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
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Friday 18th January
12:00 Holy Communion, Dereham
Sunday 20th January
08:00 Holy Communion, Dereham
09:30 Choral Mattins, Bradenham
09:30 Parish Communion, Beetley
10:00 Family Service, Dereham
11:15 Parish Communion, Swanton Morley
11:15 Family Service, Scarning
11:15 Morning Praise, Shipdham
18:30 Churches Together at the Roman Catholic Church
Tuesday 22nd January
14:15 Hymnsing. Dereham Church House
6th January2019 St Nicholas Verger reitres
Well loved David Webster celebrated his retirement from his post with his friends at the Parish Communion Service.
24th December 2018. Christmas Eve Services at St. Nicholas
3 Christingle Services and Midnight Communion were attended by a total of over 1,200 adults and children
21st December St. Nicholas Carol Service
Service of Lessons and Carols and singing by the 'Robed Choir'.
21st December St. Nicholas Carol Service
A robed choir led the singing for this beautiful service.
15th December 2018 'Christmas Bubbles'
An evening of Christmas Entertainment, celebrating the different aspects and emotions of Christmas.
9th December St Nicholas Annual Toy Service
This was a morning which once again demonstrated the generosity of people, with wonderful toys being donated.
2nd December Switching on of Town Lights
St. Nicholas Messy Church had 2 stalls at this event and Kate Baldry ran her Traidcraft stall in the church.
1st December 2018 Christmas Fair at St. Nicholas
Vibrant stalls, with crafts, games, pickles, cakes, delicious refreshments and even Father Christmas!
17th November 2018 Annual Trip to Thuxton Parish Church
A very popular 'Songs of Praise' organised by the Social Committee, celebrating the end of World War 1.
9th-11th November 2018 WW1 Display
St Nicholas had a marvellous display of WW1 memorabilia to coincide with the Centenary of the ending of the Great War.
Tuesday 22nd January 'Hymnsing'
Fun with hymns! Come and joins for a good sing in the warmth of Church House. All welcome 2.15-3.15. Followed by refreshments. Enjoy!
24th January Bradenham Pavilion Lunch
Village Hall, Bradenham, 12-1.30pm
Dereham Church Allotments to rent!
Fancy 'growing your own'? Now's your opportunity! We have allotments available near to Washbridge.
31st January 2019 Snowball Lunch
This will be at George Hotel, Swaffham Hill. Further details to follow Please note change of date.
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?
19th February 2019 St. Nicholas Messy Church
10-11.30. Theme is Noah's Ark
4th February Benefice Prayer Group
Join us to pray for all matters concerning our churches and communities
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
- 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
- Mothers Union memories
- Special Services
- Memories from St. Nicholas
- Messy Church
- Prayer Group
- Bible Study
- Mothers' Union
- Tea and Tots
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