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)
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
Since the lockdown came into operation in March, our usual services have been suspended.
Currently we have the following public Masses:
A recording of the Sunday Mass can be found on our YouTube channel.
A recording of each weekday Mass, except Wednesday and Saturday can be found on the YouTube channel, together with a gospel reflection for each day:
Confessions can be arranged directly with Fr Tony: 020 8455 1300
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
Marie Cooney Parish Secretary
All can be contacted on
Tel: 020 8455 1300
Parish Hall Manager: Kasonde Konie: firstname.lastname@example.org
All enquiries about the parish hall should be sent to this email address. Please do not phone the parish landline.
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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
20 September 2020 Twenty Fifth Sunday Year A
With our inquisitive minds we are used to trying to understand everything and how it works. Yet one of the wonderful things about faith in God is when we are caught off guard by the surprises that God brings into our lives just when we thought we were in control!
Our minds act like the beam of a lighthouse, picking up one object after another. God’s mind is like the sun radiating simultaneously on all things at once. (Richard Harries)
Texts for this Sunday’s Mass
Isaiah 55:6-9 My thoughts are not your thoughts.
Psalm 144:2-3, 8-9, 17-18 resp: The Lord is close to all who call him.
Philippians 1:20-24.27 Life to me is Christ.
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13 September 2020 24th Sunday of Year A
Sunday 6 September Twenty Fourth Sunday of Year A
10am Fr John Helm RIP
12noon Daniel Stephen Brudney RIP
Fr Tony will be away from Friday 11 September for 2 weeks. During that period, the weekday Masses, including the broadcast YouTube Masses, will be suspended. The Sunday recorded Mass on YouTube will continue as well as the ‘live’ 10am and 12noon Masses (with thanks to the priests from Mill Hill). The gospel reflections with Deacon Anthony will continue as usual on a daily basis
Sunday Masses: We will continue with two Masses on Sunday at 10am and 12noon. Please arrive early. Remember: there are NO toilet facilities. Face coverings are now mandatory at church services so parishioners are asked to observe this ruling. We plan to resume a Sunday evening Mass from 4 October.
The Foodbank collection will continue on Sunday at the usual time, 8am to 1pm. The items requested are as follows: cereals, 1 litre oil or smaller bottles, tins of vegetables, shower gel, empty egg boxes for 6/12 eggs.. The need for the foodbank, based at St Mary’s East Finchley, continues to grow: now up to 300 people weekly. There is a need for more volunteers to help: please let Fr Tony know if you could give some time.
Charity Money: The parish has some funds available, which must be used for charitable purposes. If any parishioner would like to nominate a charity for a small grant (£100-£200), please write to Fr Tony with details by Sunday 26 September. One charity only, please.
The First Communion class resumes this Sunday after the 10am Mass. Families are advised that they need to go round the church to access the hall by its main door. There is no access from the church.
The Confirmation class resumes next Sunday. Again, access only by the hall main door.
Westminster Cathedral: on Monday 14 September, at 11.30, there will be the late celebration of the Chrism Mass, in the presence of the Deans. Then Saturday 19 September, in the Cathedral, at 10.30, there will be the ordination of the new priests and deacons for the diocese. Both celebrations will be livestreamed at https://westminstercathedral.org.uk/
Contactless giving: A new device is now available in the church if you want to make donations with a card.
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