Brief History of SHARP

Sydling Help And Relief Project (SHARP) has been raising money for charities since 1991 and since that time has raised over £40,000 for nominated charities. SHARP is not a charity – it raises money for charities. Normally each year two charities are selected, one local and one overseas such as in Africa, South America etc. A lot of the money is raised from local village events but the trend in recent years is that a . . . → READ MORE: Brief History of SHARP

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


St. Nicholas’ Church 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.

If you have any Safeguarding questions or concerns you can contact our Parish Safeguarding Officer, Revd. Pene Kennedy on 07952913374 email

Alternatively you can contact the Diocesan . . . → 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