Covering Dereham, Scarning, Swanton Morley, Hoe, Beetley with East Bilney, Shipdham and Bradenham

Church Office: 01362 693143

Up-coming events

Mid Norfolk Singers’ next concert is on Saturday 20th April at St Nicholas Church, Dereham at 7.30pm. The choir is directed by Benedict Collins Rice and accompanied by Jonathan Dodd. We are being joined by Tara Bungard and Ashley Harries, soloists, and a small instrumental ensemble. We will perform the ever-popular Vivaldi Gloria. Also on the programme is a selection from the Armed Man, a mass for peace, composed by Karl Jenkins. To complete the concert, we will sing Non Nobis Domine, used in a Kenneth Branagh’s film of Henry V. The music is by Patrick Doyle, a one time member of this choir!

Tickets are £10 (Under 18s free) available online at also from Premier Travel, Dereham and ON THE DOOR!


An Important Date for your Diary

Our Church’s Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) will be on Sunday April 28th this year after the 09.30am service, as usual. Please put the date in your diary and make every effort to support the PCC as we share the year’s highlights and successes from 2023. There will be an opportunity to ask questions and to volunteer to serve on the PCC or for any of the offices that are vacant. We especially need a Church Secretary.

If you are not on the Church’s Electoral Roll and would like to join the membership roll, please talk to the Churchwardens or Lynn Hearn for a form.

Thank you, Lynn.


St Nicholas fundraising committee is holding a plant sale at the church, keep an eye open for the date and time. Teas and coffees will be available. We would welcome any more pledges of plants for this event in the meantime. Please speak either to Tom Cross or Susanne Warner. Thank you.


Confirmation classes will be on Wednesday 10th and 17th April, 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd May 2024 in Shipdham Rectory at 7.30pm.  It is not too late to join us to find out more about what confirmation is and why you may want to take that step.  Do talk to Rev Paul, Rev Rachael or Rev Laura or just turn up!


Swanton Morley church are holding a Big Book Sale on the second bank holiday in May and we NEED BOOKS! If you have any books that are suitable to sell then Rev Rachael would be very grateful to receive them. Just give her a call and she can collect or they can be taken to the Vicarage. 








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