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:
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, so please consult the weekly newsletter for details.
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
Third Sunday of Easter – 18th April 2021
Liturgy and Music
Last week, Angela Murphy, Isobel Young, Mary Wolstenholme, Deacon George and I had a meeting to chat about the way forward with our Liturgy and music. This has been a difficult year with liturgy as we cannot have congregational singing or choirs! But we have had cantors to sing, which has been a great blessing to enhance the liturgy (my thanks to them). At the start of the meeting, Angela broke the news to us that she felt it was time to step down from the music ministry at St Mark’s Church. This was unexpected, Angela has for over 27 years given of her time and talents to music and the parish has much to thank her for. (Thank you Angela – when we return to some normality we shall have a gathering to thank you properly).
It seems uncertain when we shall be able to return to communal singing and choirs. We all felt that it was important to look at the Liturgical and Musical needs of all three weekend Masses. We thought that it might be possible that some of our cantors would be willing, on occasions to lead the singing at Masses which they would not normally attend. We have had a few new people offering to be cantors so we might have more flexibility. It was agreed at the meeting that we should seek a coordinator for the cantors. Since the meeting I have asked Stephen Patterson (who is a cantor) to coordinate this new exciting slight change to our Liturgy.
Canon David Hopgood
Our Second Collection this weekend is for the Clergy Training Fund. This collection provides funding to support our seminarians through their seven years of training for the priesthood.
Our Diocese is blessed with 12 seminarians currently training for the priesthood, two of whom due to be ordained later this year, God willing. It takes 7 years to train for the priesthood, and on average costs £27,000 per year for each seminarian. Investing in our next generation of priests is a great privilege and responsibility for all Parishes; we rely on your generous support.
If you would like to give a gift to this collection, you can donate here:
Thank you for your continued and generous support.
RECENTLY UPDATED SECTIONS
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 email@example.com
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.