St Mary the Virgin, Silchester

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The earliest walls of this parish church are from the beginning of the 12th century and it is a living place of worship used by both individuals and the community on a daily, and weekly, basis.  As with other generations we make our mark both in the work of restoration and repair to keep the historic fabric in good order; also to make changes and additions to ensure that the building is effective and alive.

The church is open every day from dawn to dusk ( key rota system) and during summer at weekends there is usually someone in church to guide visitors round. If there is no guide visitors can follow the history of the church on laminated cards distributed about the church along with a booklet for sale in the church. A recent extension provides modern facilities with a kitchen and toilet area. Since the extension was built the church community has expanded and now thrives with visitors, concerts and events. It hosts the University of Reading annual 'dig' in the Roman Town of Calleva Atrebatum as an education centre with weekly talks. There are a number of musical concerts held in church each year along with Lent and Advent lunches. The church is also an increasingly popular venue for weddings and baptisms.

Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals are by arrangement with our Resident Priest in Silchester.

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