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.
Silchester Photographic contest, That was a really wonderful response to the voting for the 2021 photo contest (742 votes) – thank you. The results are in and the top three in each of the categories are amongst those appearing in the calendar. Click on 2022 Calendar for ordering information.
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 remains open every day thereafter for private prayer. We have reinstated some Sunday services although different from the past (see Service Updates). For covid reasons, for the time being, we do ask you to continue wearing a mask inside. We are looking forward to returning to normality, but at the same time will miss the friendship, informality and convenience! of the Zoom service. We will continue therefore to relay 10.00am church services on Zoom.
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.
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 Richard Harlow know (for details click here) and he 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.)