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
Commonwealth Flag, St. Nicholas
His Royal Highness, The Prince Philip, The Duke of
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
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
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
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).
the light of the latest Covid restrictions please
check this site regularly
for updated information.
STALL AT BAGMORE FARM,
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.
LYCH GATE SALES
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.
VESTRY MEETING, APCM and
1st MEETING OF THE NEW PCC
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
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.