St. Edmund Campion Parish, Maidenhead

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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.

Parish Priest

Father José Clavería (Pepe) writes:

I was born in San Sebastián in Spain in 1962, the 10th of 12 siblings. At the age of 14 I moved with my family to Madrid, where I went on to study economics and law at University. It was while at university that I joined the catholic movement Communion and Liberation. I began training for the priesthood in 1985 and was ordained in 1992. 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.


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Homily: Mary, Mother of God - Year A (01 Jan 2017)

Mary, Mother of God

Immediately after the celebration of Christmas Day the Church celebrates Mary, Mother of God. I say immediately after because the two biggest feasts we have are celebrated with an Octave, that is, within a whole week. Today is the last day of the Christmas Octave. Why is Mary so important? It is not that we divinise Our Lady as the protestants accuse us of doing. The importance of the Virgin Mary is not so much because she is an example, but rather because Mary shows us a new method, a new way of having God touch our lives in a most persuasive, attractive and striking manner.

What way does God use to meet us, inaugurated by Mary? To use a human person to take a human shape and so to meet us in the most simple way: as two persons meet and become friends. God becomes man and people can walk with him, eat with him, drink with him, chat with him, joy and suffer with him, wonder with him, discuss and make objections with him. In one word, now it is possible to live with God as people live together.

Why is this so important? Because God’s method to convey himself was not a one off, but once for ever. God has inaugurated a way to keep in touch with us through people taken by him. First with Mary, who was then the first Church, the first human shape used as a means of the presence of God. Then with the apostles and the disciples and so on through different generations.

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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.