St Michael Sonning Common
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
18th - 25th January 2021

"Abide in my love and you will bear much fruit"

Due to the coronavirus pandemic we have not been able to hold the annual service for Christian Unity that is hosted by one of our local churches. However, so that we can unite together and pray for Christian Unity the local ministers have come together to record an online service that you might wish to participate in.
To access the service use this link: https://youtu.be/oUEOdZwEnUs
Following the government's announcement on 4th January St Michael's remains open for public worship. However we must be more vigilant than ever in following the government's rules relating to church services: "You can attend places of worship for a service. However, you must not mingle with anyone outside your household or support bubble. You should maintain strict social distancing at all times."

Due to the rapid increase in infections it is more essential than ever that before attending Mass 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 necessary, 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. Alternatively scan the church's QR code using the NHS Covid-19 App. You are not obliged to give this information to attend Mass.

For those unable to attend, Masses will be streamed on our YouTube channel and can be accessed by these links:
Wednesday 27th January - 9.30am https://youtu.be/iEgrqw7sahk
Thursday 28th January   - 12.00pm https://youtu.be/vKQSU_JuRqM
Friday 29th January - 9.30am https://youtu.be/3ubGO8916BA
Sunday Vigil 30th January - 4th Sunday 5.30pm https://youtu.be/e_uBft8bw2M
Sunday 31st January - 4th Sunday 9.00am https://youtu.be/Bch_AGyFEWM
Sunday 31st January - 4th Sunday 10.30am https://youtu.be/xdV3lvkGrYs
Monday 1st February - 9.30am Requiem Mass (Jan Treder RIP) https://youtu.be/wy_iwRNL_go
Tuesday 2nd February - 12.00pm (Presentation of the Lord) https://youtu.be/vUDEEa26kHk
Wednesday 3rd February - 9.30am https://youtu.be/YvvdAn6wA40
Thursday 4th February - 12.00pm https://youtu.be/uMeJgmtdbQw
Friday 5th February - 9.30am  (St Agatha) https://youtu.be/8fFdn09z3Nw
Sunday Vigil 6th February - 5th Sunday 5.30pm https://youtu.be/XAdoMEBE8Dg
Sunday 7th February - 5th Sunday 9.00am https://youtu.be/WtUOnmcSlgk
Sunday 7th February - 5th Sunday 10.30am https://youtu.be/XlmnqJM3008
Permission to reprint, podcast, and/or stream the music in these services obtained from ONE LICENSE with license #A-737382. All rights reserved.

Masses will be available on YouTube for a few days after the event.

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.


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.
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