St. Edmund Campion Parish, Maidenhead

Mass Times

First Mass of Sunday 6:15 pm on Saturday
Sunday 9:30 am with Liturgy for Children
11:15 am
Monday to Wednesday Monday to Friday 9:30 am
Holy Days of Obligation 9:30 am
8 pm
Confessions 5:30 - 6:10pm on Saturday
or by arrangement

Welcome

Everyone at St Edmund Campion Parish in Maidenhead welcomes you to our Catholic community. Hopefully you will find all the information you are looking for - if not, please contact us and we will answer any questions you may have.

The address of the Church and office is: 40a Altwood Road, Maidenhead. Berks. SL6 4PY. Details of how to find us are here.

Called and Gifted

Three years ago, we took part in the diocese Called and Gifted programme (see here). Clare Simpson, Leader Called and Gifted has sent this letter:

Dear Catechists and those particularly active in the parish,

You may have already seen the details, but please can I draw your intention to the visit to our diocese of Sherry Weddell, which doesn’t happen often! She is speaking at two events for the laity at the Basingstoke Country Hotel.

On Friday 18th May 2pm - 7pm she will be speaking about parish renewal and the practical, concrete steps that she has identified based on working with hundreds of parishes over the last 20 years. A few of our parishes will speak about what they are doing. The Bishop will be there too, having attended a clergy only event in the morning.

On Saturday 19th May 9.30am - 4.30pm Sherry will focus on the personal spiritual journey with an in-depth look at the five “thresholds” that people go through as they seek the Lord. This is the long pre-discipleship journey from distrust to what the Catechism calls a person’s “first and fundamental conversion”. CCC 1427 This is the point where you drop your nets and begin to follow Jesus consciously as His disciple in the midst of His Church. This is so important to hear about, both for ourselves and for all those we serve in the parish and help develop their faith.

Sometimes, as leader of Called and Gifted, I am asked “where is the fruit of the process?” and I can now point to a huge range of testimonies and stories of individuals discovering and using their charisms. For you, I would think that using Sherry’s threshold scheme to understand the spiritual development journey that adults typically go through, is a good way of showing the fruits of your work.

Each event is free and separate, and are being held at the Basingstoke Country Hotel, near Junction 5 of the M3. You do need to book a place as there is limited seating and you can do this through this link.

If anyone would like to stay overnight on the 18th at the hotel, we have negotiated a special rate of £55 for a single room and £60 for a double room, bed and breakfast. On Friday teatime, we will be offering a buffet supper, and would be grateful for a £5 donation at the time. On Saturday please can you bring a packed lunch. We will provide coffee and tea at the breaks.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you would like to know more.

God bless

Clare Simpson, Leader Called and Gifted. csimpson@portsmouthdiocese.org.uk

Parish Priest

I am Liam Cummins and I come from Ireland. I'm the eldest of four children (three boys and one girl). As a Mill Hill Missionary (www.millhillmissionaries.co.uk), I have spent a good period of my adult life ministering in Africa, namely Cameroon and Kenya. I was appointed to England to do Mission Animation (Missio and Mill Hill) for a number of Dioceses in 2012. I really enjoyed this work and it involved a good amount of travelling and meeting lots of people. Read more.

Parish Register

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Edmund Campion

"I have no more to say but to recommend your case and mine to Almighty God, the Searcher of Hearts, who sends us His grace, and sets us at accord before the day of payment, to the end we may at last be friends in heaven, when all injuries shall be forgotten." Read more.

Homily: Farewell Homily (02 Jul 2017)

Year A XIII

"One day as Elisha was on his way to Shunem, a woman of rank who lived there pressed him to stay and eat there. After this he always broke his journey for a meal when he passed that way. She said to her husband, ‘Look, I am sure the man who is constantly passing our way must be a holy man of God. Let us build him a small room on the roof, and put him a bed in it, and a table and chair and lamp; whenever he comes to us he can rest there.’"

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Going Into Hospital?

Upon admission, please state clearly that you are a Catholic Christian. If you want the Chaplain to visit you, you either need to complete the form in the Chapel, or speak to the Ward Sister in Charge.

The Roman Catholic Chaplains for Wexham Park Hospital are Rev. Noel Connolly SPS and Sister Nora Doyle. Both can be contacted via the Church of the Holy Redeemer, 01753 578328. In cases of emergency, call St Joseph’s on 01628 783988.