Welcome from Rev Mark Capron
The village of Dersingham and its parish church of St Nicholas are set among beautiful countryside in North West Norfolk between King's Lynn and Hunstanton. Many enjoy holidays here including visiting next door Sandringham House and local RSPB reserves. In the cooler months you can enjoy the church's excellent new heating system!
Whether you are visiting on holiday or moving into the area you are most welcome. We are excited about the future of God’s church here and how we are increasingly able to share the Good News of Jesus Christ.
On Sunday there is a breadth of worship; 8am Holy Communion (traditional), 9:30 ‘The Gathering’ (contemporary), 11am Choral and 6:30pm reflective. Also within the benefice churches there is worship at St Mary the Virgin, St Michael and All Angels and St Peter and St Paul’s. Please visit the Benefice page to check out more information.
The postcode of St Nicholas is PE31 6LN. The church is located in Chapel Road, Dersingham, which is the road that leads from the centre of the village towards Sandringham. You'll see the church easily as it's in a very prominent position, on your left as you leave the village on Chapel Road. You can get a Google map here.
There is parking in the car park of the Village Centre, which is almost opposite St Nicholas, on Chapel Road. On Sundays, parking spaces in the adjacent St Nicholas Court can be used as the shops and doctor's surgery there are closed. Alternatively, there is limited parking outside the Tithe Barn next to the church.
There is reasonably level access to the church, along gravelled paths from the road. There are no steps to negotiate and the church door is amply wide enough for wheelchairs and buggies. The church has toilet facilities both inside and outside the building, including baby changing facilities. There is a hearing loop installed in the church.
What Happens at a Service
At St Nicholas we have a several different types of service, full details of which can be found on the Sundays page. However, at 9.30am we have a more relaxed form of worship in a contemporary style called 'The Gathering', followed by the more traditional Choral service at 11am. At all services there will be some singing, prayer, and a Bible-based talk.
Will I have to do Anything?
You don't need to join in anything unless you want to - nothing is compulsory!
What to Wear and Where to Sit
Wear whatever you feel comfortable in and you are welcome to sit anywhere you like.
What about Children
There are Childrens' Group Activities for aged 3 and under, aged 4-7 and also 8-11 during 'The Gathering'. During the 11am services, there are a variety of self accessed resources available in the childrens' corner, near the front door.
Enjoy great coffee, croissants and other tasty wonders which are served after 'The Gathering', from about 10.15am onwards until before the 11am Choral service begins. There is often a sneaky coffee enjoyed after the 11am service!
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