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St Nicholas church • Dersingham • Norfolk

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The St Felix Festival

15th - 31st May 2020

St Felix brought the Christian faith to these very shores in about AD630 and then had seventeen years of fruitful ministry, becoming the first Bishop of East Anglia. In May 2020 the parish churches of Dersingham, Anmer, Ingoldisthorpe and Shernborne will be hosting a St Felix Festival, with a variety of events to enjoy throughout the four parishes.

There will be so much going on during the Festival that we have a separate website dedicated to it. Visit StFelixFestival.org.uk to find out what it's all about!


 

Benefice

The Churches

The main church of the Dersingham benefice is St Nicholas, Dersingham, but there are three churches in adjoining villages that also hold regular Sunday services.

St Mary the Virgin, Anmer

This is a charming village church where services are held at 11am twice a month, but during British Summer Time Evensong will be held on the 4th Sunday at 5.30pm, instead of the 11am service, with the Communion Service remaining at 11am on the 2nd Sunday of the month.

When the main features of this church were built, the great family of Calthorp were Lords of the Manor. The South Chapel was built onto the church by Sir Oliver Calthrop in the 14th century. The name of Calthrop is frequently repeated in the list of patrons until Anmer passed to the Coldham family in 1678. Now the parish of about 1400 acres is part of the Royal Estate.

On entering this church one is reminded of Queen Mary who had a strong personal interest in it and gave some of the furnishings to beautify it, including a Florentine embroidered altar cloth.


St Michael and All Angels, Ingoldisthorpe

A hidden gem of a church, situated next door to the Ingoldisthorpe VA Church of England Primary School. Services are at 11am twice a month: Morning Prayer from the Prayer Book on the 1st Sunday and on the 3rd Sunday of the month is Holy Communion (Common Worship).


St Peter & Paul's, Shernborne

The church is in the heart of the small village, when approaching down the hill (yes there are hills in Norfolk!) from Dersingham you are met with a wonderful view of the church. The worship is a family service at 9.30am on the 1st Sunday of the month.

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