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.