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Golders Green Parish Church – Newsletter

19 March 2021




Greetings to everyone hoping you are all keeping well, and the vaccinations are coming on nicely. It will be a relief when we have had our second ones and maybe we will feel a bit more confident about going further afield.  This week we have much to ponder on during Lent; a reflection on Psalm 67 from Nehar; a Lent prayer from Ven Michael Sadgrove and a poem from the poet- priest R S Thomas. Tony has written an update on the church opening with a question he would like us all to answer as soon as possible. He has also given some information about Jason’s funeral and Rex, who knowing Jason so well and provided such constant pastoral care for him, has sent us a beautiful heart-felt tribute for one of our most loyal and loved members.


This week’s edition includes:

  • Thoughts from Tony.
  • Prayers on a Wednesday Evening
  • A Tribute to Jason by Rex
  • Sermon from Charlotte
  • Reflection from Nehar
  • Images from Sally
  • Statement Regarding the Union of Myanmar from Jenny.
  • Lenten Prayer
  • The Bright Field by R S Thomas.
  • Event- Let us Dream: Unmasking a Post-Covid future with St Oscar Romero from Jenny
  • Free Webinar
  • Resources for Lent.
  • How We Are.
  • Links to services, hymns, and broadcasts.
  • Zoom links.

Update from Tony


Opening the Church?

I thought it would be sensible to write this for you because we need to think about reopening church.  As you may know, we are actually able to meet in Church, so long as we are maintaining social distancing and mask wearing, but we took the view when the current lockdown was announced back in December not to do so.  However, many of us are about to be vaccinated or have had our first shots and are soon to have or have had our second ones.  Also with children going back to school on Monday and further steps are being taken towards re-opening the country I thought it would be sensible for us to have an email discussion now about whether we should go back into the building following on from our brief discussion at our last PCC. 
The heating system is working save that of course we need to figure out how we I can improve it.  That aside the temperature within church when I was last there on Wednesday, when I met with our architect and a heating consultant, was actually quite good.  Also I would like to get our computer consultant in to help us re-configure the system so that we can use zoom as well as have in-person services at the same time.  I don't think that would be a big issue because it is probably a question of linking the camera to the systems and linking it into zoom but that I think can be done with a few clicks.
So the question is therefore can we - should we - reopen for Palm Sunday?  It might be good for us to meet during Easter week in church.  The other consideration, of course, is that 4th April will be Charlotte’s last Sunday with us and so I think it would be good if we can meet both for us and her in person.  In using a combination of zoom and in person I would hope that we would be catering for everybody rather than just a few. Today we had a few more zoom first timers into our service which is good. 
It would be good to hear from you about reopening during the course of Easter week.
Please do let me know what you think.  
I will in the meantime take forward with Lawrence our computer a consultant the linking of zoom and the system so that we can have in person and zoom services at the same time in readiness.  So I do look forward to hearing from you about that. 

Prayers on a Wednesday Evening

Before I forget, Nehar and I are thinking of having a prayer meeting, even if it's just for a few of us on Wednesday and for the next few Wednesdays and Lent, to pray about a new incumbent and also to pray for the process following that.  Please do bear that in mind and let me know if you can attend - thank you.
Finally, just to let you know, Charlotte is having a week off on Mothering Sunday.   The Rev Rachel G, a curate at St Mary’s Hendon, one of Rev Julie G’s curates, will lead us on Mothering Sunday.

Jason’s Funeral

Monday was Jason's a funeral.  I did email you all a notice as to when that actually took place so you could pray for him at that time.  Although I was invited to attend the funeral I could not, partly because I had a health appointment and also I had so much work that I need to complete this coming week that, travelling to the City of London the Cemetery out in Walthamstow, would have been quite a trek.  I know because of the situation a lot of us are in, needing to shield etc., it was just not possible for me to go but we can pray for his family.  Nehar, on behalf of us, sent some Flowers.  The plan made with his family is to have a memorial service later on in the year, when hopefully it will be easier for our church family to gather in greater numbers to celebrate Jason's life with his two daughters and other relatives in England.  So, please bear that in mind and watch out for news of that event.
Thank you for your prayers and support, In Jesus.   Tony

Tribute to Jason E by Rex M

Jason was part of the serving team at Golders Green for many years, I arrived as vicar in 2007 and I could see straight away that he considered it an honour to serve in the Sanctuary, an attitude we shared, as I got to know him better, I realised that we shared something else too, a sense of humour, he had a smile and a twinkle in his eyes that made everything fun!

