WELCOME TO THE PARISH OF 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
VISION STATEMENT FOR THE PARISH
That we deepen our relationship with Christ and the Church through prayer and Sunday Mass, that we provide opportunities to deepen our faith and unity and so by using our gifts and talents, reach out in welcome and hospitality to others.
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
The ‘Examen’ is a Jesuit practice at the end of each day, when we review the day’s activities discerning God’s presence and looking for his direction in our lives (I was a student at Campion House, Osterley which was run by Jesuits – we practiced this every evening). This practice can help us place our emotions and experiences in a different perspective, sometimes seeing a bigger picture. Events which have happened during the day can take on a new meaning with reflection. What seemed to be a critically important encounter may not have been so critical , whereas a small gesture might become more profound upon reflection.
In today’s Gospel the disciples want to know when the end of time will come, what signs will they be able to read to discern this important event. Jesus responds with a number of various elements that each generation since have interpreted in their own way. While it might be exciting to hunt for clues to see when Jesus might return – perhaps it might be more worthwhile to discern on the events of our own life to see a bigger picture. Why not develop a practice every evening with your night prayers to ‘Examen‘ the day and see where God was present in a particular way and thank the Lord for that.
Canon David Hopgood
RECENTLY UPDATED SECTIONS
Barmenda Sunday Newsletter for 2019
The latest Barmenda Annual Newsletter is displayed with our own Current Newsletter in the Newsletter section.
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.