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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     

Saturday     18.00

Sunday        11.00

Tuesday       18.30

Wednesday 10.00

Thursday      10.00

Friday           12.00

Mass times at St Marks Church

Sunday 9.30

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

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

16th January 2022

Two priest friends of mine recently visited Windsor for the feast of the Epiphany. Unlike the three kings bearing gifts of Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh – these priests arrived with the gift of a true relic of Saint Edward the Confessor – we have never had such a relic in the parish before, and I’m very grateful to them for this wonderful gift which comes in its own reliquary made of brass and stands about 12 inches high.

Use of relics have always been a part of the life of the church, right from the early days after Christ. In the 2nd century we have an account of how after the death of Saint Polycarp, his bones were collected and then sent to the church to be a source of blessing for the community. Even in the scriptures there is the use of relics in the Old Testament. The Ark of the Covenant, upon which the glory of the Lord rested and was the centre of all formal worship in Israel, contained relics from the exodus. Moses instructs Aaron to place a jar of the mana, which came down from heaven to feed the people, in the Ark of the Covenant. Later, in exodus chapter 40 the decalogue (The Ten Commandments) are placed in the Ark as well.

We often need tangible things to help us in our faith. Relics are there for our devotion and can help in connecting us to the communion of saints, of which we are a part. In asking the prayers of the communion of saints – they can lead us to a greater love of the Lord, of who alone we worship and adore.

Canon David Hopgood

RECENTLY UPDATED SECTIONS

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-21-06-21

Click the links below to see the availability of our spaces:

 

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

PARISH HANDBOOK

Download the parish handbook below.

Click here for Parish Handbook

NEW PARISHIONERS

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 parishoffice@catholicwindsor.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.

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HOW TO FIND US

St Edwards
44 Alma Road, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 3HJ
St Marks
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.