St Mary the Virgin

Welcome to St Mary the Virgin, Silchester

St. Mary the Virgin Church, commonly known as Silchester Church, is situated in the village of Silchester in Hampshire, United Kingdom. Silchester itself is renowned for its Roman ruins and rich archaeological heritage and the church stands as a testament to the long history of this area. 

Our church 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.

Your Giving is always welcome

We rely on donations to provide Community care and support

Get in touch

Revd Karen West

The Rectory
The Green

RG26 3PB
Resident Vicar, Silchester
07525 494025
Church Office, then diverted to someone on call.
01189 816 252

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Sung Eucharist/Holy Communion with hymns

Every First, Third Sunday at for 1 hour
St Mary the Virgin
Church Lane Silchester Reading, RG7 2HH, United Kingdom

Our main morning worship. Everyone is welcome. Well known hymns, stimulating sermon, coffee afterwards. Service type and times may differ during Easter and Christmas, please check our website for current service.

Our beautiful Church decorated for Harvest

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The parish of Silchester: St Mary is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs. The Diocese of Winchester’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services. A copy of the Parish's Safeguarding Policy and a listing of contacts and telephone numbers may be found by looking under Safeguarding within the website for St Mary the Virgin, Silchester.

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