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Golders Green Parish Church – Newsletter

20 April 2021



Greetings to everyone: This week’s newsletter is slightly different.  For those of you who could not attend the Good Friday, “Stations of the Cross”, the whole of the text and images of the Service are printed below.  The images are of the fourteen beautifully carved models that are in our church, designed and made in Italy especially for us, donated by Mack C, Anita’s father, in memory of Devi, his wife, who died unexpectedly on 3rd March in 2000. The prayers and reflections for each one, read by Charlotte, were adapted from those written by Fr Richard N from Our Lady of Fatima in 2020.   Personally I found the service one of the most moving I have experienced; partly I think it was the way in which it emphasized our own state of isolation in lockdown, alone in our rooms, without any embellishment or distractions other than the prayers, reflections and images on which to meditate and reflect - in so many ways mirroring Jesus’s own isolation. I have looked at the carvings many times in church but somehow on this occasion, with each shown on its own, the detail of the grains of the wood and the sheer skill in the carving conveyed the deep feeling and pathos Jesus’s steps.  It is hoped, that by putting them all in the newsletter, we will have a permanent reminder of words and images to keep, from which we can meditate and reflect on Jesus’s journey of sacrifice while bringing great hope and joy at the end – or perhaps in reality –  the beginning. 
Please note the date Tony has given us regarding the APCM (Annual Parish Council Meeting) on Sunday 9th May and also note the invitation from Nehar to coffee for this Wednesday 21st April at 7.30pm. The zoom link is given in Tony’s update.
The Night Shelter is progressing really well. Many thanks to those who are helping. We have had an appeal for the following food and toiletries. If you would like to donate any of the items listed below, please could you bring them to the church during office hours on either Tuesdays or Wednesdays. Sheila will pick them up and take them to the Hotel.

Donations welcomed of:
  • Pot noodles and Rice
  • Soap
  • Jam
  • Men’s deodorants
  • 1 litre long-life milk
  • Men’s disposable razors
  • Crisps
  • Toilet rolls
  • Biscuits

Many thanks, love, and good wishes - Sally

This weeks edition includes:
  • Update from Tony;
  • Zoom links
  • Sermon from Rachel;
  • Invitation to Coffee from Nehar;
  • Stations of the Cross from Good Friday at Golders Green;
  • Book Recommendations;
  • Links to services, hymns, and broadcasts.
  • Zoom links.


Update from Tony

Over the next 7 days, and so by the time the next newsletter comes out, we might have decided upon our new incumbent.  On Tuesday evening next Pamela and I meet with the two candidates with the bishop, the archdeacon and the area dean.  This will be a strange event, if I may say so, because it will be crowded, but subject to Covid distancing, it will be "rushed" yet contemplative for somehow we will discern if either are suitable.  So we need your prayers and I know you have been praying.
The other thing to mention the Annual Parochial Council meeting will take place on 9 May.  The Church Wardens are up for re-election, and the other business is to revive reports of our activity over the year.  So if you have not returned your electoral roll forms yet, electronic versions are attached for you to complete and return to the office.  Thank you for your support.
Thus to help us in our thinking, could I encourage as many as possible to join in tomorrow's zoom call to discuss what we might actually be trying to do.  For me we are to be a community, a people who exemplify the kingdom of God on earth: by your love for one another the world, Golders Green, will know that we are His disciples.  So please do join us, and bring along your favourite beverage or tipple. Please see the zoom link below :
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YouTube - Worship Videos of the week :

As You Find Me (Live) - Hillsong UNITED
Shout to The Lord & Agnus Dei (Darlene Zschech - Revealing Jesus)


Sermon from Rachel - Sunday 18th April 2021



‘While they were talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” (Luke 24:36) These are the opening words of our gospel reading. What was this conversation that was being had that Jesus, seems to have butted in on?
We find the answer in the proceeding verses. 2 disciples, one named Cleopas and another, who some have suggested may have been his wife, have just got back from the most extraordinary encounter. They have just done a 14 mile round walking trip, from Jerusalem to a village called Emmaus and back again.


The 2 disciples left the others as the image indicates, their hopes dashed, bowed over, confused, could they believe the story told by the three Mary’s on Easter Sunday that Jesus really had risen?
Today after the sadness of Prince Philip’s funeral yesterday, we may feel bowed down, like those two disciples, not only at the sadness of HRH’s death but at being the ones left behind, feeling for Her Majesty the Queen, bereft and alone. Wondering if this year can throw anything more at us, any more loss, pain, grief and suffering.


