St. Nicholas Church, Silton, Dorset

   St Nicholas Church
   Silton, Dorset
   SP8 5PR

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Welcome to the website of St Nicholas Church, Silton, Dorset, in the Gillingham, Milton-on-Stour and Silton Benefice.


Benefice Vacant.

All enquiries to the Parish Office please.



Anne Bridge

01963 31983


Peter Williams

01747 840275

Parish Office (situated off Queen Street, next to Vicarage School Room)

Open: Tuesday to Friday 9am to 1pm
Administrator:     Mrs Carole Blackmore
Postal Address:  The Rectory, High Street,
Gillingham, SP8 4AJ

Benefice Website:

01747 821598

On this site we hope to provide you with all the news and information about St. Nicholas Church and the Parish of Silton in Dorset.  If anyone wishes to post relevant information on the site, please could they e-mail their material to one or other of the Churchwardens, who will be responsible for the content.

To find St. Nicholas Church, please click here.





Please Note.
The Maundy Thursday service of Holy Communion will be held at 5:30 p.m.




Following the two Lent Lunches held in the Village Hall during February, there are a further two being held on Wednesday 13th and Wednesday 27th March from midday until 2 p.m.    It would be helpful if you could let Katie and James Smith know if you are wishing to go by emailing – but you would not be turned away if you had not done so!


There will be a short ceremony commencing at 10am on 11th March before the raising of the Commonwealth flag, so those attending are requested to muster in the churchyard at 9.45am.  Following the raising of the flag there will be the usual refreshments served in the Church.


Saturday 23rd March 2024 - 9.30 a.m. - 2.00 p.m. in the Village Hall.   Exquisite designer/maker shopping event with raffle, coffee and cakes, in support of Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance Service and Silton Church.   Do join us for a fun morning to pick up great deals on designer fabric remnants, to discuss your soft furnishings requirements and to see first showings of new Spring collections of handmade ladies clothing and textile for the home.   Please do tell your friends.


This will be held on 18th April at 5:00 p.m. in the Village Hall. All welcome



The parish of St. Nicholas, Silton 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 Salisbury’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.

Please click here to read our Parish Safeguarding Policy.

If you have any Safeguarding questions or concerns you can contact our Benefice Safeguarding Officer, Carol Hall on 01747 823480.

Alternatively you can contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser,  on  07500 664800 or email

The personal information we collect may include your name, date of birth, postal address, email address and telephone numbers.

We collect your personal information when you apply for enrolment on the church Electoral Roll, ask to receive information by post or email, or avail yourself of any of the services of the church such as christenings, weddings and funerals.


How we use your information
We use your personal information to contact you and to process your applications. We do not share your personal information with other organisations.


How long we hold your information
We hold your personal information for three years. This enables us to keep in touch. If we wish to continue to keep in touch after three years we will ask your permission.

There is always a collection box in the Church porch for donations to the Food Bank in Gillingham which is regularly emptied (there are some lists inside it indicating what they are most pleased to receive) and they are always very grateful.

The Silton Village website is up and running – (which includes a link to the Silton Church website).   It is worth a browse to see what is going on in Silton.

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