WELCOME TO THE CATHOLIC PARISH IN WINDSOR

I hope that this website might extend a welcome and assurance that here is a place that you will be given a dignity and a hospitality. Perhaps you are looking for a time of Mass or the possibility of booking a baptism or a wedding. You may be new to the area and thinking of joining this community of faith. Whatever the reason I hope and pray that your needs are met and that we will be able to help you in your search.

Canon David Hopgood
Parish Priest

 Sesquincentenary Anniversary

During 2018 we will be celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the opening of St Edward’s Church and the 50th Anniversary of the opening of St Mark’s Church.
A full program of events has been arranged, and the whole Parish is invited to take an active role in these celebrations.

CLICK HERE to download the full program of events

SHARE THE JOURNEYA WALK IN SOLIDARITY WITH REFUGEES

As part of Refugee Week (16-24 June) and CAFOD/Caritas’ international Share the Journey campaign, focusing on migrants and refugees, you are warmly invited to join us for a prayer walk in Braywick Park (starting in the car park) on Saturday 23 June at 11am, followed by a meal at Toby Carvery for those who are able to stay. Schools, parishes, and local communities across England and Wales are aiming to walk 24,900 miles – the distance around the whole world, in solidarity with people on the move.
CAFOD will use this shared journey to deliver a powerful message to world leaders, who meet in September 2018 to agree two global agreements on refugees and migration.  Everyone welcome. For more information or to let us know you are coming please email Laura Bigoni at laura.bigoni@gmail.com.

 THOUGHT OF THE WEEK

Pope Francis has recently asked that the Monday after the feast of Pentecost be a celebration as the feast of Mary, Mother of the Church. Pentecost is the feast of the birth of the Church, and so it is fitting that we should remember and celebrate Mary who has been given as the mother to the whole Church.  Celebrating as we do today the feast of the Trinity – we are reminded that our God is a God of relationships – and through our Baptism we are drawn into the life of God. Mary experienced that by giving birth to Christ, and so by honouring her we are reminded of the relationship that God wishes with each one of us.
May has always been the month of Mary – I am pleased that once more a group from our parish will be going on pilgrimage to Walsingham – which is our ancient national shrine in this country. For centuries pilgrims have been going to this most beautiful shrine with prayers and petitions to Mary mother of the church – that she will intercede for us. This year our pilgrims will be remembering especially our parish as we celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the building of St Edward’s Church. Have you ever had a good look in the Lady Chapel in St Edward’s – or noticed the fine carving of Our Lady on the outside of the Church (on the south side).
The pilgrimage will leave after the 09.00 Mass St Edward’s on Tuesday the 29th  May – why not try to come to this Mass and be a part of this pilgrimage at our Mass that day.
Canon David Hopgood

RECENTLY UPDATED SECTIONS

Parish Centre

Following on from our parish meeting about the redevelopment of our Parish Centre, it was suggested that we form a fund raising group – which will not only raise money for the Centre, but also create activities that will build our community together.
Mary Reynolds will lead the group. If you would like to be a part of this development in our parish then please speak either to Mary, Fr David, or contact the parish office.

Parish Pastoral Council 

The Minutes of the last Parish Pastoral Council are now available. Click Here for latest Parish Pastoral Council Minutes

Parish Finance Report for 2016/2017

Click here for Parish Finance Report

Normal Mass Times and Reconciliation

Weekend Masses are always on Saturday at 6pm at St Edward’s, and on Sunday at St Marks at 9.30am and St Edward’s at 11am.

Daily Masses are normally celebrated at St Edwards at 10.00am on Monday and  Wednesday and 12noon on Friday, and at St Marks at 10.00am on Tuesdays and Thursdays, however these times and venues may vary from week to week due to Funerals, Holy Days, etc., particularly during Lent.

Please check this week’s newsletter for week to week variations (see NEWSLETTERS above).

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament takes place every Friday at St Edward’s from 10am – 8pm.

Reconciliation
The sacrament of Reconciliation is available every Saturday at St Edwards between 11.00am and 12.00noon and again after the Saturday 6.00pm evening Mass

New Parishioners

Welcome to any new parishioners. Please make yourself known to Canon David after Mass or contact the Parish Office. Also please complete the forms that are normally available at the back of church or online (see below).

These forms ask for your name and address and phone/email, as well as names and ages of children under 16. This information is kept confidential to the parish.
For Parish Registration Form (Click here)

Parish Handbook Download the parish handbook below.

To read the handbook you need the Acrobat PDF Reader, which can be downloaded from here.

 

How to find us

St Edwards
44 Alma Road, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 3HJ
St Marks
Dedworth Road, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 4JS

Get in Touch

For information about Weddings bookings, Baptism booking, and 1st communion bookings please click here or ring us on 01753 865163.