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.
Diocesan Safeguarding Notice: Please click here to see details of the Diocese's safeguarding policy.
May God bless you.
Fr Tony Convery
There are three Sunday Masses each week at 9am, 10.30am and 6pm.
We have resumed weekday Masses at 10am on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
Each weekday we are offering a daily broadcast with prayer and a gospel reflection.
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: 711 3775 6138
Confessions can be arranged directly with Fr Tony: 020 8455 1300
August 2021 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B
Sunday 1 August 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B
YouTube Mass: People of the Parish
9am: Deacon Anthony’s family
10.30am: Paula Londero RIP
6pm Michael Leonard RIP
Monday 2 August 10am Wilfrido Rojas Sanchez RIP
Tuesday 3 August 10am Nino Pambuena RIP
Thursday 5 August 10am Charles Sagayam RIP
Friday 6 August 10am THE TRANSFIGURATION Jyoti Ramchand’s health
Registration Forms for First Communion & Confirmation for next year are available in the porch and can be accessed via the website.
The foodbank collection continues on Sunday 8am--6pm. Items requested this weekend: soaps, tinned tuna, cooking sauces such as pasta sauces, & biscuits.
Readers at Sunday Masses: we need to recruit some more readers. Please contact Fr Tony if you would be willing to help in this important ministry.
Do take care, and enjoy the week ahead.
For Parish hall enquiries: 020 8066 3206, 10 a.m. to 1 pm Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays or email to: email@example.com
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
1 August 2021 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B
Have you ever wondered why people practise the religion they do? Take Christianity, for example. The essence of Christianity is love of God through love of neighbour. In other words to be a Christian is to put others always before yourself. It means being at the service of whomever is in need.
It’s not rocket science to see that this approach to life is going to cause Christians a good deal of inconvenience, not to mention suffering and hardship at times. That’s why one of Christianity’s mottoes is about carrying your cross.
A more natural way of life would be to feather your own nest, to make sure that you are well provided for and comfortable and then, if it took your fancy, to think about helping others, provided that they weren’t too much of a nuisance.
So why do we do what we do? Some people think that religion is a sort of insurance policy that they take out to give themselves a soft landing in the afterlife. At best we can say that they see this way of living as qualifying them for eternal life. Their motivation is the reward of heaven.
Other individuals have ulterior motives for practising their religion. Sometimes these are harmless, like enjoying the company of other people or feeling good after a good Church sing-along. Not so helpful ulterior motives could be the desire to be seen as part of the religious community for social reasons, to get votes in an election or to increase the sales of your ironmongery business. This is to use religion for other purposes.
Of course, there are folk who espouse Christianity because they are absolutely convinced by the teaching of Jesus; it makes sense of life here and now and it offers the best chance of living life to the full. They can see the wisdom of it all and can appreciate what God is promising on both sides of the grave.
In today’s gospel Jesus looks at the crowd and sees all the above types of people: those who believe because they have seen the signs and those who believe because they have had all the bread they wanted to eat.
Which are you?
I tell you solemnly, you are not looking for me because you have seen the signs but because you had all the bread you wanted to eat. (John 6:26)