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
LIVE STREAMING OF MASS FROM ST EDWARD’S
We now have a camera installed in St Edward’s Church and all Masses from there 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:
PUBLIC MASSES and SECOND LOCKDOWN
How sad it is that we cannot have public Mass during this time of lockdown. But Mass will be streamed from St Edwards Church most days. so please have a look at the list of days and times below. Access for the Mass is in the normal way via the website.
We are also allowed to open the Church for Private Prayer, so adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will continue on Fridays each week ( slightly altered hours). Do try to call in for a visit to the Blessed Sacrament during the course of the week – please sanitize your bench after use.
The Bishop has called for a day of prayer for an end of the Corona virus on Friday the 27th November – more to follow on this.
Let us keep safe and well and prayer for each other during these days.
Weekly Mass times that are streamed on the internet
Special Services that will be streamed this week
No extra services this week
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Friday 1100 – 1600
Church open for private Prayer
Sunday 1200 – 1530
Monday 1030 -1530
Tuesday 1030- 1530
Wednesday 1030 -1530
Thursday 1030 – 1530
Friday 1030 – 1600
Saturday 1030 – 1530
CHRISTMAS MASSES 2020
We all hope that we will be able to celebrate Mass as normally as possible during Christmas, but there will undoubtedly be some restrictions, especially in numbers. The Leadership Team and Canon David has therefore put together the following proposals with one extra Mass but spread out to allow for the requirements of cleaning and social distancing. Sadly, there cannot be any congregational singing.
Christmas Eve – Thursday 24th December
St Edward’s 4.00pm, 6.00pm and 10.00pm.
Christmas Day – Friday 25th December
St Mark’s 9.30am.
St Edward’s 11.00am.
We would ask that everyone think about which Mass they wish to attend and who with. So that we know how many are likely to attend. After the Masses on the weekend of the 6th and 13th of December you will be able to register manually for the Christmas Masses. From the 14th of December an on-line portal will be used to allow you to register at which Mass you wish to attend. The portal will remain open until 0900 Wednesday 23rd December. If the numbers show that we would be at maximum capacity to allow social distancing, you may be contacted to ask you to consider moving to a different Mass.
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
First Sunday of Advent – 29 Nov 2020
God is ever coming to us in life, light, and love. We are urged to stay awake so that we might be open to the presence and power of the one who can give meaning and hope to all our lives. Perhaps especially at this time as we reach the end of the second lockdown, we would do well to
use Advent as a time of strengthening our awareness of Our God. Isaiah is a constant and good friend – he never gives up calling us to re- engage. Interestingly enough, the first reading at Mass this Sunday Isaiah gives three appealing names for God.
Our Redeemer is your ancient name- The Redeemer is the one who buys us back, who bails us out of any mess we get into.
You are the potter, we the clay, the work of your hands. The potter does not discard the clay if the work is not coming out as originally planned, but will cleverly craft a new work of art.
Why not in Advent ponder and pray through these three Names that Isaiah gives to God and see how one can discover these attributes of God in your life.
Canon David Hopgood
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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.
Click here to access Advent Calendar AdventCalendarA-20-11-29
CHILDREN’S LITURGY FOR ADVENT
The Children’s Liturgy for each Sunday in Advent is included in the Children’s Liturgy Page. To access go to the Children Liturgy in Sacramental Services Dropdown Menu above.
Download the parish handbook below.Click here for Parish Handbook
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.