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.
Sunday 19th August
08:00 Holy Communion, Dereham
09:30 Choral Mattins, Bradenham
09:30 Parish Communion, Beetley
10:00 Family Service with Baptism, Dereham
11:15 Morning Prayer, Swanton Morley
11:15 Parish Communion, Scarning
11:15 Family Service with Baptism, Shipdham
14:00 Holy Baptism, Bradenham
Monday 20th August
00:00 Beginning decoration of Church House
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.
16th July 2018 Tea n Tots session
Last session for Leanne and baby Albert, before going back to work.
15th July 2018 Pet Service
St. Nicholas Family Service had some interesting visitors today, including plenty of dogs, plus a snake!
11th July 2018 Mothers Union Strawberry Tea
Hosted by Andy and Mary Jack at their home.
8th July Withburga BBQ at the Rectory
Brilliant sunshine, delicious food, wine, music and excellent company was the recipe for a very happy afternoon!
1st July 2018 Withburga Festival Service
Following the 10am Parish Communion Service at St Nicholas, celebrating Withburga, the congregation processed behind the Clergy, Verger and choir to circle Withburga's well.
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?
Dereham Church Allotments to rent!
Fancy 'growing your own'? Now's your opportunity! We have allotments available near to Washbridge.
27th July-12th August 2018 'Open Churches Weeks'
St. Nicholas will be participating in this 'county-wide' event, with organised events during the 2 weeks. Watch out for further news.
12th August Cafe Church
As Open Churches last day it will be in church at 3pm. Informal session of readings, discussion, hymns and delicious refreshments.
18th August 2018 Cheese and Wine Party
7-9pm at Evelyn and Doug's, for Fundraising Committee.
18th August Pudding and Pimms
Shipdham Rectory 2-5pm. All welcome.
Tuesday 28th Augusty 2.15 Hymn Sing Church House/In church.
Learn new hymns and practise the hymns which will be used during September All voices welcome!
25th August Coffee Morning at Sue Barker's
10am-12noon For Fundraising Committee
21st October 2018 10am St Nicholas Harvest Festival
The Service will be followed by Harvest Lunch.
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
- Mothers Union memories
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- Memories from St. Nicholas
- Messy Church
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