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
Monday 1st May
19:00 Bell ringing practice , Dereham
Wednesday 3rd May
10:00 Holy Communion, Dereham
Thursday 20th April 2017.The Benefice 'Team' of Clergy and Readers enjoy a bring and share lunch
St George's Day Party
23rd April 2017. St. Nicholas Social Committee event.
Shipdham Easter 2017
Floral displays to enjoy at Shipdham Church
Shipdham Dawn Service Easter 2017
Several people joined Revd Gill Wells and Revd. Doreen Fotherby for the 5.30am service at Shipdham Church.
Shipdham Walk of Witness
Good Friday. 14th April 2017. The Walk of Witness was attended by Bishop Jonathan, Bishop of Lynn and Rev. Gill Wells.
Churches throughout the Dereham Benefice celebrated Easter in many services, beginning with the 5.30 Dawn Service at Shipdham. Jesus Christ is risen, Alleluia!
Revd. Jane Nursey baptised her Grandson, Joshua Paul
On 19th March 2017, at St. Nicholas Church, Dereham,a joyful Congregation witnessed the special occasion at th 9.30 Communion Service.
1st March Mothers Union AGM
Mothers Union members attended the Ash Wednesday Service at St. Nicholas, Dereham, before meeting for coffee and the AGM.
Deanery Synod 22nd Feb. 2017
Church House, Dereham was the venue for, not only the serious business of Synod, but a Messy Church 'Experience'.
Fish and Chip Quiz Night Feb 18th 2017
Social Committee event at Dereham 'Meeting Point'.
News - Team Vicar role
We are seeking a Team Vicar to join us. Those interested in the role should view our Parish Profile.
Shipdham May Day Festivities
Monday May Ist at Shipdham is the place to be for a great fun afternoon at the 'Shipdham Drynkkings'. Fantastic May Day Fair 12-4pm. Maypole dancing, Kemps Men Morris Dancing, Church Ale, Pimms, Plants, BBQ, Cakes, Pre-loved scarves, Handbags and accessories, Children's Games, Community Choir and much much more.
Fred's Norfolk motorbike journey
20th May 2017. Fred's fundraising journey around Norfolk
Benefice Prayer Group Meeting
Monday 8th May 7.30pm in Swanton Morley
Benefice Summer Outing.
27th July 2017 trip to Althorp, former home of the late Princess of Wales.
The Spring Edition of the newsletter from St. Nicholas Church Dereham is now available.
Scarning Coffee Morning
The next Scarning Coffee Morning will be on Saturday 13th May from 10am.
Summer Organ Recitals June 2017
A series of Organist Recitals by various Organists throughout June. Click on heading for full list and further details
The Bishop's Lent Appeal 2017
This year will focus on raising money to provide a car for Hospice Ethiopia, to reach those in need of palliative care.
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.
Annual Benefice Church Meetings 2017
Annual Meeting of Parishioners and Annual Parochial Church meetings. Click on heading above to see list of meetings.
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
- 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
- Prayer Group
- Bible Study
- Mothers' Union
- Tea and Tots
- Weekly Newsletter
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- Nicholas Newsround
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