safeguarding the holylandThere is a "second collection" for the weekend 19th/20th September, it is the rescheduled Pontifical Good Friday Collection to support Christians in the Holy Land.

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We need to observe the following guidelines when attending Mass:-


Don't attend if you or a member of your household is unwell with a cold, flu-like illness, cough or fever. Stay at home and follow one of the live-streamed Masses if you can at

You need to book a place - see the "How to Book for Mass" section of this website.

Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of Mass.

Bring your own face mask or face covering and wear it at all times except for Holy Communion - which will be under one kind (the Host).facemask

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Use the automatic hand sanitizer provided when entering and leaving the church (or use your own sanitizer).


Follow the instructions of the stewards who will direct you where to sit, at Holy Communion, and on exiting the church.



Don't kneel in the pews as this will make you too close to anyone sitting in the pew in front of you, sit in the marked places as directed by the stewards

and please observe social distancing at all times.

There will be a box for offertory and other collections at the entrance to St Michael's Church and the exit of St Oswald's.


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These measures are to make sure everyone feels safe when attending church. Let us all work together, follow the guidelines and be considerate of each other as we celebrate together in thanksgiving to God for the gift of the Eucharist.

Booking for weekend Mass is organized by Barbara our parish secretary.


  • Booking  starts on the Tuesday and closes on the Thursday at 1.30pm  for Mass the following weekend. Places are limited so it will be first come first served, however those applying when bookings are full or closed can be booked immediately onto the following week.


  • Booking is by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view title the email "Mass booking" and give the name, address and contact details including phone numbers of all who will be attending including of all those in a family group. Don't forget to indicate which Mass at which church you will be attending. Mass is at St Michael's Tadley, at 6pm on Saturday evening and at St Oswald's Burghfield Common, at 10.30 am on Sunday morning.


  • Five places at each Mass are reserved for booking by telephone by contacting Barbara at the Parish Office on 0118 9814572 between 10.30 am and 1.30 pm Tuesday-Thursday. This is for parishioners without online access.


A regular commitment from volunteers will be needed to help with church cleaning  and stewarding at Masses.

Volunteers need to be under the age of 70, or if over 70 in good health with no serious underlying medical conditions that could make them more vulnerable to coronavirus.

If you wish to volunteer, please contact the Parish Office by telephone, 0118 9814572, or email,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or via the contact form on this website,
giving your details which will be forwarded to Gina Poulter (St Michael’s) and Ellen Goodall (St Oswald’s) who have agreed to manage the rotas for volunteers.

Two stewards and one stand-by (in case of emergency) will be needed for each of the two weekend masses.