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
Clapping the NHS for the last
time by the Bagmore Corner Stall!
With effect from Tuesday 23rd June, St.
Nicholas Church, Silton, will be open on Tuesdays
from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for private prayer,
subject to the
Guidance Notes which may be read
For full details of the Risk
Assessment that has been carried out, please
click here. Please note that this
is a multi-page PDF file and may take a short while
to download and open. You will need a suitable
PDF file reader.
For details of proposed services,
please see the Churchwardens' Notes below and check
on the 'Services' tab. Please note that apart
from the service of Holy Communion on 19th July, all
other services listed on that page are provisional.
If there are any queries, or
you require further advice please contact either of
our Churchwardens , Anne Bridge (01963 31983) or
Peter Williams (01747 840275).
NOTES FROM THE CHURWARDENS
It is good that we are now able to
unlock the Church for private prayer. St Nicholas
is open every Tuesday between
the hours of 10am - 4pm for this purpose.
Please observe the guidelines as set out in the
notices you will find displayed.
planning to hold a Communion service at St
Nicholas on Sunday 19th July at 10.30am. In
order to meet the demands of social distancing we
will have to limit capacity, so we will be
contacting everyone on the electoral roll separately
to identify who will wish to attend. If
demand exceeds the 20 or so places (maximum capacity
if we are to maintain 2 metres separation) we might
have to draw lots.
service will feel very different to normal in that,
in keeping with present guidelines, there will be no
singing and communion will be limited to bread/
wafers. What happens on subsequent Sundays remains
to be seen and will depend on such things as latest CofE
guidelines, level of demand from members of St
Nicholas' congregation, lessons learned from our
19th July experience, etc.
Do please check the website for any
updates but also phone us if you need any help or
information. Stay safe,
A NOTE FROM
THE PCC TREASURER
Thank you to so very many members of the
congregation, who have increased their Standing
Orders, sent cheques or delivered their weekly Gift
Aid envelopes to my house. All monies are paid into
the Church bank account every Friday through Bourton
Post Office and the Churchwardens and I are all very
grateful for your continuing support.
PCC CHARITY FUND
The little stall
outside Bagmore Farm has raised nearly £2,000 so
far. This is all due to kind donations of plants
and preserves and, in a huge way, to Sue Matthews
for her continuous baking of quiches (to order),
cakes, etc. which have become so popular that her
goodies leave the stall sometimes within minutes!
Grateful thanks are due to her and many other people
who have contributed most generously.
From the proceeds we
have so far sent two lots of £100 to the food bank,
£100 to the Women’s Refuge, and two lots of £100 to
Alabare in Salisbury (they, by the way, had sent us
some sunflower seeds which we grew and sold the
plants on the stall), £100 to the Salvation Army,
£200 to Crisis, £200 to Hope for Tomorrow Chemo Van
and £100 to Médecins sans Frontieres. We also made
a donation of £250 to SOFOS as a gesture for having
sold plants that might otherwise have gone to their
Plant Sale. If there is produce to sell the stall
will continue well into August. It is hoped that it
will be possible to have a Christmas Coffee Morning
as usual in November.
DORSET HISTORIC CHURCHES TRUST
RIDE & STRIDE
Ride + Stride will take place this year on Saturday
12th September 2020. It will be a modified event to
take account of Covid 19 restrictions. This means
that churches may not be open, and participants may
have to self record their own efforts. However,
Peter Williams will do his usual dash around Dorset
on his trusty bicycle and Mike and Michela Metcalf
and David and Diana Masters will opt for striding.
Sponsors to either or both parties will be most
gratefully received and remember that half the sum
pledged will be gratefully used by the Trust to
sustain our wonderful churches and the other half
will be given back to the parish.
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 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.