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
Sunday 2nd April
08:00 Holy Communion, (BCP) Dereham
08:00 Holy Communion, Bradenham (BCP)
09:30 Parish Communion, Dereham
09:30 Parish Communion, Beetley
09:30 Cafe Church, Shipdham
11:15 Morning Prayer, Scarning
11:15 Parish Communion, Swanton Morley
11:15 Holy Baptism, Dereham
Monday 3rd April
19:00 Bell ringing practice , Dereham
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'.
Loving for Life, 19th February 2016
Five engaged couples took part in the Mothers' Union highly-regarded marriage preparation course.
Messy Church 19th Feb 2017
'Light of the World' was the theme of a fun-packed morning at St Nicholas, Dereham
MU Lunch and Entertainment
25th January 2017. Members of Dereham and District Mothers Union met for a delicious lunch, followed by by an entertaining interlude, provided by Molly.
4th January 2017. Mothers Union New Year event
Dereham and District Branch of Mothers Union commissioned their new leaders and enrolled new members to the branch at St. Nicholas mid-week Communion Service.
December 2016 Messy Church
The theme of this session was 'Out with the Old', as we prepared for the New Year of 2017.
Christmas Flowers 2016
St. Nicholas Church Dereham was beautified by some amazing floral decorations.
News - Team Vicar role
We are seeking a Team Vicar to join us. Those interested in the role should view our Parish Profile.
3rd April 7.30-8.30pm Benefice Prayer Group
The Benefice Prayer Group next meets at 3 Eckling Grange Dereham.
Bradenham Pavilion Lunch 23rd March
12-1.30 at Bradenham Village Hall. Charge is £4. All welcome.
Sat. 1st April. Pop-up Fashion Shop
10am-4pm Sale of luxury fashions in pop-up shop by Francois Bouttier Studio of Holt. Scarning Village Hall. Proceeds to Scarning Church
23rd April 2017 St. George's Day Party
Benefice Party at Meeting Point, Dereham. 6.30-8.30pm. Tickets £4. Click on heading above for further information
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.
Mid-Norfolk Singers Concert 8th April 2017
The concert, in St. Nicholas Church will be on Saturday 8th April at 7.30pm. Tickets £10
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.
There is a good selection of groups to attend, to travel through Lent to Easter. Click on title above to see full menu.
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
- 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
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- Memories from St. Nicholas
- Messy Church
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- Bible Study
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