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
Sixth Sunday of Easter – 9th May 2021
Thought of the Week
In the Gospel Jesus talks about the love that binds him to the Father, and the love that should bind the disciples to him and one another. Jesus’ love is modelled on that of the Father. The disciples should model themselves on the Son: as he has observed the Father’s commandments, so they should observe his. Obedience rises out of love, and obedience is love. Now he is going to give them the supreme proof of his love – giving his life for them. Jesus has chosen them and sent them into the world to bear fruit – the fruit of love. This commission has been given to us as well; the waters of Baptism gathered us into the love of God and calls us to share this love with others. As we slowly come out of lockdown perhaps we might find ways to show that love of God to others.
Canon David Hopgood
Our Second Collection from last week, Fifth Sunday of Easter – 2nd May 2021, 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.