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 28th May
08:00 Holy Communion, Dereham
09:30 Parish Communion, East Bilney
09:30 Parish Communion, Dereham
09:30 Holy Communion, Hoe
09:30 Holy Communion, Bradenham
11:15 Parish Communion, Scarning
11:15 Family Service with Baptism, Swanton Morley
11:15 Parish Communion, Shipdham
14:00 Holy Baptism, Shipdham
Monday 29th May
19:00 Bell ringing practice , Dereham
Wednesday 31st May
10:00 Holy Communion, Dereham
St. Nicholas Pet Service
21st May 2017 was the day that the church opened it's doors to some furry friends, who received a blessing at this noisy but fun service.
Scarning Rogation Walk
!5th May 2017, saw the Annual Rogation Walk at Scarning.
Gordon's Desert Island Discs
3/5/2017. Mothers Union met at Beetley to hear Musician Gordon Barker tell stories of his life and enjoy his selection of the music which is so special to him.
Thursday 20th April 2017.The Benefice 'Team' of Clergy and Readers enjoy a bring and share lunch
St George's Day Party
23rd April 2017. St. Nicholas Social Committee event.
Shipdham Easter 2017
Floral displays to enjoy at Shipdham Church
Shipdham Dawn Service Easter 2017
Several people joined Revd Gill Wells and Revd. Doreen Fotherby for the 5.30am service at Shipdham Church.
Shipdham Walk of Witness
Good Friday. 14th April 2017. The Walk of Witness was attended by Bishop Jonathan, Bishop of Lynn and Rev. Gill Wells.
Churches throughout the Dereham Benefice celebrated Easter in many services, beginning with the 5.30 Dawn Service at Shipdham. Jesus Christ is risen, Alleluia!
Revd. Jane Nursey baptised her Grandson, Joshua Paul
On 19th March 2017, at St. Nicholas Church, Dereham,a joyful Congregation witnessed the special occasion at th 9.30 Communion Service.
News - Team Vicar role
We are seeking a Team Vicar to join us. Those interested in the role should view our Parish Profile.
The Great Get-together, Shipdham
Sunday 18th June 1-3pm, in memory of Jo Cox. A bring and share picnic, on Shipdham Village Green for the whole Community.
'Thy Kingdom Come' Prayer Walk, Shipdham
Saturday 3rd June, 1030am-12noon. Staring and finishing at All Saints Church, Shipdham. All welcome.
Shipdham Quilt Show
Shipdham Church: Friday and Saturday 9th and 10th June 10am-5pm and Sunday 11th June 1-5pm. Free entry.
Coffee Morning 27th June 2017
Lydia and John Crick invite you to their Gressenhall home for a coffee morning, 10.30-12noon. All welcome. Proceeds to East Bilney Church lighting scheme.
The next Benefice Snowball lunch will be on June 1st, 12noon for 12.30pm at The George, Dereham.
Thy Kingdom Come Service
Thursday 25th May 2017, 7.30pm at Norwich Cathedral. Sung Eucharist, Fireworks, Music and Drinks. Click on heading above for further information.
June 1st Messy Church
Messy Church will celebrate Pentecost, the Church's Birthday, at St Nicholas Church, Dereham, 10-11.30
Benefice Prayer Group Meeting
Monday 8th May 7.30pm in Swanton Morley
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.
Summer Organ Recitals June 2017
A series of Organist Recitals by various Organists throughout June. Click on heading for full list and further details
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
- 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
- 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
- Mothers Union memories
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- Memories from St. Nicholas
- Messy Church
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