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
St EDWARDS & St MARKS HELP LINE
Working in partnership with the St Vincent de Paul Society
Over the next few days we hope to establish a bank of volunteers whom we can call on to aid any elderly and self- isolated homes that need shopping or medication. Volunteers will need to be on the parish register. If you would like to be a volunteer then please email email@example.com
The parish along with the St Vincent de Paul Society will then coordinate.
This does not preclude people acting as individuals in the spirit of their faith, showing kindness to friends and neighbours who may have increased need at this time. Why not download the Covid Help leaflet (see link below) that you can then pop through their letterbox.
The RBMW website is also offering advice at www3.rbwm.gov.uk/good neighbour
Self – Isolating
Those who are unable to go out to get medication or food and need help can contact the Helpline at firstname.lastname@example.org or in an emergency 07547 514467.
For copy of COVID HELP LEAFLET click here covid-help leaflet
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK FROM CANON DAVID
We are all trying to get used to a new way of living – establishing new routines as we face this unsettling time for all of us. I have been trying to go out for a walk each day and as I do I am praying the rosary for you and the whole parish. We are a Eucharistic community and so not coming together to celebrate the Mass is so strange and painful. But, this time of isolation is important and a part of our care for the vulnerable in the community. There are many options to stream Mass on the internet – on the parish website you will see a few suggestions.
This Sunday our Gospel from John gives us the account of the raising of Lazarus; those words of Jesus, ‘unbind him let him go free’, will be words spoken to us when we resume our normal life – but perhaps we will have changes and approach life and living in a different way? I am sure Lazarus approached life differently after he was unbound! These days may give us a chance to reflect on our lives and indeed be grateful for the many blessings we have.
Let us stay connected in prayer. I want to suggest that at 5:55 each day (just before the 6pm news) we say together the Angelus (see Current Newsletter) – that wonderful prayer that allows us to ponder on how God took our flesh and lives within us, in good times and difficult. I am going to set my mobile phone to alert me at 5:55 each day. Why don’t you join with me? If you feel comfortable you might want to pray it with others in your household? Then at 8pm join the nation in giving thanks for the NHS staff. You are very much in my thoughts and prayers
Canon David Hopgood,
VIDEO FROM CANON DAVID
During the period of disruption caused by Cononavirus, Canon David will be producing a weekly short video. Here is his video produced on 27 March 2020.
Click here to see video canondavidvideo-20-03-27
PASTORAL LETTER AND DECREE FROM BISHOP PHILIP CONCERNING CORONAVIRUS
Click here to go to letter bishopletter-20-03-19
DAILY ONLINE MASS FROM PORTSMOUTH CATHEDRAL
There is a daily online Mass from Portsmouth Cathedral which can be viewed LIVE. Each mass is also recorded and can be viewed at any time. Weekday Masses are daily at 12.15pm and weekend Masses are on Saturday at 12.15 and 6.00pm, and Sunday at 8.00, 10.00, 12.00 and 18.00.
Click here to for http://portsmouthcatholiccathedral.org.uk
When through to the Cathedral Website, page down and click on LIVE MASS. You will see a picture of the Church with several buttons above. If the time is appropriate, click on LIVE MASS, otherwise click on RECORDINGS to get links to the Masses from the previous 3 or 4 days.
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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.
Alpha 2.0 “Last Thursday in the Month”
Did you attend the Alpha course, or perhaps missed it but would like to learn more and connect with those who did attend? Great news, we’ll be offering a monthly Alpha 2.0, starting 27 February, and all are welcome!
Start at 7.00 pm in the Parish Centre.
Dates: 27 February, 26 March, 30 April, 28 May, and 25 June.
Contact Ryan and Kim Greig with questions email@example.com
Bamenda Sunday Newsletter for 2019
The latest Bamenda Annual Newsletter is displayed with our own Current Newsletter in the Newsletter section.
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.