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, in the Gillingham, Milton-on-Stour and Silton Benefice.


Revd Canon Peter Greenwood

01747 822435


Revd Eve Pegler

01747 825289



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:

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.





BENEFICE SERVICE - 30th October 2022
In celebration of its Patronal Festival, there will be a Benefice Service of Holy Communion at the church of St. Simon and St. Jude, Milton on Stour, on 30th October.  The service will commence at 10:30 a.m.


No other services will take place in the Benefice on that Sunday.

The Stall at Bagmore Farm closed for the winter on 23rd October having made well over 4,000 this summer.   So, many thanks go to Sue for her endless baking and marmalade and Wendy for a constant supply of jams and pickles, and to many others who contributed to the produce, like Rita Showering (especially for rhubarb and dahlias), Jill Marsden, Sheila Williams, Michael Plaxton for his Bramley apples and others (sometimes we don’t even know who has put things there!).

A record total of 2,055 was sent to Dorset Historic Churches Trust, raised by Peter Williams who cycled a staggering 44 churches and Mike and Michela Metcalf together with David and Diana Masters who strode from Blandford to Sturminster.   Very many thanks to all who sponsored them.   Half of that sum will come back to the PCC in due course.

The Christmas Coffee Morning (and so much more) will take place on Saturday 19th November from 10 am – noon in the Village Hall.   Do come and enjoy a coffee with friends and the opportunity to buy baked goods and other Christmas food items, preserves, bric a brac, books raffle etc.

Silton Parish Meeting
This will be held on Tuesday 15th November in the Village Hall at 6:00 p.m.

This will be held on Tuesday 24th January 2023 in the Village Hall at 5:30 p.m.


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

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.

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.

The Silton Village website is up and running – (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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