St Michael’s Roman Catholic Church

 Michael’s church in Sonning Common serves the Catholic population in the villages north of Caversham and to the west of Henley. Our geographical boundaries extend to Nuffield, Nettlebed, Checkendon and Stoke Row in the north, Dunsden in the east, Mapledurham, Kidmore End and Goring Heath in the west and Emmer Green and Caversham Park Village in the south. 

st-michaels-bWe have a Sunday congregation of just over 200 regular worshippers, but many more on an irregular basis. 

Our parish has a very successful junior school, St Martin’s, in Caversham Park, where there are about 120 pupils, but we are looking to expand due to demand for places. 

As the population spread out from Henley and from Caversham, it became clear that a separate church and parish was needed to serve the needs of the growing Catholic population who settled in the Sonning Common village and its environs. 

In 1947 the first Sunday celebration took place in a temporary building and in 1963 building began on a new church. The new church was built and paid for in 1968. 

St Michaels’ Roman Catholic Church, 18 Peppard Road, Sonning Common, RG4 9SU To find out more visit saintmichaelsonningcommon.org.uk/

Normal Pattern of Services

Weekday Masses Usually 09.30 Monday to Friday. Please see the current bulletin on the Newsletters page or pick up a paper copy in the church to check for any changes.

Weekend Mass Times Saturday 17.30 Sunday 09.00 and 10.30

Saturday Vigil 17.30 – no hymns

The first weekend Mass, the Saturday Vigil, begins at 17:30.

Sunday 09.00 Mass – hymns and music

The 09.00 is the earlier of the two Sunday masses.

Sunday 10:30 – Family Mass

Other Events and Services at St Michael’s

Tuesday 21st November
Snack & Chat
Sunday 17th December
17.00 Pangbourne Silver Band
Monday 18th December
19.30 Service of Reconciliation
Tuesday 19th December
Snack & Chat

Sunday 24th December
16.30 Carols
Sunday 24th December
19.30 Carols
Monday 25th December
10.30 Christmas Day Mass
Tuesday 16th January
Snack & Chat

Friday 2nd March
Women’s World Day of Prayer, 2018

Further details can be found on the monthly events pages