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.
St Mary the Virgin Church Silchester re-opened on Easter Day and will remain open every day thereafter for private prayer. We will be reinstating Sunday services although different from the past (see Service Updates). For covid reasons, for the time being, there can be no congregational singing, or bells, and because of social distancing, depending on social bubbles a limit on the number of people who can attend to about 30, so please come early and don’t be offended if unfortunately you have to be turned away. We are looking forward to returning to church, but at the same time will miss the friendship, informality and convenience! of the Zoom service. We will continue therefore to relay all 10.00am church services on Zoom, but on the 3rd Sunday.
The link to our Zoom Service is announced in the 'Church and Parish news' mailings. 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 to the mailing list. The Parish Magazine is available online.
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~ firstname.lastname@example.org ) 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.)