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Golders Green Parish Church – Newsletter
3rd June 2020

I hope you are able to go to the church Facebook page and  enjoy the birthday cards that some of our young people sent to me for the feast of Pentecost. Thank you so much to all our artists for their creativity and hard work.
One thing I have felt during the lock-down is just how quickly our festivals have come and gone. It only seems a moment ago I was thinking about Palm Sunday, making my own palm cross in the window of our home, then Easter was here and then was over, Ascension was next and now we have celebrated Pentecost and all of that in our own homes, this will be a year that we remember!
We asked the artists of the church to make birthday cards to mark Pentecost because this festival marks the beginning of the church, its birthday. So, the church is 1,990 years old!
Pentecost literally means 50th. We celebrate it 50 days after Easter Day, we remember how God sent the Holy Spirit to the first witnesses of the resurrection, they were then empowered to tell others what they had seen. They were the first witnesses, hence the old title (or at least the one my Mum always used) for last Sunday as ‘Whitsunday’.
For that is the church’s job, it began all those years ago and remains unchanged.  The church is the witness to what God has done and is doing. 
We will each find our own unique way to be a ‘witness’ but one thing we all share in common is that we all need God’s help, and the Holy Spirit is God’s answer to our prayer for help.
Happy birthday Church, and happy witnessing to you all.
Love
Rex
 

 
The Collect prayer for Pentecost
 
God, who as at this time
taught the hearts of your faithful people
by sending to them the light of your Holy Spirit:
grant us by the same Spirit
to have a right judgement in all things
and evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort;
through the merits of Christ Jesus our Saviour,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen
 
On 4th June from 8:30pm-10pm we are lucky enough to have the author of 'Four Feet Under', Tamsen Courtenay, joining us to read passages from her amazing book which tells the real stores of 30 homeless people in London and her experiences of writing it. There will be a chance to ask questions and it will be a really interesting and thought provoking evening. 
Please see the link below to book your tickets now!
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/together-in-barnet-an-evening-with-tamsen-courtenay-tickets-104752728230
 
Here’s the June edition of A Rocha’s newsletter which includes an update on the Eco-church scheme. There’s also a particularly interesting article about the possible links between Covid-19 and the way human beings have abused nature - do read it!
https://mailchi.mp/arocha/a-rocha-uk-enews-june-1351263?e=69e2ac21c9
 
Daily Hope - The Church of England Phone line church service - is available 24 hours a day on 0800 804 8044 – has been set up particularly with those unable to join online church services during the period of restrictions in mind.
Please continue to pray for those who have asked us as a community to pray for them
Okey Jnr, Margaret, Yvone, Anna, Jason, Ian, Eva, Juliette, Ivor, Myfanwy, Tim and Dorothy


We at Golders Green Church will continue to offer a number of ways we can and will keep in contact though emailing and phoning each other, the use of Facebook and the website, sending out updates by supporting those who need shopping, prescriptions fetched, letters posted and anything else you may need if you are isolated at home, whether you are in the over 70-year-old age group, or, have underlying health conditions.
The important thing is, PLEASE LET US KNOW. We are drawing up a list of volunteers we can call on to help. If anyone wants to add their names to this, please email Rex rex@gg-pc.co.uk
Alban Pilgrimage Eucharist Sunday 21 June, 10am
Hear from Parish Priest, Broadcaster and former Communard, The Rev'd Richard Coles as part of a special live streamed service at 10am on YouTube. Our local MP Daisy Cooper will also feature, as well as other churches from around the world that have links to Alban.
 
Radio, Television and Online Worship

You may wish to join in worship during this time through television and radio.
Check online, in the Radio Times and elsewhere for details:
Songs of Praise BBC 1, Sunday afternoon, variable times
Sunday Worship BBC Radio 4, Sunday, 8.10am Choral Evensong BBC
Radio 3, Wednesday Daily Service
BBC Radio 4 (Longwave only), weekdays, 9.45am
Big Sunday Service Premier Christian Radio, Sunday, 7am, 8am, 10am Easter Sunday Eucharist A service is usually broadcast on the BBC on Easter morning
Free 24 hour telephone church service 0800 804 8044
Online resources Church of England Daily Prayer https://www.churchofengland.org/prayer-and-worship/join-us-service-dailyprayer
https://mailchi.mp/b9d86a4acdc7/coming-up-from-st-pauls-cathedral-1274047?e=377e26b1db St Paul’s Cathedral have a number of resources available for us to use.
Church of England Online Resources during this time https://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/coronaviruscovid-19-liturgy-and-prayer-resources
Go On-line to " ps://www.achurchnearyou.com", put in Area or post code and find a local church that broadcasts Worship.
Prayers from Christian Aid https://www.christianaid.org.uk/pray/churches/coronavirus-prayers
https://pray-as-you-go.org/ Pray as you Go (a short service each day in the Jesuit Tradition)
LICC have some great resources on their website https://www.licc.org.uk/
Especially on Covid-19 https://www.licc.org.uk/ourresources/prayer-journeys/presence-pressure-purpose/


YouTube - Worship Video of the week
 
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God Almighty - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdbxSpJn1yQ
 
Do you have favourite worship songs? Please email them to Rex 
 

Rex Morton, 03/06/2020
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Welcome. Whether you've just moved to the area, or have lived here all your life - we hope our website helps you find out what you want to know about Golders Green Parish Church.

Key information about the church:-

When and where does the church meet?
What to expect when I visit the church?
Is there a dress code?
Will I be made to feel uncomfortable?
I have more questions, how can I get in touch and ask them?

 
When and where does the church meet?
The church meets every Sunday at 10.00am. It helps to get there 10 minutes early and be seated in time for the service to start. We meet at Golders Green Parish Church, our address is West Heath Drive, Golders Green, London, NW11 7QG. 

What to expect when I visit the church?
You can expect a warm welcome, great worship, an impacting preach and a friendly group of people gathering to learn more about God. Also FREE tea, coffee and biscuits!

Is there a dress code?
No, just wear something comfortable!

Will I be made to feel uncomfortable?
 We want you to feel at home and enjoy the service. Do join us for a hot drink and biscuits after the service to get to know some people from the church.

I have more questions, how can I get in touch and ask them?
Please feel free to call 020 8455 1873 or email the church office with any questions you have and we will be happy to help you.