Welcome to the webpage of the Roman Catholic Church of Mary, Mother of God, Ponders End. Here you will find information about us including Mass times and Parish contacts.

Our postal address is 192 Nags Head Road, Ponders End, Enfield, Middlesex EN3 7AR.

You can contact us on 020 8804 2149.

Our email address is pondersend@rcdow.org.uk.

We’re keen to hear from you, so please feel free to contact us!


From Saturday 4th July 2020 there will be live streaming of our parish services, The link is:



Click on the links below for more information;

Online Mass Schedule

Parish Boundaries

Parish History

Safeguarding in our Parishes

Sermons by Fr John Shewring

Westminster Record Newspaper

Sacrament of Confirmation 2021

First Holy Communion and First Reconciliation 2021

First Holy Communion and Reconciliation 2021 - Home Learning Letter from Father John

Parish Newsletter for 2nd Sunday of Lent - Sunday 28th Feb 2021



Services for Advent and Christmas 2020






Letters from Fr John;


Pastoral Letter for the 4th Sunday of Lent Laetare Sunday 22nd March 2020

Letter from Father John 4th Sunday of Lent 22nd March 2020

Churches to close with immediate effect 23rd March 2020

Letter from Father John Palm Sunday and Holy Week 2020

Letter from Father John 4th May 2020

Letter from Father John Ascension 2020

Letter from Father John 5th June 2020

Corpus Christi Newsletter

12th Sunday of the Year Newsletter

Opening of Church for Services- Letter from Father John 24th June 2020

Letter from Father John 2nd July 

Special Newsletter 5 15th Sunday of the Year (Sunday 12th July 2020)

First Holy Communion 2020 Families- Return to Mass letter

A People Who Hope in Christ

Novena to the Holy Spirit

Letter from Father John - Church Opening Times from Thursday 5th November 2020

Statement on the Four-Week National Lockdown in England and a Call to Prayer, 4th November 2020

Letter from Cardinal Vincent Nichols Archbishop of Westminster 5th November 2020





What is Sycamore?


The Sycamore course is an informal course about the Christian faith and its relevance to life today presented through a series of films and discussions. It gives people space to meet others, share ideas, explore their beliefs, and think about questions that really matter.

Each Sycamore session involves a short film and time for discussion. There is no pressure and no commitment. People can be themselves without any fear of being judged. There is a real sense of community, a spirit of friendship, some great conversation and delicious food. Everyone is welcome!

Each film and discussion looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation.





Dear Sycamore / Alpha Group Member / Friend of Our Parish


We were sorry to have to cut short our Sycamore course for Lent this year. The sessions we had were good and we know from the many comments received that people enjoyed spending time together and dedicating time to reflecting on their faith.

We are delighted that we are now able to share the films with you with the permission of the makers of this series. If you click on the link below you should be able to watch the remainder of the films in the Lenten course and if you wish all of the films in the Sycamore series.


As part of the course we watched:

Film 1: The Search for happiness (Introduction to Sycamore)

Film 2: The Existence of God

Film 4: Who is Jesus?

Film 5: The Holy Spirit and the Church

(These focus on knowing God and the salvation he offers in Jesus Christ)

The remaining films for Lent are:

Film 7: The Gift of Faith

Film 9: Finding True Freedom

Film 10: The Meaning of Love

(These focus on our response to this offer of salvation in faith, freedom and love)

Of course you may simply decide to dip in and out of the films or to watch the whole series. 


Sycamore: What do you believe?

How can we find happiness?  What’s the meaning of life?  Is there a God? Does prayer make a difference?


Key documents about the New Evangelisation

Key ingredients of Sycamore

Sycamore Sessions

What is a Sycamore Pathway?

What is evangelisation?