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
Sunday 25th February
08:00 Holy Communion, Dereham
09:30 Parish Communion, East Bilney
09:30 Healing Communion, Dereham
09:30 Holy Communion, Bradenham
09:30 Holy Communion, Hoe
11:15 Parish Communion, Scarning
11:15 Holy Communion, Shipdham
11:15 Family Service with Baptism, Swanton Morley
15:00 Holy Baptism, Dereham
Tuesday 27th February
14:15 Lent Group 'Sing for Lent'. Church House, Dereham
19:30 Lent Group, Waymarkers - A Routemap through Lent and Easter
Wednesday 28th February
10:00 Holy Communion, Dereham
14:30 Lent Group, Waymarkers - A Route through Lent and Easter
19:30 Lent Group, Papua New Guinea Partnership
Thursday 1st March
14:00 Lent Bible Study and Reflection,
15th Feb 2018 Messy Church
Pancake fun and learning about Lent was the theme for this latest session at St. Nicholas, Dereham.
4th February 2018 Candlemas at St. Nicholas
The end of Christmas with a sung Candle-lit Evensong, celebrating Candlemas.
27th January 2018 St. Nicholas Parish Planning Day
St. Nicholas PCC organised the day for creating a vision for the development of the Church, to which all interested members of the congregation were made welcome.
MU Fund-raising Lunch
Wednesday 31st January, Dereham and District Mothers Union enjoyed good company and delicious food.
3rd January 2018 Mothers Union at St. Nicholas
After Holy Communion, Dereham and District Branch of the Mothers Union enroled a new member, Helen Norman, and welcomed her to the Branch.
Christmas Eve 2017
The three Christingle Services at St. Nicholas, Dereham were well attended, once again.
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.
Service Time Change for St. Nicholas
25th March, Palm Sunday, will be the first Sunday of a 3 month trial period for the main Sunday Service to change from 9.30 to 10am.
Thursday 1st March: St Nicholas Cleaning Day
Many hands make light work, so please join us at 9.30am for a spring clean and general 'tidy up' of our beautiful church. Any support would be appreciated.
25th March Palm Sunday Party
At Meeting Point. No charge. Further details to follow. Click here for further dates of Social Committee Activities.
Thursday 15th March Snowball Lunch.
At the George Hotel, 12 noon for 12.30pm. Please take a menu from the back of St. Nicholas Church, Dereham and return to Ann Betts by Monday 6th March.
Wednesday 21st March Lent Lunch
12 noon -2pm at Bilney House. Soup, cheese apple pie and a drink. If you are going, please telephone 01362 860316. All welcome.
Thursday 22nd March Dereham 'Cafe Communion'
This in stead of Cafe Church, on Mothering Sunday, 11th March. Cafe Communion will be at 12.30 pm in Church House.
8th March 2018 'Thursday Men'
For men with time to spare, come and join Gordon in Church House from 2pm for a 'natter' or 'pass-time' with friends.
10th March 2018 Scarning Coffee Morning
10am is the start of the next Coffee Morning at Scarning Village Hall. Delicious refreshments and excellent company.
Friday 2nd March. Women's World Day of Prayer
A Service will be held at the Dereham Salvation Army Hall at 2.30pm.
Service Time Change for St Nicholas
Service Time Change for St Nicholas
6th March 2018 Dereham Churches Prayer and Fellowship Evening
Trinity Methodist Church, Theatre Street, Dereham at 7.30pm All welcome
Advance Notice 15th April 2018
The St. Nicholas Fund-raising Committee's first event for 2018 will be a concert by The Cawston Band. Tickets will be £10. More information to follow nearer the time.
21st March 'Songbirds' at All Saints,Shipdham
2.30-4pm. Kate Dimbleby, (of the famous Dimbly family) will be performing.
14th February Lent begins with Ash Wednesday. Click here for a list of services throughout the Benefice
Introduction to Alpha: Bradenham
22nd February 2018, 7.30pm at Bradenham Village Hall, The Alpha Course begins. Click here for more information.
Dereham and District Team Ministry Lent Groups
Lent 2018 Pray, listen to music, discuss, read, study the bible. Click here to see what's happening and select where you want to go.
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
- Christingle Services 2017
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