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
For full list of 'Recent Events' and 'News and Future Events', click on Header Bar above.
Saturday 15th December
19:00 Mulled Wine, Mince Pies and a 'Touch of Christmas'
Sunday 16th December
08:00 Holy Communion, Dereham
10:00 Parish Communion, Dereham
11:15 Parish Communion, Swanton Morley
11:15 Parish Communion,Scarning
11:15 Parish Communion, Shipdham
16:00 Nine Lessons and Carols, Bradenham
17:30 Carol Service, Beetley
18:00 Nine Lessons and Carols, Shipdham
Monday 17th December
13:30 Tea and Tots, Church House, Dereham
Tuesday 18th December
14:15 Carolsing at Church House
Wednesday 19th December
19:30 Carol Service, Scarning
Thursday 20th December
19:00 Carol Serevice, Swanton Morley
9th December St Nicholas Annual Toy Service
This was a morning which once again demonstrated the generosity of people, with wonderful toys being donated.
2nd December Switching on of Town Lights
St. Nicholas Messy Church had 2 stalls at this event and Kate Baldry ran her Traidcraft stall in the church.
1st December 2018 Christmas Fair at St. Nicholas
Vibrant stalls, with crafts, games, pickles, cakes, delicious refreshments and even Father Christmas!
17th November 2018 Annual Trip to Thuxton Parish Church
A very popular 'Songs of Praise' organised by the Social Committee, celebrating the end of World War 1.
9th-11th November 2018 WW1 Display
St Nicholas had a marvellous display of WW1 memorabilia to coincide with the Centenary of the ending of the Great War.
12th November 2018: Mayor of Dereham visits Tea n Tots
Church House, Dereham. Weekly session on Mondays 1.30-3pm
11th November 2018 Remembrance Day
100 years since the end of World War 1
10th November 2018 A Concert to Commemorate the 1st World War
Scarning Church, with a fish and chip supper included!
7th November 2018 MU: 'The Pauper's Palace'
Stephen Pope gave a very interesting talk about the local Workhouse at Gressenhall, from its foundation to the present day.
4th Nov: All Souls Service at St Nicholas
A moving service to remember loved ones..........
Benefice Christmas Services 2018
Click above for a full list of services, happening throughout our churches
16th December: Post Box in St. Nicholas Church
Last chance to post your cards to be delivered by Fund-raising Committee. Don't forget to buy your stamps from Barbara or Ann Parnell.
Time of Main Sunday Service at St Nicholas, Dereham is now 10am
There has beer a 3 month trial period, following which the time has now been permanently changed to 10am.
15th December 2018: Mulled Wine, mince pies and Christmas Entertainment
'Christmas Bubbles', full of aspects of Christmas, will be in church at 7pm, including readings, humour, carols and seasonal refreshments.
15th December 2018 Angel Delight
St Andrews, Bradenham. Enjoy Mulled Wine and savouries with a choir of heavenly angels! 3.30pm-7pm
Friday 21st December: 7pm. St Nicholas Carol Service
There is opportunity to join a 'robed choir' for this service, by attending prior rehearsals. Click on heading for further details
13th December 'Thursday Men', 2-4pm
An afternoon of games, chat and refreshments, in Church House
18th December: 'Carolsing'
The usual 'Hymnsing' session will be transformed with a medley of carols.
24th January 2019 Snowball Lunch
This will be at George Hotel, Swaffham Hill. Further details to follow
The 'Schoolreaders Charity' is looking to recruit up to10 volunteers to give one-to-one support to primary school children in the Dereham area. Can you help?
Dereham Church Allotments to rent!
Fancy 'growing your own'? Now's your opportunity! We have allotments available near to Washbridge.
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
- WW1 Memorabilia display
- St. Nicholas Pet Service 2018
- Withburga BBQ 2018
- Ely Flower Festival 2018
- Christingle Services 2017
- 2017 Dereham Lights 'Switch-on
- Harvest Festival Oct 2017
- Revd. James Rosie's Licensing
- MU Joint meeting 2017
- Bishop's Deanery Visit 2017
- Ralph's Baptism Aug.2017
- Messy Church August 2017
- Althorp July 2017
- Strawberry Tea 2017
- June 2017 Messy Church
- Pet Service May 2017
- Beetley Mothers Union 2017
- Shipdham Easter Flowers 2017
- Shipdham Dawn Service
- Shipdham Walk of Witness 2017
- Easter 2017
- Deanery Synod Messy Church Feb
- Messy Church Light part 2 Feb 2017
- Messy Church 'Light' part 1, Feb 2017
- Messy Church Dec 2016
- Dereham Christmas Flowers 2016
- Christingles 2016
- MU Advent Meditation 2016
- Scarning Christmas Fair 2016
- St. Nicholas Christmas Fair 2016
- Shipdham Tree Festival 2016
- Thuxton Carol Service 2016
- Scarning Concert 12.11.16
- Laying up of Standard 6.11.16
- Shipdham Craft Fair 29.10.2016
- Messy Church Art Competition, 2016
- Revd. Adrian Aubrey Jones
- MU Desert Island Discs 5.10.16
- MU Festival Service 5.10.16
- St. Nicholas Bell Tower Clock
- Dereham Harvest Festival, 2016
- Scarning Coffee Morning
- Mothers' Union Coffee Morning
- 'New Beginnings' Messy Church
- Benefice visit to Denmark
- Jean de Narde
- Mothers Union memories
- Special Services
- Memories from St. Nicholas
- Messy Church
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- Bible Study
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