Welcome to the website of the Roman Catholic Church of St Alban, Finchley (North).
Our postal address is 51 Nether Street, Finchley, N12 7NN. It is located 200 yards from Tally Ho Corner.
Public worship is once more suspended at our church in St. Albans. I and my small team of advisors no longer feel it is safe to have people visit the church with the virus so virulent in this area. Mass will continue to be celebrated each day behind closed doors. As soon as it is safe to do so, the church will open again for public worship. Despite the fast rollout of the vaccines, our hospitals are full and the virus is proving quite virulent. This is a time to be cautious and not take any unnecessary risks with one another’s health. Keep safe and continue to have faith that God is with us.
All Masses held behind closed doors will be live streamed via our YouTube channel.
BEAT THE WINTER BLUES QUIZ NIGHT
Friday 29th January at 8pm via Zoom. Please join us for a fun, light-hearted quiz and games evening with your fellow parishioners. Book as individuals or as a group (max 6 devices per team). The principal aim is to have a parish social event and there is no fixed charge, but donations are encouraged and any money raised will be split equally between the East Finchley Food Bank and St Alban’s Parish. If you cannot attend, but wish to make a donation, please use the ‘Donate to our Parish’ page on the website, and add QUIZ NIGHT as a reference.
Contact the social committee to register and we will get back to you with all the details: socialcommitteeSAP@yahoo.com
LIVE ONLINE SERVICES
All masses are being live streamed. Special events, such as funerals, will also be live streamed on request.
Access via our You Tube channel – visit our channel here
Then click the video marked ‘LIVE NOW‘, usually at the top of the page
Please also visit the channel for recordings of services
***PLEASE SUBSCRIBE TO OUR CHANNEL BY CLICKING THE RED ‘SUBSCRIBE’ BUTTON AT THE TOP RIGHT OF THE CHANNEL PAGE. THAT WAY YOU’LL ALWAYS BE NOTIFIED WHEN A SERVICE IS ABOUT TO BEGIN. IT WILL ALSO HELP US BOOST THE VISIBILITY OF OUR SERVICES ONLINE***
Please find enclosed the latest newsletter here (24 January 2021)
An archive of previous newsletter is available here.
The Catechists have prepared a virtual liturgy service for use by families with young children. This is the edition for Sunday 24 January.
INTERESTED IN LEARNING ABOUT THE CATHOLIC CHURCH OR THINKING OF BECOMING A CATHOLIC?
Would you like to know more about the Catholic Church and its Teachings? Perhaps you might be thinking of becoming a Catholic and want to know how?
St Alban’s Church, North Finchley has a group for adults which meets every Wednesday evening at 8.00pm in the Presbytery (and on Zoom for the time being). Why not come along to find out more? Or if you prefer, just phone or email the parish to let us know you’re coming and if you wish, we can put you in touch with someone who can tell you what to expect and answer your questions.
You will be made very welcome.
There is a useful App which is available free during the shutdown, ‘Magnificat’. If you want to look it up on your App store, it’s the ‘English version’ we want.
SUNDAY SERVICES RECORDINGS
Permission to stream music in our live stream services obtained from One License A735471
FOODBANK AT ST. BARNABAS IN NORTH FINCHLEY
This is now open to everyone in need on Mondays 12.30pm to 2.00pm
Having started the Finchley Foodbank over 6 years ago with St Marys N2, we decided to branch out and start a new midweek foodbank at St Barnabas, to help meet the current need.
No vouchers required – we work on a basis of trust and dignity
Donations of tins, jars and packets of food received on Saturdays 10am to 12noon or by arrangement.
St Barnabas Church, 913 High Road, North Finchley, London N12 8QJ
DONATE TO THE CHURCH
Please visit the Donate to our Parish page if you are in a position to support the church financially at this time”.
ST ALBAN’S CENTERING PRAYER GROUP
Every 4th Sunday of the month in 2021.
Due to Covid 19 we are now running as a virtual Zoom group on the same dates and times until further notice. Please email Carole O’Reilly firstname.lastname@example.org for more information as to how to join. More information here.
24th Jan; 28th Feb; 28th Mar; 25th Apr; 23rd May; 27th Jun;
25th Jul; 22nd Aug; 26th Sep; 24th Oct; 28th Nov.
Especially welcome in these fragile times
You can contact us on 020 8446 0224.
Our email address is email@example.com
We’re keen to hear from you, so please feel free to contact us.
The parish office is currently closed for the duration as staff are self-isolating, but Father Dermot can be contacted at the presbytery on the email above.