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
Mass times at St Marks Church
These weekday times may change due to unforeseen circumstances, such as funerals or weddings, so please consult the weekly newsletter for details.
CHRISTMAS MASS TIMES FOR 2022
St Edward’s Masses are at:-
6:00pm & 10:00pm
St Mark’s 09:30am
St Edward’s 11:00am
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
2nd Sunday of Advent
04 December 2022
In a way John the Baptist is Advent, just as, in another way, Mary is. Both, in complementary ways, prepared for the coming of Christ. Mary, as his mother, made his birth possible, his becoming one of us; she gave the Word flesh. John as his herald , would baptise him 30 years later. This was the beginning of the public life of Jesus. Mary stands for faith and obedience.’ I am the handmaid of the Lord; let what you have said be done to me’. John stands for repentance. ‘repent for the Kingdom of heaven is at hand’ – in other words change your attitudes or change how you live. With Mary, Advent begins in a village, in a home in the middle of daily life, where an Angel finds her. With John it begins in the desert, away from the world. ‘The word of God came to John , son of Zechariah, in the wilderness’.
Jesus never comes alone. He comes with the Father and the Holy Spirit. He comes with all the figures of the Old Testament behind him. He comes surrounded by people: Zechariah and Elizabeth, Mary and Joseph, the shepherds and the wise men, Simeon and Anna, and John the Baptist, later all the disciples. The coming of Christ to us is the same, ‘your friends are my friends’. We are never alone, for we are part of the Church , both in this world and the world to come.
Being part of this family of God comes with responsibility. When we sin and offend God and others, we let down Christ and all his friends. The call of his friend John the Baptist rings true today as he speaks to us to REPENT. Advent is a season of hope because we can repent and not only have our sins forgiven, but be filled with the Holy Spirit, as was Mary. Reconciliation brings forgiveness and the grace to live better lives.
I invite you to go to Confession during this season of hope. The Reconciliation Service will take place on Saturday, 10 December at 10:00. There will be many priests available to help us celebrate this Sacrament. If you have not been to Confession for years – then this could be your time.
Canon David Hopgood.
RECENTLY UPDATED SECTIONS
HCPT Christmas Fair
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-22-03-24
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
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.