St Michael Sonning Common

Hymns, readings and prayers on the theme: St Michael and the Archangels: Protect us, Guide us, Pray for us.

This will be followed by a light buffet supper. Please sign up for the supper in the church or contact the parish office.
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

For details of the Life in the Spirit Course with the Archdiocese of Birmingham beginning 22nd September and to register please visit:

Registration will remain open until Sunday 26th September.
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 remain high.
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.

For the benefit of those self-isolating and the housebound, Masses are streamed live on our YouTube channel and can be accessed via the following links:
Thursday 23rd September - 12.00pm (St Padre Pio) https://youtu.be/6D3-mjxfvms
Friday 24th September - 9.30am (Our Lady of Walsingham) https://youtu.be/ATfSFHAVpaM
26th Sunday (Vigil) 25th September - 5.30pm https://youtu.be/PBSXI4N8wug
26th Sunday 26th September - 9.00am https://youtu.be/qB-mmlNf5HM
26th Sunday 26th September - 10.30am https://youtu.be/AU1Tpl1wV-c
Monday 27th September - 9.30am (St Vincent de Paul) https://youtu.be/HkQhVg3MKoQ
Tuesday 28th September - 12.00pm https://youtu.be/DDPiflrcV1M
Wednesday 29th September - No streamed Mass
Thursday 30th September - 12.00pm (St Jerome) https://youtu.be/_vWOLSWs5C0
Friday 1st October - 9.30am (St Therese of Lisieux) https://youtu.be/7Kz9S3ePV7s
27th Sunday (Vigil) 2nd October - 5.30pm https://youtu.be/soMJNjh9uj8
27th Sunday 3rd October - 9.00am https://youtu.be/6zyXUp_Jb_0
27th Sunday 3rd October - 10.30am https://youtu.be/t_ZCElggjiU
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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.


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