Welcome! We are a team of churches full of Christians sharing the love of God in Dereham and the surrounding villages. We serve the whole community through teaching in schools, visits to care homes and hospitals, special events for families, regular services in our eight churches, and much more. We take many weddings, baptisms and funerals and are open to all, churchgoer and newcomer alike. So come and join us!
The Reverend Canon Sally Theakston, Team Rector
Sunday 20th August
08:00 Holy Communion, Dereham
09:30 Parish Communion, Beetley
09:30 Family Service, Dereham
09:30 Choral Mattins (BCP) Bradenham
11:15 Family Service, Scarning
11:15 Parish Communion, Swanton Morley
11:15 Morning Praise, Shipdham
Monday 21st August
19:00 Bell ringing practice , Dereham
Wednesday 23rd August
10:00 Holy Communion, Dereham
2nd August 2017 MU Coffee Morning
Mary and Andy Jack hosted a coffee morning at their home in aid of Mothers Union.
August 2017 Messy Church
Protecting and saving God's creation was the theme for this session of Messy Church
27th July Benefice Outing
The outing to Althorp was enjoyed by those who went, and it coincided this year with the 20th Anniversary of the death of .Princess Diana.
21st July. East Bilney BBQ time!
Fair weather, excellent company and a delicious BBQ made for a fantastic evening for those attending Bilney Hall for the fundraising event in aid of Beetley and Bilney churches
Oldest and youngest members of the Congregation of St. Nicholas, Dereham
Eric aged 94 years and 2 week old Ralph, son of Curate Dominique and Ed, after the Family Service on 16th July
5th July Quiet Day
Once again Mothers Union were made welcome at Bilney Hall for their Annual Quiet Day.
Sunday, 2nd July: Withburga's Festival
Sprinkling water from Withburg'as Well, following a service of celebration for Withburga's Festival.
An addition to the Congregation!
We are very pleased to report that our Curate, Revd Dominique Turnham, has safely given birth to a baby boy, Ralph, weighing in at 7lbs 7ozs. Mother and baby, (and Ed), are doing well. Congratulations to you both.
23rd June Summer Recital
David Shippey provided the final Summer Organ Recital at St. Nicholas Parish Church.
Sunday 16th June Shipdham
The Great Get Together Picnic was blessed with glorious weather!
We are delighted that the Revd. James Rosie, currently Rector of Cheadle with Freehay, in the Diocese of Lichfield, will be joining the Dereham Ministry Team in the Autumn, as Team Vicar with particular responsibility for the parishes of Swanton Morley, Hoe, Beetley and East Bilney. Please keep James in your prayers as he brings his current ministry to an end and prepares to move to Swanton Morley.
16th September 2017 Organ Anniversary Recital
7.30pm at St. Nicholas Church, Dereham, performed by Director of Music, Richard Bower.
7th Sept. Benefice Snowball Lunch
The George, Swaffham Hill Dereham is the venue for the next Snowball Lunch. 12noon for 12.30
27th August Benefice Service 10.30am
St. Nicholas Church, Dereham will be the venue, when Bishop Jonathan will baptise Ralph Turnham, son of Curate, Revd. Dominique Turnham and Ed Turnham.
4th Sept. Benefice Prayer Group
Next Meeting at 27 Swanton Grove, Dereham 7.30-8.30. Do please join us.
9th September: Sponsored bike ride
Opportunity to cycle through the beautiful Norfolk countryside to visit historic churches, and raise money for the Churches Trust, and the church of your choice 50/50 split. If you don't ride, you can walk!
9th September: Fringe Event.
St. Nicholas is having a stall at Dereham Memorial Hall to promote its work and worship. 10am-5pm
Monthly Communion Service on 3rd Sunday
St. Nicholas PCC has agreed that there will no longer be an 11.15 Communion Service on the 3rd Sunday of the month. This is with immediate effect.
Dereham & District Team Ministry Benefice
- Whos Who
- Our Churches
- St Nicholas Dereham
- All Saints Swanton Morley
- St Peter & St Paul Scarning
- Beetley & East Bilney
- St Andrew Hoe
- All Saints Shipdham
- St Andrew Bradenham
- Church Life
- Memories from St. Nicholas
- Special Services
- Mothers Union memories
- Jean de Narde
- Benefice visit to Denmark
- 'New Beginnings' Messy Church
- Mothers' Union Coffee Morning
- Scarning Coffee Morning
- Dereham Harvest Festival, 2016
- St. Nicholas Bell Tower Clock
- MU Festival Service 5.10.16
- MU Desert Island Discs 5.10.16
- Revd. Adrian Aubrey Jones
- Messy Church Art Competition, 2016
- Shipdham Craft Fair 29.10.2016
- Laying up of Standard 6.11.16
- Scarning Concert 12.11.16
- Thuxton Carol Service 2016
- Shipdham Tree Festival 2016
- St. Nicholas Christmas Fair 2016
- Scarning Christmas Fair 2016
- MU Advent Meditation 2016
- Christingles 2016
- Dereham Christmas Flowers 2016
- Messy Church Dec 2016
- Messy Church 'Light' part 1, Feb 2017
- Messy Church Light part 2 Feb 2017
- Deanery Synod Messy Church Feb
- Easter 2017
- Shipdham Walk of Witness 2017
- Shipdham Dawn Service
- Shipdham Easter Flowers 2017
- Beetley Mothers Union 2017
- Pet Service May 2017
- June 2017 Messy Church
- Strawberry Tea 2017
- Althorp July 2017
- Messy Church August 2017
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