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.



The Wyndham Oak



The funeral of Dr. Michael Plaxton will be held at St. Nicholas's Church, Silton, on Wednesday, 22nd March 2023 at 3:00 p.m.



The Morshead Trophy is awarded annually by Dorset Historic Churches Trust to the church which has made the most significant contribution to the previous year’s Ride & Stride.  For Ride & Stride 2022, St Nicholas, Silton raised 2,055, a result which came after a consistently high performance over many years, thanks to our amazing record of generous sponsorship, so DHCT Trustees were unanimous in their decision.  The Morshead Trophy for 2022 will be awarded to Silton’s Ride & Stride participants at DHCT’s annual award presentation event, which is due to be held in Silton Village Hall on Tuesday 2nd May 2023.


In 1988 the Society of Friends of Silton was formed to raise funds for the preservation, repair and maintenance of both St Nicholas Church, a Grade 1 Listed building, and the Village Hall.   Clearly, to look after these two buildings properly was going to cost a great deal of money and involve much fund raising.   The Friends had been set up thanks to a legacy bequeathed to the Village which had already been instrumental in paying for the costly repair and maintenance of the church bells and the organ but more funds were urgently needed.   In 1996 the quarry at Manor Farm had been exhausted and the resulting hole had been registered as a landfill site for which Landfill Tax was payable by those who used it.  Ronald immediately realised that as a charity SOFOS could be eligible to claim some of this tax, up to 19%, from the company using the site.   As a result, St Nicholas Church, the Village Hall and surrounding land were registered as an environmental body and over the next 4-5 years SOFOS was given 19,000 by Ronald from Dorset Stone Ltd.  This sum contributed hugely towards the repair and maintenance of heating and lighting in the church, re-roofing the Village Hall and re-plastering part of the church ceiling.   Ronald was a major contributor towards both SOFOS and the Village Hall funds for many years which was, of course, greatly appreciated.


This will be held on Tuesday 25th April 2023 at 5:30 p.m. in the Village Hall.  All Welcome.


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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