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Rotas for 19th July 2020 - 16th Sunday, Year A
Sunday 19th July 10am 12noon
Zoom Host Mark H Basil S
Zoom Cohost Reena K Andy S
1st Reading Beryl B Jonathan H
2nd Reading Karen R Ian C
Bidding prayers Donncha R Graeme M
Monday 20th July 10am
Zoom Host Reena K
Reading Di M
Tuesday 21st July 10am
Zoom Host Agnieszka D
Reading Nancy R
Wednesday 22nd July
Mary Magdelen
Zoom Host Mark H
Reading Maura McG
Thursday 23rd July 10am
Zoom Host Mike Q
Reading Margarita K
Friday 24th July 8am 10am
Zoom Host David W Liberty R
Reading Laura B Sandra W
Saturday 25th July
St. James, Apostle
Zoom Host Basil S
Reading Deb W

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 July 2020 - 16th Sunday, Year A

St. Edmund Campion, Maidenhead

Guidelines for Returning to the Churches for Prayers and Public Worship


Starting from 16th July, anyone who desires to pray privately, or attend public Mass in the church will be free to do so.

This document draws from government and diocesan guidelines, as well as the Covid-risk assessment specific to our parish, to articulate what we should do each time we visit our church of St. Edmund Campion individually or in a group. We must look at ‘best-practice’ based on our local circumstances, resources and context. A general guideline will be followed by guidelines for private prayers and then another for other public liturgies and sacraments.

General Guidelines

The suspension of Sunday Mass obligation is still in place, and so our online zoom Masses will continue to serve that purpose until further notice.

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.

Returning for Private Prayers and Mass

  • Starting from the 16th July 2020, Mass (+ Zoom online) will be celebrated each day Monday to Saturday at 10am and in addition on Friday at 8am. The church will be open for private prayers and Mass from 9.30am to 11am every day (excluding Sunday), and, in addition, on Friday from 7.30am to 9am. Wednesday evening the church is open for private prayer between 7pm to 8.30pm. (Please note there is no Mass on Wednesday evening).





09.30 -11.00

10.00 am


09.30 -11.00

10.00 am


09.30 -11.00 & 19.00 – 20.30

10.00 am


09.30 -11.00

10.00 am


07.30 – 09.00 & 09.30 -11.00

08.00 am &10.00 am


09.30 -11.00

10.00 am

  • Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will take place each morning after the 10.00am Mass and will be exposed for 25 minutes, and for the full time slot of Wednesday evening.
  • Apart from families, going to pray together, everyone is required to observe the 1.5 metre social distancing in the church - that is equivalent to a space of three chairs from someone who is not of your household, or ‘bubble’.
  • Alcohol hand gel will be provided for use on entering and leaving the church.
  • A steward will be around to help should you need anything and will ensure that the cleaning routine is carried out after each visit to the church.
  • Only a number of rows of chairs will be operational.
  • We are encouraged to stand and pray if that is possible. However, during Mass you may sit. Kneeling is not encouraged.
  • The less contact we make with the furniture in the church the more chance of reducing the risk of spreading the virus.
  • At this time, large gatherings are not encouraged and we must follow government and Diocesan guidelines. We will not be having public Mass on Sunday for the coming weeks and this will continue via Zoom at 10.00am and 12.00pm. You are encouraged to choose a day in the week that best suits you to attend Mass.

