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.
Tuesday 17th July
11:00 Dereham Church Infants Leavers' Service
Wednesday 18th July
19:30 The Taylor Choir in Concert. Dereham
Thursday 19th July
19:30 PCC Meeting Dereham
Sunday 22nd July
00:00 Dereham Carnival Day
08:00 Holy Communion, Dereham
09:30 Choral Mattins, Bradenham
09:30 Parish Communion, Beetley, Patronal Festival
10:00 Parish Communion, Dereham
11:15 Family service with Baptism, Swanton Morley
11:15 Parish Communion, Scarning
11:15 Parish Communion, Shipdham
12:00 Holy Baptism, Beetley
15:00 Holy Baptism, Dereham
Monday 23rd July
13:30 Tea and Tots, Church House, Dereham
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.
8th June 2018 Junior Academy 'Trinity Day'
Representatives from St. Nicholas, Kidz Klub, 'Wellspring' and the Salvation Army spent the day at Dereham Junior Academy to explore what we mean by 'The Trinity', with the children.
23rd - 25th June 2018 Shipdham Knitters' Festival
'Once Upon a Time' Display of knitted and crafted nursery rhymes and fairy tales scenes.
22nd June 2018 Final Summer Organ Recital
Richard Bower performed the last recital, 'From Bach to Land of Hope and Glory'
21st June Ely Flower Festival
This Festival was enchanting...a feast for the eyes and the soul.
16th June 2018 Royal British Legion Concert
St Nicholas Church hosted this brilliant concert, celebrating the end of World War 1. Dereham Band, on top form, provided the music.
Time of Main Sunday Service at St Nicholas, Dereham is now 10am
This has been for a 3 month trial period, which started on Palm Sunday, 25th March 2018. A vote will be taken of peoples' preference of time, at the 10.00am service on Sunday 1st July. If it matters to you, please come to this service and show your vote.
Ely Flower Festival 2018
The Photo Album for this event is now complete. Go to Church Life, click on Photos and select 'Ely Flower Festival 2018'
14th July Scarning Coffee Morning
Scarning Village Hall from 10am.
15th July 2018 10am. St. Nicholas Pet Service
Please bring your pet or a photograph of your pet
18th July 2018 'The Taylor Choir in Concert'
This American choir will be singing at St. Nicholas, Dereham, at 7.30pm. For further details click on the heading.
Tuesday 24th July 2.15 Hymn Sing Church House/In church.
Learn new hymns and practise the hymns which will be used during August All voices welcome!
28th July at Scarning Church 'Tower Open Day.
10am-4pm. Guided tower tours, (for small charge), until 2pm. 'Ringing taster sessions' from 2pm onwards.
31st July 2018 Messy Church at St Nicholas
10-11.30am. Family Fun Morning with craftss, games, worship and refreshments.
Monday 6th August 2018 Benefice Prayer Group
7.30-8.30pm at 3 Ecking Grange
2nd August 2018 Social Committee Outing
The destination is Lincoln. Cost £15
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
Church House 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.
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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