St Michael Sonning Common
Diocesan Vision, Unfolding God's Plan

Archbishop Bernard's pastoral letter outling the Diocesan Vision can be found by clicking the Newsletters tab, 2021, Pastoral Letter 13th June 2021. The follow up leaflet "Behold I am making all things new" is available by clicking here

St Michael's is open for public worship. Despite the change in government guidelines from 19th July, we will continue with our current practices for social distancing and church cleaning. The wellbeing of our parishioners is our main concern while infection rates continue to increase.
Before visiting the church for the first time please read our Covid Guidelines by clicking here. Our maximum capacity is 40. There is no booking system.

During the current pandemic the Sunday obligation to attend Mass is suspended. All Masses are streamed live on our YouTube channel and can be accessed via the following links:
Friday 30th July - 9.30am https://youtu.be/su7rcx_UH_c
18th Sunday (Vigil) 31st July - 5.30pm https://youtu.be/Qdegakzu57Q
18th Sunday 1st August - 9.00am https://youtu.be/kKw9uWtSqm0
18th Sunday 1st August - 10.30am https://youtu.be/AIeIL5RUBlI
Monday 2nd August - 9.30am https://youtu.be/GA0PQylNwnI
Holy Hour 2nd August - 7.00pm https://youtu.be/S__ISeDFpe4
Tuesday 3rd August - 12.00pm https://youtu.be/SnPIKIDNO6Q
Wednesday 4th August - 9.30am (St John Vianney) https://youtu.be/3RZh8_yvSzo
Thursday 5th August - 12.00pm https://youtu.be/0VJ4XxOGku8
Friday 6th August - 9.30am (The Transfiguration) https://youtu.be/gYUnzFm7vAA
19th Sunday (Vigil) 7th August - 5.30pm https://youtu.be/tyrY11lEz80
19th Sunday 8th August - 9.00am https://youtu.be/2qD3YwF_oxc
19th Sunday 8th August - 10.30am https://youtu.be/uzrNm6v7nOE
Permission to reprint, podcast, and / or stream the music in these services obtained from ONE LICENSE with license #A-737382. All rights reserved

Mass videos will remain on YouTube for a few days after the event.

If you require the Sacrament of the Sick please contact the parish office.

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.


The aim of our website is two-fold:

  • 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.

If you are new to the parish please click here or visit the New Parishioners page in the Parish Notes section.

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