• Sunday 21st February 2021 - The First Sunday of Lent

    Please follow the link to our YouTube channel for our main Sunday service: 


    This pre-recorded service was filmed at Ss Peter and Paul, Scarning

    The Service will go 'live' from 8.00 am Sunday morning.

    There will be a service on Zoom at 4.00 pm

    Compline will be streamed from St Nicholas' at 6.00 pm directly to Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stnicsdereham/

    Lent Thoughts

    Lent began on Ash Wednesday. I feel we have given up so much already and our life is already 'Lenten' with the absence of socialising, holidays, worshipping together in church, or loss of work. Perhaps we just need to focus on giving thanks for small things and looking for the positive rather than sitting in metaphorical ashes of despair with packets of biscuits and chocolate locked away.  

    We are expecting schools to return on the 8th March followed by a gradual easing of lockdown. Whether we can gather for worship in March is unknown and if we are, I suspect it will be towards the very end of the month. It certainly would be wonderful to be back in our churches for Easter on the 4th April and that this stage that is what is being planned. There will also be a special service on our YouTube channel that day as well for those shielding or not ready to come out.  

    In the meantime, we continue to live stream Morning Prayer on the St Nicholas’ Dereham Facebook page Tuesday through to Saturday and work hard in putting a quality Sunday service out on our YouTube page (search St Nicholas Dereham and then click the subscribe button which will give you alerts to the next service). As lockdown goes on, we will continue to rotate our pre-recorded services around the benefice so that each church is included.  One Sunday will be filmed in East Bradenham Church for a change. There will be special services for Mothering Sunday on the 14th March as well as for Holy Week. Our church buildings also remain open daily for quiet prayer and reflection. I am very aware that people need space in these difficult days and our churches can provide that necessary place of refuge, sanctuary, and peace.



    Many of our Sunday services from Dereham are live-streamed on Facebook File:Facebook Logo (2019).png - Wikimedia Commons. View them here...


    Daily Prayer Tuesday - Saturday is also live-streamed on Facebook at 9.00 am

    Daily Prayer Monday-Thursday and Saturday on Zoom at 9.00am

    We are also uploading our Sunday services from Facebook onto YouTube later in the day.

    Our Brand Resources - YouTube channel is called 'St Nicholas' Church Dereham' and can be found using the following link:


    If you click on 'Subscribe' it will be easier to find in future.

    The calendar at the bottom of this page shows upcoming services. You'll find a warm and friendly welcome.

    Please click on the 'Contact Us' tab to get in touch with our clergy.







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  • Our churches are places of sanctuary, peace and private prayer.

    The following churches are open at these times:

    Bradenham 9.15 am - 3.00 pm

    Shipdham 9.30 am - 4.00 pm

    Scarning 9.30 am - 3.30 pm

    Dereham 9.00 am - 12.00 am

    If you have tested positive for Covid or have been told to self isolate you must remain at home.

    If you require access to any of the churches in the district outside these times, please contact the Team Rector.