St Michael Sonning Common
While St Michael's is closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic there are a number of ways we can continue to worship God during the Lent and Easter seasons through the liturgy of the Church. There will also be opportunities for us to gather online as a parish community.

Fr Michael and Deacon Brian are making occasional broadcasts using the ZOOM app and will lead various devotions. If you wish to participate please download the ZOOM app onto your preferred device and ensure the parish office has your current email address so that you can be informed when the broadcasts are to take place and be given the access code. This week all at 12.00 noon:
Mon 6 - Fr Michael. Service of Reconciliation.
Tues 7 - Deacon Brian. Stations of the Cross.
Wed 8 - Fr Michael. Rosary.
Holy Thursday - Readings of the Last Supper.
Good Friday - Stations of the Cross and at 5pm Reading of the Solemn Passion.

Fr Paul Fitzpatrick at Sacred Heart Henley, is live streaming Masses and meditations at the following times:
Morning Prayer followed Mass: Tuesday to Friday 9.15am.
Angelus & Meditation: Tuesday to Friday 5.05pm.
Sunday Mass: Vigil (Sat) 6.00pm, 10.30am.
This schedule will change during Holy Week.
Please click on the link: http://www.sacredhearthenley.co.uk/

St Chad's, our cathedral in Birmingham is now live streaming its Masses and Archbishop Bernard will be celebrating the principle Easter liturgies:
Palm Sunday (Sun 5 April) 11am
Daily Mass (Mon 6 and Tues 7 April) 12.15pm
Mass of Holy Chrism (Wed 8 April) 11.30am
Mass of the Last Supper (Thurs 9 April) 7.30pm
Solemn Liturgy, Good Friday (Fri 10 April) 3pm
Easter Vigil Mass (Sat 11 April) 8pm
Easter Sunday Mass (Sun 12 April) 11am
Easter Monday Mass (Mon 13 April)  10am
Visit: https://www.stchadscathedral.org.uk/

The Catholic Shrine of Our Lady at Walsingham is live streaming Mass and devotions 24 hours a day: www.walsingham.org.uk

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

The parish hall is no longer in use and no new bookings are being taken until further notice.

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.

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