Ascension is a Holyday of Obligation. Masses at 7pm Wednesday (Vigil), and on Thursday at 10am and 7pm.

10:00 am Church

Friday: 1st Communion rehearsal 1

Preparing for the Mass on the following Sunday

7:30 pm Church

Welcome to our parish website

ste-fr-tony-370x370I am very pleased to welcome you to our parish and I hope our website will give you some idea of our life and activities.

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
Parish Priest