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
WITH THE NEW LOCKDOWN, public worship has been suspended. The church will be open on Sunday for private prayer from 8am to 1pm, and we will continue with the foodbank collection during that period. As before, each weekday we are offering on our YouTube channel 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. www.bit.ly/videostedwardgg
Additionally: at 10am on Sundays we will be offering a Mass available on the Zoom platform. Also, daily at 6pm, in response to Cardinal Vincent’s call to joining a national shared moment of prayer each day at 6pm we will have the Angelus. For both go to:
Meeting ID: 817 7644 4305 Passcode: 470637
Confessions can be arranged directly with Fr Tony: 020 8455 1300
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: email@example.com
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
29 November 2020 First Sunday of Advent Year B
A man named William Miller predicted the end of the world in 1842, 1843 and 1844, something which gave rise to frequently revised predictions among some Christian sects over the last 150 years. However, people continued to trust him even when the predictions turned out to be false, and on the last occasion he made a fortune out of selling believers white “ascension robes”!
There’s one born every minute. But every week we profess in the Creed our belief that “Christ will come again to judge the living and the dead”. The first two weeks of Advent in particular focus on this second coming, so how should we understand it and how should it affect the way we live?
Perhaps the most important thing we can say is that nobody knows when this will happen. Even Jesus himself admitted that it was in the hands of his Father. Since we don’t know, it is pointless getting worried each time some crank starts predicting the end of times and starts pointing to wars and famines as precursors of this end-time. Such literal interpretation is of course nonsense since there have been wars, famines and natural disasters all throughout history.
But the message of the gospel is not to keep worrying about the future coming of Jesus; it is rather that we should stay awake and ready in the work we do for the sake of the gospel and most of all that we should be attentive to prayer, praying for the grace to persevere in our Christian calling and to be found ready to meet our God whenever, at the second coming or at the moment of our death.
Our God is a loving God, not some sort of vengeful judge who just can’t wait to sentence us for eternity. The promises of Jesus show us that if we are faithful to his commands and teaching then we have nothing to fear when our days are over. The doctrine of the second coming is about judgement but most of all it is about deliverance. When Christ comes to those who are his own he comes to set us free, to release us from all the weights of this world and to open the gates for us to a world where sin and death have no hold and where all tears are wiped away. Christ’s second coming, and our own moment of death, should not be things to be feared. Christians should long for them and their prayer should be the constant Advent refrain, “Come, Lord Jesus, come!”
Be on your guard, stay awake, because you never know when the time will come. (Mark 13:33)
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29 November 2020 First Sunday of Advent Year B
Sunday 29 November First Sunday of Advent Year B
10am 10am Moira McGrath RIP (via Zoom)
Monday 30 November ST ANDREW
Fr John & Ferdie Williams RIP
Tuesday 1 December
Glyn Parry RIP
Thursday 3 December St Francis Xavier
Charles Sagayam RIP
Friday 4 December
Public Masses: Once again we can resume public Masses and from next Sunday, 6 December, we will have three Masses at 10am, 12noon and 6pm. As before, we will have to restrict numbers to 80 at each Mass. Remember: there are NO toilet facilities.
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.
Also, daily at 6pm, we will have the Angelus, via Zoom, on a link you can find in the newsletter.
Foodbank collection again this Sunday 8am – 1pm: Items requested this weekend: washing tablets/capsules, biscuits, rice, custard and rice puddings.
Some parishioners might remember Jacques Bouquillon, a regular at the 10.30am Mass in the past, who has just died. His funeral will be in the church on Tuesday 1 December.
The next young adults meeting will be on Tuesday the 1st of December at 7.30pm. The group meets every two weeks via video call and organises social events when authorized by the current restrictions. If you’d like to join please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Parish Zoom QUIZ NITE next Thursday at 8pm.
Meeting ID: 890 9155 8469 Passcode: 940983
Do take care, and enjoy the week ahead.