Our Annual Parish Church Meeting for Hemblington will be on Thursday 23rd April at 7.30pm at the church. Everyone is welcome to attend but only those who are on the electoral roll can vote. Following this meeting there will be an opportunity for everyone to meet our new Priest in Charge, Rev Kevin Billson. Refreshments will be served.
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.
On Tuesday 21st April at 7 pm at Blofield Church our new Priest in Charge, Rev Kevin Billson, will be licensed by The Bishop of Norwich. This will be followed by light refreshments.
This is both an important and exciting milestone in the life of our Benefice and we hope that many from the Parishes will support this event to meet Kevin and his wife Helene whom we are very much looking forward to welcoming.
Please could those attending consider parking in the car parking areas at the Margaret Harker Hall (prior permission has been arranged) and then walking through to the church along the footpath. A torch may prove useful for the way back.
If you have any questions regarding this event, please do not hesitate to contact any of the Church Wardens at Blofield, Hemblington or North Burlingham (details at the front of this magazine or on the websites).
As I write this article in mid-March, the extension which will contain our new toilet is progressing well. The walls are completed and the roof has just been added. Over the next few weeks we hope to see the rendering applied to the extension. The joinery for the windows and door will be completed shortly and the window glazing has been ordered. Thanks to the excellent weather we have had so far, the project is currently on schedule for completion on time in May.
Our next session will be on Tuesday 24th March from 10 am to 12 noon at Hemblington Church. There will be craft activities, knitting and chat with tea/coffee and cake. Please join us to share your craft experiences or just for a good mardle. Everyone is welcome
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 where it is planned to display lots of pictures and details of events taking place at the church.