I thoroughly enjoyed working with Jason, in the latter years though he did suffer with a number of health challenges, these challenges meant that coming to church in the end became more and more difficult, it was then that I took church to him, and it was during these visits to his home in Manor House that I got to hear more about his life.
In his flat there was a photograph of his father, he explained to me that he was a yam farmer in Nigeria. Jason spoke to me of how hard this life was for his father. Jason left Nigeria in the 1960s to seek a future here in the UK.

He arrived at the Port of Dover in the winter months, as he retold of his landing in England, I could see he still felt the cold that he had felt all those years ago. He arrived dressed for the sunshine of home not for the cold of Kent. He travelled from Dover to Derbyshire where he began to work with cars, cars were always a passion for Jason. He spoke often of his enjoyment of working on them or driving them. Another photograph on display was Jason posing in front of a Rolls Royce, that I think he use to drive, he showed me a picture of the man he had worked for, but I am not sure now who he was, but he was a very distinguished looking gentleman in full tribal dress.

Of course, on full display were photographs of his daughters Vicky and Gloria, he was very proud of his girls and so grateful for their care for him in the latter years. I had the pleasure of meeting them on a number of occasions but my favourite one, must be when we celebrated Jason’s 80th birthday, the girls had arranged an Arsenal cake! 

I always enjoyed Jason’s company, but the one thing that stands out in my mind was his faithfulness, the deep love he held for God.

This I think is best illustrated by something that happened a few years ago. One Sunday, Jason as he did for many years, was due to be serving in the sanctuary, but on this particular day, he arrived late, not late for the service, not even much later than he would normally have arrived to set everything up for us, but just a little late. He came into the vestry, greeted me as he always did, and proceeded to apologise and explain the situation. Like me he had been surprised by the heavy snowfall the night before. He told me, that he could not remember exactly where he had parked his car, so he had to clear the snow off serval cars until he found his own, then had driven slowly and carefully from Manor House to Golders Green. On mornings like this the congregation would have only been a small percentage of our normal attendance, as many would have considered it (quite rightly) to be dangerous to venture far, but Jason was not one of them, a snowstorm was not going to stop him from coming to serve and worship his God. Jason thank you for all that we shared together; I will never forget you.
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord.  And let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace and rise in glory.

Charlotte’s Sermon

Lent 3 2021


It is a church placement that I had when I was at theological college that I have to thank for my addiction to the Archers. I thought it was about time I started listening to Radio 4 when I went to theological college, and the church I was attached to didn't have their morning service until 11am. So I would always catch the beginning of the Archers Omnibus on Sunday, but have to switch it off to get to church. And I found myself thinking, “I wonder what happened with Adam's strawberry pickers” or “How did that argument between Jennifer and Brian end?” So I started listening in the evenings, and now it's been nearly 15 years and I can't miss an episode. Those of you who also listen will know that in the last two weeks some of the community in Ambridge have been horrified that Mia has become a vegan. Susan was giving her deepest condolences to Mia's grandparents Eddie and Clarrie last week after she had heard the news. Being a community with a large number of pastoral farmers whose livelihoods depend on people eating animal products, Mia is struggling to win the locals to her cause. But she is raising some important issues which her generation – she's about 14 – seem far more aware of and concerned about than those who have gone before them. I do wonder whether future generations will look back at this period in history and be horrified at the amount of meat we consume at the moment, and the impact it has on the environment and on our own welfare. 

