Methodist Church

We have two Methodist Churches within Dereham – Trinity on Theatre Street, and Toftwood, (Chapel Lane). There are also another 5 Chapels in the surrounding villages: Beetley, Gressenhall, Wendling, Garvestone and Mattishall. We offer a traditional worship style with services led by our minister, Rev Anne Richardson, and local preachers.

The story of Methodism in Dereham may well have begun on the very site of Trinity church! The Rev. John Wesley made over forty visits to Norfolk and passed through Dereham frequently on his travels between Norwich and King’s Lynn, along the route of the old A47. Word of his coming went ahead of him and crowds gathered to see the once abused but now venerated evangelist. He records in his journal that, on 3rd October 1788, having come from Lynn on the coach called ‘Expedition’, which held four people, “Going through Dereham about noon I was desired to preach, which I willingly did.”

Nowadays, we meet weekly for worship, and have regular prayer, Bible study and Holy Communion. Our buildings are used extensively for local community groups as well as Church-led fellowships and social activities.

If you want more information please contact us, or find us on Facebook – our page is: Methodists in & around Dereham

Trinity Close, Dereham NR19 2EP, UK