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 19th February
08:00 Holy Communion, Dereham
08:00 Holy Communion (BCP) Shipdham
09:30 Parish Communion, Beetley
09:30 Family Service, Dereham
09:30 Choral Mattins (BCP) Bradenham
10:30 Loving for Life, Marriage Preparation Course, Dereham
11:15 Family Service, Scarning
11:15 Morning Praise, Shipdham
11:30 Parish Communion, Swanton Morley
Monday 20th February
19:00 Bell ringing practice , Dereham
Wednesday 22nd February
10:00 Holy Communion, Dereham
Messy Church 19th Feb 2017
'Light of the World' was the theme of a fun-packed morning at St Nicholas, Dereham
MU Lunch and Entertainment
25th January 2017. Members of Dereham and District Mothers Union met for a delicious lunch, followed by by an entertaining interlude, provided by Molly.
4th January 2017. Mothers Union New Year event
Dereham and District Branch of Mothers Union commissioned their new leaders and enrolled new members to the branch at St. Nicholas mid-week Communion Service.
December 2016 Messy Church
The theme of this session was 'Out with the Old', as we prepared for the New Year of 2017.
Christmas Flowers 2016
St. Nicholas Church Dereham was beautified by some amazing floral decorations.
Christmas Eve Services 2016
St. Nicholas, Dereham hosted 3x Christingle Services, (to which 981 children and their families came), followed later by the Midnight Communion.
Mothers Union 7th December 2016
Advent Meditation led by Revd. Doreen Fotherby at St. Nicholas Church, Dereham.
St Nicholas Advent Carol Service
Sunday 29th November. Revd Sally Theakston and the choir prepare for the beginning of the Carol Service.
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.
News - Team Vicar role
We are seeking a Team Vicar to join us. Those interested in the role should view our Parish Profile.
Women's World Day of Prayer 3rd March
The Annual Ecumenical Service will be held at the Roman Catholic Church at 2.30 pm. Everyone welcome
Benefice Snowball Lunch 2nd March
The George Hotel, Dereham, is once again the venue for a good meal and fellowship. Please sign list at back of St. Nicholas Church, Dereham, to book your place.
'Chippy' Quiz Night.
Saturday 18th Feb. at Meeting Point, Dereham, St. Nicholas Fund-raising Committee are holding a Quiz Night. Enjoy a fish/chicken and chip supper, while testing the 'grey cells'. Quiz teams of up to four persons. Tickets £7 per person.
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
- 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
- Weekly Newsletter
- Bell ringing
- Nicholas Newsround
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