St. Edmund Campion Parish, Maidenhead

Rotas for 25th/26th January 2020 -
6.15pm 9.30am 11.15am
Mass Representative Pam C 01628 823530 Shirley F 01628 633406 Julie C 07823 321004
Altar Servers Rudy Patrick Lars
Luca Amelia Antos
Juliana Hannah Teresa
Harvey Zalan Marcie
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion David W Rod M
Jane M Dora W Deirdre M
Marian C Dominique D Eric R
Maura McG Maurha H Mary Q
Tricia O Mary McG
Ministers of the Word 6.15pm 9.30am 11.15am
1st Reading Ethel D Nina B Eric R
2nd Reading Margarita K John C George A
Bidding prayers Lucy L Ruth D Patryk D
Hospitality after Mass TBD Matt & Dominique D TBD
Hymn Presentation Mike Q
Mass Preparation Eddie A
Children's Liturgy Age 3-5's Age 6-8's Age 8 and up
Team B Gael R Julia E Debbie H
Carly C Charlie E
Minister to the Sick & Housebound: Clara Court Tony McC
Flowers Katheryn A Week beginning 27th Jan
Altar Linen Cynthia B Key Holder Tom 01628 632127
Cashiers Ruth D & Irene L Banker TBD

ADMISSION INTO ST EDMUND CAMPION SCHOOL AND NURSERY is based on Mass attendance for some categories. In our parish, we have an attendance card available from the table in the church lobby. Every time you come to Sunday Mass get your card stamped in the parish centre. You will need the Parish Priests's signature on the SIF form, once your attendance in 2019 has been completed. For information on the current Admissions' Policy see the school's website,

PARISH NOTICES for the week beginning
18th/19th January 2020 - 2nd Sunday, Year A

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is traditionally observed from the 18th to the 25th January – the octave of St. Peter and St. Paul. This year for the entire Christian Church, the materials for the 2020 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity have been prepared by the Christian churches in Malta and Gozo (Christians Together in Malta).


On 10th February many Christians in Malta celebrate the Feast of the Shipwreck of St Paul, marking and giving thanks for the arrival of Christian faith on these islands. The reading from the Acts of the Apostles used for the feast is the text chosen for this year’s Week of Prayer.


Hospitality is a much needed virtue in our search for Christian unity. It calls us to a greater generosity to those in need. The people who showed unusual kindness to Paul and his companions did not yet know Christ, and yet it is through their unusual kindness that a divided people were drawn closer together. Our own Christian unity will be discovered not only through showing hospitality to one another, but also through loving encounters with those who do not share our language, culture or faith.


In such tempestuous journeys and chance encounters, God’s will for his Church and all people comes to fulfilment. As Paul will proclaim in Rome, this salvation of God has been sent to all peoples (see Acts 28:28).

This Week’s   Readings.

Feast of the Epiphany of the Lord


First reading; Isaiah 49:3,5-6 I will make you the light of the nations so that my salvation may reach to the ends of the earth

Responsorial Psalm; Psalm 39(40):2,4,7-10

Second reading; 1 Corinthians 1:1-3 May God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ send you grace and peace

Gospel; John 1:29-34 Look: there is the Lamb of God

For full readings please see


Mass Times
9.30am and 11.15am
Monday to Thursday:
Holy days:
7am, 9.30am and 7:30pm
5.30 - 6.10pm on Saturday; or by arrangement
Church open for prayer
Every day:
6am - 9pm

Parish Priest
07776 580596
Fr. Liam Cummins

01628 628274
Sarah Hubbard
Monday: 8.30am to 3.30pm;    Tuesday: 9am to 11.30am;
Wednesday: 9am to 3.30pm;    Friday: 9am to 2pm.    Closed Thursday.

Notices to Parish Office by 12 noon Weds

If you would like a Mass celebrated, either in remembrance or as an intention, please see our Parish Administrator, Sarah, in the Parish Office to book it.

MASS INTENTIONS 18/01 18.15 Irene Shearer and Family SI

19/01 09.30 Irene Shearer and Family SI 19/01 11.15 Nancy Watson 1st RIP AN.