But the two disciples are not on their own. On their journey the resurrected Jesus met the two disciples. Jesus doesn’t introduce himself, and they fail to recognise Him, even though internally their hearts told them that as they walked and talked and Jesus explained that he had to suffer and die and rise again, that Moses and all the prophets had pointed to this, they still couldn’t fathom it.
Until, they sit down for an ordinary meal. As Jesus takes bread, blesses it and breaks it, these two disciples suddenly allow themselves to believe what their hearts have been burning to tell. Jesus is alive and they have seen him!
I wonder how many times in our lives, we have failed to recognise Jesus in our midst, because he doesn’t look or speak or act in the way we expect?
No sooner had the penny dropped with these disciples, that suddenly Jesus vanishes from their sight.
What kind of resurrection is this and what does it mean? The two disciples don’t hang around and set straight back out to return back to the other disciples in Jerusalem. Another 7 miles walk later, they find themselves with the other disciples explaining that they have seen Jesus alive.
While they were talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” (Luke 24:36)
What were the responses of the disciples? Thank you Jesus, we’ve missed you, we can’t believe it’s really you!
No. Even, after the 2 disciples have just spent a 7 mile walk with Jesus, sat down with him to a meal, they are jumping out of their skins with the 11 apostles thinking they’ve seen a ghost.


Jesus’s response isn’t to get offended, or frustrated or angry. He responds with practical love. He knows the trauma they have been through, the absolute grief that struggles to comprehend something that seems too good to be true. He recognises the humanness to fear, to doubt, to question.
‘Touch me and see’ (Luke 24:39b) All of the disciples needed to touch Jesus, not just Thomas. Jesus doesn’t rebuke their human need for physical contact. He invites it. After this last 12 months, when we have been forbidden from touching one another, perhaps more than ever in our lives we have collectively as humans recognised the importance of touch.
As the disciples took hold of Jesus, they were still struggling to comprehend, perhaps we will feel something of this, when we get to that day when we can hug our friends and families without restraint, that this is really real, it is finally happening. Again Jesus doesn’t push them away or rebuke them as they cry out in delirium, is it really you?! He responds with practical love.
‘Have you anything here to eat?’ (Luke 24:41b)


It is so human a question. It reminds us of Jesus’s request for water from the Samaritan woman at the well.
What is this resurrection body: that can suddenly appear walking through locked doors and then vanish from sight; but yet can be touched and hugged, still bearing the scars of his death. A body that is physically real and able to digest and swallow a piece of broiled fish
What is this resurrection body and does it even matter?


This resurrection body truly matters, because it shows that Jesus is really fully human, he still bears the scars of his death, the holes punched through by the nails, the tear in his side ripped by the spear, he has a body which is as real as mine and yours, it can hug and be hugged. The scars prove he died that he is truly human.
Yet Jesus’s resurrected body can walk through locked doors and vanish from sight, this proves his divinity. This is no hoax. Jesus physically really did die, his scars prove it, but his body isn’t bound by the same constraints of time and space as our physical bodies are, in this his divinity is clear.
The resurrected body of Jesus is our hope. If Jesus didn’t really die and rise again then we are to be pitied more than all people, because our faith is in vain. But Jesus did rise again, proving that he has defeated death, even though we will die, like his HRH, we will by faith in Jesus rise again, with a real fleshy physical resurrected body, ‘same same but different.’
The disciples were eyewitnesses to this (Luke 24:48); they saw with their eyes and touched with their hands. And it is this testimony that they shared again and again. It is because of their witness that we are here today. And what we heard in our reading from Acts: ‘ To this we are witnesses’ (Acts 3:15) is Peter’s testimony that Jesus fully God, the Author of life, yet, fully human was killed, but in his divinity came back to life. And this life is a life opened to all, to all who believe and turn to God.
In our world that needs and craves peace, that craves human contact. As Jesus’s body here on earth, His Church here in Golders Green, how can we be witnesses to the resurrected body of Jesus? How can we be witnesses to this good news that Jesus is truly alive? How can we be bearers of Jesus’s peace, of Jesus’s human contact in a lonely and isolated city? Amen.

Invitation to Coffee from Nehar


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Dear brothers and sisters as you all know interviews for the appointment of a new priest took place on 13 April - the final decision will be made on 27 April. 
We thought it would be good for us to meet as a church family on the evening of Wednesday 21st April by zoom at 7.30pm. It will be an opportunity to share your thoughts on where you think our church should be going in the coming years.  As Tony has said , bring coffee, tea or cocoa! The link on how to join is above. Looking forward to seeing you.


