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)
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
SATURDAYS 10.30am-11.00am, 5.30pm-6.00pm and on request.
SATURDAYS Rosary after 10am Mass
SATURDAYS DURING LENT AND ADVENT Watching before the Blessed Sacrament 5pm-6pm
Divine Mercy Chaplet and Adoration of the Blessed
Sacrament (holy hour) 3pm
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
24 March 2019 Third Sunday of Lent Year C
TIME RUNNING OUT?
The next three Sundays of Lent invite us to reflect on repentance. Repentance is not a hobby for the pious-minded. It is the heart of the gospel and that’s why Jesus’ very first recorded words were to encourage people to repent.
We all know that we ought to repent, but we don’t really believe that our lives are going to end this week and so we consider that there’s probably plenty of time to get around to it at a later date. After all, we’ve got lots of much more important things to worry about, haven’t we?
That’s what people thought at the time of Jesus too. Some Galileans had recently been murdered by the Roman Guard. And a building had collapsed in Siloah killing eighteen people. Did they die because they were bad, asks Jesus? Of course not. They were no worse than you, he says. So, if you think you can put off repentance, then think again. You might not have much time left, he warns.
Is Jesus trying to frighten people into repenting? Not really. He’s saying that the choices and actions we create in this life have an effect on our future and there can be nothing more urgent than sorting out our lifestyle, our way of behaving, while we still have the chance.
God does not punish people this side of the grave. It’s an old wives tale that says people get their comeuppance for things they’ve done wrong, that God gives them “bad luck” for their sins. Christians do not believe in Karma; they believe in a God who gives us freedom of choice but who demands that we give an account of our choices and actions and who constantly calls us to repent, to have a change of heart, to alter our behaviour for the better.
Although repentance is a daily thing, Christians are called to make a special effort during Lent, to cooperate with God’s grace and allow the risen life that is Jesus to permeate their whole being. The ashes we bore at the start of Lent may have been washed away but they remain symbolically as signs that we are trying daily to die to sin. Doing this means repenting. And Jesus warns us that time may be running out.
Unless you repent, you will all perish as they did. (Luke 13:3)
Parish Council NewsClick to download
24 March 2019 Third Sunday of Lent C
This weekend the newsletter includes the report of the recent Parish Council. Please take a copy home with you.
Planned Giving: The new envelopes are available for collection. They start on 7th April. If you can’t find your envelopes or want to join the scheme, please fill in one of the green promise cards.
Friday: Stations of the Cross at 7pm.
On the last three Saturdays of Lent, starting next Saturday 30 March, we will have a period of watching before the Blessed Sacrament 3-6pm. The chaplet of the Divine Mercy will be recited at 3pm and Confessions will be heard 4.30-6pm. The guest confessor next Saturday will be Fr Ray Armstrong from Mill Hill.
First of two sessions for parents in preparation for their child’s baptism7:30 pm Parish hall
Second of two sessions for parents to prepare for their child’s baptism7:30 pm Parish hall
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