Welcome to Saint Silas Church, Pentonville
St Silas is a lively church faithful to the Catholic tradition of the Church of England. We enjoy our life together and we're committed to connecting with the local community. Our regular worshippers include people and families of all with all ages with all sorts of backgrounds.
We believe that God has called us together as a community of Christians to be faithful in worship and prayer, to become more like Jesus Christ and to help bring about the transformation of society for the better.
On Friday 3rd July Fr Rayner was featured in an article in 'The Guardian' exploring how different UK religions have 'managed' during the lockdown. You'll find it here.
We are currently applying for a Faculty to improve some of the church lighting. The Public Notice is here and the details are here.
Public worship resumes on Saturday 4th July:
Saturday 4th July : 9.00 a.m. Mass
Sunday 5th July : 11.00 a.m. PARISH MASS
Tuesday 7th July : 6.30 p.m. Mass
Thursday 9th July : 12.30 p.m. Mass
Saturday 11th July : 12 Noon : Mass
Sunday 12th July :
The Feast of St Silas (Parish Patron)
11.00 a.m. FESTIVAL MASS
For more details see the weekly news sheet.
There all sorts of resources for praying at home here, including links to ideas for children.
Our Sunday Parish Mass (11.00 am each week) is at the heart of our life together. We enjoy good music and modern ceremonial and lay people are involved in a range of ministries. If you're looking for a friendly church, you will be made warmly welcome. We're all on a pilgrimage through life - why not come and walk with us ?
In 2013 we celebrated the 150th anniversary of the completion of our church building (as Christ Church, Pentonville in 1863), and in 2017 we celebrated the 150th anniversary of the consecration of the church as St Silas. To mark all this we have been undertaking some vital repairs and improving the building for a new generation (having become pioneers in solar energy in 2010 by being the first listed parish church in England to have a new roof complete with visible solar tiles).
We're in central London where Islington, King's Cross and Clerkenwell meet - on the corner of Penton St and Risinghill St, just north of Pentonville Road. Get the bus along Pentonville Rd and walk up Penton St; or take the Northern Line or bus to Angel. We're 5 minutes' walk from Angel tube - walk through Chapel Market and you can't miss the church at the end.
We hope this website is helpful, but it won't tell you everything you might want to know. Do use the 'Contacts' list to be in touch.
Father Rayner Wakeling
Father Rayner Wakeling