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.
Photographic Competion, the results are in - see the Silchester Association page Photography Competition - Winners. In conjunction with St Mary the Virgin Church, the Silchester Association has produced a calendar using the winners of the Silchester Photography competition's photographs. You can view the Silchester 2021 Calendar and if you'd like one we're taking preorders here.
St Mary the Virgin Church is now open for private prayer only, normally, every day from 9.30am to 4.30 pm. and two sunday 8 am services per month. However, there will be occasions when the church is closed, for instance, for cleaning or occasional 72 hour coronavirus sanitation. Social distancing will be expected and anyone entering the church should take care, sanitise hands and avoid touching as far as possible. Please leave both doors open when entering or leaving.
We welcome this opportunity to provide for private prayer and hope it won’t be too long before the usual services in church can resume. In the meantime you would be very welcome to join us at our 10.00am Sunday streamed on Zoom and maybe join us Sunday mornings in church at 8am. See Special Services page for latest updates.
The lnk 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~ 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.)