Lent is a good time to think about how we might treat God’s creation better as a whole, and our own human bodies as part of it. The saying “treat your body as a temple” is a well-known phrase that might immediately put you in mind of television adverts for healthy food and exercise DVDs. But, it has its origins in the Christian faith. St Paul writes in his first letter to the Corinthians, “Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honour God with your body.” To go back to the very first mention of the body as a temple, though, we go back to Christ.

We have just heard the story we sometimes call “the cleansing of the Temple” – although it was probably in a state of great disarray by the time Jesus had left it. Today, we see an intimidating side of Jesus. Gone is the meek and mild baby in the manger; gone are the images of a gentile man who sits on sunny hillsides telling the world that the kingdom of God belongs to little children. 

Here, we find Christ angry, passionate, militant – and all over the treatment of the Temple. How then, is this apoplectic figure of Jesus lashing out in the Temple, a sign of God’s love? 

The story of the cleansing of the temple is in each of the four Gospels – but there are several things that are striking from the account we have heard this morning from John. Firstly, he places it at the beginning of his Gospel. Matthew, Mark and Luke tell this story as Jesus approaches Jerusalem on Palm Sunday for Passover, when he is almost at the end of his earthly ministry. But for John, this is one of the first acts that Jesus performs – he has been baptized, called the first apostles, and turned water into wine. So far, so fairly uncontroversial. But now, we see a change – he strides aggressively through the Temple, shouting at the money-changers and brandishing a whip that he has made himself, overturning tables, forcing coins and doves and sheep to go scattered everywhere. 
Is this what John is trying to tell us that Jesus will be like for the rest of his ministry? Perhaps. Again and again we learn that God’s Kingdom isn’t what we want or expect – Jesus will go on turning tables over for the rest of his ministry. 
The prophet Malachi had predicted that in the last days, “the Lord whom you seek will suddenly come to his temple; the messenger of the covenant in whom you delight, behold he is coming, says the Lord of hosts. But who can endure the day of his coming, and who can stand when he appears? For he is like a refiners fire and like fuller’s soap; he will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver, and he will purify the sons of Levi and refine them like gold and silver, till they present right offerings to the Lord.”And the very last words of Zechariah’s prophecy (probably written about three centuries before Christ) – looked forward to the day when not only the vessels and accoutrements of the temple would be regarded as holy, but when all the vessels and accoutrements of all the people would be holy –in other words, when the people themselves, rather than just the temple building, would be a place of holiness, in which the Spirit of God could dwell. And to this prophecy, Zechariah adds, ‘And there shall no longer be a trader in the house of the Lord of hosts on that day’. 
Jesus was acting out the fulfilment of both of these prophecies. However - the trading going on in the temple was necessary to its function – animals sold were those prescribed for the offering according to the law; and the money changers had to be present, because ordinary money was unclean – it bore the emperor’s image and so had to be changed into kosher money. His prophetic action in cleansing the Temple strongly suggests that he shared the perception of Zecharaiah and Isaiah – the self-serving, self-preoccupied worldliness of the religious establishment repelled people, and prevented the temple realizing its prophesied destiny of becoming a ‘house of prayer for all nations’. 
The Jews responsible for the Temple are quite naturally alarmed and want to know on whose authority Jesus has come into the Temple, upsetting people and causing such havoc. “What sign can you show us for doing this?” they ask him. And though even his own disciples don’t understand the answer he gives, it is an authority infinitely more powerful than any seat of government or the rule of any emperor – it is nothing less than the authority of His own death and resurrection. What greater sign of God’s love and God’s power could there be? Christ had fulfilled the prophets’ words in turning the Temple building into a holy place, but more than that; his own body had become the Temple, the Temple where the Spirit of God dwelt and lived on earth. 
So then what of our bodies? Are they places in which the Spirit of God can dwell? What of the Temple today? How does our Church, claiming to be the Body – the Temple – of Christ on earth, actually live out his life of radical service, his unconditional acceptance and inclusion of the poor and the despised? If Christ came into his church today, is there anything he would want to drive out of it? 
Lent is the time to be asking ourselves these questions, and they’re important ones – because the Temple that really matters is the body of God incarnate. If we see here an angry God, brandishing a whip and causing havoc, remember that we’ll soon see the tables turned – on him. The whip will be in the hands of a soldier, and Our Lord will be the one treated like an animal, scourged and beaten and killed inhumanely. And just as Christ’s hands first turn over these tables, the last thing John shows them doing is taking bread, dipping it in wine, and handing it to Judas, his betrayer. We are Christ’s body, however imperfect that body may look at times. Christ knows us, and he still loves us. Through the sign of his love in the resurrection, he dwells with us and in us. 
Books to illustrate some of what the points I have made:
  • Ghost Ship          -         Revd Azariah France-Williams; Eden Pub
  • Natives                -         Akala; Two Roads Pub
  • Texts of Terror     -         PhyllisTribble; SCM Press
  • Women in a Patriarchal Society - Elaine Storky; Blackwells
  • Scars Across Humanity -  Elaine Storky; SPCK* 
*Some of you may remember Elaine came to Golders Green a couple of years ago to talk about her travels, research and stories that were published in her book.


