Welcome to our church

Hornsey Parish Church is part of the Church of England in the Edmonton Area of the Diocese of London, which in turn is part of the worldwide Anglican Communion. We are a diverse and vibrant church with a congregation representative of the varied community that Hornsey is: young and older; married, single and partnered, straight and gay; British and international. The style of our worship is focused upon the Eucharist. We see our liturgical life as very important: not fussy and celebrated with attention and care. There is something for everyone at Hornsey Parish Church and we hope that can include you too.
Please come and see us – you will be very welcome

Fr Bruce Batstone

Parish Office
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Where to find us
Cranley Gardens N10 3AH
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Dear Friends,

Which of these two phrases resonate most with you*?

a) ‘There is no such thing as coincidence’
a) ‘Coincidences are God’s way of remaining anonymous’ (ascribed to Albert Einstein)

Curate’s Curio No.1

My watch stopped.

This perfectly ordinary event happened on the most extraordinary day of my life – Saturday 26 September, the day I was ordained deacon.

I recall tutting at the inconvenient timing of this battery fail and, instead of putting my favourite watch on my wrist, chucked it in my rucksack and set off with my fellow Edmonton ordinands to St Paul’s Cathedral. Amongst the feelings of anxiety and excitement, I recall also feeling ever so slightly improperly dressed without my watch – but I was also acutely aware that God’s time was not necessarily my time.

I went to get the battery replaced yesterday – at the clockworks across the road from our church – and as I handed the watch over to Umberto, noticed that the mechanism had stopped working at 5.30.


Curate’s Curio No. 2

Having had the privilege of living in Yorkshire for two years, I had forgotten just how much litter there can be in London.
There is often rubbish left on the wall in front of my home – beer cans, take away cartons, cigarette packets etc. Not a little irritating.
Whilst I was clearing out the front a few weeks ago, I noticed that there had also been left a small wooden cross with the Chi-Ro symbol (Icon Description automatically generated) one side and ‘Lourdes’ on the other. I will probably never know who put this cross on my wall, whether it was intentionally placed there as a gift, a lost item, or it was considered as rubbish.

Nevertheless, I have it now proudly displayed on the windowsill and it hasn’t yet been reclaimed or stolen.


*There are no poll results, but I would like to share two things with you:

1. I was born at 5.30
2. I first felt called to serve God whilst on a parish pilgrimage to Lourdes

#Just Saying

God who has called you is faithful

With my love and prayers,

Mthr Mitzi

What's happening

Parish Fellowship

Tuesday, 20 September 2016 14:00
Old School House, Crouch End

A visit to Hornsey Historical Society, finding out about Hornsey during the 1939-1945 war. Meet at Hornsey Parish Church at 2.00pm prompt to take the W3 to the old School House, arriving at 2.30pm. Returning to Hornsey Parish Church at 3.00.

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Youth Fellowship

Young People are a highly valued part of our Church community. Our Youth Fellowship offers a wide range of activities appealing to all ages.

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Noah’s Ark

Meeting every Wednesday and Thursday in the Parish Hall, this community group actively welcomes and encourages all carers, babies and toddlers.

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Meeting Point

On Wednesday’s we gather together for fellowship, prayer and a light lunch. No membership necessary, simply join us for a good chat!

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Choir & Music

Music forms a central part of our worship at Hornsey. We have a friendly, talented and ambitious choir, and welcome new members with a facility in sight singing.

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