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)

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  Mass Times

From Saturday 21 March public Masses and services have been suspended, both on Sundays and weekdays. Each weekday we are offering a daily broadcast with prayer and a gospel reflection. We will also broadcast daily Mass around 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: search for St Edwards Live – Golders Green

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


  Other Services

CONFESSIONS
SATURDAYS 10.30am-11.00am, 5.30pm-6.00pm and on request.

DEVOTIONS
SATURDAYS Rosary after 10am Mass
SATURDAYS DURING LENT AND ADVENT Watching before the Blessed Sacrament 5pm-6pm
SATURDAY
Divine Mercy Chaplet and Adoration of the Blessed
Sacrament (holy hour) 3pm

  Contacts

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 goldersgreenhall@rcdow.org.uk

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 April 2020                 Easter Sunday Year A

THE INDELIBLE PROMISE

The empty tomb confronts us with the most basic question we can ever ask: Why are we here? What is the purpose of the short period between our birth and our death and how does it affect what happens afterwards?

This is the deepest of all questions because it gets right down to the very purpose of life. Does life, in fact, have a purpose or is it just an accident of biology that comes and goes with no lasting significance? These are issues that our society doesn’t like to face and so we find ourselves caught up in so much shallowness and tinsel, in a culture that prizes the here and now and that worships passing celebrity and eye-catching notoriety or entertainment.

If Jesus Christ died but did not rise again then our Christian hope is in vain. It would mean that he was nothing more than a very good man, a religious leader with some excellent ideas that could change the way the world lives. Or perhaps some would call him a fake who made claims about his relationship with God that were not true.

But Easter proclaims a message that shatters such gloom and incredulity. Easter broadcasts the good news that Jesus, the man from Nazareth, has triumphed over sin, has destroyed the power of evil to ever take complete control of us, has risen from the dead and has given us the chance to share in this victory here and now on earth and forever in heaven.

Easter is the full flowering of God’s indelible promises, the restoring of that harmony of creation which men and women interrupted by sin and selfishness. God shouts from the mountain tops that our lives do have a meaning, that we have been created for a purpose and that there is a point to all we experience. The resurrection is a triumph over all that seeks to drag us down, all that makes us less than human, all that threatens our natural dignity as creatures of God. Sin, sickness and death have lost their terrifying grip.

And so Christians rejoice. We thank God for that first resurrection 2000 years ago and we ask that we may now share in the effects of Christ’s victory in our daily lives. For the resurrection means that with God on our side we need fear nothing and no one. This day was made by the Lord; let us rejoice and be glad!

 

Christ has become our paschal sacrifice; let us feast with joy in the Lord.

(I Corinthians 5:7-8)

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Parish Notices

12 April 2020          Easter Sunday Year A

 

MASS SCHEDULE: From Saturday 21 March public Masses and services have been suspended, both on Sundays and weekdays. Each weekday we are offering a daily broadcast with prayer and a gospel reflection. We will also broadcast daily Mass around 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: search for St Edwards Live – Golders Green or go to:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVpkRdnTdgTM99FYtSPmg0Q

Foodbank: We will continue to be a collection point every Sunday during the present crisis and this will continue in the following way: the church porch (but NOT the main church) with the collecting bin will be open from 8am to 1pm and you can leave any items you’re able to spare during that period. Items currently requested are bags of rice, tins of meat, UHT milk, jars of cooking sauces, tins/cartons of rice pudding and custard. The number of people using the service has grown these last few weeks.

Please, though, be careful about your own safety, observe the regulation about keeping a distance from others and return home in good time.

Weekly collection: Some parishioners have been dropping their envelope though the letterbox at the presbytery, no 700, and you might think of doing that when you go out for your routine exercise period. However, do please maintain your own family’s safety and security before contributing to the parish. This could be the time to set up a standing order, either by using your on-line banking or completing a standing order form so that the parish can have a reliable income stream. Our bank details are as follows:

Bank                               HSBC

Name of account:            WRCDT St Edward Golders Green

Sort Code                        40-05-20

Account number              61094572

 

Planned Giving: For those who had not collected them, the new envelopes have been sent out by post. They start on 12th April.

Thank you

Despite the difficulties that the coronavirus crisis presented, we were able to maintain a closeness in the liturgy by way of the YouTube channel. We owe a debt of gratitude to Julian, Mary and Peter who worked behind the scenes to present the Holy Week services in a dignified and prayerful way.

 

Fr Tony and Deacon Anthony wish everyone a happy and holy Easter

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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