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 Parish Office, Queen Street
Gillingham, SP8 4

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.








Katie and James Smith have very kindly agreed to do another of their lunches on Wednesday 15th May, 12.00-2.00 p.m. in aid of Christian Aid.   It is hoped that it will be well supported like their Lent lunches.



This will be held on Tuesday 7th May at 6.00 p.m. in the Village Hall.   All Silton residents welcome!



Silton Village Hall 10.00 a.m. to Noon on Saturday 11th May

Sale of all types of plants including:  Summer Bedding, Perennial & Herbaceous, Vegetable Seedlings, House Plants.   There will also be produce and bric-a-brac stalls.



From Gillian Baker Cresswell – ‘I wanted especially to thank you all - every one of you, who helped in some way to make the Spring Textile Fair event held in Silton Village Hall on Saturday 23rd March such a success.   In particular all the stoic outside workers selling tickets, coffee and cake, and parking cars, who soldiered on in freezing conditions graciously making all our visitors feel so welcome that they happily raised 1,000 for Silton Church and just over 300 for the Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance!   Just as important I feel, was the enjoyment you all helped create for everyone who came, and to the stallholders who took part, my particular thanks for your generous support and cooperation.   All in all it was a very worthwhile fundraiser & shopping event which has certainly put Silton on the map with visitors coming from far & wide! Until next time…’



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 (PSO). The Diocese of Salisbury’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advises our PSO.  If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or abused, or may be at risk of harm or abuse, please contact our PSO or the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority’s Social Care 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, Sarah Snook on 01747 826844.

Alternatively, you can contact Suzy Futcher, 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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