20/01 09.30 Jerry Connor RIP

26/01 Jerry Connor RIP Mary Connor RIP AN


If you would like a Mass celebrated, either in remembrance or as an intention, please contact our Parish Administrator, Sarah, to book it.

The collection last week was £818.55 Thank you very much.

POLITE NOTICE for reasons of health and safety, and further, as a courtesy to those around us, please refrain from giving children food and snacks during Mass.  If it is necessary that a child be fed, then please use the facilities in the parish hall.  Feeding babies (milk), and drinking water is permitted in the church


FUNERALS  Sheila E Symonds Passed on 31/12/19, age 87. The Funeral service is to be held on the 29th January 2020 at Slough Crematorium at 1300.Jerry Connor's funeral will take place on Friday 7th February at 12:00 in the church, followed by a burial service at Braywick Cemetery.


STUDY  if you are interested in following a course that would benefit the welfare of the parish, either for a weekend or semester base, please know that there is funding available to assist you in the area of studies in theology, pastoral care, prayer guidance, catechesis and youth ministry. Some good places to look are Douai Abbey  (and download their pastoral programme); St. Mary's Institute of Theology, Strawberry Hill The Jesuit Institute


OUR LADY OF FATIMA The World Apostolate of Fatima will be bringing the statue of Our Lady of Fatima and the Relics of St Jacinta and Francisco Marto to St Francis in Ascot 25th January. This is a great opportunity for our pastoral area and nearby parish communities to visit St Francis and venerate the statue and the relics  during an all day event. Please see Church noticeboard for details.


WAM VCS Networking Forum: Wed 22nd Jan SportsAble, Braywick Road, SL6 1BN 1- 3.00pm, starting with Networking Lunch. NEW Happiness Matters Programme - Paths to Wellbeing (Wellbeing Workshops to support you and your service users). NEW Funding Opportunities with Berkshire Community Foundation


Nursery Applications Academic Year 2020-21 The deadline to apply for a place in the nursery for the academic year 2020-21 is 28th February 2020, children who were born between 1st April 2017 and 31st March 2018 will be eligible to start the term after their 3rd birthday. Please contact Mrs Powell on 01628 639891 or via email Fr Liam is available, to sign the SIF forms for those children Categories 3,4 and 5 only, based on Sunday Mass attendance cards (or letter from the Parish Priest if from another Parish).


SPECIAL NEEDS QUIET PRAYER AND WELCOME 24/01 at 6pm in the church and parish centre. Special monthly community time with those amongst us with special needs, their families, carers and friends. All welcome.


CHURCH FLOWER ARRANGING DEMONSTRATION   Have you thought you would like to join the St Edmund Campion flower arranging rota but don’t quite have the confidence to arrange flowers for the church?  On 22nd January at 7.30pm in the parish centre there will be a demonstration  of arranging flowers for a pedestal or church shelf by a professional florist.  It will be a very relaxed evening and you will have opportunity to ask questions and maybe try some arranging yourself. Please join us if you are interested, whether or not you are thinking of joining the flower rota, as though new volunteers are always welcome, this is certainly not the only reason to come along.  

W.O.R.K Hearts for Valentines Day (& Stars) to raise money for W.O.R.K.  available again. Contact Louis on 07886 010763.


PLEASE PRAY for the repose of the soul of Jerry Connor, who died on the 2nd of January. He was known to many in our parish. The funeral will take place on Friday 7th February at 12:00 in the church, followed by a burial service at Braywick Cemetery. Please pray for Irene Shearer and her Family at a difficult time.


RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION FOR ADULTS (RCIA) Thursday 24th: Session three for our adults preparing to be received into the Church at Easter, will take place from 7.30pm. We pray for the nine candidates in our parish who are on this sacred journey to be fully initiated into the Catholic Church either through baptism and/or he sacrament of Confirmation.


CHRISTIAN UNITY WEEK is from 18th to 25th January.  We are blessed that St. Edmund  Campion church has been chosen by CTiM (Churches Together in Maidenhead), to gather representatives from all the Christian churches in our area to come together for a prayer Service on January 19th at 6pm. Please let us come together to support this wonderful moment for our Church.  The theme of the prayer hour is;  ‘Unusual Kindness’


SVP CHRISTMAS SUDAN APPEAL 2019 The SVP will continue taking donations and filled Smartie tubes until the end of this month. Please hand any further donations or filled tubes to Sarah in the office.  


