St. Edmund Campion Parish, Maidenhead

Mission Statement

The parish family of Saint Edmund Campion is a multi-cultural, family-friendly community of faith.

Through the power of the Holy Spirit, and under the intercession of our patron, Saint Edmund Campion, we celebrate our life in Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

Our Mission, in this new millennium, is to commit ourselves to evangelise with a renewed missionary zeal.

We bear witness to Jesus Christ through our common bond in the Holy Eucharist, in order to form a people of God, living as one in society, and working to make it more just, unified and peaceful.

We dedicate ourselves to bringing the Good News of life and hope to all around us, as we work ever more diligently in realising the Kingdom of God here among us

Can you help the Youth in our Parish?

Father Pepe wrote a letter to the parish in March 2016. You can read it again here.

It can be a very rewarding experience having teenagers from abroad live with you for a week or two, to share your family life and at the same time help them to improve their English. You can either do this by hosting a teenager from another country for a week or two, sometimes longer – and you would be paid a nightly rate for hosting them. Or, your child could be part of an exchange programme.

FIDEOJOY (www.fideojoy.com) is an organisation created by Catholics to promote cultural exchange between Christian families (mostly Roman Catholic) from different countries and offers to live this beautiful experience of faith sharing and commitment.

We are looking for British Catholic Families who are enthusiastic with this idea of living the Universality of Our Church concretely by either:

If one of these experiences interests you, or if you would like more information, please Contact Anna Pardoe at annavpardoe@gmail.com

Parish Structure

Our activities cover a very wide range. We have outlined the supporting structure.

Safeguarding Representative

All our activities are safeguarded. For more information please contact our Representative, Karen Murdoch on 01628 620183.

Parish Pastoral Council

The minutes of the last PPC meeting on 17th October 2017 are here.

Wired for Sound (and Video too)

The church is a wonderful space to gather and has a full range of audio and video facilities, including VGA, HDMI, Apple TV and Google Chrome. A guide to how to plug in and use these connections is available here (caution - 12 MB download!).

Parish Office

The address of the Church and office is:

40a Altwood Road, Maidenhead. Berks. SL6 4PY

You can call Gillian Hollingbery in the parish office on 01628 628274 or send an email.

Office Hours
Monday 10am to 12noon
Tuesday 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Wednesday 10am to 12noon
Thursday 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Friday 10am to 12noon

Parish Newsletter

The parish newsletter is edited by Carolyn Foster. Content should be submitted either by email or posted in to the parish office before noon on the Wednesday before publication.

Bishop of Portsmouth

If you wish to contact the Bishop, please write to the address below. Note: Your letter should use the salutation "Dear Bishop Philip" or "Your Excellency".

The Right Reverend Philip Egan
Bishop of Portsmouth
Bishop's House
Edinburgh Road
Portsmouth
Hampshire PO1 3HG

How To Find Us

From the West: Enter Maidenhead on the A4, crossing over the A404(M) on the Thicket Roundabout. Immediately, at the next roundabout bear right into Cannon Lane and then left at the next roundabout into Altwood Road. Turn left when you enter the 20 mph zone.

From the East: Leave Maidenhead on the A4, up Castle Hill. At the third roundabout turn left into Wootton Way. At the next roundabout, turn right into Haddon Road. You will enter the 20 mph zone; turn right immediately after passing Altwood School on the right.

Phone the parish office on 01628 628274 or send an email.

St Edmund Campion Catholic Primary School and Nursery

Our primary school and nursery are located on the same site as the church and form an integral part of our parish community.

The nursery offers a stimulating environment to children from the age of 3 with structured learning in a playful atmosphere.

The primary school was rated as "outstanding" by Ofsted in 2009 and also in a recent Diocesan Monitoring visit in attainment and progress in religious education. Details are available on the school's website: www.st-edmund.org.uk.

Admission into our school and nursery is based on Mass attendance for some categories. In our parish, in order to help Fr Pepe, we have a card-stamping system; ask him if you require one of these cards. Every time you come to Sunday Mass make sure you get your card stamped to show your attendance. Before your child is due to start school you will need to fill in the school's Supplementary Information Form, signed by Fr Pepe. See the school's website for information on the current Admissions' Policy for St Edmund Campion School.

Refurbished Parish Centre Opens

Parishioners young and old of St Edmund Campion Roman Catholic church in Altwood Road, Maidenhead, gathered last Friday for a pot luck supper to celebrate the opening of their newly extended and refurbished Parish Centre. The ribbon was cut by Hannah Foster, aged 6, after which parish priest Fr. 'Pepe' Claveria blessed the centre and gave a short speech outlining how the plan for the centre had come about 2½ years ago, and then came to fruition with the generous help of many people in the parish, starting with a wide consultation as to the scope of the project. Read more.

Growing Together in Faith

Logo for 2017 Mission

We held a two week Parish Mission, full of music, prayer, talks and social events from Saturday 10th to Sunday 25th June 2017.

You can see the full programme here and there is also a poster which was available to download and display.

"Taking time out of our busy lives to stop and reflect." Lots of people came along and joined us! All were welcome to attend any of these events, and invited others to attend. For further information please email Anna.

Lenten Project

On 7th June 2017, Fr Pepe visited the newly built Alexander Devine Children's Hospice to present a cheque for £2,500 on behalf of our Parish. The money was raised through our Lenten Project this year. Julia Philipson, Community Fundraiser for the charity told Fr Pepe "this is a wonderful amount of money for us to receive to support local children with life limiting and life threatening conditions and we are so thankful to you and your congregation at St Edmund Campion!"

As well as presenting the cheque, Fr Pepe was also given a tour of the hospice which really helped to bring the project to life.

Thank you to everyone in the parish for supporting this local charity during lent!

Fr Pepe presents cheque to Alexander Devine Hospice