Nestled in the heart of Dereham, the Sacred Heart and St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church stands as a cherished haven – a small yet vibrant sanctuary where both visitors and devoted parishioners are enveloped in a genuine and hospitable embrace.
Within the rich tapestry of the Catholic community in Dereham, we are united by a beautiful blend of nationalities and ages. Together, we wholeheartedly endeavour to live out the fundamental teachings of Jesus – a steadfast call to cast the wide net of Christ's love and extend it generously to others. This guiding principle intricately weaves through our interactions, relationships, and the passionate pursuits that stem from our unwavering Faith.
Our ultimate aspiration is to radiate the love, joy, and peace that emanate from our communal and personal encounter of the Divine in our lives. These gifts are woven into the fabric of our community, shaping our interactions, fostering a sense of unity, and nurturing a collective sense of purpose. It is our collective endeavour to reflect these qualities in all that we do, both within our parish and in the wider world.
Our Church stands as a testament to faith, compassion, and the enduring power of community, in this significant corner of Dereham. Together, we walk this path of spiritual growth, seeking to embody the teachings of Christ and to share the boundless blessings of the Triune God with all who cross our threshold.
"And the glory of the Lord will be revealed,
and all people will see it together. For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.” Isaiah 40:5