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
31 May 2020 Pentecost Sunday Year A
An E-fit (Electronic Facial Identification Technique) is used to identify someone’s features, usually when the police are investigating a crime. It is the most up-to-date computerised method of describing a person.
If today, Pentecost or Whit Sunday, we were to try and provide an E-fit of the Holy Spirit, what evidence could we offer?
At Jesus’ baptism in the Jordan the Holy Spirit was seen in the form of a dove. We tend to think of peace when we think of doves. But anyone who tires to get close to a dove will know that they immediately fly away. They can’t be tied down and they can only be studied by people who are approach them calmly and slowly. The Holy Spirit cannot be “pigeon-holed” and only with prayer and reflection can we begin to understand his (or her?) machinations.
Of course, we are introduced to the Holy Spirit on the first page of the bible in the form of the breath of God hovering over the waters of the earth. The Spirit breathes life, inspires and vivifies. It is the Spirit that motivates us and enthuses our actions.
And in the story of the very first Pentecost we see two more characteristics of the Holy Spirit: wind and fire. The Spirit appears like a powerful wind from heaven and also as something that looks like tongues of fire. We sometimes speak about a “wind of change” that sweeps through a society or a continent. The Holy Spirit blows wherever he wills, bringing a blast of fresh air and then disappearing as quickly as he arrived. No one can catch the wind. And the tongues of fire burn to bring heat, light and warmth. Fire casts out darkness, provides comfort and enlightens.
We know a lot about the Spirit and yet we know almost nothing. Our E-fit would show a dove, breath, wind and fire. A strange mixture for a photo! Each time we get close to thinking that we have got a handle on the Holy Spirit we realise that the Spirit cannot be categorised. For the Spirit is the wind that blows through our cobwebs and changes our hearts. The Spirit is the flame of fervour that burns within us and makes us ardent witnesses to Christ. The Spirit is the very life-breath of God within us that inspires all we say and do. And today we recall the gift of the Spirit to the Church and the world.
No one can say, “Jesus is Lord “unless he is under the influence of the Holy Spirit.
(I Corinthians 12:3)
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31 May 2020 Pentecost 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 31 May
People of the Parish
Monday 1 June The Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church
Paula Londero RIP
Tuesday 2 June
Charles Sagayam RIP
Thursday 4 June OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, THE ETERNAL HIGH PRIEST
Friday 5 June St Boniface, Bishop & Martyr
Peter Francis Vaz RIP
Foodbank: A huge donation from a supermarket has been given to the foodbank so they have as much as they can cope with at the moment. Therefore, there will NOT be a foodbank collection this weekend.
Opening the churches: The Cardinal writes this week: “…when our churches first re-open, it will most likely be for ‘individual prayer’. This, I hope, will be in phase 2 of the easing of restrictions, i.e. in June, as things stand. Individual prayer, in the Government’s understanding, excludes any formal summons, service, liturgy or blessing. It cannot involve the participation of any minister, nor would it permit a group of individuals to pray in common, e.g. in public recitation of the Rosary. This will be a central condition of opening and crucial in our adherence to regulations on social gathering…... Many people are understandably keen to know about the stage following opening for individual prayer, when the public celebration of Mass can resume. This will be further away, certainly in phase 3, and not before July.”
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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