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
Friday 23rd March
12:00 Holy Communion, Dereham
Sunday 25th March
00:00 Palm Sunday
08:00 Holy Communion, Dereham
09:30 Holy Communion, Hoe
09:30 Holy Communion, Bradenham
10:00 Parish Communion, Dereham
11:15 Morning Prayer, Swanton Morley
14:00 VC Commemorative Service, Shipdham
15:00 Holy Baptism, Dereham
18:30 Palm Sunday Party at Meeting Point
Tuesday 27th March
19:30 Compline and Address at SS Peter and Paul, Scarning
Wednesday 28th March
10:00 Holy Communion, Dereham
19:30 Compline and Address at St Mary Magdalene, Beetley
7th March 2018 Mothers Union AGM
The AGM was followed by an inspirational talk by Revd. James Rosie, detailing his 'Journey to Priesthood.
15th Feb 2018 Messy Church
Pancake fun and learning about Lent was the theme for this latest session at St. Nicholas, Dereham.
4th February 2018 Candlemas at St. Nicholas
The end of Christmas with a sung Candle-lit Evensong, celebrating Candlemas.
27th January 2018 St. Nicholas Parish Planning Day
St. Nicholas PCC organised the day for creating a vision for the development of the Church, to which all interested members of the congregation were made welcome.
MU Fund-raising Lunch
Wednesday 31st January, Dereham and District Mothers Union enjoyed good company and delicious food.
3rd January 2018 Mothers Union at St. Nicholas
After Holy Communion, Dereham and District Branch of the Mothers Union enroled a new member, Helen Norman, and welcomed her to the Branch.
Christmas Eve 2017
The three Christingle Services at St. Nicholas, Dereham were well attended, once again.
10th December, St Nicholas Annual Toy Service
There was an excellent response to the invitation to bring toys and gifts to the Family Service.
3rd Dec 2017 Derham Lights Switch-on
St Nicholas hosted a craft market, and provided the venue for a choir and children's dance routines. They also provided refreshments for the occasion. Our Messy Church entertained children on two popular craft tables.
2nd December 2017St. Nicholas Christmas Fair
Christmas crafts, games, raffle, cakes, fashion, jewellery, refreshments and Father Christmas all contributed to a successful event.
St. Nicholas Main Sunday Service Time Change
From Palm Sunday, March 25th, the time for the main service will change from 9.30am to 10am. For a 3 month trial period
19th April 2018 - Snowball Lunch
The George Hotel, Swaffham Hill, Dereham, 12 noon-12.30
Bradenham Pavilion Lunch 22nd March
At The Village Hall, 12-1.30. Homemade soups with aroll, seasonal sweet and coffee. £4.00
Dereham and District Team Ministry - Holy Week 2018
There are services every day during Holy Week. Click on heading to view the complete list.
15th April St. Nicholas Church Concert
Cawston Band will play at St. Nicholas Dereham at 3pm, entertaining audience with a varied programme.
25th March Palm Sunday Party
At Meeting Point. No charge. Further details to follow. Click here for further dates of Social Committee Activities.
Wednesday 21st March Lent Lunch
12 noon -2pm at Bilney House. Soup, cheese apple pie and a drink. If you are going, please telephone 01362 860316. All welcome.
Thursday 22nd March Dereham 'Cafe Communion'
This in stead of Cafe Church, on Mothering Sunday, 11th March. Cafe Communion will be at 12.30 pm in Church House.
12th April 2018 'Thursday Men'
For men with time to spare, come and join Gordon in Church House from 2pm for a 'natter' or 'pass-time' with friends.
Advance Notice 15th April 2018
The St. Nicholas Fund-raising Committee's first event for 2018 will be a concert by The Cawston Band. Tickets will be £10. More information to follow nearer the time.
21st March 'Songbirds' at All Saints,Shipdham
2.30-4pm. Kate Dimbleby, (of the famous Dimbly family) will be performing.
Dereham and District Team Ministry Lent Groups
Lent 2018 Pray, listen to music, discuss, read, study the bible. Click here to see what's happening and select where you want to go.
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
- 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
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