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Canon Bede Cooper
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BEDE AND SUE
FAREWELL TO BEDE
There will be a fond farewell gathering for Bede in
the Village Hall on Sunday 25th November
after his last service with us.
EXTRAORDINARY PCC MEETING
At the Extraordinary PCC meeting held on 26th
September 2018 the following proposal was agreed -
'That the PCC grant the Standing Committee
permission to negotiate on its behalf the procedure
whereby St. Nicholas,
Silton becomes part of the benefice of St.
Mary's, Gillingham and St.
Simon & St. Jude, Milton on Stour, to form a joint
benefice, whilst still retaining its own PCC, form,
time and pattern of
An initial meeting has been held with The Revd.
Canon Peter Greenwood and the Revd. Eve Pegler which
was extremely positive and welcoming. There will be
further discussions and meetings and the PCC will be
updated as we progress towards the aim of the
proposal and the final agreement.
CHRISTMAS COFFEE MORNING
The Christmas Coffee Morning will be held in the
Village Hall on Saturday 17th November
from 10 a.m.-noon. There will be a bumper bric a
brac stall and also stalls for Christmas food and
other baking and produce, Gifts, Preserves, Plants,
Raffle etc. All proceeds will be in aid of the PCC
Charity Giving. In October £200 was sent from
money raised already this year to the Team Rubicon
charity towards their efforts in aiding victims of
the Indonesian earthquake and tsunami disaster.
Please support this further fund raising effort by
both bringing and coming to buy.
RIDE AND STRIDE FOR DORSET
HISTORIC CHURCHES TRUST
Thank you so very much to all those who sponsored
Peter Williams – who cycled to an amazing record 45
churches, and David and Diana Masters who broke no
records but walked from Sturminster to Blandford.
£1,1187.50 was sent to DHCT of which half has been
returned to our PCC.
SILTON PARISH MEETING
The next Village Meeting will be on Tuesday 6th
November at 6.00 p.m. in the Village Hall.
100th ANNIVERSARY OF THE END OF
WORLD WAR 1
Silton and Milton on Stour will be combining on
Sunday 11th November to mark the 100th anniversary
of the end of World War 1.
The format will be similar to the celebrations we
held 2 years ago to mark the 90th birthday of H.M.
the Queen but with some significant additions. Not
only we will light our beacon and enjoy a delicious
BBQ but the church bells will ring out as part of a
programme organised by the Central Council of Church
Bell Ringers and the Last Post will be played
immediately before the beacon is lit. The
event, to be held at Manor Farm, will commence at
5.00 p.m. Further
details will be given out at the next Parish Meeting
on Tuesday 6th November at 6.00 p.m. in the Village
Hall or can be found on the
Silton Village website (see below).
GIFTS FOR THE CHRISTMAS TREE
Presents so kindly given will once more be donated
to the Women’s Refuge, and as usual toys, cosmetics,
toiletries etc are very gratefully received.
BOURTON AND SILTON CHARITY
The Bourton and Silton Charity makes grants to
disadvantaged individuals living in the parishes of
Bourton and Silton, and also to deserving
organisations operating for the benefit of residents
of either parish. The Trustees will be pleased to
be informed of any deserving cases within the
parishes of either Bourton or Silton which cannot be
satisfied by statutory benefits. The Trustees may
also be able to provide limited financial assistance
for specific projects of organisations based in,
and/or, benefiting the inhabitants of the parishes
of Bourton or Silton. The Trustees will be
pleased to hear of any such deserving cases prior to
14th November 2018. Please contact
Fiona Toms, White Gates, Fantley Lane, Silton SP8
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.