“I have made a free offering of myself to your Divine Majesty,
both of life and of death,
and I hope that you will give me grace and force to perform.
This is all I desire. Amen.”
To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the canonisation of Edmund Campion, our parish church patron, we are going to walk from Stoner village in Henley to Tyburn (Marble Arch) where he was executed. Much of the walk will be on the route that he took as he was brought to the Tower of London. There is a reference in history books to the woods that are most likely to be that of Maidenhead Thicket; also Maidenhead Bridge, and the Ostrich Inn at Colnbrook.
The pilgrimage will take place over 4 weekends in October: 3rd/4th, 10th/11th, 17th/18th & 24th/25th (an average of 4.5 miles each day). You are not required to join every day of the walk (unless you would like to).
Please support us:
Fr. Liam invites you to come to church and celebrate the Eucharist.
From 1st September 2020, until further notice, the church will be open for you to attend Mass on any day. The number of Masses over the weekend is also increasing, giving you more choice, so that as many of you as possible can attend in person.
Out of concern for one another, those in the 'shielding group,' or at especially high risk of infection should be advised to follow government shielding guidelines and stay at home and return to the church only when it is appropriate.
In stating that, it remains a person's own choice to come to church to pray.
Mass will be celebrated every day and the Church will be open for 30 minutes before and after each Mass for private prayer.
Opening times and Masses
|Sunday||8:30am - 12:30pm||9am & 11am||Yes|
|5pm - 7:15pm||6pm||No|
|Monday||9:30am - 11am||10am||Yes|
|Tuesday||9:30am - 11am||10am||No|
|Wednesday||9:30am - 11am||10am||No|
|Thursday||9:30am - 11am||10am||Yes|
|Friday||9:30am - 11am||10am||No|
|Saturday||9:30am - 12noon||10am||No|
|5pm - 7:15pm||6pm||Yes|
At present, we have an average of 40 people at daily Mass. The Church, with social distancing in mind, can safely cater for up to 80 persons. Therefore, 80 will be our limit at each Mass.
For Masses on Saturday and Sunday, in order to comply with Covid-19 legislation, you will be obliged to sign up in advance picking the Mass, providing a contact name and phone number and selecting the number of people who will attend.
Please arrive at least 15 minutes before Mass starts, so that hand sanitation and seating can go as calmly as possible before Mass starts.
The form to sign-up to attend weekend Mass is here
Please note that only the 10am Masses on Monday and Thursday, the 6pm Mass on Saturday and the two morning Masses on Sunday will be live-streamed.
Sacrament of Reconciliation each Saturday: 11am – 12pm & 5pm – 5.45pm, or any other time that is arranged privately with the priest.
It is greatly appreciated that many of you transferred your 'church offering' from cash to direct debit and standing order over the last number of months. Our parish has had its financial income greatly reduced and this has impacted on our church activities, donations to various charities and parish maintenance. From September 1st, there will be an Offertory Collection Box at the church entrance and exit each day if you wish to make a very welcome donation.
Also, we have just installed a shiny, new Contactless Payment Machine where you can easily 'tap' a donation.
NB: It would be really helpful for the parish if the vast majority of our Weekly Collection could be done via Direct Debit / Standing Order. At present, we are a vastly cash—giving parish, and with the dramatic decrease in donations, it is very hard to plan and donate to those most vulnerable and in need, as well as care for our parish community.
Fr. Liam asks that you reflect and, if possible, switch your donation from cash to bank. This would be invaluable and would give the Parish Council and Finance Committee more solidity in planning for the months/years ahead.
If you wish, you can still give a donation via the parish account:
Name: St Edmund Campion Church
Account no.: 00882551
Alternatively, we have set up an easy way to donate online:
Please read the full details of the Guidelines for Returning to the Churches for Prayers and Public Worship, before coming to the church.
Finally, while we will continue to take appropriate precautions consistent with the advice of public health authorities, parishioners should understand that they assume the risk of contracting COVID-19 any time they enter a public space since such precautions do not eliminate the risk of infection.
I thank you for your understanding and cooperation during these strange times, as we continue to move into the 'new normal'. The guidelines will be updated as needed until such time as we are back to full opening, which will include access and use of the Parish Centre and its activities.
St. Edmund Campion, pray for us.
Yours in Christ,
Come and pray...
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.
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.
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"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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