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 22nd November
10:00 Holy Communion, Dereham
Friday 24th November
12:00 Holy Communion, Dereham
Saturday 25th November
16:30 Annual Train trip to Thuxton Carol Service
Sunday 26th November
08:00 Holy Communion, Dereham
09:30 Parish Communion, East Bilney
09:30 Parish Communion, Dereham
09:30 Patronal Communion, Hoe
09:30 Patronal Communion, Bradenham
11:15 Family Service, Swanton Morley
11:15 Parish Communion, Scarning
11:15 Parish Communion with baptism, Shipdham
15:00 Holy Baptism, Dereham
Monday 27th November
19:00 Bell ringing practice , Dereham
11th November 2017: Reprise Concert
The recent 'Reprise Concert', organised by St. Nicholas Fundraising Committee, raised £662 for Church funds.
4th November 2017 Scarning Autumn Serenade
A fantastic evening's entertainment, provided by local Scarning personalities, followed by a fish and chip supper.
26th October 2017 Messy Church
The latest Messy Church took place during half-term, and the theme was 'People who help'.
15th Oct 2017 Harvest at St. Nicholas
A beautifully decorated church, a lovely service on a gloriously sunny morning, and a delicious lunch, all made for a fantastic harvest festival.
12th Oct 2017 MU Coffee Morning
Members were invited to a coffee morning at the home of Barbara Jimpson in aid of Mothers Union funds.
4th Oct. Mothers Union Festival at Norwich Cathedral
Dereham and District Branch joined other branches from across the Diocese for this Annual Service.
Sunday 1st Oct. 2017
Licensing and Installation of Revd. James Rosie as Team Vicar of th Dereham and District Team Ministry.
16th September 2017 Organ Recital
22nd Anniversary Organ Recital with Richard Bower at St. Nicholas Parish Church
Nelson's Journey Motor bike ride.
Circumnavigation of Nelson's County in aid of Nelson's Journey raised 1,873.11p.
9th Sept. 2017 Dereham Fringe Event
St. Nicholas Church, Dereham, participated in the Dereham Fringe Event at Dereham Memorial Hall .
We are delighted that the Revd. James Rosie, has now been Licensed and Installed at All Saints Church, Swanton Morley, on 1st October 2017. The inspiring service was well attended by congregations from across the Benefice, his previous places of Ministry, Readers, Clergy, Dignitaries and representatives of other denominations. He was Licensed by the Rt Revd Graham James and Installed by the Ven John Ashe, Archdeacon of Lynn. Revd. James is now Team Vicar of the Dereham and District Team Ministry, and will live in Swanton Morley Vicarage.
St. Nicholas Post Box
The post box will once again be at the back of the church for 3 Sundays in December: 3rd, 10th and 17th. Stamps 20p or £2 strip of 13.
Tuesday, 28th November 2017. Dereham Church Fellowship
7.30pm at Dereham Baptist Church.
2nd December Scarning Coffee Morning and Christmas Craft Fair
10am at Scarning Village Hall.
Friday 8th December 'The Magic of Christmas'
7pm at Bilney House, Church Road, East Bilney
1st, 2nd, and 3rd December 2017 Shipdham Christmas Tree Festival.
All Saints Church Fri. and Sat. 12noon-7pm and Sun. 12noon-4pm. Sunday 3rd at 4pm, Carols among the trees with Dereham Salvation Army Band.
November Bible Study: Series studying the Lord's Prayer
Wednesdays 22nd, 29th November at 2.45pm in Church House, Dereham. Please let the Rector know if you would like to attend. 01362 693680
Shipdham Advent Course
6th, 13th and 20th December at the home of Mrs. Rose Marsh. Final session on 7th January at All Saints Cafe Church. Let Revd. Gill Wells know if you plan to come, please.
4th December Benefice Prayer Group
81 Norwich Road, Dereham at 7.30pm
2nd December: St. Nicholas Christmas Fair 10am-1pm
The Fair, organised by the Fund-raising Committee, will be held in the Chancel of St. Nicholas and will include a Christmas Craft Stall and a Preserves Stall.
25th November 2017 Advance notice
The Annual train trip to Thuxton Parish Church for the service of Lessons and Carols.
Monthly Communion Service on 3rd Sunday
St. Nicholas PCC has agreed that there will no longer be an 11.15 Communion Service on the 3rd Sunday of the month. This is with immediate effect.
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
- Memories from St. Nicholas
- Special Services
- Mothers Union memories
- Jean de Narde
- Benefice visit to Denmark
- 'New Beginnings' Messy Church
- Mothers' Union Coffee Morning
- Scarning Coffee Morning
- Dereham Harvest Festival, 2016
- St. Nicholas Bell Tower Clock
- MU Festival Service 5.10.16
- MU Desert Island Discs 5.10.16
- Revd. Adrian Aubrey Jones
- Messy Church Art Competition, 2016
- Shipdham Craft Fair 29.10.2016
- Laying up of Standard 6.11.16
- Scarning Concert 12.11.16
- Thuxton Carol Service 2016
- Shipdham Tree Festival 2016
- St. Nicholas Christmas Fair 2016
- Scarning Christmas Fair 2016
- MU Advent Meditation 2016
- Christingles 2016
- Dereham Christmas Flowers 2016
- Messy Church Dec 2016
- Messy Church 'Light' part 1, Feb 2017
- Messy Church Light part 2 Feb 2017
- Deanery Synod Messy Church Feb
- Easter 2017
- Shipdham Walk of Witness 2017
- Shipdham Dawn Service
- Shipdham Easter Flowers 2017
- Beetley Mothers Union 2017
- Pet Service May 2017
- June 2017 Messy Church
- Strawberry Tea 2017
- Althorp July 2017
- Messy Church August 2017
- Ralph's Baptism Aug.2017
- Bishop's Deanery Visit 2017
- MU Joint meeting 2017
- Revd. James Rosie's Licensing
- Harvest Festival Oct 2017
- Messy Church
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- Mothers' Union
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