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
The Wyndham Oak
Dr. MICHAEL PLAXTON
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.
RIDE & STRIDE PRESENTATION
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
A TRIBUTE TO RONALD HARRIS
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
ANNUAL PAROCHIAL CHURCH
This will be held on Tuesday 25th April 2023
at 5:30 p.m. in the Village Hall. All
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.