Welcome to the website for All Saints Church, Hemblington. We do not know who built our church or when. What we worship in each week is a beautiful and simple building. The clear glass windows allow the light to flood the building. We gaze out at the rolling fields that surround the churchyard. This delightful building is very much part of the environment as the environment is part of the church.
This is a church that takes the visitor far away from the rush of a busy world. The round tower reminds us of the long history of Christian worship on this site. Within it one of the country's largest wall paintings of St Christopher greets the visitor. The uncluttered interior, medieval bench ends and magnificent font all tell stories of faith and worship throughout the centuries.
Women’s World Day of Prayer is a worldwide movement led by Christian women from 170 countries. It brings together many races, traditions and cultures to share a common day of prayer and worship.
Each year the service is prepared by women from a different country. This year it is the work of the women of the Philippines. The service is not meant to be simply by women for women. It is intended to be a gift from the Christian women of the Philippines to all Christians: men, women and children alike. These services will be held all over the world on Friday March 3rd, our most local one being at St Lawrence’s Church in Brundall at 2 pm.
At Hemblington Church we will be holding a day of prayer, reflection and fellowship on that day to complement the service at Brundall. On each hour between 10 am and 1 pm and at 4 pm and 5 pm, there will be a short period of prayers, a reading or a reflection based on the theme chosen by the women of the Philippines. In between there will be time for private prayer, reflection, fellowship and, of course, refreshments. At 12.15 pm there will a Filipino themed lunch. Join us for any part of the day. Those who wish to attend the service in Brundall will find plenty of time to do so between 1.15 pm and 4 pm. Men, women and children are all equally welcome to join us.
For the birdwatchers, the Friends are planning to run the RSPB Annual Garden – well in our case Churchyard – Birdwatch again. We will be at Hemblington church on Saturday 28th January between 9.30 am and 2.30 pm. We will have information and pictures to help those not too sure about identifying birds and binoculars and telescopes to help spot them. Hot drinks and tasty snacks will also be available.
On Saturday 21st January in a joint event with Heathlands Community Centre we will be holding a traditional Burns Night supper at Heathlands. There will be traditional food (haggis with tatties and neeps), a piper (in kilt), a bar and other traditional Burns night activities. Tickets are £10 each.
The next Make and Mardle will be on Tuesday 24th January from 10 am to 12 noon at Gables Farmhouse, Hemblington Hall Road, Hemblington, NR13 4PT. As usual there will be coffee, cake, chat and craft (optional); all are welcome. Call 270360 for more information.
Thanks to Paul Brittain of Norfolk360.co.uk you can now experience a 360 degree tour of the inside and outside of our church by using the following links:
View inside All Saints, Hemblington Church on Google Tours
View outside All Saints, Hemblington Church on Google Tours
Read about the diverse wildlife in our churchyard in this article: Wonderful Secrets of our Churchyards.
Hemblington Church recently featured in an item on ITV News Anglia about wildlife in churchyards.
You can see the item and view the film they made at Hemblington here.
This is video shows our beautiful church on a lovely summers day in June. Music by the Octagon Singers of Norwich.
Friends of Hemblington Church now has a Facebook page we display lots of pictures and details of events taking place at the church.