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)

1 2 3

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

Mass Times

  Mass Times

ONLINE MASS
You can watch our Masses and daily reflections on our YouTube Channel. Follow This link:
St Edward the Confessor Daily and Sunday Mass.
please consider subscribing to our channel.
WEEKLY COLLECTION
As envelope donations are discouraged due to COVID-19 please send us your donations via the following buttonMake a donation using Virgin Money Giving

 

Public Masses: these are once again suspended. The church will be open for private prayer and the foodbank collection from 8am to 1pm on Sundays.

Each weekday we are offering a daily broadcast with prayer and a gospel reflection. We will also broadcast daily Mass before midday, except Wednesdays and Saturdays.

The broadcast of the Sunday Mass will be available from Saturday evening. These can all be found on our YouTube channel.

A rosary group meets on Tuesday each week at 7pm. https://us04web.zoom.us/j/75311892635?pwd=OC8xaFZZZUx2amt3OFhCd09QWC80dz09

Meeting ID: 753 1189 2635 Password: 3JnJby

Also, daily at 6pm, we will have the Angelus, via Zoom, on this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81776444305?pwd=TnVGako5MlNFNXBaMnJHTzFzcG5Zdz09

Meeting ID: 817 7644 4305 Passcode: 470637

Confessions can be arranged directly with Fr Tony: 020 8455 1300

Parish Notices

28 February 2021   2nd Sunday of Lent Year B

Mass Intentions

Sunday 28 February Second Sunday of Lent Time Year B

YouTube Mass: People of the Parish

10am (via Zoom): Don Hegarty RIP

Monday 1 March ST DAVID

Grzegorz Olchewa RIP

Tuesday 2 March

Charles Sagayam RIP

Thursday 4 March

Thanksgiving for the family of Fe Landicho

 Friday 5 March

Chirilie Orbon thanksgiving

Remember that the church is now closed for public worship and open only for private prayer and the foodbank collection on Sunday from 8am to 1pm. The YouTube Mass is available as well as this Mass via Zoom.

The foodbank collection will continue on Sunday 8am-1pm. Requests this weekend: tinned fruits, tinned desserts such as rice pudding and custard, UHT milk, 1 litre cartons of long-life juices, snacks such as crackers or healthy snack bars, nuts and dried fruits. NO EGG BOXES or FABRICS.

Thursday Evening Parish Zoom: Next Thursday 8pm 4 March Covid Island Disks with Fr Tony.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89091558469?pwd=MDcrd2dYb3BxOHlJS2M3bnR3WVVXdz09  Meeting ID: 890 9155 8469 Passcode: 940983.

During Lent we will be running the Sycamore course every Wednesday at 8pm. Everyone is welcome. The subject for discussion next week is:    THE HOLY SPIRIT AND THE CHURCH.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89091558469?pwd=MDcrd2dYb3BxOHlJS2M3bnR3WVVXdz09  Meeting ID: 890 9155 8469 Passcode: 940983

On Friday 5 March at 2pm the Golders Green district committee will hold its annual World Day of Prayer on Zoom. The theme this year is ‘Praying with Vanuatu’. Meeting ID: 869 9196 0499, Passcode 190340.

On Fridays throughout Lent there will be Stations of the Cross following on from the Angelus at 7pm on Zoom.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81776444305?pwd=TnVGako5MlNFNXBaMnJHTzFzcG5Zdz09

Meeting ID: 817 7644 4305    Passcode: 470637

The next young adults meeting will be on Saturday 6th March at 7pm. To join: https://meet.google.com/mjs-pzxk-tov. For information: youngadultsstedwards@gmail.com. The group meets every two weeks via video call.

