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There are three churches in Silverton.

 

The parish church is St Mary the Virgin. The present church dates from the 15th century but there has been a church on the site for at least 800 years and perhaps even earlier to Anglo Saxon times. Since Silverton School is a Church of England School, there is a particular relationship with St Mary's. End of term services and festivals are celebrated by the School in the church. The Rector, Fr. Alan MacDonald, is a foundation governor of the School and regularly takes the Tuesday whole school collective worship.

 

The Methodist Church celebrated its centenary in the present building at the top of Fore Street in 2014. The Minister is the Revd. Ann Varker. The roots of the Church are to be found in the idea of "Church for All" as suggested by John Wesley, the founder of Methodism.

 

Silverton Evangelical Church ( the "SEC") is a Christian independent Church situated on School Road just a couple of minutes walk from the Square. Based on evangelical principles, an emphasis is placed on Bible teaching and fellowship, with weekly Sunday services and communion. The Minister is Andy Mathers, who is a parent governor of the School.

 

All three Churches work closely together and occasionally worship in each other's churches. As "The Three Churches Together" they seek to bring the love of Christ and the message of his Gospel to the people of Silverton.

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