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
FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT
28 November 2021
This Sunday is the beginning of Advent. We have four weeks of Advent leading up to Christmas, when we celebrate the birth of Jesus, born in a stable in Bethlehem. Even though we have made the journey before, we must try to embark on it today as if for the first time. This Sunday is a God given chance to look again at how we follow Christ. We reflect not only on the birth of Christ, but on his second coming.
The early Christians believed that the second coming of Christ would be preceded by doom and gloom, but Jesus spoke of it as a day of liberation and salvation for his followers. Therefore, we should not be afraid of the Lord’s coming, but await it with confidence, vigilance and prayer.
As we start on our journey towards Christmas, maybe we should also reflect on the Christmas cards we will send and receive, often they say, ‘Peace to the world’, we can pray for the much-needed peace in our world.
RECENTLY UPDATED SECTIONS
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 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.