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.
 

Priests

Revd Canon Peter Greenwood

01747 822435

  Revd Eve Pegler 01747 825289
  Revd Tim Heaton 01747 841076
  Revd Andy Muckle 01747 835440
       

Churchwardens

Anne Bridge

01963 31983

 

Peter Williams

01747 840275

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.

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FAREWELL TO BEDE AND SUE

FAREWELL TO BEDE
On 25th November, the last Sunday of the church year, Bede took his final service with us, which was also the last service of his whole ministry.  St Nicholas Church was packed and all Bede’s family were able to join us for what was a very special service in every respect.  Following this a fond farewell gathering was held in the Village Hall and gifts were given to Bede with our thanks for his generous and exceptional ministry to us, and to Sue for her patient and supportive friendship during their time with us.  We will miss them both.

Pictures of this event may be viewed by clicking here.

FUTURE ARRANGEMENTS AT St NICHOLAS CHURCH,SILTON
On
2nd December, Advent Sunday, the first Sunday of the church year saw us warmly welcome Canon Peter Greenwood, Rector of Gillingham, to take our first service as we move forward into the future, forging our link with the Benefice of Gillingham and Milton on Stour.  We look forward to this growing ministry and friendship over the coming months, as the Diocesan formalities progress.  This is an informal arrangement until these have been finalised, at which point we will then enjoy a more formal celebration with Peter Greenwood and the team who will be taking our services, which will be continuing at the same time and according to the Book of Common Prayer as before.

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.

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
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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 5AH
fiona.toms@btinternet.com.

FOOD BANK
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.

SILTON VILLAGE WEBSITE
The Silton Village website is up and running – 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.

 

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