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 Friday 9:30 am
Holy Days of Obligation 7 am, 9:30 am
7:30 pm
Confessions 5:30 - 6:10pm on Saturday
or by arrangement
Church open 8 am to 9 pm every day
Eucharistic Adoration 8.50 am to 9.25 am Monday to Friday

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.

If you would like to know more about us and what we do, take a look at our Welcome Brochure. We look forward to meeting you soon.

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

Widows and Orphans in Rural Kenya

WORK (Widows and Orphans in Rural Kenya) sponsors over 100 orphans each year and has helped well over 100 widows. Please take a look at the latest newsletter to see the good work of this amazing charity and find out how you can help.

More information is also available on the www.work-kenya.org website.

Alpha Course

From Thursday 26th September (evening) to Thursday 5th December, the pastoral area are planning to run an Alpha Course at Windsor parish, a perfect introduction to Christianity for those who are new to it and a great "refresher" for committed Christians. The talks are designed to encourage conversation and explore the basics of the Christian faith in a friendly, open and informal environment. No question is out of bounds and you are free to discuss as much or as little as you wish.

Alpha is ten sessions with the option of a retreat day away in the middle (November 9th). Each session includes food, a short talk and a discussion at the end where you can share your thoughts.

If you would like more information or wish to participate, please contact Fr Liam, either in the office or by email.

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)

We are all on a journey of faith, which is unique and personal, and yet a journey that we know is greatly enriched when we are able to come together and share with others.

Maybe you are a non-Catholic Christian accompanying your family to Church and now feel drawn to become part of this community of faith. Maybe your "roots" are in another religion, or in none. Maybe you are a Baptised Catholic but never received, as a young person, the Sacrament of Confirmation.

This programme is widely used in many parishes throughout the Diocese. RCIA is both a learning and teaching programme that aims to help those who would like to know more about the Christian faith from a catholic perspective and might be thinking about becoming a Catholic.

To be a full member of the Catholic Church you need to complete the process of Christian Initiation, which is when you have been Baptised, Confirmed and made your First Holy Communion.

The RCIA Programme in St. Edmund Campion Parish will begin with the completion of the ten-step programme of the Alpha course run at Windsor. Once this is completed, we will begin on Thursday 9th January for a programme, meeting on Thursday evenings (twelve sessions) for about 90 minutes until the beginning of April 2020. There will be a small group of catechists, along with Fr Liam and Fr. Gerry (Mill Hill Missionary), who will present the course. The meetings will be relaxed and informal. There is normally a presentation on some aspect of the Catholic Faith by a member of the Team. This will be followed by tea/coffee and a Question and Answer session concluding with a time of prayer. If you are interested, please get in touch with Father Liam for an application form.

Part of the programme is to attend the Alpha Course first, and then this leads into the RCIA programme.

All those who will have attended the RCIA programme will be initiated fully into the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil, 11th April 2020.

If you are not a Catholic, but regularly come to Sunday Mass or an adult Catholic not yet confirmed, why not get in touch with Father Liam for an informal chat. lcummins@portsmouthdiocese.org.uk or 07776 580596

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

If you want to be added to the Parish Register, please see the priest

If your details change, or you have an addition to the family, please contact the Parish Secretary to make sure that your entry is up to date and includes all your children.

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.

 

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 local Roman Catholic Church near Wexham Park Hospital is the Church of the Holy Redeemer, contact 01753 578328. In cases of emergency, call St Joseph’s Maidenhead on 01628 783988.