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
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK FROM CANON DAVID
14th Sunday of the year
5th July 2020
Our Diocese has sent very good and comprehensive directions about how we should gradually return to public Mass. I think it is important to firstly state that the Sunday obligation has been lifted temporarily, so that we might be encouraged to attend Mass during the week rather than all try to get to Sunday Mass!
As you will appreciate, with social distancing, we have worked out that St Edwards can only hold 80 people at one time. As you know a webcam is due to be installed into the church this coming week. This means that when we return to Sunday Mass it can also be streamed into the parish center where more people can attend. You will also be able to join the Sunday (and weekday) Mass in your home via the website.
I propose that we begin gradually and slowly with the introduction of a weekday Mass beginning this Wednesday 8th at 1000.
For all future Masses we will need to have stewards present to ensure your safety and comfort. Pews etc; will need to be cleansed after the Mass.
There is a lot of planning and preparation as well as cleaning involved, and I am very grateful to those of you who can volunteer. For the time being all Masses will be celebrated at St Edwards, which has a larger capacity and will have the ability to stream live Mass. Below I am asking for Stewards to assist for the weekend Masses.
My thanks also to those who have decorated the outside of both of our Churches – a real visible sign that we are open – so that people can come and seek strength and hope.
Canon David Hopgood
STARTING UP SUNDAY MASS IN St EDWARDS
We hope to restart public Masses on the weekend of the 18th/19th July. Beginning with the 1800 on a Saturday and 1100 on the Sunday. Numbers will be restricted to 80 at each Mass because of social distancing. Before this happens, we will need some volunteers to act as Stewards for these Masses. If you are willing to help in this way, and so enable Mass to restart, then please contact Fr David as soon as possible by email at email@example.com
ZOOM MASS ON SATURDAY EVENING
To confirm that there will still be the normal ZOOM MASS on Saturday 4 July at 6pm and also on Saturday 11 July.
LETTER FROM BISHOP PHILIP
BISHOP PHILIP has issued a Pastoral Message to the Clergy, Religious and Faithful of the Diocese on the Solemnity of St. Peter and St. Paul, 29th June 2020, as our churches reopen.
To read Bishop Philip’s letter, click here bishopphilip-20-06-24
LIVE STREAMING OF MASSES
There are lots of Churches in UK and Ireland that stream live Masses. This website gives a schedule of live services running from early morning to late evening of each day.
The various daily prayers and Masses from Walsingham are highly recommended
Click here for link http://www.churchservices.tv/timetable
RECENTLY UPDATED SECTIONS
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.
Mass Readings Explained – using Zoom
Alicia Coker has set up two sessions for us to stay connected and to share the weekly videos which can help us understand the Sunday Scripture. These sessions take place on: Friday 1930-2030 and Sunday 1200-1300. If you would like to join you will need to contact Alicia by email and she will give you the password that you will need to enter into the meeting. This is a wonderful way that we can stay connected as a parish community –Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Reflecting on the Acts – using Zoom
Sarah, Rosemary, Hazel & Sr Patricia invite you to join a 1-hour weekly reflection on the Acts of the Apostles via Zoom. 1st meeting: Wednesday 22 April 13.30 – 14.30. For details email: – email@example.com
For those unable to connect to zoom information can be emailed.
Normal Mass Times and Reconciliation
DURING THE PERIOD OF CORONAVIRUS ALL NORMAL MASS TIMES ARE SUSPENDED.
Weekend Masses are always on Saturday at 6pm at St Edward’s, and on Sunday at St Marks at 9.30am and St Edward’s at 11am.
Daily Masses are normally celebrated at St Edwards at 10.00am on Monday and Wednesday and 12noon on Friday, and at St Marks at 10.00am on Tuesdays and Thursdays, however these times and venues may vary from week to week due to Funerals, Holy Days, etc., particularly during Lent.
Please check this week’s newsletter for week to week variations (see NEWSLETTERS above).
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament takes place every Friday at St Edward’s from 10am – 8pm.
The sacrament of Reconciliation is available every Saturday at St Edwards between 11.00am and 12.00noon and again after the Saturday 6.00pm evening Mass
Welcome to any new parishioners. Please make yourself known to Canon David after Mass or contact the Parish Office. Also please complete the forms that are normally available at the back of church.
These forms ask for your name and address and phone/email, as well as names and ages of children under 16. This information is kept confidential to the parish.
How to find us
44 Alma Road, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 3HJ
Dedworth Road, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 4JS
Get in Touch
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 on 01753 865163.