For Masses in the Church

  • No physical sign of peace.
  • Holy Communion is to be received on the hand and the priest will go around the rows of chairs to distribute to the congregation.
  • The chalice is suspended.
  • Entering (Church entrance) and Exiting (parish centre exit) of the church for Mass should be ordered and as directed by the Stewards. Please follow the directions given by the stewards.
  • Once Mass starts we ask people not to enter the church, as it will cause a lot of distraction, especially as Mass will continue to be live streamed. So please come at least ten minutes before Mass starts.
  • For sitting, we shall be using every other row, starting from the front row of chairs as will be directed by the stewards. We are encouraged to sit 1.5 metre apart (three seats apart) and in such a way that anyone coming in after will not need to cross to enter the row of chairs. Therefore, as you enter please follow the steward’s direction of moving to the centre of the row of seats, and work your way out to the aisle as the centre seats are filled. You may be seated not in your usual spot!
  • Families can sit together and parents with children should keep them close.
  • The Mass readings, Prayers of the Faithful and music will continue via Zoom. The congregation in the Church will not proclaim the Readings. If you wish to be a Reader during this time then please contact Mike Quinn ( in order for your name to be added to the list of Zoom readers.
  • All should use the hand sanitising gel on entering the church.
  • The government has advised that cloth face coverings (and not surgical masks) be worn for reassurance by people in enclosed areas. Churches do not need to supply face coverings for visitors. Therefore you are asked to bring you own face-covering.
  • The use of kitchen and parish hall is suspended.
  • The use of toilets is suspended at any other time except during Mass for pressing needs.
  • Whenever the toilet is used during Mass, for only pressing needs, it has to be cleaned and sanitised after each use.
  • Please do not gather in the church porch or on church property for conversations. Continue to wear your face covering until you leave the area where other people are. We know that many people are excited about returning to church. We want to make sure that you can do so safely and comfortably as social distancing guidelines are still in place.

First Holy Communion

The catechists are aiming to re-start First Communion sessions in September with our First Holy Communion Masses to be celebrated during a number of Saturdays (morning and afternoon) during October. Dates will be confirmed in September.

Sacrament of Reconciliation

This is to be arranged privately with the priest to ensure that government/health guidelines and directives on social distancing and sanitizing are observed.

Funerals and Weddings

A public Funeral Mass or Wedding may be celebrated, provided that all governmental/health directives and general guidelines are followed. The maximum number of attendees will be determined by the capacity in the church after social distancing measures have been applied.

Sacraments of Initiation

  • For the celebration of the baptism/initiation/reception for adults who were preparing for initiation at the Easter Vigil or other times, these will take place as determined by the parish priest in dialogue with the group of candidates. Care should be taken to ensure general guidelines and government directives.
  • The large-scale Confirmations planned for the Cathedral this Eastertide are postponed until 2021 and those for 2021 (St. Edmund Campion Parish) to 2022, and so on.

Anointing of the sick & visits with the Eucharist to Care Homes etc.

  • Where an anointing is given to a person in isolation (in a hospital, for example) all physical contact precautions should be taken and governmental/medical regulations followed. Hospitals and nursing homes will allow those in danger of death to be anointed, but protective gear may need to be worn by the priest and the visit kept short.
  • Visits to people in care homes or hospitals are permitted by clergy or designated ministers. These visits should follow the current protocols and advice of the care home or hospital (this may involve ministers being tested for the coronavirus or antibodies). Again, strict protocols of hygiene/sanitizing before, during and after visits must be observed.
  • We hope to issue shortly advice on anointing and pastoral care of the sick at home.

Infant Baptism

  • Given health and governmental directives (especially social distancing, hygiene/sanitising, etc.) and the need to protect the most vulnerable medically, the baptism of infants in our current situation presents some particular factors and difficulties.
  • During this exceptional time, if there is a pastoral need for the baptism of an infant to take place, only the necessary rites for a valid Baptism should be celebrated, (CIC, can. 850). Details can be found in the Order of Baptism of Children.
  • Only the minister, infant, parents, and godparents should be present until such time as more public services are allowed (again, social distance, hygiene etc. should be followed as far as possible within the liturgy).
  • It is envisaged that baptisms with larger gatherings can commence from August 29th.

Requesting for Volunteer Stewards

We shall depend greatly on the stewards for ordered movements in the church and for sanitising the church after each use. Please enlist if you are not within the vulnerable or shielding category. (

Finally, while we will attempt 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 move into the ‘new normal’. These guidelines will be updated as appropriate until such a time as we are back to full opening, which will include access and use of the Parish Centre and its activities.

FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS A number of people have been contacting the parish asking how to make a contribution to the church for its running costs.

If you wish, you can give a donation via the parish account:

St Edmund Campion Church.

Sort: 309304

Account: 00882551

St. Edmund Campion, pray for us.

Yours in Christ,

Father Liam


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 contact Fr Liam to book it.

Please join the St. Edmund Campion Community for Mass according to the schedule below at your convenience

Monday to Sunday (including Saturday) at 10:00AM

Extra Mass Friday at 08:00AM

Extra Mass Sunday at 12 Noon

To join the Mass simply click on the Zoom link below, and a host will let you in: Meeting ID: 356 615 1692

Please mute your microphone and video during the Mass. If the 'room' is full and has reached it capacity, then you can also go to YouTube. Click on the link below and you will have access to St. Edmund Campion Church. It is recommended that you subscribe to the channel to get updates. If after you click on the above link, Live Mass doesn’t start, please refresh your browser or reload your You Tube application.

A SPACE TO PRAY ON ZOOM Eric Ramon is guiding a space to pray on Zoom. Eric, a member of our community, guides the prayer space every Tuesday evening at the Church, which involves time to share and develop our Faith through prayer, reflection and music. If you would like to join on this Zoom time, please contact Eric, and ask to be put on the list of ‘invitees’ and he will then send the link to join. His email address is:

MASS VIA TELEPHONE This is a great way for those who struggle with smart phone or computer. You can listen to a pre-recorded Mass from Middlesbrough Cathedral on the following phone number 01642 130120.

This year, 2020, is the Golden Jubilee Year of the Canonisation of St Edmund Campion (October 24th, 1970).

THE PARISH PILGRIMAGE WALK FROM STONOR TO TYBURN The walk starts at Stonor House chapel, Henley on Thames on Wednesday 30 September 2020 and finishes at London’s Tyburn Convent chapel, on Sunday 25 October 2020. The walk will be staged over several weekends. You may choose to walk one or all stages. Each stage is approximately 4-8 miles. Map details and walking distances will be provided. If you are interested in taking part in the walk, as a pilgrim walker, a family, a helper or a volunteer, please register your initial interest with Deborah Woodward. Email: Tel no: 07766 245144

PEACE AND HOPE INTERFAITH WALK Sunday 8 November 2020 at 2.30pm. This is also Remembrance Sunday. In the spirit of peace, hope and solidarity, St Edmund Campion community, Churches Together and Windsor and Maidenhead Community Forum will come together on this day. We will be invited by leaders of all faiths and none to walk across the new Boulters Lock Bridge. The event will involve a welcoming address and hospitality (within social distancing guidelines). All these communities work tirelessly together to support families, the elderly, and the homeless, people who are struggling and vulnerable during this time of coronavirus. We invite you and your family to join us. Please contact Nancy or John for further information. Nancy Rowe: 07708094409 John Carr: 07810646068

IMPACT OF CORONAVIRUS ON DEVELOPING COUNTRIES – CAFOD/MISSIO APPEALS: the effects of coronavirus on developing countries are likely to be devastating. Families without enough to eat and without access to clean water and healthcare are particularly vulnerable to coronavirus. The poorest and most marginalised communities will be pushed further into poverty. Both CAFOD and Missio are responding to the crisis and have launched special appeals – as we are unable to have a collection at church now, you can find more information about the CAFOD appeal at and about the Missio appeal at if you wish to make an individual donation.

In addition, you can support CAFOD’s petition to the Prime Minister, which asks him to remember that we are one global family, to ensure that any vaccine made will be available to all countries, and to support developing countries by cancelling their debt so that they can put more money into health care.

You can sign the petition at Thank you very much for your support.

WEBSITE Go to and follow the link to bulletins for more notices.

APPOINTMENTS If you wish to speak to Fr Liam in confidence on any matter, please contact him by phone or e-mail

HOUSEBOUND If you know of anyone who is sick and/or housebound, please let Sarah (Parish Office) or Fr Liam know.

School News

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,