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.
Tuesday 23rd July
14:15 Hymnsing at Church house
Thursday 25th July
12:00 Bradenham Pavilion Lunch
Sunday 28th July
10:00 Team Ministry Communion, Dereham, Sally's final service
13:00 Sally's Leaving Lunch at Swanton Morley Village Hall
21st July 2019 Revd. Canon Sally Theakston's last Baptism service at Dereham
The service included the dedication and blessing of the new Paschal Candle Holder, which was made by Fred Becket.
14th July 2019 Sally's Last Cafe Church
There was a goodly number for this special Cafe Church, when we thought long and hard about the moon, on the 50th Anniversary of the 1st Moon Landing
17th July 2019 Fantastic News for Dereham Church Infants and Nursery Scool
They have gained an 'Excellent' for their recent SIAMS Inspection....improving from 'Outstanding'. They are the first school in the Diocese to gain such distinction!
15th July 2019 Long Service Presentation
Barbara Jimpson was presented with a certificate for 60 yeas membership of the Mothers Union.
7th July: Withburga Service at St. Nicholas
This 10am service celebrated the Festival of Withburga
4th July 2019 St. Nicholas Concert
An amazing concert by Gonville and Caius College Choir
3rd August 2019 MU Strawberry Tea at Swanton Morley
MU members and friends enjoyed the sunshine, in the garden of Swanton Morley Vicarage, for their annual strawberry tea.
29th June Ordination Day at Norwich Cathedral
A wonderful occasion as 15 were ordained Deacon.
23rd June 2019 40 year Anniversary of the Ordination of Revd. John Hunt
Members of the congregation of St. Nicholas shared the celebration with John and his family.
22nd June 2019 Open meeting for decision making.
Members of all the Congregations of the Benefice met to discuss The Profileof the Team Ministry, in preparation for the process of selecting a new Team Rector when Sally leaves us.
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 on 28th July.
The Revd Dominique Turnham has become a mum again!
Our Curate and her husband have a new brother for Ralph! His name is Guy, born on 11th June 2019. Congratulations!.
Tuesday 23rd July Hymnsing
Do join us for fun with singing hymns. Church House 2.15-3.15pm. All voices welcome.
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?
Dereham Church Allotments to rent!
Fancy 'growing your own'? Now's your opportunity! We have allotments available near to Washbridge.
25th July Messy Church 10-11.30am
St. Nicholas Church: Theme: Caring for God's World
25th July Bradenham Pavilion Lunch.
Previously planned for 23rd May, but delayed to this date due to Village Hall being used as a Polling Station for European Elections.
28th July: Sally's final Sunday
Team Ministry Communion at St. Nicholas, Dereham at 10am, followed by Finger Buffet at Swanton Morley Village Hall approx. 1.00pm
Monday 5th August Benefice Prayer Group: 7.30-8.30pm
Will meet at Woodgate Cottage, Woodgate, Swanton Morley
3rd-10th August Open Churches Week at St. Nicholas
Art and Craft Exhibitions. Click for further details
17th August 7-9pm Puddings and Pimms!
Celebrate Summer with something naughty but nice! Good company and music to enjoy as well, at Evelyn and Doug's.
Dereham & District Team Ministry Benefice
- Whos Who
- Our Churches
- 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
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- Jean de Narde
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