St Michael Sonning Common
The feast of St Michael and the other Archangels is on 29th September. We traditionally celebrate the feast of St Michael with a special parish weekend. Although we are unable to gather as we normally do, two special events will be taking place in the church (with our Covid precautions in place) for those able to attend. These will be streamed on YouTube for those unable to attend for any reason. The links are:

Friday 25th September - 7.00pm Taize style Holy Hour. https://youtu.be/obNCEmP1PlY
Saturday 26th September - 10.00am Fr Michael's talk on angels. https://youtu.be/3YJ2T8lOfWo

St Michael's is open for Masses with a congregation


Before attending Mass it is essential parishioners read the guidance for keeping us all safe by clicking on this link: 'Covid-19 precautions for attending Mass'

To help the authorities with Track & Trace should it be neccesary, we request you bring a piece of paper with your name and contact number to hand in at the church. All names of a family but only one contact number is required. You are not obliged to give this information to attend Mass.

To continue celebrating Mass at St Michael's we need volunteers to act as stewards. If you can help and have no relevant underlying medical conditions please contact deacon Brian: deaconbrian100@gmail.com

For those who are housebound or continue to shield all Masses will be live-streamed and can be accessed through the following links:

Friday 25th September - 9.30am https://youtu.be/71lpAzSLvcE
Friday 25th September - 7.00pm Taize style Holy Hour. Part of St Michael's Parish Weekend https://youtu.be/obNCEmP1PlY
Saturday 26th September - 10.00am Fr Michael's talk on angels. Part of our St Michael's Parish Weekend https://youtu.be/3YJ2T8lOfWo
Sunday Vigil 26th September (26th Sunday) - 5.30pm https://youtu.be/yfOp7vSV3bw
Sunday 27th September (26th Sunday) - 9.00am https://youtu.be/jW5KYWo1pNQ
Sunday 27th September (26th Sunday) - 10.30am https://youtu.be/I_2UZCgd5Sk
Monday 28th September - 9.30am https://youtu.be/F0ut98f0AVY
Tuesday 29th September - 12.00pm (Ss Michael, Gabriel & Raphael) https://youtu.be/l5F3qlDbtto
Wednesday 30th September - 9.30am (St Jerome) https://youtu.be/B9DfqKFpI0A
Thursday 1st October - 12.00pm (St Therese of the Child Jesus) https://youtu.be/-RmrQCifq_4
Friday 2nd October - 9.30am (The Guardian Angels) https://youtu.be/cm-Fvf4_JQM
Sunday Vigil 3rd October (27th Sunday) - 5.30pm https://youtu.be/S8Mu99lB-HA
Sunday 4th October (27th Sunday) - 9.00am https://youtu.be/IJvyEKf5ORE
Sunday 4th October (27th Sunday) - 10.30am https://youtu.be/Nica9foT0gE

Masses will be available on YouTube for viewing for up to 1 week after the event.

Our daily Zoom sessions have finished for now. If you would like them to resume contact the parish office or deacon Brian.

If anyone is in need of the sacrament of the sick (last rites) please contact Fr Michael on 0118 9723418

If you wish to make a financial donation to the parish this can be done online via the diocesan website at:https://www.birminghamdiocese.org.uk/support-our-work

Follow the instructions and select 'Sonning Common' when prompted.

The parish hall is now in use and new bookings are being taken.


St Michael Catholic Church, Sonning Common is situated in South Oxfordshire and is part of the Archdiocese of Birmingham. As well as Sonning Common, the parish includes Emmer Green, Caversham Park Village in North Reading and a number of smaller South Oxfordshire villages including Kidmore End, Rotherfield Peppard and Stoke Row.


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  • To be a first point of contact and welcome for people searching for a Catholic church in this area.
  • To keep current members of the parish community informed of parish activities.

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