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.
LIVE STREAMING OF MASS FROM ST EDWARD’S
All Masses from St Edward’s Church are live streamed on YouTube. The Camera will be switched on from approximately 15 minutes before each Mass .
Mass times at St Edwards Church
Mass times at St Marks Church
These weekday times may change due to unforeseen circumstances, such as funerals or weddings, so please consult the weekly newsletter for details.
Thought for the Week
Second Sunday in Lent – 25 February 2024
You will be familiar with a particular theme in the Gospel of Mark. Often, after someone has experienced a healing, or as in today’s Gospel, after the Transfiguration, Jesus tells them, ‘see that you tell no one about what you have seen and heard’. This can seem very strange. If Jesus’s mission was to come into the world to preach the Kingdom of God, and to draw all people to himself, certainly being known as a healer or miracle worker, and one who is proclaimed by God as ‘my beloved son’, would surely help the mission of Christ? But Jesus is concerned with people receiving the full revelation of who he is, not just as a healer, miracle, worker, or even the beloved Son of God, but also as the fully human person of the divine who will undergo suffering and death.
Coming to know the full person of Jesus takes time. Sometimes it means that we need to change our type of prayer or how we approach our prayer time. Reading more of Jesus in the Gospels – or using our gifts and talents for the good of the community can enable us to encounter an aspect of Christ that we see present in other people with whom we would not otherwise come into contact.
Let us not be content with just having one view of who Christ is – do something radical this Lent so that you might encounter the full person of Jesus Christ.
Canon David Hopgood
Joining Together of Windsor & Ascot Parishes
Pastoral Prayer for Ascot and Windsor
We come before you with hearts full of faith and hope as we pray for the successful joining of our two parishes in this pastoral area.
Lord, we seek your guidance and blessings for this journey as we strengthen our faith community and fulfil your mission to evangelise and bring people closer to Jesus Christ
May your wisdom enlighten our journey as we join together in faith, love, and unity.
In the name of your Son, Jesus Christ, and through the power of the Holy Spirit, we offer this prayer. Amen.
To make a booking to attend a Baptism Preparation class, please contact: email@example.com
DIOCESE TEN YEAR MISSION PLAN
The Consultation Responses from St Edwards & St Marks Parish to the Diocese Ten Year Plan are now available and can be accessed via the link under Parish Links above.
Also Click Here to view the Document ten year plan-22-12-03
AVAILABILITY AND BOOKING THE PARISH HALL AND ST BRIGID’S ROOM
The Parish Hall and St Brigid’s Room are now available to host Parish Functions. Please complete the attached Form and return to the Parish Office. Click here for Booking Form – Parish Centre Booking Request Master-23-01-08
Click the links below to see the availability of our spaces:
A REVISED VERSION OF THE PARISH HANDBOOK IS NOW AVAILABLE (14 February 2024)
To download the Parish Handbook click here PARISH HAND BOOK 2024-24-02-14
Welcome to any new parishioners. Please make yourself known to Canon David after Mass or contact the Parish Office and complete the attached Registration Form and email back to the Parish office at firstname.lastname@example.org
Click on link for Registration Form NewParishioner-20-08-17
Standing Order: If you wish to donate your collection by standing order, please click here for the Standing Order Form; . Please print out the form standing orderform-2023 and complete by hand. Please send signed form to the Parish Office or hand to Canon David after mass.
Gift Aid: If you wish to Gift Aid your Collection, please click here for the Gift Aid Form: Gift Aid Form-2023. Please print out the form and complete by hand. Please send signed form to the Parish Office or hand to Canon David after mass.
HOW TO FIND US
44 Alma Road, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 3HJ
Dedworth Road, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 4JS
GETTING IN TOUCH WITH THE PARISH
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 the Parish Office on 01753 865163.