ST EDMUND CAMPION  Our next StEC talk will take place on Friday 31 January at 7.30pm in the parish centre. Our very own Sandra Williams from Alzheimer’s and Dementia Support will speak about understanding dementia and getting support. Refreshments will be provided.


MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSE St. Edward’s Church in Windsor is running a Marriage Preparation Course in 2020. The dates are January 19th, 23rd, 30th and 6th February.  All engaged couples are more than welcome to attend. Please email Kathy to register on We are also running a Marriage preparation course at St Edmund Campion on Saturday the 18th of April. Please contact Fr Liam or Sarah Hubbard to register


HOUSE BLESSINGS If anyone would like their house or apartment blessed, Fr Liam would be very happy to do it.  It just takes about 25 minutes.  It’s a service of prayer and blessing with holy water. 


PIETY STALL Cynthia has a large selection of merchandise available. Please contact if you need anything that is not on display or have any further questions.


THE PARISH CENTRE is available for hire at £25 per hour. Contact Sarah in the Parish Office, or pick up a form from outside the parish office.


SCHOOL ADMISSIONS CONSULTATION The governors of St Edmund Campion School are consulting on a change to admissions for children who wish to be admitted to school in September 2021.

Currently siblings of children already in the school are admitted under category 2 in our over subscription criteria. From September 2021 siblings who attend Mass weekly or monthly will be higher on the over subscription criteria than non-practising.. 

The changes in brief will be: practising weekly Category 2, practising monthly Category 4 and non-practising siblings will move to category 6.

The consultation will run for a period of 6 weeks from 13th December 2019  until  24th January 2020.  Copies of the proposed arrangements can be obtained from the school office  or can be downloaded from the school website .

Comments on the arrangements should be sent to the clerk to the governing body by  31st January 2020


The governing body will consider all comments received before determining its admission arrangements by 28 February 2020.




SACRISTANS The Sacristans’ team is always open to welcome new volunteers who may be interested in helping out in the logistical preparations for the various Services that go on in the Church. If you would like to know more please contact a member of the team.

ADORE WEBSITE The website is a treasure trove of helpful information. As well as details of forthcoming ADoRE and other meetings, there are recordings of many of the talks from the last 3 years; information about renewal, prophecy, healing, evangelisation and prayer. In particular, the page on evangelising pulls together all the 2018 talks on Mission and Renewal and many useful evangelisation resources. They are also encouraging the formation or rekindling of Prayer Groups and you will find many resources on the Prayer pages of the website.

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ST EDMUND COMMUNITY BOOK SHARE There is a bookshelf in the entrance lobby to the Parish Centre for people to leave a book / take a book. Have a look!

MAIDENHEAD CARE urgently requires volunteer duty officers to find drivers for clients, and volunteer drivers to take clients to medical appointments. Do you have free time – even for only 8 hours per month for duty officers? Email or contact 07538 418448 during office hours.

VOLUNTEER VACANCIES Catholic Marriage Care provides marriage and relationship counselling and marriage preparation in the local area. They are currently looking for volunteers to fill the following positions at the Reading Centre:
•  trained relationship counsellors – supervision and expenses provided
•  evening receptionist for counselling sessions (Monday evenings in Woodley)
•  people to serve refreshments at marriage preparation days (occasional Saturdays in Twyford and Maidenhead)
For further information please contact Sue Cooper at or 07939 495774.

COX GREEN LUNCHEON CLUB takes place weekly on Tuesdays at Cox Green Community Centre, when a two-course traditional home-cooked meal is served to 40/50 members. It is run by volunteers from St Edmund Campion church, All Saints Church, The Church of the Good Shepherd Cox Green and the local community. They urgently need more volunteer cooks to join the rota. If you enjoy cooking and have some spare time, why not consider joining the team. You can get more information from Allison on 01628 824551 or Ruby on 01628 630703.

