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
Parish Hall Manager: Sylwia Grulkowska
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
12 July 2020 15th Sunday Year A
SPREAD THE WORD
We all know the parable of the sower. A farmer sows seed on his land; it falls into four different types of soil and it produces anything from no crops at all to a field full of harvest. Usually we say that God is the sower, the seed is the word of God and we are the various types of soil.
But why should we bother to read or listen to the word of God? How can it help? Isn’t it just a collection of old books with limited value in the third millennium? And surely if we’re looking for advice on how to live life today then there are plenty of modern books in the library or the bookshops?
We put a premium on the bible not because it contains words about God but because it contains the words of God. In fact, it contains the word, the message of God. And scripture is the place that God has chosen to reveal himself. Using human beings as the writers of the bible’s books God inspires them with the Holy Spirit. So Christians believe that the bible is not simply religious opinion or outlook; it is what has been revealed through close faith in God and it comes from a people living cheek by jowl with God. So scripture is not simply one source about God among many others; it is the privileged place from which God chooses to speak to us. To be ignorant of scripture is to be ignorant of God.
And why should we bother to sow the word? The call that God makes to us through his word is compelling. We freely choose to accept it but then we are impelled to tell others about it because it is the most important ingredient in our daily lives. God’s call infuses everything we do and cannot be kept as a sideline to be looked at like a stamp collection or played with like a model train set. It is the dynamo of our existence, what gives us hope and provides us with direction to our lives.
If Christians don’t read and study the word of God then they atrophy, they wither. If Christians don’t use every means to propagate the seed of the word then they fail to comply with the conditions of God’s call to go out and teach all nations. Today’s parable asks us to be both an assiduous farmer and good soil. Without these nothing will grow. Least of all us.
The word that goes from my mouth does not return to me empty, without carrying out my will and succeeding in what it was sent to do. (Isaiah 55:11)
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12 July 2020 15th Sunday Year A
The broadcast of the Sunday Mass will be available from Saturday evening. We will also broadcast daily Mass before midday, except Wednesdays and Saturdays, as well as a daily Gospel reflection & prayer. These can all be found on our YouTube channel: search for St Edwards Live – Golders Green or go to:
Sunday 12 July
15th Sunday in Ordinary Time A
10am Mary Schneider
12noon People of the Parish
Monday 13 July
Tuesday 14 July
Helen Connick RIP
Thursday 16 July
Friday 17 July
Charles Sagayam RIP
SEA SUNDAY: This weekend we remember all those who live and work at sea, and their dependants.
Public Masses: We will be having two Masses starting this Sunday, 12 July, at 10am and 12noon, which parishioners may attend. We will have to restrict numbers to 50 at each Mass. It has been suggested that there could be a ticketing arrangement but we have decided not to do that unless it really becomes necessary. For those who do want to come to either of these two Masses, please arrive at the church 15 minutes before the start of the Mass. If 50 people are in place before the Mass begins, we will then close the doors of the church and we will not be able to admit any others who arrive after that. Please be patient over this: it is a new reality and we are all having to adapt. Remember: there are NO toilet facilities.
The Foodbank collection will continue at the usual time on Sunday, 8am to 1pm. The items requested are as follows: Sanitary wear (pads/towels only); Jars of cooking sauces such as pasta sauces; packets of sugar; shower gels; and also strong woven carrier bags as the plastic ones break when they carry heavy foodstuff.
Registration for First Communion and Confirmation: parents and young people who want to enrol for next year’s sacramental programmes should email Alvaro at firstname.lastname@example.org
Candidates who attended the sacramental courses this year do not need to re-register and we will contact them during the summer to let them know the next steps.
Tribute to Fr John: We’re short of material for our tribute to Fr John. It’s likely that most of the photos that parishioners have are pre-digital. Could we appeal again that parishioners see what photos they could hand in and we promise to return them if they’re in an envelope clearly marked with your name and contact details.
Saturday Evening Prayer: Starting Saturday 18th you are invited to join Deacon Anthony leading the church’s Evening Prayer on Zoom at 6pm. We will follow the text of Universalis which will be on the screen. It will take about 15 minutes. The Zoom details to join are 817 0217 9975 and password 230294. If you want a one click link to join, email Deacon Anthony at email@example.com
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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