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COVID update Church is CLOSED during the national lockdown
In the light of higher COVID transmission rates, and revised advice from the Oxford Diocese, it has been decided to close the church for public worship.

Live-streamed – Holy Communion on-line at 10:30am on Sunday
Church members are invited to take part at home
see Service Video page for details.

Virtual Coffee Morning at 11:30am on Sunday
Church members are invited to join in
on-line or by phone see Pew Notices page for details.


St Michael’s during a period of closure

Dear friends,

As a result of the increased incidence of COVID in the locality and the higher transmission rate for the new variant, St Michael’s is sadly once again closed for public worship.  We very much hope that – with the help of concerted action, public precautions and medical advances – the current restrictions will be relatively short-lived, and that we will soon be allowed to resume physical meetings once again.  In the meantime:

As always, if there are particular people or situations you would like us to pray for, or if you simply want to talk, please let us know.

Assuring you of our love and continuing prayers during these unsettling times.

On behalf of Liz Ratcliffe and the St Michael’s Team
1st January 2021



Things to do on our website ...

  • Make a donation to St Michael's Church

  • We invite you to use our Service of the Word, at home, daily at 12 noon.

  • Updated You can read our weekly Pew Notices.  This includes contact details of the Community Hubs in Reading Borough & West Berkshire, if extra support is needed for you or someone you know.

  • Read St Michael's Church News (December/January edition) a 'web-friendly' version of our monthly Parish Magazine has returned to the website, to increase its readership and promote subscriptions.

  • You can read our COVID-19 procedures, which are designed for the health and safety of everyone participating in services or private prayer at church.

  • Or you can browse the rest of our website using the menu.




The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.