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
WORK ON THE PARISH CENTRE
The refurbishment on the Parish Centre started on Monday 7th January. Access to the RE Centre will not be possible from this date. The car park behind the Church will be open as usual, but we may experience some teething problems as the work begins.
Parish Centre Redevelopment Funding
This week begins our ‘appeal for funding’ of our Parish Centre Redevelopment and every family should have received an envelope with a letter from Cannon David, a Pledge letter and an ‘Our Parish Future’ card. If you have not been given one please take one from the back of one of the churches. The pledge letter can be returned in the envelope addressed to Cannon David and the card dropped in one of the ‘Our Parish’ boxes at the back of the churches over the next few weeks. Thank you for your support.
THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
New Parish Centre
I am pleased to say that the work on the Parish Centre is progressing well. Unfortunately when they removed the floor covering we found that the concrete base was badly cracked, (this was the reason why the floor was so uneven!), so the old concrete has had to be taken up and a new floor base will have to be laid! The three new entrances from the hall have been opened up and the new fold back glass doors will soon arrive so that we can open the main hall up onto the newly designed outdoor terrace. A new main entrance will now be built (where the fire door was from the RE centre into the presbytery garden) this will be a welcoming entrance into our new centre and will have automatic opening doors. Inside a new kitchen area has been established and what was the Longinotto room is now a part of the main hall – which gives a good large space for gatherings. Inside it is all very basic and a lot of building rubble around – but over the next few weeks it will begin to take shape. On March 15th at 12:45 there will be an opportunity to have a walk around, to see how the work is progressing. I realise it is a weekday and not a good time for many, but we cannot have access to the site unless the building company are on site – it is to do with health and safety!
I am very grateful to those of you who have responded to the building appeal that we made a few weeks ago. I am pleased to say that a total £36,177 has been either pledged or given – this is wonderful and I know that a number of people have said that they have yet to respond. I am also very grateful to those of you who have filled in the card saying that you are interested in knowing more and want to support the appeal but at the moment are unable to commit.
Canon David Hopgood
RECENTLY UPDATED SECTIONS
Windsor Winter Homeless Night Shelter Project
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
Please sign up for this important ministry!
Volunteers are urgently required for the Windsor Homeless Night Shelter Pilot Project. Caritas, Churches Together in Windsor, Windsor Homeless Project and Foodshare are working together to provide night shelter during the coldest months of the year for the Homeless in Windsor:- 21 January to 03 March 2019 – 7pm to 8am The Churches in Windsor will come together and take responsibility to open a building one or more nights a week to accommodate the homeless. There are a few range of activities to include:
• helping with the shelter shifts (evening, overnight and morning shifts)
• helping with the preparation of evening meals and breakfasts
• helping with general administration tasks
• minibus drivers and driver assistant
No previous experience is required as training will be provided. All volunteers will be required to attend a mandatory training course for, first aid and volunteer training.
If you are interested, then please contact The Team at firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you!
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.
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
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 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)
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 click here or ring us on 01753 865163.