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
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.
THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
Here we are, nearly half way through September! In under four weeks we shall be celebrating as a parish the 150th Anniversary of the building of St Edward’s Church. In the Gospel Jesus asked Peter who did he think he was? Peter made an act of faith – as did those many people of our parish 150 years ago when they made sacrifices to build this fine Church. Why you might ask should we celebrate this event! Why should we make an effort to come to the celebration Mass on the 13th October at 12:00 – what’s the point? Well gatherings and community are important – it is often on these occasions that we strengthen our own faith when we see and reflect on the faith of others. This is our parish and we should be proud to be a member of this community of faith – each one of us is an important living stone.
This week we are again asked to say what we can bring to the party after the Mass when we gather with our Bishop and past priests to celebrate this great milestone in our parish – please do be a part of this celebration and make the effort to bring or make something that we can share after our celebration Mass on the 13th of October at 12:00.
Canon David Hopgood
RECENTLY UPDATED SECTIONS
Windsor Night Shelter Homeless Pilot Project
In response to an increasing number of rough sleepers in the Windsor area, an idea is proposed to open church buildings in the Windsor area to accommodate rough sleepers for a pilot period of 4 weeks during the harshest winter weather, starting on 21 January 2019. The objectives are:
1. To provide a safe and warm overnight place of rest to rough sleepers over the harshest winter weather period.
2. To provide a hot meal in the evening and a simple breakfast in the morning.
3. To provide a listening ear and friendship to those who would like to enter into conversation with volunteers.
4. To assist in helping rough sleepers improve their long term life situation in view of their physical needs.
Please watch out for further information in the coming weeks, and would you please pray for God’s leading and provision as the practicalities of this project are explored.
Anyone interested in becoming involved in this project, please contact Emilie Chana at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.