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!
At present the position of Team Rector is vacant.
The Dereham Benefice Vacancy Prayer
Heavenly Father, we thank you for the ministry of Sally and Michael,
and we pray your presence and blessing upon them.
We ask that you will help us to share responsibility,
and grow in faith and love,
as we serve you during the vacancy.
Guide those who are seeking the right Team Rector for us,
and those who are seeking the right place for their ministry,
that together we may discover your way, and vision, for the future,
and see your kingdom grow. Amen
For full list of 'Recent Events' and 'News and Future Events', click on Header Bar above.
Sunday 25th August
08:00 Holy Communion, Dereham
09:30 Holy Communion (BCP) Bradenham
09:30 Parish Communion, East Bilney
09:30 Holy Communion (BCP) Hoe
10:00 Parish Communion, Dereham
11:15 Family Service with Baptism, Swanton Morley
11:15 Parish Communion, (BCP) Scarning
11:15 Parish Communion, Shipdham
Tuesday 27th August
14:15 Hymnsing at Church house
20th August 2019: Lord Chancellor's Ecclesiastical Secretary's Visit
Helen Dimmock joined members of the Parishes for lunch in Church House, Dereham.
17th August Organ Recital at Wymondham Abbey.
Richard Bower played an organ recital, with 'train connections'.included. People travelled by steam train to the Abbey, for tyhe coffee time recital
17th August 2017 'Pimms and Puddings' at Evelyn and Doug's
An unexpected warm and sunny evening was just what was needed for a happy social event, enjoying good company, Pimms and puddings. Summer at it's best!
3rd-9th August 2019 Open Church Week at St. Nicholas
Events included a daily art exhibition and a craft exhibition on Friday 9th August
28th July 2019 Sally's Leaving Service
An emotional service, Sally Presided over her final Parish Communion.
21st July 2019 Revd. Canon Sally Theakston's last Baptism service at Dereham
The service included the dedication and blessing of the new Paschal Candle Holder, which was made by Fred Becket.
14th July 2019 Sally's Last Cafe Church
There was a goodly number for this special Cafe Church, when we thought long and hard about the moon, on the 50th Anniversary of the 1st Moon Landing
17th July 2019 Fantastic News for Dereham Church Infants and Nursery Scool
They have gained an 'Excellent' for their recent SIAMS Inspection....improving from 'Outstanding'. They are the first school in the Diocese to gain such distinction!
15th July 2019 Long Service Presentation
Barbara Jimpson was presented with a certificate for 60 yeas membership of the Mothers Union.
7th July: Withburga Service at St. Nicholas
This 10am service celebrated the Festival of Withburga
Church House Hall for rent
Beautifully refurbished for parties, meetings and special occasions. VERY reasonable rates.
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.
Tuesday 20th August The Lord Chancellor's Patronage Secretary's visit
There will be a 'bring-and-share' lunch at 12.30pm in Church House for anyone who would like to meet Helen Dimmock, and hear what she has to say. Please let Sheila Hanmer know if you would like to come. 655092
Tuesday 27th August 'Hymnsing'
Do join us for fun with singing hymns. Church House 2.15-3.15pm. All voices welcome.
Sunday 1st September at 3pm. Pimms and Puddings at Shipdham Rectory, (in the chu
Please bring own chair. Non alcoholic punch available.
3rd September: Dereham Churches Together
7.30pm at the Baptist Church, Dereham
September 14th Norfolk Churches Sponsored Bike Ride and walk
9am-5pm: A fun day out for all, stopping at as many churches and chapels as you can.Possible to cycle, walk or drive, or sit and welcome visitors. If you would like to take part, please contact Michael and sally Boldero on 01362 694896, (for St. Nicholas)
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 Mary Magdalen Beetley
- St Andrew Hoe
- All Saints Shipdham
- St Andrew Bradenham
- Church Life
- Sally leaves Dereham July 2019
- WW1 Memorabilia display
- 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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- Memories from St. Nicholas
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