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
Monday 18th December
19:00 Bell ringing practice , Dereham
Friday 22nd December
12:00 Holy Communion, Dereham
Sunday 24th December
11:15 Parish Communion, Shipdham
15:30 Christingle for Infants, Dereham
16:00 Crib Service, Shipdham
16:00 Christingle, Swanton Morley
17:00 Christingle, Dereham
18:00 Christingle, Beetley
18:30 Christingle, Dereham
22:00 Holy Communion, Bradenham
22:00 Midnight Communion, Hoe
23:30 Midnight Communion, Scarning
23:30 Midnight Communion, Shipdham
23:30 Midnight Communion, Dereham
10th December, St Nicholas Annual Toy Service
There was an excellent response to the invitation to bring toys and gifts to the Family Service.
3rd Dec 2017 Derham Lights Switch-on
St Nicholas hosted a craft market, and provided the venue for a choir and children's dance routines. They also provided refreshments for the occasion. Our Messy Church entertained children on two popular craft tables.
2nd December 2017St. Nicholas Christmas Fair
Christmas crafts, games, raffle, cakes, fashion, jewellery, refreshments and Father Christmas all contributed to a successful event.
25th November Thuxton Carol Service.
The Annual Benefice Carol Service at Thuxton,was a lovely evening, with those attending also enjoying the train ride, from Dereham and back.
11th November 2017: Reprise Concert
The recent 'Reprise Concert', organised by St. Nicholas Fundraising Committee, raised £662 for Church funds.
4th November 2017 Scarning Autumn Serenade
A fantastic evening's entertainment, provided by local Scarning personalities, followed by a fish and chip supper.
26th October 2017 Messy Church
The latest Messy Church took place during half-term, and the theme was 'People who help'.
15th Oct 2017 Harvest at St. Nicholas
A beautifully decorated church, a lovely service on a gloriously sunny morning, and a delicious lunch, all made for a fantastic harvest festival.
12th Oct 2017 MU Coffee Morning
Members were invited to a coffee morning at the home of Barbara Jimpson in aid of Mothers Union funds.
4th Oct. Mothers Union Festival at Norwich Cathedral
Dereham and District Branch joined other branches from across the Diocese for this Annual Service.
17th December Carol Services
Various Carol Services throughout the Benefice. Click here for further information
17th December, 4pm Bradenham Carol Service
Traditoinal candlelit carol service at St. Andrews Church Bradenham. Mulled wine and mince pies afterwards!
Christmas Services 2017
Dereham and District Team Ministry Services throughout the Benefice.
St. Nicholas Post Box
The post box will once again be at the back of the church for 3 Sundays in December: 3rd, 10th and 17th. Stamps 20p or £2 strip of 13.
Shipdham Advent Course
6th, 13th and 20th December at the home of Mrs. Rose Marsh. Final session on 7th January at All Saints Cafe Church. Let Revd. Gill Wells know if you plan to come, please.
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.
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
- Memories from St. Nicholas
- Special Services
- Mothers Union memories
- Jean de Narde
- Benefice visit to Denmark
- 'New Beginnings' Messy Church
- Mothers' Union Coffee Morning
- Scarning Coffee Morning
- Dereham Harvest Festival, 2016
- St. Nicholas Bell Tower Clock
- MU Festival Service 5.10.16
- MU Desert Island Discs 5.10.16
- Revd. Adrian Aubrey Jones
- Messy Church Art Competition, 2016
- Shipdham Craft Fair 29.10.2016
- Laying up of Standard 6.11.16
- Scarning Concert 12.11.16
- Thuxton Carol Service 2016
- Shipdham Tree Festival 2016
- St. Nicholas Christmas Fair 2016
- Scarning Christmas Fair 2016
- MU Advent Meditation 2016
- Christingles 2016
- Dereham Christmas Flowers 2016
- Messy Church Dec 2016
- Messy Church 'Light' part 1, Feb 2017
- Messy Church Light part 2 Feb 2017
- Deanery Synod Messy Church Feb
- Easter 2017
- Shipdham Walk of Witness 2017
- Shipdham Dawn Service
- Shipdham Easter Flowers 2017
- Beetley Mothers Union 2017
- Pet Service May 2017
- June 2017 Messy Church
- Strawberry Tea 2017
- Althorp July 2017
- Messy Church August 2017
- Ralph's Baptism Aug.2017
- Bishop's Deanery Visit 2017
- MU Joint meeting 2017
- Revd. James Rosie's Licensing
- Harvest Festival Oct 2017
- 2017 Dereham Lights 'Switch-on
- Messy Church
- Prayer Group
- Bible Study
- Mothers' Union
- Tea and Tots
- Weekly Newsletter
- Bell ringing
- Nicholas Newsround
- Recent Events
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