There are 51 photo albums.

Sally now Bishop's Chaplain
November 26th 2019; Sally was made Bishop's Chaplain at Norwich Cathedral


Sally leaves Dereham July 2019
An emotional leaving service attended by family, friends, congregations from the Benefice, local dignitaries, and friends from Denmark, ensured Revd. Canon Sally Theakston had a memorable 'send-off'. The service was followed by a finger buffet lunch at Swanton Morley Village Hall. This album is just a 'snap-shot' of many memorable events of the day.


WW1 Memorabilia display
The display consisted of items showing the history of the great War, plus the Founding of the Suffragettes.


St. Nicholas Pet Service 2018
Revd. Dominique led the service, dog in hand. Plenty of dogs and a snake attended!


Withburga BBQ 2018
Smiles all round show what an enjoyable event this was.


Ely Flower Festival 2018
A small selection of the beautiful displays which adorned Ely Cathedral. This was a trip organised by Ann Parnell for the Dereham Benefice.


Christingle Services 2017
There were 3 Christingle Services on Christmas Eve, as well as a Midnight Communion Service, but photography was only available for the first of these services.


2017 Dereham Lights 'Switch-on
St. Nicholas provided the indoor venue for the event, with entertainment, craft stalls and a Messy Church stall.


Harvest Festival Oct 2017
Floral displays from around the church, and photographs taken at the lunch which followed the service, all show the lovely Harvest Festival which was enjoyed by St. Nicholas Church this year.


Revd. James Rosie's Licensing
A selection of photos, showing the various parts of the service, held in All Saints Church Swanton Morley. James was Licensed by the Rt Revd. Graham James and Installed by the Ven John Ashe, Archdeacon of Lynn


MU Joint meeting 2017
6th Sept 2017. Dereham and District MU joined with other Branches from the Mid-Norfolk Area, to hear Siobhan Aldris speak about her work with Syrian refugees.


Bishop's Deanery Visit 2017
Bishop Alan, Bishop of Thetford, visited our Deanery for a Prayer Pilgrimage. The photos only cover the time he spent around Dereham.


Ralph's Baptism Aug.2017
Ralph Turnham, son of Revd Dominique and her husband Ed Turnham, was Baptised by the Bishop of Lynn during the Benefice Service at St. Nicholas Church, Dereham.


Messy Church August 2017
Selection of photos showing how we looked at how we can protect and save God's creation.


Althorp July 2017
Memories of the Benefice outing to Althorp on the 20th Anniversary of the death of Princess Diana.


Strawberry Tea 2017
Mothers Union enjoyed 'Tales from the Vicarage' by Sheila Hanmer, followed by a delicious strawberry tea at the home of Revd. Dennis and Meg Ackroyd, Swanton Morley


June 2017 Messy Church
Crafts, games worship and food! Such fun and all for free!


Pet Service May 2017
A selection of photos taken at the Pet Service held at St. Nicholas, Dereham


Beetley Mothers Union 2017
%rd May 2017, at Beetley Chapel. Gordon Barker took part in a 'Desert Island Discs'.


Shipdham Easter Flowers 2017
Shipdham Church was beautifully decorated with flowers for Easter. The lilies used perfumed the whole church.


Shipdham Dawn Service
Selection of photos showing those faithful souls who attended the 5.30am Easter Dawn Service 2017.


Shipdham Walk of Witness 2017
Bishop Jonathan attended the Walk of Witness which processed through the village, culminating at Shipdham Church


Easter 2017
Selection of photos of the Easter floral displays at St. Nicholas Church Dereham.


Deanery Synod Messy Church Feb
On 22nd Feb, 2017, Deanery Synod met at Church House Dereham for business plus a 'Messy Church Experience'.


Messy Church Light part 2 Feb 2017
Further photos from Messy Church February 2017


Messy Church 'Light' part 1, Feb 2017
19th February 2017. Children explored the theme of 'Light of the World'. 34 children and 40 adults came.


Messy Church Dec 2016
'Out with the Old' was the theme for this session, as we prepare for 2017.


Dereham Christmas Flowers 2016
Beautiful Flower arrangements adorned St. Nicholas Church for Christmas


Christingles 2016
St. Nicholas Church Dereham welcomed 981 to the three Christingle Services on Christmas Eve.


MU Advent Meditation 2016
7th December 2016, Revd. Doreen Fotherby led the Advent Meditation at St. Nicholas Church, Dereham.


Scarning Christmas Fair 2016
So many stalls and refreshments, capturing the 'spirit' of Christmas.


St. Nicholas Christmas Fair 2016
3rd December 2016. Selection of photographs showing the activities of the fund-raising morning.


Shipdham Tree Festival 2016
2nd-4th December 2016. 3 day Christmas Tree Festival, ending with Carols Round the Trees, accompanied by the Salvation Army.


Thuxton Carol Service 2016
Train ride from Dereham to Thuxton for the Annual Carol Service


Scarning Concert 12.11.16
Scarning's 'Autumn Serenade', provided an evening of varied entertainment by local artistes, which was followed by a ddelicious fish and chip supper.


Laying up of Standard 6.11.16
Scenes from the service at St. Nicholas, Dereham, when the RBL Norfolk, Women's Section Standard was presented to the Revd Sally Theakston for safe-keeping at the church.


Shipdham Craft Fair 29.10.2016
Selection of photographs from the Craft Fair and Coffee Morning.


Messy Church Art Competition, 2016
Autumn 2016. H.H.Aldiss Funeral Directors sponsored a Painting Competition, as they wanted to have some children's art work to decorate their Dereham show room. This is a record of the Celebration Morning when the winners were announced.


Revd. Adrian Aubrey Jones
Adrian's final service in the Dereham and District Team Benefice. 23rd October 2016


MU Desert Island Discs 5.10.16
A selection of photographs from Shipdham Church during an entertaining afternoon.


MU Festival Service 5.10.16
Norwich Cathedral once again hosted the Mothers Union Festival Service, this year celebrating 140 years.


St. Nicholas Bell Tower Clock
The modernisation to an electric movement for the Bell-tower clock in September 2016.


Dereham Harvest Festival, 2016
Selection of Floral displays which adorned St. Nicholas Church, Dereham on 25th September.


Scarning Coffee Morning
10th September saw a successful fundraising morning at Scarning to raise funds for the church. Refreshments included cakes and bacon butties. Stalls included cakes, books and garden produce.


Mothers' Union Coffee Morning
Marjorie and Bill Dingle kindly hosted a coffee morning on 7th September 2016. Over £300 was raised for Mothers' Union projects including aid for Syria.


'New Beginnings' Messy Church
September 1st Messy Church and Painting Competition for H.H.A.ldiss Funeral Directors


Benefice visit to Denmark
Photos giving a 'taster' of life in Denmark, as experienced during a visit to see our friends in Denmark.


Jean de Narde
The 'East Norfolk Militia' visited St. Nicholas Church on 23rd July 2016 to re-enact the tragic story of the attempted escape and shooting of Jean de Narde in 1799


Mothers Union memories
Memories of events, commenced August 2016


Special Services
A collection of photos illustrating special services for the Benefice


Memories from St. Nicholas
Events, outings and photos of general interest