News

Safety at Mass

As the number of people coming to Sunday Mass has been close to the limit for social distancing, it has become essential to book a place for those Masses.  You can do that simply via the Events page.  When we reach the safe capacity of the church, it will not be possible to admit anyone else to the building.

While the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays remains suspended, you can also attend one of the other Masses during the week where there is currently spare capacity each day.

In order to maintain the safety of the church, we need more volunteers to guide people and to ensure that the church is cleaned after each Mass.  If you are able to help, please complete a Volunteer Form.

More information can be found on the Mass Guidelines page.

Sacraments

Confirmation

The Confirmations of young people that were due to take place during the summer term will be taking place at special ceremonies during November.

First Holy Communion

Children who were due to make their First Holy Communion in June received the Sacrament in October.

The new course will not start before January.  More information about that will be provided as soon as possible.

Baptism

It is now possible to arrange Baptism ceremonies once again.  At present, a maximum of six people can attend the ceremony, including parents and godparents and the child to be baptised, and the rules of social distancing will need to be applied between individuals from different households.  The use of face coverings will also be necessary.  Parents who have not yet attended a preparation session will have to wait until the rules of social distancing permit such a gathering.

Reconciliation

For the time being, Confessions are only on Saturday mornings, between 10:30-11:00am.

Confessions take place in the Weekday Chapel, whose entrance is near the side door of the church.  Please wait in the church until the previous penitent has finished, keeping a social distance from others while you wait.

Centenary

The parish of Finchley Church End celebrated its Centenary in 2019.  You can read about the celebrations in an article which appeared in the December 2019 issue of the Westminster Record.

A souvenir book was produced to mark the Parish Centenary.  Copies are available on request.  There is no charge but a donation towards costs would be appreciated.

Catholic Newspapers

We are not stocking newspapers at the church for the time being, but you can subscribe for a personal copy of The Catholic Universe, The Tablet, or The Catholic Herald (which is now published once a month).  Subscriptions enable you to read each newspaper online or, for an additional fee, you can also receive a printed copy through the post.