Contact Us

  Contacts

Fr Tony Convery Parish Priest
Rev Anthony Clark  Deacon
Mary Whittle Jones Music Coordinator
Alvaro Scrivano Chief Catechist
Kasonde Konie Parish Council Coordinator & Parish Hall Manager
All enquiries about the parish hall should be sent to: kasondekonie@rcdow.org.uk
Please do not phone the parish landline

Marie Cooney Parish Secretary
For general enquiries Email: goldersgreen@rcdow.org.uk or Tel: 020 8455 1300 or 

Like us on Facebook


  Find us

St Edward the Confessor Roman Catholic church
700 Finchley Road , Golders Green.
London NW11 7NE
Tel/Fax: 020 8455 1300
Click to find St Edward the Confessor Roman Catholic church

This week's news letter

Click to download

Parish Council News

Click to download

This Sunday's Reflection

28 February 2021                Second Sunday of Lent Year B

A KNITTING MONKEY?

In the midst of all the economic doom and gloom about the global recession our news programmes try to find the occasional thing to cheer us up. So after yet another High Street name has gone bankrupt we are treated to a story about a monkey that can knit or an octogenarian who has just gone over Niagara Falls in a barrel. It helps us to see that there is light at the end of the tunnel. But of course it doesn’t take the recession away.

The disciples had their moments of gloom too. Just before today’s gospel account of the Transfiguration Jesus had been talking to them about taking up their cross and suffering, about losing their lives for the sake of the gospel. That can’t have cheered them up much. But the Transfiguration had the opposite effect on them. They were privileged to see Jesus talking with Moses and Elijah, to see his appearance changed before their very eyes and to hear the voice of God coming from the cloud.

It was a boost to their faith, to put it mildly. Such an experience would keep them going strong through all sorts of setbacks that lay in store for them. That’s why Peter wanted to set up three tents, so that he could keep going back and savouring the moment again. If the temptations of Jesus last week represent him as human, then this week’s Transfiguration show his divine side. The three disciples caught a glimpse of his glory, a glory that is normally hidden from view in this life.

What keeps you going in your life of faith? In the ups and downs of daily life there are times when we wonder if it is all worthwhile and yet there are other moments when the presence of God breaks through loud and clear and we feel that we could almost reach out and touch God’s presence.

Lent is a time for taking stock. Perhaps one thing we could take stock of is how we come across God in our daily lives. If you had three tents and could put something in each of them that would speak to you about the close presence of God, about those moments when you can almost smell God, what would you put in each one of them? You can have anything you want, except a monkey that knits!

Abraham, because you have not refused me your son, your only son, I will shower blessings on you.                                                                                                 (Genesis 22:16-17)

Upcoming Events

Tuesday: Rosary

A rosary group meets on Tuesday each week at 7pm. https://us04web.zoom.us/j/75311892635?pwd=OC8xaFZZZUx2amt3OFhCd09QWC80dz09
Meeting ID: 753 1189 2635 Password: 3JnJby

7:00 pm Via Zoom

Wednesday: Sycamore Course

Sycamore Course during Lent: we will be running the Sycamore course every Wednesday at 8pm during Lent. The course is widely used in the Diocese and each session involves a short film and time for discussion. Everyone is welcome. The subject for discussion next week is: (3) THE HOLY SPIRIT AND THE CHURCH
How the Holy Spirit can change your life. No one gets into heaven alone. Why we need signs, symbols and sacraments.
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89091558469?pwd=MDcrd2dYb3BxOHlJS2M3bnR3WVVXdz09 Meeting ID: 890 9155 8469 Passcode: 940983

8:00 pm Via Zoom

Thursday: Parish Zoom meeting

Next Thursday 8pm 4 March Covid Island Disks with Fr Tony.
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89091558469?pwd=MDcrd2dYb3BxOHlJS2M3bnR3WVVXdz09 Meeting ID: 890 9155 8469 Passcode: 940983.

8:00 pm Via Zoom

Friday: World Day of Prayer

On Friday 5 March at 2pm the Golders Green district committee will hold its annual World Day of Prayer on Zoom. The theme this year is ‘Praying with Vanuatu’. Meeting ID: 869 9196 0499, Passcode 190340.

2:00 pm Via Zoom