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About the Friends of St. Nicholas Church

The Friends of St Nicholas Church is an organisation established to raise funds for the repair and restoration of the church of St Nicholas, in Sydling St Nicholas.


In 2005 it had become apparent to the Parochial Church Council that, after the regular five-yearly architect’s inspection of our church building, repairs and restoration works were urgently required, the funding of which was beyond the scope of the income of the PCC. It was therefore . . . → READ MORE: About the Friends of St. Nicholas Church

About the Church

In Sydling we are blessed with a beautiful and historic parish church. It stands on the site of at least two previous buildings, ‘believed to date from the earliest Christian times in this part of our land’[1]. It carries on the tradition of extending a warm welcome to all who may wish to become involved with the life of the church in our village.

The building

A large part of the church dates from the . . . → READ MORE: About the Church

Church Services


The monthly schedule for services at St Nicholas church is:

1st Sunday – 9:30 Holy Communion (Common Worship)

2nd Sunday – 9:30 Morning prayer – a lay-led service

3rd Sunday – 9:30 Holy Communion (Common Worship)

4th Sunday – 18:30 Evening Prayer – a lay-led service according to BCP

5th Sunday – 11.00 United Benefice Service – rotating around the four churches in the . . . → READ MORE: Church Services


Please be aware that there has been a spate of Dog thefts in the area. Apparently a dog was found abandoned near Wardon Hill. The thieves are only interested in the bitches for breeding purposes and any male dogs are left abandoned. Also, a white transit van been seen in several locations in the village, appearing to act suspiciously. Might be perfectly innocent (and there are a lot of them about!) but please be vigilant . . . → READ MORE: DOG THEFTS IN OUR AREA


Sir Christopher Lees, Chairman of the South Dorset Local Action Group for LEADER presented trustees of Sydling St Nicholas Village Hall with a cheque for £97,071 to kickstart a refurbishment programme which has been a year in the planning. The work will include an extension to, and refitting of, the kitchen and serving area, the creation of new storage facilities for hall furniture, refurbishment of the area to the rear of the stage and a . . . → READ MORE: VILLAGE HALL REFURBISHMENT – PRESENTATION OF CHEQUE