Service of the Word (video)

Before leaving this page, please read the section below about donations to St Michael's.

Symbol - play sound  If you are missing the sound of St Michael's bells before a service, click here to listen to some bellringing (2m 48s of a method called Stedman Triples).

Seventh Sunday of Easter - Service of the Word (24 May 2020)

To participate fully in this service, you are recommended to click here to open or download the Order of Service document (PDF file, 6 pages, 595KB).  You can then either print the document or, if you are technically adept, you can view and scroll through the document in a separate, smaller window on your computer screen, alongside the video window.

To view the video of the service, click on the 'Play' arrow in the centre of the picture.  You can then alter the sound level, subtitles, image size, and other settings, using the controls at the bottom of the picture.  Other previously-published videos are accessible on a separate 'Previous Videos' page.

An important word about Donations

St Michael’s finances have taken a significant hit during the current crisis.  As a result of the stringent restrictions that have been in place since mid-March, we have lost several major income streams including our weekly plate collections and hall rental income, and have also been unable to run any of the major fundraising events which normally happen at this time of year.  Although we have reduced our expenditure as far as possible, we have many fixed costs and bills to pay, and this year we will inevitably spend far more than we bring in.  We recognise that this is a difficult time for all of us, and that many people are facing financial challenges in their own lives too, but if you are in a position to make a donation – however small we would be extremely grateful.  You can do this instantly by scanning the QR code below using your smartphone, or by simply clicking on the link.  This will take you to our donations website, which also allows you to Gift Aid your donation if you are a taxpayer.  Many thanks.

Link for donating to St Michael's Church Tilehurst (

To go to the Donations website, either