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
Tuesday 20th February
14:15 Lent Group 'Sing for Lent'. Church House, Dereham
19:30 Lent Group, Waymarkers - A Routemap through Lent and Easter
Wednesday 21st February
10:00 Holy Communion, Dereham
14:30 Lent Group, Waymarkers - A Route through Lent and Easter
19:30 Lent Group, Papua New Guinea Partnership
Thursday 22nd February
14:00 Lent Bible Study and Reflection,
Friday 23rd February
12:00 Holy Communion, Dereham
Sunday 25th February
08:00 Holy Communion, Dereham
09:30 Parish Communion, East Bilney
09:30 Healing Communion, Dereham
09:30 Holy Communion, Bradenham
09:30 Holy Communion, Hoe
11:15 Parish Communion, Scarning
11:15 Holy Communion, Shipdham
11:15 Family Service with Baptism, Swanton Morley
15:00 Holy Baptism, Dereham
15th Feb 2018 Messy Church
Pancake fun and learning about Lent was the theme for this latest session at St. Nicholas, Dereham.
4th February 2018 Candlemas at St. Nicholas
The end of Christmas with a sung Candle-lit Evensong, celebrating Candlemas.
27th January 2018 St. Nicholas Parish Planning Day
St. Nicholas PCC organised the day for creating a vision for the development of the Church, to which all interested members of the congregation were made welcome.
MU Fund-raising Lunch
Wednesday 31st January, Dereham and District Mothers Union enjoyed good company and delicious food.
3rd January 2018 Mothers Union at St. Nicholas
After Holy Communion, Dereham and District Branch of the Mothers Union enroled a new member, Helen Norman, and welcomed her to the Branch.
Christmas Eve 2017
The three Christingle Services at St. Nicholas, Dereham were well attended, once again.
10th December, St Nicholas Annual Toy Service
There was an excellent response to the invitation to bring toys and gifts to the Family Service.
3rd Dec 2017 Derham Lights Switch-on
St Nicholas hosted a craft market, and provided the venue for a choir and children's dance routines. They also provided refreshments for the occasion. Our Messy Church entertained children on two popular craft tables.
2nd December 2017St. Nicholas Christmas Fair
Christmas crafts, games, raffle, cakes, fashion, jewellery, refreshments and Father Christmas all contributed to a successful event.
25th November Thuxton Carol Service.
The Annual Benefice Carol Service at Thuxton,was a lovely evening, with those attending also enjoying the train ride, from Dereham and back.
Service Time Change for St Nicholas
Service Time Change for St Nicholas
6th March 2018 Dereham Churches Prayer and Fellowship Evening
Trinity Methodist Church, Theatre Street, Dereham at 7.30pm All welcome
Advance Notice 15th April 2018
The St. Nicholas Fund-raising Committee's first event for 2018 will be a concert by The Cawston Band. Tickets will be £10. More information to follow nearer the time.
21st Feb 'Sing Your Song', The Silver Social Programme at Shipdham
2-3.30pm, a singing workshop with Kate Dimbleby, (singing daughter of the broadcasting Dimbleby family). Click here for more details.
14th February Lent begins with Ash Wednesday. Click here for a list of services throughout the Benefice
Introduction to Alpha: Bradenham
22nd February 2018, 7.30pm at Bradenham Village Hall, The Alpha Course begins. Click here for more information.
Pudding Fest at Bradenham Village Hall
Saturday 17th February at 7pm, organised by Friends of St. Andrews Church, Bradenham
Dereham and District Team Ministry Lent Groups
Lent 2018 Pray, listen to music, discuss, read, study the bible. Click here to see what's happening and select where you want to go.
Messy Church 15th February 2018 10-11.30am
St. Nicholas Church Dereham is the place for family fun on Thursday of Half Term, with crafts, games, worship and refreshments...and all free. All welcome to come and join in the fun.
50th Anniversary celebration
28th January 3.30pm at Norwich Cathedral, to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the partnership between The Anglican Church of Papua New Guinea and the Diocese of Norwich.
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
- Revd. James Rosie's Licensing
- Harvest Festival Oct 2017
- 2017 Dereham Lights 'Switch-on
- Christingle Services 2017
- Messy Church
- Prayer Group
- Bible Study
- Mothers' Union
- Tea and Tots
- Weekly Newsletter
- Bell ringing
- Nicholas Newsround
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