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.
May God bless you.
Fr Tony Convery
Public Masses: these are once again suspended. The church will be open for private prayer and the foodbank collection from 8am to 1pm on Sundays.
Each weekday we are offering a daily broadcast with prayer and a gospel reflection. We will also broadcast daily Mass before 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.
A rosary group meets on Tuesday each week at 7pm. https://us04web.zoom.us/j/75311892635?pwd=OC8xaFZZZUx2amt3OFhCd09QWC80dz09
Meeting ID: 753 1189 2635 Password: 3JnJby
Also, daily at 6pm, we will have the Angelus, via Zoom, on this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81776444305?pwd=TnVGako5MlNFNXBaMnJHTzFzcG5Zdz09
Meeting ID: 817 7644 4305 Passcode: 470637
Confessions can be arranged directly with Fr Tony: 020 8455 1300
This Sunday's Reflection
17 January 2021 Second Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B
Every time Tom ate his favourite meal, his wife’s dumpling stew, he got a pain in his foot later that night. He went to the doctor and found out that the stew was causing him to have gout. When he returned home his wife asked what the doctor had said, and Tom replied, “He said I’m going to have gout three times a week.”
Sometimes we only hear what we want to hear. Eli and his family had long since stopped listening to what God was telling him, and in today’s reading God decides to bypass Eli and turn his attention to Samuel, the young boy. At least Samuel was alert: Speak, Lord; your servant is listening.
This week and next week we’re going to see in the gospels how Jesus began calling people to be his disciples and inviting them to come and see what he wanted of them. And what he wanted of them was that they should change and embrace his teaching. Today we see that change reflected in a change of name for Simon: he is from now on to be known as Cephas (Peter) which means a rock.
If we’re not careful we can miss the point of these biblical stories about the calling of Samuel and the calling of the disciples. We can end up thinking that it’s all about events that happened long ago. But it’s not.
The truth is that God never stops calling. Not only is God calling people to serve him today, but he’s still calling you and me. God doesn’t pick us out to become Christians when we are young and then simply put our names in the book. God calls us every single day to go beyond where we were yesterday in serving him.
God uses people and events around us to speak to our hearts, to call out to us, to dare us to give more of ourselves that we might hitherto have been prepared to give. God’s call is not static but dynamic. He’s always looking for more from us and his call is fresh every morning. Taking part in worship is an outward sign that we are prepared to be spoken to by God and are ready to listen to what is asked of us.
To be a disciple of Jesus means to be continually listening out for God’s voice (like Samuel) in the sights and sounds that are woven through our lives. Otherwise, we may end up just hearing what we want to hear. And that’s the road that leads to gout!
“Rabbi, where do you live?” they asked.“Come and see,” he replied.So they went with him and saw where he lived,and stayed with him the rest of that day. (John 1:38-39)
Fr Tony Convery Parish Priest
Rev Anthony Clark Deacon
Mary Whittle Jones Music Coordinator
Alvaro Scrivano Chief Catechist
Kasonde Konie Parish Council Coordinator & Parish Hall Manager
Marie Cooney Parish Secretary
All can be contacted on
Tel: 020 8455 1300
Parish Hall Manager: Kasonde Konie: firstname.lastname@example.org
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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17 January 2021 2nd Sunday of Year B
Sunday 17 January Second Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B
YouTube Mass: People of the Parish
10am (via Zoom): Michael Carey RIP
Monday 18 January
Charles Sagayam RIP
Tuesday 19 January
Fr Tony’s health
Thursday 21 January St Agnes
Bridget Elizabeth Mayes & Bridget Alzano RIP
Friday 22 January
Charles Sagayam RIP
The church is now closed for public worship and open only for private prayer and the foodbank collection on Sunday from 8am to 1pm. From this weekend, we’re resuming the YouTube Mass at www.bit.ly/videostedwardgg
as well as the 10am Mass via Zoom on Sunday. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81776444305?pwd=TnVGako5MlNFNXBaMnJHTzFzcG5Zdz09
Meeting ID: 817 7644 4305 Passcode: 470637
These arrangements will be under constant review but I expect that the closure will last until Ash Wednesday, 17 February. I will endeavour to keep you informed throughout this difficult time.
The foodbank collection will continue on Sunday 8am-1pm. Items requested this weekend: sardines and mackerel, sanitary towels (NO tampons), crackers, toothpaste, cotton and poly cotton sheets and duvet covers to be made into face masks by a volunteer.
We need help with transporting the goods to Finchley on Fridays between 12noon and 3pm. Please contact Fr Tony or Hilary Funston if you can help.
Thursday Evening Parish Zoom: QUIZ NITE on THURSDAY 21 JANUARY at 8PM. Guest Quiz Master is Andy Genney.
Meeting ID: 890 9155 8469 Passcode: 940983
The next young adults meeting will be on Saturday the 23rd of January at 7pm. The group meets every two weeks via video call and organises social events when permitted by the current restrictions Please email if you are interested: email@example.com
Do take care, and enjoy the week ahead.
There are no upcoming events yet.