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
For full list of 'Recent Events' and 'News and Future Events', click on Header Bar above.
Thursday 20th June
12:00 Snowball Lunch at 'The George' Dereham
Saturday 22nd June
10:00 Benefice Open Meeting to discuss the Team Ministry Profile.
Sunday 23rd June
08:00 Holy Communion, Dereham
09:30 Parish Communion, East Bilney
10:00 Parish Communion, Dereham
11:15 Parish Communion, Shipdham
11:15 Parish Communion,Swanton Morley
11:15 Parish Communion, (BCP) Scarning
15:00 Holy Baptism, Dereham
5th June MU Quiet Day at Bilney House
Kind weather and the peaceful setting enhanced the day which was led by Revd.Canon Richard Hanmer
28th May Messy Church at St. Nicholas
The theme was 'People Jesus met'
26th May 2019: Commissioning of New Churchwardens and P.C.C. at St. Nicholas
Arch Deacon of Lynn, Ian Bentley, preached on Stewardship at this special service.
25Years Celebration at Norwich Cathedral
Our Rector Canon Sally Theakston celebrated 25 years of women being admitted to 'Priesthood', alongside others of the Diocese, including the Dean of Norwich Cathedral.
28th April 2019 Rev. Dominique Turnham's last service as Curate to the Dereham a
Dominique celebrated Communion for the last time for our Benefice before going on to' pastures new'.
Good Friday Messy Church 2019
A sunny day to celebrate the Easter Story with the families who chose to come to Messy Church in stead of going to the beach!
21st April 2019 Easter Flowers at St. Nicholas
Once again St. Nicholas Volunteer flower arrangers used their talents to decorate our church. Click above to see the arrangements.
21st April: Easter at St. Nicholas
A beautiful sunny morning greeted us for Easter. The Lord is Risen.....He is Risen Indeed!
14th April 2019 Aerial View of Bradenham Church
The Car Treasure Trail started at Bradenham Church.
14th April 2019 Palm Sunday procession at Shipdham
Participants of the procession met on Shipdham Village Green in preparation.
Team Rector, Canon Sally Theakston will be leaving!
She will be completing her ministry for the Dereham and District Team Ministry on August 31st, although her last service will be at the end of July.
The Revd Dominique Turnham has become a mum again!
Our Curate and her husband have a new brother for Ralph! His name is Guy, born on 11th June 2019. Congratulations!.
Church House Hall for rent
Beautifully refurbished for parties, meetings and special occasions. VERY reasonable rates.
21st June 3rd Organ Recital of the June 'Series' at St. Nicholas
Recital by Peter Godden commences 1pm. Sandwich Lunches available before at 12.35pm.
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.
20th June: Benefice 'Snowball Lunch'
The George, Swaffham Hill, Dereham
2019 June Organ Recitals at St Nicholas
Once again, there will be a series of Friday Lunchtime Organ Recitals with a retiring collection.
22nd June: Open Meeting to discuss the Team Ministry Profile
All congregations are invited to Church House. Dereham: 10am-12.30pm. to see the profile in draft form and make their own suggestions.
Tuesday 25th June: 'Hymn Sing'.
'Fun with hymns at Church House. 2.15-3.15pm
1st July Benefice Prayer Group
7.30 - 8.30 at Springfield, Union Drift
29th June Bacon Buttie morning at Brian Nursey's
Following on from the 'Big Brekkie' event, this 'mini-brekkie' is to raise funds, and ALL are welcome.
12th July - Jazz Picnic at Castle Farm, Swanton Morley
Gates open at 6pm. This marks the start of Swanton Morley Festival
25th July Bradenham Pavilion Lunch.
Previously planned for 23rd May, but delayed to this date due to Village Hall being used as a Polling Station for European Elections.
28th July: Sally's final Sunday
Team Ministry Communion at St. Nicholas, Dereham at 10am, followed by Finger Buffet at Swanton Morley Village Hall approx. 12.30pm
3rd-10th August Open Churches Week at St. Nicholas
Art and Craft Exhibitions. Click for further details
Dereham & District Team Ministry Benefice
- Whos Who
- Our Churches
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- 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
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