to the website of St Nicholas Church, Silton,
Dorset, in the Gillingham,
Milton-on-Stour and Silton Benefice.
Canon Peter Greenwood
Revd Eve Pegler
Revd Tim Heaton
(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
Salisbury Cathedral Choir,
Many of you will know that Peter died on
the 9th September. There was a private
cremation service at the Mendip crematorium and
notice is now given of a Memorial service.
This will be in St Nicholas Church, Silton, on
November at 2.30 pm.
Bell ringing. There will be 'Open ringing' for
half an hour before the service and a band will
ring a quarter peal afterwards.
Peter was born in Silton on the 24th January
1938 and lived in the village all his life.
As a young lad he would keep his elder brother
company to stoke the Church boiler late on
Saturday night, see to it again on Sunday
morning, pump the organ for the service and
attend Sunday School.
He learned to ring the bells and rang for
Christmas in 1949. His interest in bell ringing
stayed with him all his life and he taught many
people to ring. He was Tower Captain for many
years and was given life membership of
the Guild. He looked after Silton
bells to the end.
Always helpful to the Church he layed the hedge
and dug the ditch at the back of the churchyard,
fixed the kissing gate, edged the path, assisted
putting up the sundial. He grew giant pumpkins
for Harvest Festival, put up the Christmas tree,
supplied the moss for the Easter Garden
and much more.
A long standing member of the PCC. He will be
Thank you to everyone
who very kindly provided fruit, vegetables, flowers,
foliage and dried foods for harvest festival, and a
very special appreciation to those who decorated the
Church so beautifully.
usual presents of toys, cosmetics, toiletries -
anything suitable to welcome poor women and children
who arrive with nothing at
the Women’s Refuge, will be very gratefully
received. They can be left under the Christmas
Tree in the church or given directly to David or
Diana Masters who will be delivering them to the
Committee on Sunday 15th December.
CHRISTMAS COFFEE MORNING
Our Christmas Coffee Morning will be in
the Village Hall on Saturday 16th November
from 10 a.m.-noon. There will be the usual stalls
for Gifts, Christmas food and other excellent items
of Baking and Produce, Preserves, good Bric a Brac,
Plants, Raffle etc. Always worth coming, and
bringing your friends, and all proceeds are in aid
of the PCC Charity Giving.
RIDE AND STRIDE FOR DORSET
HISTORIC CHURCHES TRUST
Peter Williams cycled to an
amazing 42 churches and Diana and David Masters and
Mike and Michela Metcalf walked this year.
The total raised was £1,160 and they are all
very grateful for your generous support.
This was topped by £750 raised at the
Salisbury Cathedral Choir evening making a grand
total to go the Dorset Historic Churches Trust of
£1,860, half of which they will send back to our PCC.
DHCT are very appreciative of our efforts, and a
huge thank you to all those generous people who
sponsored and/or came to the concert.
RURAL COMMUNITIES IN DORSET NEWSLETTER - July 2019
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St. Nicholas Church,
Silton, takes its responsibilities
surrounding the safeguarding of children, young
people, and adults who may be at risk very
seriously, and works in partnership with the Diocese
of Salisbury to ensure that we work in accordance
with best practice at all times.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.