Reflection for Lent – Nehar

I want to include the words of Psalm 67 for us to reflect on
May God be gracious to us and bless us
And make His face shine on us
May His ways may be known among us
His salvation among all nations.
May we praise you, O God
May we all praise you.
May we all be glad and sing for joy;
For you rule us with equity and
Guide us in all that we do each day.
You are our God and our King
May we praise you O God
May  we all praise you.


Images – Thoughts from Sally

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At the end of the service each week we have that most joyous Blessing sung from choirs and groups across the world. We cannot help but recognise and rejoice at the difference and diversity shown in God’s creation but also to note how we are all, “one in creation”. We are reminded of the number of times that our oneness and diversity is acknowledged in the scriptures; how, “Though we are many we are one body…”,
“So, in Christ, though many form one body, each member belongs to all the others” (Romans 12 v5), and probably one of the most memorable, “There is no longer Jew or Greek, slave or free, male and Female for all of you are one in Christ” (Gal 3 v28). So, what does that mean about discrimination of any kind that reduces and demeans our humanity, individuals and gifts? How often, looking at the world, including our country, is that really put into practice in communities, religions, races or cultures, in ways that frees people up to be what God intended us to be?
We have, it is true, come some way over the past 10 -15yrs. But it has not been without a huge effort, mostly undertaken by groups who themselves have been discriminated against, working from below, in the recognition of the importance of making sure everyone in Church and State has access to positive ways of seeing themselves and developing as they should. 
It has always occurred to me how we internalise from our childhood upwards the many messages that are given to us about how things are meant to be depending on what gender, race, colour or class we are; what we should be or are expected to be, that so often supersedes, narrows or distorts the Gospel message. We experience this without really being aware of it until we get older, until something that brings us an awareness, a realisation, that jolts us into what is happening to us as well as to others, and even then, it is hard to put it aside, let alone find ways of overcoming it.
Anyone who has made any study of history and reads much literature, seen sections of the media or just living, cannot but be aware of the damage all this has done to women and men, young and old, black and white and those who do not fit the often narrowly prescribed “norms” of our society and are nudged to the edge.  
That is why seeing positive images and role models of the self in different contexts is so powerful. It encourages people to see themselves, explore the possibilities of what it could mean for them in their lives, to feel valued and, even if it means struggling to achieve them, finding ways of achieving them.
Images in art, in all kinds of creativity, photos, illustrations and stories in books, paintings, in church, stained-glass windows, frescos, Icons, all tell consciously as well as subconsciously stories about how we are perceived that can enhance or diminish our view of ourselves and often, worse still, that of others. Providing a variety of images that tell the story showing that everything is open to all, or has the potential to be, is key to our lives and attitudes. But we still have such a long way to go. If we were there already why do we need to have events such as, Black History Month and Women’s International Day, the Me-Too movement, and good as they may be, how much better it would be if we had real equality from which we could all flourish and recognise our values and abilities with those of others – which brings us back to Galatians 3.
