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 30th July
08:00 Holy Communion, Dereham
09:30 Benefice Communion, Hoe
09:30 Parish Communion, Dereham
11:15 Songs of Praise, Scarning
11:15 Parish Communion, Shipdham
18:00 Choral Evensong, Bradenham
Monday 31st July
19:00 Bell ringing practice , Dereham
Wednesday 2nd August
10:00 Holy Communion, Dereham
Thursday 3rd August
10:00 Messy Church Dereham
21st July. East Bilney BBQ time!
Fair weather, excellent company and a delicious BBQ made for a fantastic evening for those attending Bilney Hall for the fundraising event in aid of Beetley and Bilney churches
Oldest and youngest members of the Congregation of St. Nicholas, Dereham
Eric aged 94 years and 2 week old Ralph, son of Curate Dominique and Ed, after the Family Service on 16th July
5th July Quiet Day
Once again Mothers Union were made welcome at Bilney Hall for their Annual Quiet Day.
Sunday, 2nd July: Withburga's Festival
Sprinkling water from Withburg'as Well, following a service of celebration for Withburga's Festival.
An addition to the Congregation!
We are very pleased to report that our Curate, Revd Dominique Turnham, has safely given birth to a baby boy, Ralph, weighing in at 7lbs 7ozs. Mother and baby, (and Ed), are doing well. Congratulations to you both.
23rd June Summer Recital
David Shippey provided the final Summer Organ Recital at St. Nicholas Parish Church.
Sunday 16th June Shipdham
The Great Get Together Picnic was blessed with glorious weather!
16th June Organ Recital
Nigel Waring gave the third recital of the summer programme for June.
9th June Organ Recital
Pru Goldsmith played at St. \nicholas Church dereham, for the second of the Summer series of organ recitals.
7th June 2017 Strawberry tea.
Mother's Union enjoyed 'Tales from the Vicarage', followed by a delicious strawberry tea.
We are delighted that the Revd. James Rosie, currently Rector of Cheadle with Freehay, in the Diocese of Lichfield, will be joining the Dereham Ministry Team in the Autumn, as Team Vicar with particular responsibility for the parishes of Swanton Morley, Hoe, Beetley and East Bilney. Please keep James in your prayers as he brings his current ministry to an end and prepares to move to Swanton Morley.
7th Aug. Benefice Prayer Group
Next Meeting at 5 Eckling Grange, Dereham 7.30-8.30. Do please join us.
5-11th Aug. Open Churches Week
Please support this by giving an hour or two of your time to enable us to keep St. Nicholas church open. Just add your name to the list on the bookcase near the South porch.
9th September: Sponsored bike ride
Opportunity to cycle through the beautiful Norfolk countryside to visit historic churches, and raise money for the Churches Trust, and the church of your choice 50/50 split. If you don't ride, you can walk!
27th July Pavilion Lunch
Bradenham Village Hall is the venue for the next lunch, 12-1.30. All welcome
12th Aug Scarning Coffee Morning
Next Scarning Coffee Morning gives another opportunity to enjoy a chat with friends, whilst enjoying yummy refreshments in the Village Hall.
2nd August MU Coffee Morning
Andy and Mary Jack invite you to their home for a fund-raising coffee morning with a raffle aqnd bring n buy stall
9th September: Fringe Event.
St. Nicholas is having a stall at Dereham Memorial Hall to promote its work and worship. 10am-5pm
3rd August Messy Church
The next Family Fun morning at St. Nicholas Church, Dereham, 10-11.30
6th Aug 'Momentous Times'
At All Saints, Swanton Morley. Five women, five diaries, one war. A performance by 'Three's Company'.
Benefice Summer Outing.
27th July 2017 trip to Althorp, former home of the late Princess of Wales.
The Spring Edition of the newsletter from St. Nicholas Church Dereham is now available.
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
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- All Saints Swanton Morley
- St Peter & St Paul Scarning
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- St Andrew Hoe
- All Saints Shipdham
- St Andrew Bradenham
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- 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
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