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!
At present the position of Team Rector is vacant.
The Dereham Benefice Vacancy Prayer
Heavenly Father, we thank you for the ministry of Sally and Michael,
and we pray your presence and blessing upon them.
We ask that you will help us to share responsibility,
and grow in faith and love,
as we serve you during the vacancy.
Guide those who are seeking the right Team Rector for us,
and those who are seeking the right place for their ministry,
that together we may discover your way, and vision, for the future,
and see your kingdom grow. Amen
For full list of 'Recent Events' and 'News and Future Events', click on Header Bar above.
Sunday 22nd September
08:00 Holy Communion, Dereham
09:30 Harvest Choral Mattins, Bradenham
09:30 Parish Communion, East Bilney
10:00 Parish Communion, Dereham
11:15 Swanton Morley Family Service
11:15 Parish Communion, (BCP) Scarning
11:15 Parish Communion & Baptism,Shipdham
15:00 Holy Baptism, Dereham
Tuesday 24th September
14:15 Hymnsing at Church house
Wednesday 25th September
10:00 Holy Communion, Shipdham
10:00 Holy Communion, Dereham
19:30 Section 11 Meeting for Benefice PCC's at St, Nicholas
Thursday 26th September
12:00 Bradenham Pavilion Lunch
14th September Anniversary Organ Recital by James Parsons
St Nicholas Church.
1st September Shipdham Pimms and Puddings
Shipdham Vicarage Garden was the venue for delicious puddings and plenty of Pimms to wash them down with.
25th August: Derrick Watts is 'commissioned as Verger for St. Nicholas Church
Revd. Jane Nursey presented Derrick with his Verge, and a cassock, bought with money donated by the late Ted Booty's family.
20th August 2019: Lord Chancellor's Ecclesiastical Secretary's Visit
Helen Dimmock joined members of the Parishes for lunch in Church House, Dereham.
17th August Organ Recital at Wymondham Abbey.
Richard Bower played an organ recital, with 'train connections'.included. People travelled by steam train to the Abbey, for tyhe coffee time recital
17th August 2017 'Pimms and Puddings' at Evelyn and Doug's
An unexpected warm and sunny evening was just what was needed for a happy social event, enjoying good company, Pimms and puddings. Summer at it's best!
3rd-9th August 2019 Open Church Week at St. Nicholas
Events included a daily art exhibition and a craft exhibition on Friday 9th August
28th July 2019 Sally's Leaving Service
An emotional service, Sally Presided over her final Parish Communion.
21st July 2019 Revd. Canon Sally Theakston's last Baptism service at Dereham
The service included the dedication and blessing of the new Paschal Candle Holder, which was made by Fred Becket.
14th July 2019 Sally's Last Cafe Church
There was a goodly number for this special Cafe Church, when we thought long and hard about the moon, on the 50th Anniversary of the 1st Moon Landing
Church House Hall for rent
Beautifully refurbished for parties, meetings and special occasions. VERY reasonable rates.
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.
18th September: Start of Five Bible Studies
The series of 5 will then run through October, to grow happiness and wellbeing.Further dates listed inside here.
22nd September Bradenham Harvest Festival
11.15am in St. Andrews Church. Followed by Harvest Lunch
26th September: Bradenham Pavillion Lunch
Bradenham Village Hall 12 noon-1.30pm
29th September Sponsored Motorbike Ride
Fred Becket will participate in the 'Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride' for classic motor-bikes
29th September Dereham Harvest Festival
Service at 10 am, followed by Harvest Lunch
3rd October Snowball Lunch at The George, Dereham
Meet at 12 noon for a sociable lunch.
6th October: Afternoon Tea with Musical Entertainment
St. Nicholas Church at 3pm.
7th October: Benefice Prayer Group
7.30-8.30pm at 27 Swanton Grove Dereham.All welcome to join in the prayers for the needs of our Communities.
13th October Swanton Morley Harvest Festival
Service at 11.15, followed by Harvest Lunch in church.
22nd October: St. Nicholas Messy Church
10-11.30am. Theme The Adventures of St. Paul
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 Mary Magdalen Beetley
- St Andrew Hoe
- All Saints Shipdham
- St Andrew Bradenham
- Church Life
- Sally leaves Dereham July 2019
- WW1 Memorabilia display
- 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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