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
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
Who was St Edward the Confessor?
St Edward the Confessor was born between 1003 and 1005, and died in 1066. He was King of England from 1042-1066. He was made a saint in 1161.
What is a ‘confessor’?
A confessor is someone who is not martyred for his or her faith, but who has shown sanctity in the face of worldly temptations.
Why was he canonised?
He is described as a deeply religious, patient and peaceful ruler who resisted war and revoked unjust taxes. He lived off the income of his own lands and reached out to the poor. He was believed to have the power to heal.
Glimpses of St Edward’s life.
Edward built an abbey church on the site of an earlier Benedictine abbey. The church became known as Westminster Abbey. This church was mostly demolished by Henry III to build the present Gothic structure, in honour of St Edward.
Legend has it that Edward was riding to a ceremony at a chapel dedicated to St John the Evangelist in Essex when a beggar asked for alms. Edward had no money with him so he took off his ring and handed it to the poor man instead. A few years later two English pilgrims were travelling through the Holy Land and became stranded. They were helped by an old man who told them he was St John the Evangelist. He was carrying the ring Edward had given to the beggar some years previously. He asked the pilgrims to return it to the king telling him that in six months he would meet St John in heaven.
St Edward, pray for us.
Mary Wolstenholme – Chair of the liturgy group
Canon David Hopgood
RECENTLY UPDATED SECTIONS
STEDSwards Talks was born out of the feeling of community that was created around the Windsor Homeless Project. To continue the spirit of engaging our community and bringing us together with the wider community, especially in our new Parish Centre, we are launching this new initiative. St Edwards Talks aim to be an informative, fun and positive way of continuing to bring our community together – and all funds raised will go to our local charities. ST ED’s Talk Present:
Tasmin Little OBE
BBC Music Personality of the Year 2019
Friday 18th October at 7.30pm
Tickets £15 – including a glass of wine after the talk
The brilliant and award winning violinist takes her final Windsor bow before stepping down from the concert platform in 2020. We invite you to come and join us at this unmissable opportunity to hear Tasmin close up, playing solo violin and speaking to you about her life as a musician.
Tickets will be available after all Masses this weekend before being opened to the wider community.
We can also be contacted on sTEDwardstalks@gmail.com.
We hope you are able to join us and look forward to welcoming you.
St Edward’s Team
“Alone, we can do so little; together, we can do so much” Helen Keller
What is Alpha?
The Alpha Programme is an opportunity to explore life and the Christian faith in a friendly, open and informal environment.
Each session includes food, a short talk and discussion where you can share your thoughts.
There’s no pressure, no follow up and no charge.
What have you got to lose?
We will be meeting on Thursday Evenings at 7pm, starting on 3 October 2019 at St Edward’s Parish Church, 44 Alma Road, Windsor SL4 3HJ
All are welcome.
Link to ALPHA in PARISH GROUPS section for more information, or e-mail Kim on Alphawindsor316@gmail.com.
Book of Remembrance
The Bereavement Group have suggested that we have a dignified book of Remembrance that we can write in names of people who have had their Funeral Mass here. This book would be on display in St Edward’s opened each day so that it commemorates the day that the person died. If anybody would like to contribute for this please speak to Fr David.
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.
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
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.
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.
How to find us
44 Alma Road, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 3HJ
Dedworth Road, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 4JS
Get in Touch
For information about Weddings bookings, Baptism booking, and 1st communion bookings please refer to the appropriate section in “Sacramental Services” (see section headings above) or phone on 01753 865163.