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Friends of St Mary's Winkfield

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As we think of our Vicar, Revd Huw Mordecai on sick-leave, we can interact with him in our minds by reading his perceptive wise and often moving Musings from a Mordecai. These have been posted almost week by week since 1 April, and 'back-numbers- can be downloaded.

The Women’s Guild At Home scheduled for 4 August was postponed because of Covid-19 regulations concerns. The raffle for two hampers will take place after the 11am Holy Communion Service at St Mary’s on Sunday 16 August.

Cadillac Mountain
Picture of the day (click on image for full size view): Cadillac Mountain is not really a mountain - it is the main 1000ft feature of a big promontory just south of Bar Harbour, a major fishing port on the Maine coastline, which also features whale-watching and cosiderable consumption of lobsters. Cadillac is in the Acadia Park, a major recreation area, and climbing the mountain is a popular, pleasurable but not too challenging place to test a head for heights.

There will be live services at St Mary's Church at 16/8/20. If you are unable to attend live services, the 11am livestream Sunday service will take place each week. (You can join it any time after 10:45am.)

Please also join us for a live stream Evening Prayer/Compline service, which takes place at 8:15pm every Thursday evening.

There is now a Morning Prayer service at 9.15 on Tuesdays. (Click the link for details).

Read the current Parish Mag at www.fosmw.com/parishmag.pdf .
It takes a new form because for the first time ever the Parish Mag is published on the
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History of St Mary's church

St Mary's Church

St Mary's church is situated in Winkfield on the edge of Windsor Forest. It dates back to 1298, when the first vicar, Galpidus de Pickeforde is recorded in the register. A Saxon building is believed to have previously occupied the site. The church itself has been much altered over time and is a Grade II* listed building.

The central section of the church dates from the late 13th century, and the red brick bell tower replaced the original wooden structure in the early 17th century (a brick carries initials and the date 1629). A spiral staircase leads to the clock and the bell chamber, containing six bells dated between 1597 and 1874.

The interior of the church is plain, a likely consequence of Parliamentarian sympathies of local residents during the Civil War. The main aisle is divided by a series of octagonal oak columns running down its centre and supporting the roof. One column is carved with a crown and Tudor rose, the date 1592 and the royal initials ER indicating that this was given to the Church by Elizabeth I.



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