Catholic Church of:
St Edmund of Canterbury, Whitton
The parish of St Edmund of Canterbury exists:
To foster and nurture Gods love and our relationship with Him, individually and as a parish community
To live as the family of God, in one united heart, showing our love through the reconciliation of our differences. Celebrating the diversity of our gifts and encouraging one another to respond to Gods will, therefore building His kingdom on earth.
By the love that we show for one another we act as witnesses to Christ, extending God’s love to those around us so that others may come to know and experience the love of God through the risen Lord Jesus.Our postal address is The Presbytery, St Edmund’s Lane, 213 Nelson Road, Whitton, Middx TW2 7BB.
You will find us if you turn right at Whitton BR Station, left at the Admiral Nelson Pub. The Presbytery is behind the church.
We now have live streaming of all masses
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SYNOD OF BISHOPS 2023
The Pope has asked everyone to engage with the ‘Synodal pathway’ – a listening process to gather the thoughts of ordinary people. We have now sent our parish response to the Diocese. Thank you to everyone who contributed to this valuable initiative.
To read the Diocesan report to the Synod, please see https://rcdow.org.uk/synod/westminster-diocese-bishops-synod-report/
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION PROGRAMME 2022
Applications for our forthcoming First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion programme have now closed. First Holy Communion will take place on Saturday 21st May 2022.
CONFIRMATION PROGRAMME 2022
The programme is now underway and applications are now closed. The Confirmation Mass will take place on Saturday 2nd July at 11am. Applications for the next programme will open in early 2023.
COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS FOR MASSES
Masses are continuing with some precautions in place but please do not attend if you think you may have Covid.
Please observe the following guidance when coming to mass:
Give people personal space.
Hand sanitising gel is available to all at the entrance.
Collections have resumed, offerings may also be made with a credit/debit card via the contactless payment station near the entrance.
The sign of peace is restored.
Distribution of The Precious Blood is currently suspended.
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Parishioners have been asking how they can continue to support our parish financially. Father Nigel is grateful to them, and to all who have continued to support the parish at this time.
We now have CONTACTLESS GIVING – the payment point is available at every mass, or you can access online at:
You can contact us on 020 8894 9923. Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org or you can use the contact page on this website.
We are also on Facebook
We’re keen to hear from you, so please feel free to contact us!
Act of Spiritual Communion:
I believe that you are present in this Holy Sacrament of the altar.
I love you above all things
and I passionately desire to receive you into my soul.
Since I cannot now receive you sacramentally,
come spiritually into my soul
so that I may unite myself wholly to you now and forever.
Liturgy and Prayer
Universalis (Available free online or as a paid app)
Magnificat is providing complimentary access to its resources during this time.
Apps including Laudate, iMissal and iBreviary
Click to Pray is the home of the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network and provides three brief moments of prayer each day as well as allowing you share your own prayer intentions for all to pray.
Pray as you Go release daily spoken meditations on the readings of the Mass designed to go with you wherever you go. Lasting between ten and thirteen minutes, it combines music, scripture and some questions for reflection. They have also launched a new series called Pray as you Stay, providing weekly prayers.