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


Revd Tim Heaton

01747 841076



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.



Commonwealth Flag, St. Nicholas Church, Silton.


His Royal Highness, The Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh
On the death of His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh we know some people will want to leave messages of condolence.  The Government has said that physical books of condolence should not be available; instead, there are online books of condolence available and you can access one of them here:

St. Nicholas Church, Silton, is open on Wednesdays from 12 noon to 4.00 p.m. 
You are welcome to visit and to pay your respects, to remember, to pray or simply to enjoy the peace and quiet
of the church.


Please note that until further notice the opening time of the Church for Private Prayer is on Wednesdays from 12 noon to 4.00 p.m. subject to the Guidance Notes which may be read here.


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 notice below below and check on the 'Services' tab. 


Canon Peter, Eve and Tim are working extremely hard to fulfil  everyone’s needs and, of course, some of the retired clergy are unable to help them with services at the moment because they might be at risk.


You will be made very welcome at St. Mary’s, Gillingham, and at Milton if you wish to attend any of their services shown within the attachment.


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).


In the light of the latest Covid restrictions please check this site regularly for updated information.


For the same reasons as last year,
it is not anticipated that the SOFOS Plant Sale will take place in May this year, and maybe not the fund-raising Summer Coffee Morning, so it has been decided that our successful little stall outside Bagmore Farm should open again, at any rate during the week before Easter until after the bank holiday at the end of May - and maybe beyond, who knows.   So, get planting your seeds!   We will need lots of plants, preserves, flowers etc. to sell.



When there is a service in the church, preserves and cakes will be on sale in the lych gate.  Whilst IOUs are accepted, it is best if you remember to bring some money!  Sue Matthews (01747 840516) is generously prepared to take orders for cakes, quiches, etc.


It is proposed to hold this on Wednesday 19th May at 3.00 p.m. in Bourton Village Hall.

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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