The Parish of Beetley with East Bilney is part of the
Dereham and District Team Ministry

One Parish covering two villages each with its own listed church.

Church of St Mary Magdalene, Old Beetley

Believed to be built on the site of a church mentioned in the Domesday Survey (1087).
In 1500 6ft was added to the tower. The eight bells make the lightest ring in Norfolk.


Church of St Mary, East Bilney stands on a spur of land overlooking the Blackwater valley.

The church was reordered by the Victorians. The tower was damaged by rebels on their way to Ketts Rebellion in Norwich (1549) and capped; it was then reconstructed in 1902.
It has one bell cast in Norwich in 1625.
Services are held in Beetley Church on the first and third Sunday and in East Bilney Church on the second and fourth Sunday of each month.
Funerals and special services are held by arrangement with The Parish Office, Church House, Church Street, Dereham, NR19 1DN   Telephone 01362 693143.
Each church has a notice board in the porch giving local details of Churchwardens and services.


Beetley Methodist Chapel

Beetley Methodist Chapel, part of the Mid Norfolk Methodist Circuit has stood on the corner of Chapel Lane and High House Road since 1871.
The inside of the Chapel was modernised in the 1980s when God in his infinite wisdom sent us dry rot! There is a friendly, caring congregation whose Mission is to worship and serve God in this neighbourhood and there is a warm welcome to all.
Regular services are held on Sunday evening at 6.30p.m. and A Fellowship Service at 11a.m. on the Second and Fourth Sundays of each month.
During the week on the First and Third Wednesdays of each month we hold a “Drop In” inviting people in for a cup of tea and a chat.
There is a Circuit Praise Service on the third Wednesday of each month at 7.30p.m. and on Monday evenings we hold Bible Study Sessions.
Wednesday Drop in 1st and 3rd Wednesdays in month 2-3pm Come along for Tea/coffee and a chat.
Our Minister is the Rev Val. Spencer
More information may be obtained from the two Stewards:
John Hull 01362 695154
Ann Pope 01362 860941.
For further details of our other events- see the Chapel Notice Boards outside

Wednesday Drop-in on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays in the month 2-3pm. We invite you to join us for tea/coffee and a chat.
A Fellowship Service is held on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month Everyone welcome


More information may be obtained from the two Stewards:
June Hull – 01362 695154 or Ann Pope – 01362 860941.
Our Minister is the Rev Andrew King – 01362 695582
For further details of our other events- see the Chapel Notice Boards outside.

Please click on photos to enlarge.
Learn more from the Norfolk Churches website
St. Mary Magdalene Beetley St.Mary’s East Bilney Methodist Chapel



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