This is one reason why different iconic images of Christ, Mary and the Saints are put in the newsletter showing the richness and variety of creation to complement the Blessing we see and hear sung each week - the Creation that God made and saw it was good. When my first grandson was born in the early 90’s, there were not many inclusive and encouraging black images around and especially in many churches and cathedrals. I looked for and bought the above icon showing a black Christ and Mary. Our partner grandparents were of the Windrush generation who settled, worked and worshipped in this country for the rest of their lives. We were great friends, and they were good generous-hearted people who faced a lot of racism which was painful as well as shameful to see; not to mention my daughter and her partner.  One thing we were determined was, that growing up, he would see images that reflected who he was, who he could be, showing the opportunities that could be open to him and give him a message that, no matter what, nothing would be closed to him despite the climate and attitudes we were living in and often still are. Donald and I collected icons; they were our favourite forms of religious portrayal and prayer. But then there were not so many images of a black Christ to be found in churches, books, pictures and in paintings and stained-glass windows, but rather the blond, blue-eyed, light-skinned man reflecting a narrow cultural view of what he was thought to look like.  And certainly, there were and still are very few black clergy as role models and, digressing, I will not go on, but I could at length, about how women were portrayed so often the perfect, obedient passive models of womankind perched on a pedestal or flower arranging! 
So, I think what I am saying, and you may well disagree with everything I have said, that is it is important we do not close doors to anyone so that s/he feel they do not, or cannot, belong, develop the God-given gifts each has to achieve their life chances. We are all made in the likeness of God, who loves us, no matter what.  How we live and who we can become, is the gift we have been given to recognise God’s love in each of us and live it, hard though it may be.
Statement Regarding the Union of Myanmar
From: The Catholic Bishops Conference of Myanmar
Myanmar Council of Churches
Myanmar Christ Mission Cooperation Board
Statement of Request by the Various Christian Churches and Organizations in Myanmar
1) We, share the fears and serious concerns of all people in Myanmar over the Tatmadaw’s control of power following the recent declaration of a one-year state of emergency in the country. We call on the Tatmadaw to immediately release President U Win Myint, State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, and others detained and request the pursuance of reconciliation.
2) The State and the people of Myanmar are making decisive actions for prevention, control, and treatment of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and working tirelessly to combat the outbreak. As we combine our efforts and resources to slow the spread of the virus, we stress the importance of keeping in mind the COVID-19 health and safety protocols so that we do not lose a soul going forward.
3) We request all citizens of Myanmar to refrain from discrimination and the use of force among each other but instead, to take the responsibility to support each other and pledge the continuing efforts to take steps together to a brighter future.
4) We thank all the support received from our friends around the world who realize the potential of Myanmar to be a free, democratic, and prosperous country. We request your support to help fill the major gaps in the overall development needed for the people of Myanmar.
5) We call on people from all religions to bind our hearts together and remember in your prayers for our nation to attain justice and peace, as well as for development and hope. We request our fellow Christians to humble ourselves before God with an expectant heart to start fasting and
prayer for our country.




Lenten Prayer

Eternal God,
We bring before you the journeys we are making through Lent.
Show us how to travel well through the wilderness.
Strengthen us in our ordeals and save us in the time of trial.
Reveal yourself to us as present in our midst.
Disclose to us the truth we need to know and live by.
And help us to embrace your promises of life and love.
Through Jesus Christ our Saviour. Amen.


The Bright Field
A poem by R S Thomas
I have seen the sun break through
to illuminate a small field
for a while, and gone my way
and forgotten it. But that was the pearl
of great price, the one field that had
treasure in it. I realize now
that I must give all that I have
to possess it. Life is not hurrying
on to a receding future, nor hankering after
an imagined past. It is the turning
aside like Moses to the miracle
of the lit bush, to a brightness
that seemed as transitory as your youth
once, but is the eternity that awaits you.

