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 11th December
08:00 Holy Communion, Dereham
09:30 Parish Communion, East Bilney
09:30 Parish Communion, Dereham
09:30 Morning Prayer, Hoe
11:15 Parish Communion, Scarning
11:15 Morning Prayer, Swanton Morley
11:15 United Christmas Service, Bradenham Village Hall
14:00 Holy Baptism, Bradenham
Monday 12th December
19:00 Bell ringing practice , Dereham
Wednesday 14th December
10:00 Holy Communion, Dereham
Shipdham Christmas Tree Festival 2016
This was a 3 day Festival, culminating in a Carol Service on Sunday 4th December 2016, with the Salvation Army Band.
St. Nicholas Annual Toy Service 2016
4th December, The Toy Service gave the opportunity for people to donate toys and gifts which the Salvation Army will distribute to 'families in crisis' around our town.
Scarning Christmas Fair 3rd Dec 2016
This was a marvellous opportunity to get in the Festive Spirit at Scarning Village Hall, with many stalls and festive refreshments adding to the atmosphere.
St. Nicholas Christmas Fair 2016
3rd December 2016. The event was enhanced with Father Christmas arriving in a sports car driven by an elf!
1st December 2016 Snowball Lunch.
Friendship, fellowship and excellent food at 'The George' for the latest 'Snowball Lunch'.
Thuxton Carol Service
26th November 2016. Annual Carol Service at Thuxton Church.
Family Service 20th Nov.2016
Excellent participation by Dereham Beavers, Cubs and Scouts helped St. Nicholas Church to find out "Who is Jesus?"
Remembrance Sunday 13.11.16
Crowds gathered at the Dereham War Memorial, for a short Service of Remembrance, before Dereham Band led the procession of Dignitaries and Uniformed Personnel through the Market Place to St. Nicholas Church for the main Service of Remembrance, which was led by the Rector, Revd. Sally Theakston.
A special Day at Scarning. 12th Nov 2016
A Coffee morning, which raised £320, was followed later in the day by 'Autumn Serenade', a fantastic evening of entertainment, followed by a Fish and chip Supper, which ensured everyone left Scarning Church well fed and in good spirits.
Laying up of Standard
6th November 2016. The Parish Communion Service at St. Nicholas Church, Dereham, saw the Standard of the Royal British Legion, Norfolk, Women's Section presented to the church for safe-keeping.
Christmas Services 2016
There are many services across the Benefice on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Click on this heading for details.
A Christmas Gift for St. Nicholas
4th, 11th and 18th December, the Gift Tree will be in church to give you the opportunity to hang your 'gift envelope' on it's branches. Please 'gift-aid' if possible.
St. Nicholas Post Box
4th, 11th and 18th December 2016. The Post Box will be in church again for delivery of your cards. Only cards bearing the St. Nicholas postage stamp will be delivered.
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
- 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
- Mothers Union memories
- Special Services
- Memories from St. Nicholas
- Messy Church
- Prayer Group
- Bible Study
- Mothers' Union
- Tea and Tots
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