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

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

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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 January 2019            Second Sunday of the Year C

WHOSE WEDDING?

Strange, isn’t it, how we don’t know the names of the couple who were getting married at Cana? In fact, we hear nothing about them at all, not even when the chief steward compliments the groom on the quality of the wine.

St John’s emphasis is on the presence of Jesus at the wedding. All throughout the Old Testament the prophets had spoken about God’s relationship with his people as that of a bride and groom. God speaks about taking Israel as his bride in a wedding feast that would outshine all others and in a love that was everlasting and unparalleled.

So when St John gives his account of Jesus’s first miracle (or “signs” as he calls them) he is trying to tell us that the marriage between God and us has now begun. The changing of water into wine is a “sign” that the kingdom of God is now among us.

Sometimes people have used Mary’s request to Jesus as an indication of her power with her Son. But there is really something deeper going on in the story. Mary represents the Jewish people or humanity that is about to learn of the explosion of the kingdom upon the earth. She is about to learn that the real groom is Jesus, whose wedding with humanity is just beginning and will be consummated in his death and resurrection. In Jesus God has visited his people to take it as his spouse and lead it definitively into a life of everlasting love.

At Cana, Jesus of Nazareth reveals himself for the first time in John’s gospel as the Son of God with all the creative power that was needed to fashion heaven and earth. And the changing of water into wine is a “sign” of this revelation.

What about today? Whose wedding is Jesus at? Well, he’s at yours and mine. By coming among us, as one of us, Jesus invites the Church to be his bride. It’s our wedding that he wants to celebrate daily, our wedding with him, with the Father and the Spirit. It’s to us that he proposes marriage; it’s our water that he promises to turn into wine. And each time we eat and drink the bread of his body and the wine of his blood we renew our marriage vows with him.

Like a young man marrying a virgin, so will the one who built you wed you, and as the bridegroom rejoices in his bride, so will your God rejoice in you.   (Isaiah 62:5)

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Parish Notices

20 January 2019       Second Sunday of Year C

 

There will be a Unity Service this Sunday in St Edward’s at 3pm. Please come along to pray and worship with other Christians from our area.

Finance Committee meets next Saturday at 2.30pm in the Presbytery.

Members of LIFE will be talking about their work at all Masses next weekend.

Also next Sunday the Confirmation group will be doing a bake sale to raise funds for the Cardinal Hume Centre.

 

 

Upcoming Events

Sunday: Unity Service

3:00 pm St Edward the Confessor

Thursday: RCIA

Session for any adults interested in learning more about the Catholic Faith or wishing to be Confirmed.

8:00 pm Parish Hall

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