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
Wednesday 20th June
10:00 Holy Communion, Dereham
Sunday 24th June
08:00 Holy Communion, Dereham
09:30 Holy Communion, Bradenham
09:30 Parish Communion, East Bilney
09:30 Holy Communion, Hoe
10:00 Parish Communion, Dereham
11:15 Family Service with Baptism, Swanton Morley
11:15 Parish Communion, Scarning
11:15 Parish Communion, Shipdham
13:00 Shipdham Knitting Festival
15:00 Holy Baptism, Dereham
18:30 RSCM Festival Service, Norwich Cathedral
16th June 2018 Royal British Legion Concert
St Nicholas Church hosted this brilliant concert, celebrating the end of World War 1. Dereham Band, on top form, provided the music.
16th June 2018 Open Churches Awards.
St Nicholas has been awarded an Open Churches 'Highly Commended' certificate, following a Judges' visit on Tuesday May 29th!
15th June 2018: 3rd Summer Organ Recital at St Nicholas
Dr. Ref Clark performed this recital, 'From Bach to Sinatra'
10th June 2018: St Nicholas Commissioning of Church Wardens and PCC Members
The Churchwardens, members of the Diocesan and Deanery Synods and the Parochial Church Council made their commitment before the congregation at the Parish Communion.
9th June 2018 High Tea and Royal Quiz
St Nicholas Social Committee organised this most enjoyable event. Good food, good company and plenty of laughter!
8th June 2018 2nd Organ Recital
Jo Richards performed this session of 'My Young Life hath an End'
6th June 2018 Mothers Union Quiet Day led by Revd Lynn Chapman
Bilney Hall and East Bilney Church on a bright and sunny day
June 1st Organ Recital at St. Nicholas, Dereham
Dougal Smith played Music from Royal Weddings for this first recital.
29th May 2018: Messy Church Dereham
'Celebrating Music' was the theme, with a morning packed full of fun, music, worship and lots to learn.
27th May 2018 Confirmation Service at St Nicholas
The Rt Revd. Jonathan Meyrick, Bishop of Lynn confirmed 3 candidates at this service.
Dereham Church Allotments to rent!
Fancy 'growing your own'? Now's your opportunity! We have allotments available near to Washbridge.
Time of Main Sunday Service at St Nicholas, Dereham is now 10am
This is for a 3 month trial period, which started on Palm Sunday, 25th March 2018
18th-24th June 2018 - Traidcraft Week
Kate Baldry is going to have a 'massive' Half Price Sale in Church House, Saturday 23rd June, 10-12 noon.
21st June Ely Flower Festival
Coach trip to this is being organised by Ann Parnell. Cost £30, including entry to the Cathedral. Seats limited, so book early.
June Organ Recitals. Next 22nd June with Richard Bower
St Nicholas will be holding the last of the 4 June Organ Recitals. Click here to see full programme
22nd, 23rd and 24th June 2018 Shipdham Knitting Festival
'Once Upon a Time' at All Saints, Shipdham. The church will be full of knitted Fairy Tales and Nursery Rhymes.
24th June 2018: 6,30pm RSCM Festival of Music at Norwich Cathedral
St Nicholas will be sending singers from the Benefice to sing at this service.
Monday 2nd July Benefice Prayer Group
Will meet in Swanton Morley.
Tuesday 3rd July 2.15 Hymn Sing
Note the change of date due to the 'Ringers' pilgrimage to Canterbury. All voices welcome!
6th July: Jazz Picnic by the River Wensum
The Friends of All Saints, Swanton Morley invite you to an evening with them at Castle Farm, Swanton Morley.
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?
18th July 2018 'The Taylor Choir in Concert'
This American choir will be singing at St. Nicholas, Dereham, at 7.30pm. For further details click on the heading.
2nd August 2018 Social Committee Outing
The destination is Lincoln. Further information will be available next month.
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
- 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
- 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
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- Nicholas Newsround
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