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 and switched off at the end of Mass. See below for Mass times.
For live streaming of the Mass from St Edward’s Church:
Normal Mass times for St Edwards that are streamed on the internet
Mass will be held at St Marks Church on Sunday morning at 9.30am but will not be streamed.
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
Twenty Eighth Sunday in Ordinary time
10 October 2021
On Wednesday we will be celebrating the feast of Saint Edward – our patron. Mass on this day will be celebrated at 12 noon . I hope that, if it is possible, you might make a real effort to come to join the community. The last 18 months have been difficult for all of us, perhaps more than ever we need help and prayers from our patron Saint Edward as our parish struggles to come out of this period of COVID and the various lock downs that we have endured. We are a community that is Eucharistic and the celebration of Mass and being united in the Eucharist that we receive will make us strong in our faith and renewal.
One of the strong characteristics of Our Patron was his ability to listen to others – it is fitting that we should recall this as on 9th and 10th October 2021, Pope Francis will open a three-year synodal journey with three phases (diocesan, continental, universal), culminating with the assembly in Rome in October 2023. The Synod is intended to make the ‘synodality’ desired by Pope Francis since the beginning of his pontificate concrete and visible. Meanwhile, here in the Diocese of Portsmouth, the diocesan phase of this Synod will begin on Sunday, 17th October, and The Bishop invites you to a special Opening Mass in the Cathedral at 12 noon. The objective of the diocesan phase is the consultation of the people of God.
We should soon be hearing from the Diocese how we might partake of this process of being a Synodal listening Church. In the meantime, let us pray to St Edward that we might become a good listening community.
Canon David Hopgood
RECENTLY UPDATED SECTIONS
ROLE OF YOUTH WORKER IN THE PARISH
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-21-06-21
HOW TO PRAY
“Prayer.” When you see that word, what thoughts or images come to mind? Does talking to God come easy to you? Or do you struggle to pray? Knowing what to say to God doesn’t always feel easy, and sometimes, prayer gets weighed down by our misconceptions about what a conversation with God should look like. Canon David has offered the following short document containing advice and help when praying to God.
Click here for How to Pray-21-04-09
Download the parish handbook below.
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; Standing Order form-20-08-15 . Please print out the form 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-20-08-15 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.