MAIDENHEAD WOMEN’S GROUP FOR EUROPEAN FRIENDSHIP The group was set up in 1965 with the initial aim to be informed about matters in Europe, concerning women, through lectures and exchange visits. In each of Maidenhead’s twin towns, sister groups were set up to encourage friendship and understanding. The aims remain after 50 years of friendship despite time moving on. The group has a regular programme of exchange visits with other European groups, both visiting and hosting annually: St Cloud in France, Bad Godesberg  in Germany, Frascati  in Italy, Kortrijk in Belgium and, since 2004, Salzburg in Austria. They meet at the United Reformed Church, West St, Maidenhead every second Wednesday of the month at 2.30pm when they have guest speakers on broadly European topics. To support this, in Maidenhead, they also have European literature, art and music groups as well as language conversation groups. If you are interested in joining this non-political, non-sectarian European Friendship group (no second language necessary), more information can be obtained at: or by phoning Anne on 01753 642078.

CATHOLIC SINGLES is an organisation which helps single Catholics of all ages (over 18 years) meet other single Catholics, either one to one or through social events. For further information, see the poster on the parish centre noticeboard, visit, email or tel. 0161 941 3498.

STREET ANGELS Christ invites you through Maidenhead Street Angels to bring love and compassion to the streets of your town. Join us on a Saturday night for a taster session. We need more volunteers but particularly men from 18 to 80. Please try something new - you will not be alone. Matthew Ch.28 v.20 " And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." Contact

DO YOU WANT TO HELP REFUGEES? The Diocesan Refugee Response Working Group is looking for new members. They are also planning events and creating a list of people who would like to be kept informed. For Working Group members, they are looking for people who are passionate about helping refugees and have specific skills to offer, from various specialists to administration and organisation skills. If you would like to help or find out more, please contact Fr. Peter Hollins on 01730 262 290, email, see the webpage at and learn how you can help Syrian refugees coming to this country.

SAFEGUARDING E-LEARNING If you have a role working with children, young people or adults who may be vulnerable, or if you are a parent who wants to understand online safety, you are encouraged to read the e‑learning safeguarding brochure. This explains what programmes are available via e‑learning and how to access the programmes that interest you. This e‑learning package is part of the Church’s commitment to safeguarding, recognising we all have a role to play in creating a safe environment. Go to:

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This week in the Parish Centre (unless otherwise stated)

This Week in Our Parish

Saturday 18th

NCT 12.30-17.45

Confession 17.30-18.10

18.15 Mass

Sunday 19th

09.30 and 11.15 Mass

18.00 CTiM United Service for Christian Unity Week

Monday 20th

09.30 Mass

Singing Enrichment in the Church 18.30-19.30

Tuesday 21st

09.30 Mass

Out and About 11.15-12.30

Reflections and Worship

   19.30-20.00 Silent Adoration.

   20.00-21.30 Open Worship with music, praising and topical  visualisation

Wednesday 22nd

09.30 Mass

Bridge 10.30-12.30

Adult Formation 20.00-21.00

Flower Demonstration for Flower Rota (and anyone else interested) In the Church 19.30

Thursday 23rd

09.30 Mass

Scrabble 10.30-12.30

RCIA 19.30-21.00

Friday 24th

Mothers Prayers 08.50-09.50

10.00 Healing Mass

No Toddlers Group

SEN Quiet Prayer and Welcome 18.00

Saturday 25th

Confession 17.30-18.10

18.15 Mass

Sunday 26th

09.30 and 11.15 Mass

APPOINTMENTS If you wish to speak to Fr Liam in confidence on any matter, please contact him for an appointment. He is always happy to visit your home if so desired. He is also available for house blessings.

HOUSEBOUND If you know of anyone who is sick and/or housebound, please let

Sarah (Parish Office) or Fr Liam know so that a visit can be arranged

School Notices


ADMISSION INTO ST EDMUND CAMPION SCHOOL AND NURSERY is based on Mass attendance for some categories. In our parish, we have an attendance card available from the table in the church lobby. Every time you come to Sunday Mass get your card stamped in the parish centre. You will need the Parish Priests's signature on the SIF form, once your attendance in 2020 has been completed. For information on the current Admissions' Policy see the school's website,