St. Nicholas Church, Silton, Dorset


   St Nicholas Church
   Silton, Dorset
   SP8 5PR

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10-Nov-2021
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Welcome to the website of St Nicholas Church, Silton, Dorset, in the Gillingham, Milton-on-Stour and Silton Benefice.

Priests

Revd Canon Peter Greenwood

01747 822435

 

Revd Eve Pegler

01747 825289

       

Churchwardens

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 Rectory, High Street,
Gillingham, SP8 4AJ

Benefice Website:  https://www.gillinghamanglican.co.uk/

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.

 

 

Christmas Wreath

 

 

CHURCH OPENING
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 here.

 

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, please click 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 risk.

 

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).

 

In 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
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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.

PCC MEETING

The next PCC Meeting will be held on Thursday 27th January at 5.00 p.m. in the Village Hall.

SAFEGUARDING POLICY
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 Adults 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, Carol Hall on 01747 823480.

Alternatively you can contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser,  on  07500 664800 or email heather.bland@salisbury.anglican.org

PRIVACY POLICY
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.

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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