Let us Dream: Unmasking a Post-Covid future with St Oscar R

Saturday, 13 March at 11am on YouTube

This year's ecumenical service at St Martin-in-the-Fields is on Saturday, 13 March at 11am. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, it is not possible to attend the service in person. It will be live-streamed from the church via the Romero Trust YouTube channel at

The presider will be Revd Richard C, one of the trustees of the Romero Trust. The address will be given by Dr Gemma S CJ. Gemma is a sister of the Congregation of Jesus.  She is a Senior Research Fellow of the Margaret B Institute of Theology, Cambridge, where she is director of the Religious Life Institute.  After a career in secondary teaching and missionary work in Brazil, she was chaplain in the Universities of Cambridge and London before taking up a lectureship in pastoral theology at Heythrop College, University of London.  She was a chaplaincy volunteer in Holloway Prison for 26 years and is an honorary fellow of Durham University.

Free Webinar

On Thursday, 11 March, at 6pm B M D.Phil (Oxon), professor of religious studies at Western Kentucky university is speaking on "Jesus, African Women and Divine Reason for a dying world" in a webinar brought to us through the Africa Centre for Religion and Society, run by the Rev Jaiye E.  He says "Professor Mukonyora will be comparing the values embedded in the roles of women as dialogue partners of Jesus in the oral tradition in the origin of Christianity, with the ideas embedded in roles of African women as "guardians of wisdom" in a patriarchal world that is Christianity and African."

The webinar is free.

Please let Tony know you would like to join and he will arrange for you to get the link or you can find it on Facebook.

Lent Book Suggestions

  • “Rooted in Love” draws on the collective wisdom of the Area bishops in London, introduced and edited by Bishop Sarah M. The book explores the ways in which we can live the Christian life to the full today. It contains forty reflections that lead us deeper into the meaning and practice of life in Christ today. Each reflection includes a Bible reading, a prayer and a suggestion for action based on the reading. You can buy your copy from: 
  • If you go to the Edmonton Area link containing more information you may find that helpful. Both links are on: or the facebook page: 

Other suggestions:
  • The Heart’s Time”, Poems and Prayers by Janet Morley;
  • Candles in the Dark: Faith, Hope and Love in a Time of Pandemic” by Rowan Williams
  • “Forgotten Desert Mothers, The Sayings, Lives and Stories of Early Christian Women” by
    Laura Swan. The last chapters on, “Yearning for Holiness”, “Contemporary Asceticism”, “Compassion” and others following, draw on the desert mothers’ wisdom and how they can relate to our lives today. They would be so helpful for Lenten reflections.

Why not support online Christian bookshops and buy them from one of these:, or, or


How we are:

Simon: The good news is that Simon is making good progress and feeling much better.
Judy N: Tony reports that his mother is now home and doing well from her hip operation.
Lots of prayers and thanks for their good progress.

Message from Nehar

I am a trained qualified integrative Counsellor. If anyone would welcome a chat on anything you would like to talk over and discuss, in confidence, please don’t hesitate to give me a ring and we could fix up a time. This would be in a voluntary capacity.

Contact the office for my details. Please do get in touch.

YouTube - Worship Video of the week

ADONAI EL ROI ~ Carmen Esther

Do you have favourite worship songs? Please email them to Sally
Please continue to pray for those who have asked us as a community to pray for them

Okey Jnr. O, Margaret M, Yvone S, Anna M, Jason E, Ian K, Eva M, Juliette D, Ivor S, Myfanwy K , Dorothy N, Rose O,  Mirela B, Marllies A, Judy N, David A, Gideon O, Diana T,  Ify O, Simon H & the families of Florence O, Jason E & Sheila H.



Zoom link numbers

Please find below the Zoom links for our Sunday Service from the Churchwardens.

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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.

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. Please email

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 St Paul’s Cathedral have a number of resources available for us to use.
Church of England Online Resources during this time
Go On-line to " ps://", put in Area or post code and find a local church that broadcasts Worship.
Prayers from Christian Aid Pray as you Go (a short service each day in the Jesuit Tradition)
LICC have some great resources on their website
Especially on Covid-19
Golders Green Parish Church, 09/03/2021
Hello and welcome to our church. If you are a new visitor, we have a page for you to get to know us and learn more about planning a visit.
Click here to see more.

Planning your Visit

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New to Church

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.