• 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. Access to Saint Mary's is usually available on most days. We are open for you,whether you wish to explore our history or seek a time of quiet contemplation.

    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.

    For centuries people have worshipped at our church. They have come for joyful and sad times, for baptisms (christenings), weddings and funerals. They have come for the major festivals of the church at Easter and Christmas. They have silently slipped in and prayed silently and slipped out again during the course of a day. They have gathered Sunday by Sunday to celebrate the resurrection and the good news of Jesus Christ. And we continue to do so today.

    Coronavirus (COVID-19). April 2020 : We are all concerned by the pandemic that is affecting much of the world, and now our own country is seeing numbers of deaths caused by the coronavirus COVID 19. The spread of this virus needs to be halted or slowed down, so we have been instructed by our Archbishops to cease all services and home groups or any other non-urgent meeting. Therefore we will not be meeting in our churches for Sunday services or any other midweek meeting. You can download and read the current update here or check our FaceBook. 

    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~ robwyoung101@gmail.com ) and we will contact you if needed. Thank you.
    From John & Claire Richardson  Silchester Magazine. Since the April Silchester Magazine can now no longer be distributed in person, we have uploaded a copy to Silchester Life and it can be seen here.  Please note the Magazine is laid out as it would have been as a physical copy, so the first set of advert pages, then the main body of the Magazine, and then the other set of advert pages.


  • Sunday Services :
    On the 1st Sunday of month
    8 am. Holy Communion (1662 BCP Said)
    10 am. All Age Worship

    On the 2nd Sunday of month
    10 am. Sung Eucharist 

    On the 3rd Sunday of month
    10 am. Morning Prayer

    On the 4th Sunday of month
    10 am. Sung Eucharist
    6 pm Evening Prayer (Apr-Sep)

    On the 5th Sunday of month (quarterly)
    10 am. United Service in a Benefice church

    (see Special Services for changes)

    We are part of the Benefice of Tadley with Pamber Heath and Silchester


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