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
For full list of 'Recent Events' and 'News and Future Events', click on Header Bar above.
Thursday 27th September
12:00 Bradenham Pavilion Lunch
Sunday 30th September
08:00 Holy Communion, Dereham
09:30 Benefice Communion, Hoe
10:00 Parish Communion, Dereham
10:30 Harvest Festival, Shipdham
11:15 Songs of Praise, Scarning
18:00 Choral Evensong, Bradenham
21st-23rd September 2018 International Peace Weekend
3 Main Events in Dereham, began with children planting flowers of peace in the Market Place.
13th October Mothers Union Regional Meeting at Swaffham
Heather Nunn from CAP spoke of the work of this charity which helps people with debt management.
5th October 2018 MU Coffee Morning at Evelyn and Doug Speed's
This sociable event was a fundraising event for Dereham and District Mothers Union
25th August Coffee Morning at Sue Barker's
A beautiful sunny morning greeted people to Sue's lovely gardens. This was another successful event for the Fundraising Committee.
18th August 2018 Cheese and Wine Party
Fantastic evening at Doug and Evelyn Speed's on a beautiful sunny evening
7th August 2018 St Nicholas Floral Craft Afternoon
Following a flower arranging demonstration, the children made their own arrangements and created floral craft items.
2nd August 2018 Social Committee Outing
A party from across the Benefice went by coach to Lincoln.
31st July 2018 Messy Church at St Nicholas
God's Gifts of Summertime was the theme, with special attention to the miracle contained within a seed!
29th July 2018: 'Hymnsingers' first 'outing'
St. Nicholas 'Hymnsing' group led the singing at the Songs of Praise Service.
18th July 2018 'The Taylor Choir in Concert'
St. Nicholas Church hosted this Episcopal Choir from Colorado Springs, for a wonderful eveing's entertainment.
Time of Main Sunday Service at St Nicholas, Dereham is now 10am
There has beer a 3 month trial period, following which the time has now been permanently changed to 10am.
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?
27th September 2018 Bradenham Pavillion Lunch
12-1.30pm at Bradenham Village Hall.
3rd October at 11am. MU Festival Service
This will be at Norwich Cathedral and the speaker will be Lynn Tenby, the Worldwide President.
1st October. Benefice Prayer Group Meeting
7.30-8.30pm at 81 Norwich Road
Dereham Church Allotments to rent!
Fancy 'growing your own'? Now's your opportunity! We have allotments available near to Washbridge.
7th October 2018 Swanton Morley Harvest Festival
The Service will be followed by a Cold Buffet Lunch.
7th October 2018 Maasai Warriors at St. Nicholas Church Dereham
Wow! Not to be missed! A unique concert at 6pm performed by the Osiligi Maasai Warriors from Kenya.
21st October 2018 1030am St Nicholas Harvest Festival
NOTE THE NEW TIME FOR THIS SERVICE which will be followed by Harvest Lunch.
18th October 2018 St Nicholas Snowball lunch
Put the date in your diary: further details to follow
25th October: St. Nicholas Messy Church
10-11.30am during half-term holiday.
17th November 2018 Annual Trip to Thuxton Parish Church
Advance warning. Further details will follow later.
1st December 2018 Chrisrmas Fair!
St Nicholas Christmas Fair will be held in Church, with a variety of stalls, including Craft and Preserves, games, raffle and refreshments.
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
- St. Nicholas Pet Service 2018
- Withburga BBQ 2018
- Ely Flower Festival 2018
- 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
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