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
Please note that until further notice,
St. Nicholas Church will be open as normal every
day, subject to the
Guidance Notes which may be read
For full details of the Risk
Assessment that has been carried out, please
click here. Please note that this
is a multi-page PDF file and may take a short while
to download and open. You will need a suitable
PDF file reader.
For details of proposed services,
on the 'Services' tab.
Canon Peter, and Eve, are working extremely hard
to fulfil everyone’s needs and, of course, some of
the retired clergy are unable to help them with
services at the moment because they might be at
You will be made very welcome at St. Mary’s,
Gillingham, and at Milton
if you wish to attend any of their services shown
within the attachment.
If there are any queries, or
you require further advice please contact either of
our Churchwardens, Anne Bridge (01963 31983) or
Peter Williams (01747 840275).
the light of the latest Covid restrictions please
check this site regularly
for updated information.
ST NICHOLAS CHURCH ORGANISTS
Jo Gopsill, our organist, is regretfully retiring
after many years of playing for us. Sadly, Jo’s
hearing is causing her increasing difficulty and she
felt the time had come to step down. We are
enormously grateful to her for her dedication and
skill which musically enhanced our services. Diana
Noble has very kindly agreed to take over from Jo
and we welcome her warmly into this role.
CHRISTMAS COFFEE MORNING
Saturday November 13th in the Village
Hall from 10 am – noon.
Wonderful Christmas food items, Bric-a-Brac, Books,
Raffle, etc. Please come and bring your friends.
N.B. Church Lane will be closed, so take the lane
past Wyndham Farm and then through the village to
the Hall. The wearing of
Facemasks is encouraged.
THE CHURCH TENT AT THE GILLINGHAM AND
SHAFTESBURY SHOW 2021
The Church Tent was very popular with its amazing
array of cakes, all provided by the churches in
Gillingham, Shaftesbury and Stour Vale. £2,000 was
raised, which has been shared between charities that
represent who we are in Dorset: Dorset Historic
Churches Trust, Farming Community Network, North
Dorset Women’s Refuge, Dorset Wildlife Trust, Church
of England Ordinands’ Fund.
DORSET HISTORIC CHURCHES TRUST RIDE & STRIDE
David and Diana Masters did their usual striding and
Peter Williams visited 45 churches, cycling 73 miles
in the process. Together they raised over £1,400,
of which half will come back to our PCC. Very many
thanks to everyone who supported them so generously.
The next PCC Meeting will be held
on Thursday 27th January at 5.00 p.m. in the Village
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.