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
Wednesday 20th September
10:00 Holy Communion, Dereham
Friday 22nd September
12:00 Holy Communion, Dereham
Sunday 24th September
08:00 Holy Communion, Dereham
09:30 Harvest Communion, East Bilney
09:30 Parish Communion, Dereham
09:30 Holy Communion, Bradenham
09:30 Holy Communion, Hoe
11:15 Parish Communion, Scarning
11:15 Family Service with Baptism, Swanton Morley
11:15 Parish Communion, Shipdham
15:00 Holy Baptism, Dereham
Monday 25th September
19:00 Bell ringing practice , Dereham
Nelson's Journey Motor bike ride.
Circumnavigation of Nelson's County in aid of Nelson's Journey raised 1,873.11p.
9th Sept. 2017 Dereham Fringe Event
St. Nicholas Church, Dereham, participated in the Dereham Fringe Event at Dereham Memorial Hall .
6th Sept 2017 Mothers Union Joint Meeting
Dereham and District MU joined with other branches from the Mid-Norfolk Area to hear the work being done for Syrian refugees.
6th Sept. Deanery Prayer Pilgrimage
Bishop Alan, Bishop of Thetford visited our Deanery to pray at various locations. He attended a lunch, school assemblies, a Mothers Union gathering, as well as places around Dereham and district.
27th Aug 2017 Ralph Turnham's Baptism
The Benefice turned up in force to see Ralph, first-born son of Dominique, our Curate and her husband Ed, baptised by the Bishop of Lynn.
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
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.
James' Licensing, by the Bishop of Norwich, will take place at All Saints, Swanton Morley, at 4pm on Sunday 1st October.Refreshments will be served after the service.
23rd September Coffee Morning
Dementia Friendly Dereham is holding a coffee morning in Church House 10am-12noon.
28th Sept.Bradenham Pavillion Lunch
12-1.30pm. This lunch event is open to everyone. The charge is 4.00.
22nd September, Swanton Morley Quiz
The friends of Swanton Morley are running a Quiz Night at the Village Hall. Hog roast in the interval. £5 per person: teams of 4. Fully licensed bar.
15th Oct. 2017 Harvest Festival Lunch
The lunch will take place after the service at St. Nicholas Dereham. Tickets will be available from 24th September.
Quiz Night 23rd Sept. 2017
The Social Committee are holding their quiz night at Church House from 6.30pm. Teams of Max. 4. Tickets £4 will be available from members of the Social Committee from 3rd Sept. onwards. Drinks and canapes will be served during the interval.
Messy Church 26th Oct. 2017
Our next 'Family Fun Morning on the Thursday of half-term break. 10-11.30
16th September 2017 Organ Anniversary Recital
7.30pm at St. Nicholas Church, Dereham, performed by Director of Music, Richard Bower.
2nd Oct. Benefice Prayer Group
Next Meeting at Springfield, Union Drift, Dereham 7.30-8.30. Do please join us.
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
- Ralph's Baptism Aug.2017
- Bishop's Deanery Visit 2017
- MU Joint meeting 2017
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