In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.  Amen
Lord Jesus, the whole human family has faced tests and trials in the past year.  As we reflect on your Passion and death, help us to learn from you how to respond to the challenges we continue to face at this time.  Help us to deepen our trust and faith in you.
May we be united with all who suffer at this time, and with all those who are helping others to carry their crosses.
Guide us, Lord, in your ways.  Purify us, Lord, in your love. Heal us, Lord, in your mercy. Lead us back into your light and your truth.
We ask this in your precious name.   Amen

The 1st Station – Jesus is Condemned to Death

 We adore you, O Christ, and we praise you.  Because by your holy Cross you have redeemed the world.


Have we ever washed our hands as often or for as long as we have become accustomed to doing in the past year?  Every time we touch something which could have been infected by another’s touch, we wash and wash again.  Pilate washes his hands as a gesture of dismissal and denial – that he wants nothing more to do with Jesus, that he bears no responsibility for all that will follow.  But Pilate’s hands will now forever be stained by guilt – the guilt of not standing up for the truth, the guilt of giving into fear of the crowd, the fear of what his superiors would do if he made the wrong move.  We too are stained, infected every time we choose fear over love, compromise over truth.


Wash us, Lord, in the power of your blood. Give us the strength and courage to speak up when we see wrongdoing, and never deny help to the powerless.

The 2nd Station – Jesus takes up his Cross

 We adore you; O Christ and we praise you.  Because by your holy Cross you have redeemed the world.


Jesus the carpenter, who knows how to craft wood and reveal its inner beauty, receives a rough, splintered trunk of wood, hacked and hewn without any craft or care.  This year has made us reassess who our society really values – not the highest paid, and the most glamorous, but those who have risked their lives to save others, and to keep essential services running – this is a heroic path to walk.  It is the path which Jesus walks for us.  Which path have we chosen?  Has the past year brought out the best or the worst in us?


Help us, Lord, to learn from your example.  Strengthen all who carry heavy crosses at this time for the good of others.

The 3rd Station – Jesus Falls the First Time

We adore you; O Christ and we praise you.  Because by your holy Cross you have redeemed the world.


Most people have been pushed to some kind of limit this year – some running out of patience with those they live with and have had to spend more time with; some finding it hard to keep focussed on work with no physical interactions with colleagues; some facing serious financial hardship after the pandemic affected their income; some pushed to the brink of loneliness and isolation after having all social contact cut off.  We are naturally afraid of being weak and vulnerable.  We like to be in control, to be comfortable and secure.  But Jesus shows us that there is grace in weakness, that we only really open ourselves up to the sufferings of others when we experience our own vulnerability and the closeness of death.  The only way to raise up others is ourselves to fall beside them.


Show us, Lord, how to walk together, to fall together and rise together. This is the way of the cross.

The 4th Station – Jesus Meets his Mother

We adore you; O Christ and we praise you.  Because by your holy Cross you have redeemed the world.


Physical interaction with family members has been something the pandemic has robbed many people of in the past year.  Government ministers and their scientific advisors are frequently asked, “When can I hug my grandchild, or my elderly mother in a care home?” by members of the public longing for that physical touch.  This must have been one of the greatest comforts on Jesus’ walk with the cross – that Mary was there, as she always had been.  She reached out to him in his agony and isolation, and shared with him the blessing of touch, of tenderness when all around was anger and rage.


Lord we give you thanks for the witness of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  Let her be to all those who are separated from family members a source of consolation, of contact and care.  We pray especially for all who have to endure the pain of watching their child in suffering.  Help us to know that you love us as a parent loves their child, and comfort us in the times we feel pain.

The 5th Station – Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus to Carry the Cross

We adore you, O Christ and we praise you.  Because by your holy Cross you have redeemed the world.


How much easier so many of us find it to give help than to receive it ourselves.  Being dependent on others is not a path we naturally choose.  But the past year has taught us how reliant we are on one other to live our lives.  We give thanks that in the past year we have seen so many acts of kindness in our communities by neighbours and friends looking to help the vulnerable.  Jesus, the Son of God, willingly surrenders his power and might, and becomes one of these, reliant on the hands and help of another.  Perhaps this is you now, or it will be you in the years to come.  We need each other.


Open our eyes, Lord, to the gift of the vulnerable, to the beauty of the carer. Help us to understand that true human dignity lies in the respect and care we give to those most in need amongst us.

