Skip Navigation


Font Resize

News Feed

feed-image RSS
Memories of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish from 1931
Parish History - Parish History
Written by Stephen Coleman   
Thursday, 06 November 2008 08:56

- Stephen Coleman, born 1920, remembers first serving Mass at New Southgate when he was 11 years old.

I became a member of the Parish of Our Lady of Lourdes, New Southgate, in Autumn 1931 after my family moved from Stamford Hill to Durnsford Road and then to 22, The Drive, Bounds Green.  My father was the Head Master of St. Paul’s Primary School in Wood Green at that time.

The Parish of Our Lady of Lourdes had been established in the Diocese of Westminster in 1923.  As the church wasn’t built until some years later, Mass was said in the Presbytery - the same house that is the Presbytery today. It was a huge house, complete with integrated coach house, stable and hay loft ( which was used later to garage the Priest’s car, and for Parish Society meetings).

The house was probably Georgian with many servants’ rooms and a separate staircase. The house was purchased with at least an acre of orchard surrounding it. In modern times this provided enough space for the church (built 1935), the Primary School (built 1975), and the extended church with car parking space (1990).

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 September 2011 00:57
Welcome to the website
News - News Stories
Written by Edoardo Albert   
Friday, 12 October 2007 22:40

Fr TomFr Tom, Fr Damian and the Parish Council welcome you to the Our Lady of Lourdes parish website. We hope that in the months and years to come it will prove a great resource for us all.

So, what can you find here? On the home page you will find the newsletter, news stories and, on the right-hand column, the newest and most popular items on the site, the readings from Sunday's Mass and people who need our prayers. From the home page you'll find links to the other sections of the website, so take a few minutes and browse around. There's a gallery of pictures from parish events and outings (and a friendly wave - scroll down a little to see it); the times of Masses and prayer groups; details of all the many ministries that go towards running the Parish; and information about the many social and prayer groups in the Parish. Until I set about compiling this website I had not the slightest idea of the range of activities that go on here, so this is your chance to explore some of them (and then, don't forget to bookmark the site).

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 September 2011 08:44
<< Start < Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Next > End >>

Page 7 of 7

Sunday Readings

Acts 6: 1-7
The ministry of deacons is established for the care of those who are poor in order to free the apostles for the ministry of the word.

1 Peter 2: 4-9
Close to Jesus, we are a holy priesthood, offering with Jesus the spiritual sacrifices he has made acceptable to God.

John 14: 1-12
Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life.  He leads us to the Father’s house, where there is a place for all of us.

Prayer Intentions

Kathleen Ferns, Richard Rayney, Kathleen Maher, Bernadette Dillon, Peter Tournas, Jean Payne and Maria Calus.

Assunta Di-Lieto, Maria Christodoulou, and Sarah Lyons.