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 27th April
12:00 Holy Communion, Dereham
Sunday 29th April
08:00 Holy Communion, Dereham
09:30 Benefice Morning Prayer, Hoe
10:00 Parish Communion, Dereham
14:15 Breckland Civic Service, Dereham
18:00 Choral Evensong, Bradenham
Tuesday 1st May
19:00 Friends of All Saints, Swanton Morley AGM
15th April Cawston Band Concert
St. Nicholas Church was the venue for this fabulous concert, organised by the Fund-raising Committee
2nd April 2018: Jayden Stebbings rings his first 1/4 peal
The 1/4 peal was in recognition of Peter Woodcock achieving 70 years. Peter and Jayden represent the age range of bell ringers. 10 years to 80+ years.
St Nicholas Easter 2018
Beautiful flowers adorned the church, including a cross, which was decorated by the congregation during the main Easter Day Service. An inspirational way to demonstrate 'New Life', through the cross and resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ our Saviour.
30th March 2018 Messy Church, Dereham
The Family Fun morning celebrated Easter with crafts, games, worship and hot cross buns and Easter Eggs. It had to be a quick 'tidy-up' afterwards to be ready for the 'Procession of Witness', led by Fred Becket, who carried the heavy cross around the town of Dereham.
29th March Maudy Thursday at St Nicholas Dereham
Footwashing, Commemoration of 'Last Supper' and Vigil until midnight took place 7.30-12 midnight.
25th March 2018 Palm Sunday
A day of celebration, with the blessing of palm crosses and procession at the beginning of St. Nicholas 10am service, and a Palm Sunday Party in the evening.
22nd March 2018 Cafe Communion and Lent Lunch
Church House was the venue for the first Dereham Cafe Communion, followed by a Lent Lunch.
21st March 2018 East Bilney Lent Lunch
Bilney House made a lovely setting, with excellent hosts, plus delicious food and good company making this a most enjoyable event.
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.
21st June Ely Flower Festival
Coach trip to this is being organised by Ann Parnell. Cost £30, including entry to the Cathedral. Seats limited, so book early.
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?
24th April 2018 'Hymn Sing at St. Nicholas
Come and practise hymns for next month's services, plus new material. This is the first occasion, so come and have fun with church music. ALL voices will be warmly welcomed.
Time of Main Sunday Service at St Nicholas, Dereham is now 10am
This is for a 3 month trial period, which started on Palm Sunday, 25th March 2018
22nd April St. Nicholas Annual Church meeting
The Annual Church meeting will take place after the 10am service, followed by a 'bring and share' lunch.
St Nicholas, Dereham Annual Report
The Annual Report is now available to view. Go to 'Our Churches' Select 'St Nicholas' and you find the Annual Report to the right, waiting for you to download and read.
19th April 2018 - Snowball Lunch
The George Hotel, Swaffham Hill, Dereham, 12 noon-12.30
4th June 2018 Next meeting of Benefice Prayer Group
All welcome. (No meeting in May)
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
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- Memories from St. Nicholas
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