The 6th Station – Veronica Wipes the Face of Jesus

We adore you, O Christ and we praise you.  Because by your holy Cross you have redeemed the world.


We give thanks for all those in the past year who have provided support and comfort to the dying and their families.  There have been many acts of powerful, thoughtless care – powerful because they have been totally sincere, no self-interest, nothing in it for that person, no self-promotion or profit – just real, authentic concern for the good of the other.  This is what Veronica does.  Moved with pity for Jesus, she steps forward from the angry crowd and presses a soothing cloth to his bloodied face to give him a sweet moment of relief from it all.  And her unexpected, unsought for reward is to have his sacred image imprinted on that cloth.


Lord, may we, like Veronica and her cloth, be imprinted with your own image through our acts of pure kindness, compassion and care for each other.

The 7th Station – Jesus Falls the Second Time

We adore you, O Christ and we praise you.  Because by your holy Cross you have redeemed the world.


Another fall.  This time it takes Jesus longer to find the strength to rise again.  And yet rise he does, drawing on his Father’s love and his need to reach that cross, to offer his life for us.  We too have hidden strengths within us – seldom sought but there, gifted by God deep within us.  It’s not our own strength, as we like to think, which helps us to rise but the Spirit of God – a Spirit which is only revealed when we too respond to the Father’s love for us, when we too live our lives for others.  This is our true self, our deepest humanity, too often hidden and lost beneath layers of self – self-interest, self-centredness, self-pity.  As Jesus’ skin is scraped from his body by the jagged cross and the hard, unforgiving ground every time he falls, so may our selfishness be scraped away from us.


Lord Jesus, in our weakness, in our falling and rising, may we discover our deepest, God-given selves.

The 8th Station – Jesus speaks to the Women of Jerusalem


We adore you, O Christ and we praise you.  Because by your holy Cross you have redeemed the world.
Who were these ‘daughters of Jerusalem’?  Perhaps a group, a sisterhood who dedicated themselves to the lamentation and consolation of their Jewish brothers condemned to death…  But Jesus, when he meets them, is not concerned about his own suffering, but tries instead to awaken the women to the threat which hangs over their own lives.  Within just a couple of generations, the holy city of Jerusalem, at whose gates these women weep, will be reduced to rubble and ruin.  “Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me but for yourselves and for your children.”  Jesus’ words are not the voice of a God who wills suffering and death, but they are a passionate call to conversion and life.  Violence and rebellion always lead to destruction and death.  Perhaps Jesus would say the same to us today to awaken the human race to the destruction we wreak upon the earth causing climate change – causing effects that will have a disastrous impact on generations to come.


Awaken in us, Lord, the sincere desire to live once more in communion with you and your creation, and in solidarity with others, with a profound respect for the sanctity of life.

The 9th Station – Jesus Falls the Third Time

We adore you, O Christ and we praise you.  Because by your holy Cross you have redeemed the world.


It seems like it is almost all over.  The soldiers fear that this prisoner might not make it to the place of execution.  They look upon him as a broken man, pathetic, crushed.  And yet there is a dignity, a spirit in this man which they have never seen before.  They help him to stagger on, to walk these final steps to the cross.  We often only discover the deepest truths about ourselves and others through sorrow, pain and suffering.  Brought low we see the world around us with different eyes – let us use those experiences to understand the suffering of others more deeply, and inspire in us acts of solidarity and compassion.


Let us learn, Lord, from your humility. We all stand on the same earth, from dust we have all come and to dust we shall all return. Let us not live in injustice or division any more.

The 10th Station – Jesus is Stripped

We adore you, O Christ and we praise you.  Because by your holy Cross you have redeemed the world.


The condemned are crucified naked, deliberately stripped not only of their clothes but also of their human dignity.  Jesus experiences the ultimate vulnerability of the defenceless – no shield or security to protect him.  It is staggering that the God who formed our human bodies with such love now allows his own body to be so abused and profaned.  This is how we so often return God’s love – not with gratitude and reverence but with rejection and ridicule.


Lord, may we be stripped of our callousness, indifference and brutality towards each other and have restored in us a tender, whole-hearted compassion.

The 11th Station – Jesus is Nailed to the Cross

We adore you, O Christ and we praise you.  Because by your holy Cross you have redeemed the world.


