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.
 

Priest

Canon Bede Cooper

01963 250503

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.

To find St. Nicholas Church, please click here.

 

 

FAREWELL TO 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 worship'.

 

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
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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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