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 23rd March
09:30 Diocesan Synod at Northgate School, Dereham
Sunday 24th March
08:00 Holy Communion, Dereham
09:30 Holy Communion (BCP) Bradenham APCM
09:30 Parish Communion, East Bilney
10:00 Parish Communion, Dereham, with Danish Friendship Agreement
11:15 Parish Communion, Swanton Morley
11:15 Parish Communion (BCP) Scarning, APCM
11:15 Parish Communion, Shipdham
14:00 Holy Baptism, Dereham
14:30 Holy Land Talk with Danish Visitors. Dereham
Tuesday 26th March
19:30 Lent Group, The Prophetic Voice of the Church
19th February 2019 St. Nicholas Messy Church
65 children and 65 adults attended this latest Messy Church session. Hard work but very rewarding!
10th February 2019 Celebrating 50 Years of Marriage
Derrick and Josie Watts continued their Golden Wedding Celebrations by renewing their Wedding Vows at the Parish Communion.
6th February MU Soup Lunch
Members gathered at Scarning Village Hall for delicious soups and puds, followed by entertainment.
24th January 2019 PCC Meeting
Church business still has to be discussed and acted upon, even on the coldest evenings!
12th January 2019 Scarning Coffee Morning
The usual Bacon Buttie delights of a Scarning Coffee Morning!
6th January2019 St Nicholas Verger reitres
Well loved David Webster celebrated his retirement from his post with his friends at the Parish Communion Service.
24th December 2018. Christmas Eve Services at St. Nicholas
3 Christingle Services and Midnight Communion were attended by a total of over 1,200 adults and children
21st December St. Nicholas Carol Service
Service of Lessons and Carols and singing by the 'Robed Choir'.
21st December St. Nicholas Carol Service
A robed choir led the singing for this beautiful service.
15th December 2018 'Christmas Bubbles'
An evening of Christmas Entertainment, celebrating the different aspects and emotions of Christmas.
Team Rector, Canon Sally Theakston will be leaving!
She will be completing her ministry for the Dereham and District Team Ministry on August 31st, although her last service will be at the end of July.
The Revd Dominique Turnham is leaving.
The Revd. Dominique Turnham will complete her curacy in the Dereham and District Team, and her Leaving Service will be at St. Nicholas, Dereham at 10am. on Sunday 28th April. This will be a Team Ministry Service.
BENEFICE LENT GROUPS
There is a variety of events for Lent 2019. Prayer, music, discussion, Bible study
Mothering Sunday Services
There may be changes to the the dates of Family Services in the Benefice in March, due to Mothering Sunday falling on the 5th Sunday of March. Please check weekly newsletters and also on the website Calendar to verify.
Church House Hall for rent
Beautifully refurbished for parties, meetings and special occasions. VERY reasonable rates.
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?
24th March 'Abraham's Children in Crisis'
A talk in Church House by Ian Mills at 2.30pm. for ACIC. This is a small charity dedicated to helping children in the Holy Land, during difficult times.
Dereham Church Allotments to rent!
Fancy 'growing your own'? Now's your opportunity! We have allotments available near to Washbridge.
21st March: Beetle Drive at 2.30pm
St Nicholas Fundraising Committee are holding this in Church House
28th March: Bradenham Pavilion Lunch
Bradenham Village Hall 12noon-1.30pm. Home-made soup, a sweet and coffee.
28th March at The George: Snowball Lunch
Please collect your menu from back of St. Nicholas Church and return to Ann Betts by 15th March
29th Macrh: 7pm Curry Supper Evening
All Saints Shipdham. In aid of Bishop's Lent Appeal
Tuesday 2nd April 'Hymnsing' for Lent
Fun with hymns! Come and joins for a good sing in the warmth of Church House. All welcome 2.15-3.15. Followed by refreshments. Enjoy! Please note the different Tuesday of the month this time!
4th April 2pm-5pm, Training Workshop in Dementia Awareness
Dereham Meeting Point: Trainer Joanne Mountjoy-Dixon
12th April: St. Nicholas Lenten 'Cafe Communion', followed by soup lunch
12 noon at Church House. Tickets needed to ascertain numbers. No charge, but donations for soup lunch please.
19th April 2019 Good Friday Messy Church
St. Nicholas Church: 10-11.30
6th May Church Drynkkings on the Village Green
On Shipdham Village Green between 12 noon and 4pm.
10th May: Benefice trip to Springfields
Fellowship Committee planned trip to Spalding
27th April 'A QUIZ' at Swanton Morley Village Hall
Organised by the Friends of All Saints' Church. Doors open at 6-45pm for a prompt start at 7.30pm
1st April: Benefice Prayer Group
7.30-8.30pm at 81 Norwich Road, Dereham
Dereham & District Team Ministry Benefice
- Whos Who
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- 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
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- Mothers' Union Coffee Morning
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