Now even the freedom to move is taken away from Jesus. Huge nails are hammered through his hands and feet to pin him to the cross.  The blood once more flows from his body, staining the wood and ground below.  As the cross is lifted up his whole weight hangs on those nails.  Gravity pulls him lower and lower.  Every time he struggles to pull himself up to breathe, his strength, his ability to cling to life slips away.  The gift of movement, of physical strength, of breath, of life itself is all so precious.  This past year has taught us what really matters in life – let us pray that if one good thing has come of the pandemic, it is that we continue to have gratitude for the things and people who mean so much to us; that we never take others for granted.


Lord, teach us to see life with fresh eyes – as a gift from you, to be used well, with gratitude and humility, for your glory, for our good and the good of others.

The 12th Station – Jesus Dies on the Cross

We adore you, O Christ and we praise you.  Because by your holy Cross you have redeemed the world.


For three hours Jesus hangs on the cross, with only a faithful few to support him.  Every sinew in his body is pierced with pain.  Every intake of breath costs him so much. It is our breathing which the virus affects, causing patients, like Jesus, to fight for every gasp.  And yet, as his life ebbs away, Jesus gives his greatest lesson in love.  Every precious word gasped from his mouth is a word of forgiveness, compassion and care for others: “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.”, “This day you will be with me in paradise.”, “Woman, behold your son.”  This is total self-giving, total unconditional service and love.  And then that last gasp, those final words saved for the Father: “Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.”  In these early afternoon hours, darkness covers the earth.  The light of the world is extinguished, it seems.


In times of darkness, Lord, help us to learn from your hour of death and to be filled with faith not fear, and not with terror but with trust in you.

The 13th Station – Jesus is Taken Down from the Cross

We adore you, O Christ and we praise you.  Because by your holy Cross you have redeemed the world.


Jesus’ lifeless body rests in his mother’s arms.  A sacred embrace beyond words.  After all the anger and din of the crucifixion, there is a profound silence and stillness in this intimate moment.  The crowds have gone home to prepare for the Passover, although the lamb has already been sacrificed.  Jesus is held in the mystery of death.  He has gone before us.  We have been forced to contemplate the deaths of both ourselves and our loved ones in the past year, and in some cases not just contemplate but be forced to accept those deaths.  But this day teaches us that we do not have to do that in fear: Christ waits for us there.


Lord, we hold before you all who have died in the past year, especially those who have died violently, or unprepared, or alone.  Entrust them to your loving embrace, and ourselves as well, in the hour of our own death.

The 14th Station – Jesus is Laid in the Tomb

We adore you, O Christ and we praise you.  Because by your holy Cross you have redeemed the world.


The faithful few take Jesus’ body to its resting place. His body is placed in the grave, returned to the earth as we all one day shall be.  But Jesus promises that there is no stone, no rock, no matter how heavy, which he cannot remove.  Scripture tells us that the tomb was in a garden – a promise of new life, of resurrection.  As we see new signs of life in the world around us this spring, let that always be a reminder to us of the new life promised to us through Christ.


Thank you, Lord, for this way of the cross.  During times of test and trial, help us, Lord, to learn and live the lessons of your Passion and death.  Help us to hold fast to our faith in the Resurrection.


Final Prayer

Lord Jesus, as we end this Way of the Cross, help us to be ever more united with our whole human family, for whom you gave your life. As we enter deeper into the pain and suffering of the coronavirus pandemic, may we imitate you in our compassion and care for others, and in seeking the Father’s will above all else. We ask this in your precious name and through your precious blood.  Amen.



Book Recommendations


  • The Teenage Prayer Experiment Notebook: by Revd Dr Miranda and Noah Threlfall-Holmes 
  • Every Day God: The Spirit of the Ordinary by Paula Gooder;
  • “Borders and Belonging: The Book of Ruth a Story for our Times” by Pádraig Ó Tuama & Glen Jordan. An exploration of Ruth, an outsider, a migrant, a vulnerable woman in a foreign land, told in context with issues of borders that are erected today. Both authors are members of the Corrymeela Community working for peace across Ireland
  • “Wilding: The Return of Nature to a British Farm” by Isabella Tree; 
  • “Dear England”, is the letter the new Archbishop of York, Stephen Cottrell, would like to write to acountry that no longer sees the relevance of a Christian narrative;
  • “Candles in the Dark: Faith, Hope and Love in a Time of Pandemic” by Rowan Williams 
  • If you go to the Edmonton Area link containing information you may find helpful.

    Both links are on: or the facebook page:

You can purchase all the above books from:, or or


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,  Judy N, David A, Gideon O, Simon H


Monks' Stairway Hexham Abbey


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The link for the Sundays in April & May are :
Golders Green Parish Church is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
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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
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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.
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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.