to the website of St Nicholas Church, Silton,
Dorset, in the Gillingham,
Milton-on-Stour and Silton Benefice.
Canon Peter Greenwood
Revd Eve Pegler
(situated off Queen Street, next to
Vicarage School Room)
to Friday 9am to 1pm
Administrator: Mrs Carole Blackmore
Postal Address: The Rectory, High Street,
Gillingham, SP8 4AJ
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
BENEFICE SERVICE - 30th
In celebration of its Patronal Festival, there will
be a Benefice Service of Holy Communion at the
church of St. Simon and St. Jude, Milton on Stour,
on 30th October. The service will commence at
No other services will take
place in the Benefice on that Sunday.
PCC CHARITY FUND
The Stall at Bagmore Farm closed for the
winter on 23rd October having made
well over £4,000 this summer. So, many thanks
go to Sue for her endless baking and marmalade
and Wendy for a constant supply of jams and
pickles, and to many others who contributed to
the produce, like Rita Showering (especially for
rhubarb and dahlias), Jill Marsden, Sheila
Williams, Michael Plaxton for his Bramley apples
and others (sometimes we don’t even know who has
put things there!).
SPONSORED RIDE AND STRIDE
A record total of £2,055 was sent to
Dorset Historic Churches Trust, raised by Peter
Williams who cycled a staggering 44 churches and
Mike and Michela Metcalf together with David and
Diana Masters who strode from Blandford to
Sturminster. Very many thanks to all who
sponsored them. Half of that sum will come
back to the PCC in due course.
“NOT JUST A CHRISTMAS COFFEE MORNING”
The Christmas Coffee Morning (and so
much more) will take place on Saturday 19th
November from 10 am – noon in the Village
Hall. Do come and enjoy a coffee with friends
and the opportunity to buy baked goods and other
Christmas food items, preserves, bric a brac,
books raffle etc.
Silton Parish Meeting
This will be held on Tuesday 15th November in
the Village Hall at 6:00 p.m.
NEXT PCC MEETING
This will be held on Tuesday 24th January 2023
in the Village Hall at 5:30 p.m.
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
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 email@example.com
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
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
SILTON VILLAGE WEBSITE
The Silton Village website is up and
www.siltonvillage.co.uk (which includes a
link to the Silton Church website). It is worth a
browse to see what is going on in Silton.