Welcome to St Mary the Virgin, Silchester
St Mary the Virgin, Silchester is primarily a place of worship and prayer, one which still serves as the focal point for Christian fellowship and ministry for many who live nearby.
We hope that you can find the information you are looking for on this website, but if not, please do contact us directly using our Contact Us web page.
Due to the restrictions put in place because of coronavirus, all Church of England churches are closed until further notice. Although the Church building is now closed we continue to serve our community so please get in touch if you need to speak to someone or pray with them. Also see below for temporary restrictions.
The team at St Mary’s Silchester would like to share Church and Parish news with our friends in Silchester and beyond and invite you to Click here to add your name. During this time some services will be streamed on Zoom, and the Parish Magazine is available online. The link to our Zoom Service is announced in the above Church and Parish news mailings and also can be on Facebook "Spotted Silchester".
In line with Government instructions, there will be no Church weddings or baptisms. Funerals at the graveside or in crematoriums can still take place, but only in line with the Prime minister’s Statement. We look forward to seeing you all safe and well soon. Until then, 1 Peter 5: 7 reads "Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you".
Help during this crisis
Please let us know if you or anyone you know needs a phone call or urgent supplies collecting. If feel you might be able to help with either of these please let Rob know (01189700884 or 07818064923 email~ email@example.com ) and we will contact you if needed.
If you are struggling to obtain groceries and basic necessities you can also get help via Silchester Association, or telephoning Hampshire County Council the Coronavirus Hampshire Helpline – Hantshelp4vulnerable - on 0333 370 4000. (Calls charged at local rate.)