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
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Sunday 26th May
08:00 Holy Communion, Dereham
09:30 Holy Communion, Bradenham
09:30 Parish Communion, East Bilney
10:00 Parish Communion, Dereham
11:15 Family Service with Baptism, Swanton Morley
11:15 Parish Communion, (BCP) Scarning
11:15 Parish Communion, Shipdham
12:00 Holy Baptism, Hoe
14:00 Holy Baptism, Shipdham
15:00 Holy Baptism, Dereham
28th April 2019 Rev. Dominique Turnham's last service as Curate to the Dereham a
Dominique celebrated Communion for the last time for our Benefice before going on to' pastures new'.
Good Friday Messy Church 2019
A sunny day to celebrate the Easter Story with the families who chose to come to Messy Church in stead of going to the beach!
21st April 2019 Easter Flowers at St. Nicholas
Once again St. Nicholas Volunteer flower arrangers used their talents to decorate our church. Click above to see the arrangements.
21st April: Easter at St. Nicholas
A beautiful sunny morning greeted us for Easter. The Lord is Risen.....He is Risen Indeed!
14th April 2019 Aerial View of Bradenham Church
The Car Treasure Trail started at Bradenham Church.
14th April 2019 Palm Sunday procession at Shipdham
Participants of the procession met on Shipdham Village Green in preparation.
14th April 2019 Palm Sunday 10am service
This service celebrated Palm Sunday with the blessing of palm crosses, a procession and Eucharist.
12th April 2019 Lent Cafe Communion
There was a delicious Lent lunch.to follow the Eucharist
7th April 2019 St. Nicholas APCM
Canon Sally Theakston chaired St. Nicholas Annual Meeting, which was followed by a 'bring and share' lunch in the Chancel.
31st March 2019 Mothering Sunday Service at St. Nicholas Dereham
Flower posies were prepared for distribution at the services.
Team Rector, Canon Sally Theakston will be leaving!
She will be completing her ministry for the Dereham and District Team Ministry on August 31st, although her last service will be at the end of July.
The Revd Dominique Turnham is leaving.
The Revd. Dominique Turnham will complete her curacy in the Dereham and District Team, and her Leaving Service will be at St. Nicholas, Dereham at 10am. on Sunday 28th April. This will be a Team Ministry Service.
Church House Hall for rent
Beautifully refurbished for parties, meetings and special occasions. VERY reasonable rates.
19th May 3.30pm Silver Anniversary of Priesting
Sally will be celebrating her 25 years of being a priest at Norwich Cathedral,
Wednesday 29th May: 'Hymn Sing'. PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE!
'Fun with hymns at Church House. 2.15-3.15pm
28th May 10-11.30 Messy Church
St. Nicholas Church: Theme will be People who met Jesus
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.
20th June: Benefice 'Snowball Lunch'
The George, Swaffham Hill, Dereham
2019 June Organ Recitals at St Nicholas
Once again, there will be a series of Friday Lunchtime Organ Recitals with a retiring collection.
22nd June: Open Meeting to discuss the Team Ministry Profile
All congregations are invited to Church House. Dereham: 10am-12.30pm. to see the profile in draft form and make their own suggestions.
29th June Bacon Buttie morning at Brian Nursey's
Following on from the 'Big Brekkie' event, this 'mini-brekkie' is to raise funds, and ALL are welcome.
12th July - Jazz Picnic at Castle Farm, Swanton Morley
Gates open at 6pm. This marks the start of Swanton Morley Festival
25th July Bradenham Pavilion Lunch.
Previously planned for 23rd May, but delayed to this date due to Village Hall being used as a Polling Station for European Elections.
Dereham & District Team Ministry Benefice
- Whos Who
- Our Churches
- Church Life
- 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
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