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.
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
Pentecost Sunday 28th May 2023
Pentecost originally was a Jewish feast that occurred 50 days after the Passover celebration, to commemorate the giving of the law to Moses on Mt Sinai. For us Christians, Pentecost celebrates the Holy Spirit’s presence in our world, the invisible power at work in our lives.
The gifts of the Holy Spirit conferred at Confirmation are given to us as the firm foundation of our lives. In cultivating these gifts, the fruits of the Spirit will be evident in our lives. In Paul’s Letter to the Corinthians, he likens the Spirit’s variety of gifts to parts of the body, as unity in diversity. Our parish community is rich in diversity and yet united around the Eucharistic table.
The 11th century mystic Saint, Hildegard of Bingen, uses metaphors to capture the essence of the Spirit: ‘The Spirit is the life of all creatures; the way in which everything is penetrated with connectedness and relatedness; a burning fire that sparks, ignites, inflames, kindles hearts; a guide in the fog; a balm for wounds; a shining serenity; an overflowing fountain that spreads to all sides. The Spirit is life, movement, colour, radiance, restorative stillness in the din. The Spirit pours the juice of contrition into hardened hearts; makes dry twigs and withered souls green again with the juice of life; purifies, absolves, strengthens, heals, gathers the perplexed, seeks the lost. The Spirit plays music in the soul; awakens mighty hope, blowing everywhere the winds of renewal in creation.’
Let us ponder these wonderful poetic images as we pray to be ‘filled with the Holy Spirit’ that we may live our faith so as to renew the face of the Earth!
Sr Patricia, csb
To make a booking to attend a Baptism Preparation class, please contact: email@example.com
DIOCESE TEN YEAR MISSION PLAN
The Consultation Responses from St Edwards & St Marks Parish to the Diocese Ten Year Plan are now available and can be accessed via the link under Parish Links above.
Also Click Here to view the Document ten year plan-22-12-03
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 Master-23-01-08
Click the links below to see the availability of our spaces:
To download the Parish Handbook click here Parish Handbook 2022-22-07-22
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.