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
26th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 1 October 2023
As part of the gradual unification of the parishes of Ascot and Windsor, Fr Kevin and I did a swap of altars and communities last week. We all get used to familiar people, celebrants and liturgies – so a change can be a good thing, for the priests and the people! Both our parishes have different strengths and traditions, I believe that by unifying this, we will be a stronger Catholic presence in this part of the diocese. St Paul in his letter at Mass this weekend says: ‘there must be no competition among you, no conceit; everybody is to be self- effacing. Always consider the other person to be better than yourself, so that nobody thinks of his own interests first, but everybody thinks of other people’s interest instead.’ I think these words that we hear this weekend are worth pondering and praying over.
This coming Wednesday, we will celebrate the Feast of Saint Francis – patron of the Catholic community in Ascot. St Francis has a Mass at 19:30 on Wednesday 4th October, I intend to go, and I hope that many of you will be able to join me in supporting them. The following week we will be celebrating our patronal Feast of St Edward the Confessor on Friday 13 October at 18:30, Ascot will be joining us, so please make sure you come along.
Canon David Hopgood
Joining Together of Windsor & Ascot Parishes
Our new Pastoral Area needs a name, and we need your help to find one. Ideally, the name should reflect our common Catholic heritage and faith, the shared environment, communities and history of the Great Park which unites us and recognise our different histories and traditions, all under the three patrons of our churches, St Mark, St Edward and St Francis.
Please give us your suggestions and thoughts by clicking on this link: https://forms.gle/jdz4EsxWUmtCzYh66
Or if you would prefer to write down your thoughts there will be a box at the back of each church.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2023/2024
The Application Form for First Holy Communion is available from the First Communion Page under Sacramental Block. The closing date for applications is Monday 11th September 2023.
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:
To download the Parish Handbook click here Parish Handbook 2022-22-07-22
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.