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
020 8444 3553
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Fr Bruce Batstone
020 8883 6846
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Where to find us
Cranley Gardens N10 3AH
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IMPORTANT: We have decided to move all our services online given the recent rise in Covid infections. We will review the situation again at the end of February.


6.00 pm Sacred Space –
A Contemplative Eucharist (Live-Streamed)


We are a Domestic Abuse Aware Church. You are not Alone

Dear friends,

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been loving the recent series of the Great Pottery Throwdown. As some of you know, Trevor and I have a bit of a thing for contemporary ceramics, and so this series is just up our street.

In each of the previous series, the episode when we witness the contestants pit firing their creations, is always a very dramatic one, and this year’s was no disappointment. Once their pots have been part fired, the potters apply their glazes, and all sorts of weird and wonderful creative concoctions, to decorate their ceramics, and into the fire they go. As you can see from the picture above, it’s not for the fainthearted.

And out of the crucible, in which they are heated to the most extraordinary temperatures, can come the most beautiful colours and textures, almost unimaginable compared to what went into the flames.

In Lent we are brought back to the theme of the desert time and time again. With stories of Jesus and John the Baptist, we are reminded of the centrality of desert symbolism in Christianity, and also signposted to the very beginnings of the Church In the Old Testament stories of Abraham and the prophets, women and men who preceded the New Testament, all hewn and smelted in the crucible of the desert.

And the desert is a crucible. For us, still today, in this holy season of Lent, we are invited to consider the invitation to enter the desert ourselves.

For each of us this desert will be different and unique, although the common characteristic is that it will be a place where we are asked to let of go of all those things we cling on to for security, in order that we may hold on to God more fully, and experience that he is always holding on to us in every moment of our lives.

So easily we can allow position, or money, or pride to be what we hold on to most tightly, not realising that if we can just let go a little bit, God has much that is new in store for us.

What that will be like is uncertain of course: just like the potter does not know what colours the rather drab looking glazes may be transformed into, neither do we know what the crucible of the desert may be waiting to transfigure us into. All we know is that, with God’s help, and a bit of trust on our part, it will be beyond our wildest dreams.

Heavenly Father,
your Son battled with the powers of darkness,
and grew closer to you in the desert:
help us to use these days to grow in wisdom and prayer
that we may witness to your saving love
in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

With the assurance of my prayers

Fr Bruce

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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