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
Wednesday 25th January
10:00 Holy Communion, Dereham
Sunday 29th January
08:00 Holy Communion, Dereham
09:30 Benefice Communion (BCP) Hoe
09:30 Parish Communion, Dereham
11:15 Songs of Praise, Scarning
11:15 Parish Communion, Shipdham
18:00 Candlemas Service, Shipdham
Monday 30th January
19:00 Bell ringing practice , Dereham
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.
Scarning Christmas Fair 3rd Dec 2016
This was a marvellous opportunity to get in the Festive Spirit at Scarning Village Hall, with many stalls and festive refreshments adding to the atmosphere.
St. Nicholas Christmas Fair 2016
3rd December 2016. The event was enhanced with Father Christmas arriving in a sports car driven by an elf! £800 was raised towards Church Funds.
News - Team Vicar role
We are seeking a Team Vicar to join us. Those interested in the role should view our Parish Profile.
Messy Church 16th Feb 2017
Crafts, Games, Worship and Refreshments. Fun for all the family. 10-11.30
Dereham & District Team Ministry Benefice
- Whos Who
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- 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 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
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