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 27th May
08:00 Holy Communion, Dereham
09:30 Holy Communion, Bradenham
09:30 Parish Communion, East Bilney
09:30 Holy Communion, Hoe
10:00 Confirmation Service at St Nicholas, Dereham
11:15 Family Service, Swanton Morley
11:15 Parish Communion, Scarning
11:15 Communion with Baptism Shipdham
12:30 Holy Baptism, Beetley
15:00 Holy Baptism, Dereham
Monday 28th May
19:00 Bell ringing practice , Dereham
Tuesday 29th May
10:00 St Nicholas Messy Church
Wednesday 30th May
10:00 Holy Communion, Dereham
Thursday 31st May
00:00 Trip to Denmark
20th May 2018 Cathedral Evensong: Feast of Pentecost.
Several members of our congregation attended to hear our own Canon Sally Theakston preached at Norwich Cathedral.
20th May St Nicholas Baptisms
The Pentecost Family Service was full of Spirit, as the large congregation celebrated the Baptism of Elliott and Molly.
13th May 2018 Bradenham Pet Service
Revd. Gill Wells led this lovely service at Bradenham Church.
2nd May Mothers Union 'Desert Island Discs'
Members, partners and friends attended Beetley Chapel for a very entertaining evening, led by Revd Gill Wells and Revd. Dennis Ackroyd.
22nd April St. Nicholas Annual Church meeting
The business of the Annual Meeting at St. Nicholas, Chaired by the Rector, Canon Sally Theakston, was followed by the celebration of a 'quartet' of Octogenarians.
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.
Dereham Church Allotments to rent!
Fancy 'growing your own'? Now's your opportunity! We have allotments available near to Washbridge.
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?
27th May: Confirmation at St Nicholas
Please pray for those to be confirmed on Trinity Sunday by the Bishop of Lynn: Niko Sinclair, Amanda Peart and Julie Benstead.
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
Messy Church: Tuesday 29th May 2018
St.Nicholas Messy Church will be celebrating music
4th June, Benefice Prayer Group
All welcome to join us, as we pray for matters concerning our Benefice.
5th June Dereham Churches Fellowship Evening
The next combined Fellowship Evening will be held on Tuesday 5th June at 7.30pm at the Sacred Heart R.C. Church. All welcome.
6th June Mothers Union Quiet Day, Bilney House
10am at Bilney House, followed at 3pm for service at Bilney Church
9th June 2018 High Tea and Royal Quiz
St. Nicholas Social Committee event at Church House 3.30-5.30pm, to celebrate the Queen's Official Birthday.
9th June Scarning Coffee Morning
From 10 am. Scarning Village Hall
14th June Thursday Men
Meets at Church House, Dereham 2.15-3.15
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.
June Organ Recitals
St Nicholas will be holding 4 Organ Recitals during June. Click here to see full programme
24th June 2018 RSCM Festival of Music at Norwich Cathedral
St Nicholas hope to send singers from the Benefice to sing at this service.
2nd August 2018 Social Committee Outing
The destination is Lincoln. Further information will be available next month.
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
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