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news and information about St. Nicholas Church
and the Parish of Silton in Dorset. If anyone
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PARKING AT MANOR FARM
The sign at the entrance to the churchyard shows
that car parking is at a little distance up the
road, and this is at Manor Farm. It is by kind
permission of the owner, Keith Harris, but it
should be emphasised that Manor Farm is a fully
working farm with large machinery moving around
so visitors are requested to park sensibly in
the yard in front of the large barn and not on
the road itself or surrounding areas of grass.
On special occasions the adjacent field may be
made available for parking. It should be noted
that parking is at a farm yard or in a field,
with in places, an uneven surface, and not formally
designed, modified or approved as a car park so
that visitors do so at their own risk.
CHARITY GIVING FUND RAISING COFFEE MORNING
The Coffee Morning, Open Garden and Plant Sale
at Bagmore Farm on 23rd July raised an amazing
£1,020, and enormous thanks go to everyone
involved with baking, Bric-a-Brac, Raffle etc.
and of course to those who came and supported
it. It is a great boost to the funds for giving
out next Christmas. Just one of the local charities
that we hope to support is Read Easy (www.readeasy.org.uk)
which gives one-to-one help to people who have
yet to learn to read and it is hoped to have a
short talk about this at the next PCC Meeting
to which you would be welcome to come. Volunteers
are always being sought by them.
RIDE and STRIDE
The Annual Ride and Stride in aid of the Dorset
Historic Churches Trust takes place in September.
Peter Williams (840220) will be riding and David
and Diana Masters (840288) will be striding. Sponsorship
would be most welcome – not forgetting that
half of all that is raised comes back to Silton
FESTIVAL AND HARVEST LUNCH
Our Harvest Festival Matins will be held on 9th
October at 10.30 a.m. Following the service,
the Harvest Lunch will be held in the Village
Hall at 12.30 p.m. The cost will be £6.
Please contact Anne Bridge (01963 31983) or Diana
Masters (01747 840288) to book.
Next PCC Meeting: November 15th at 5 p.m. in the
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