On Friday 4th May from 10 am to 12 noon there will be a Plant sale & coffee morning at Hemblington church to raise funds to put the ‘e’ on Brown on our First World War wall memorial in church. Everyone is welcome to join us.
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.
Blofield Church are organising a trip to Cambridge on Sunday, June 3rd to visit Gonville and Caius College who are patrons of Blofield and Hemblington churches. A coach will leave at noon giving time to explore the city and then attend evensong in the college chapel. This is a memorable experience. Please contact Janet 431139 or Yvonne 715213 if you would like to come along. All are very welcome.
Hemblington Church & Heathlands are holding a Ladies Fashion Show at Heathlands on Saturday May 19th at 7 pm. Tickets are £5 and include a glass of bubbly. There will be clothes by Catwalk plus various stalls including Lisa Angel (jewelry), Carousel Chocolates, Handmade Bags, Tropics and more. For further information and tickets contact Lynda Beck on 713597 or Jill Willott on 714164.
Blofield Church will be holding our Bells, Bats and Owls Sleepover again this year from 4 pm on Wednesday, 30th May until 8 am on Thursday 31st May.
For children from 9 upwards there will be Bell Ringing and activities at 4 pm. Richard Carter from St Peter Mancroft will be on hand to share his love of bell ringing and give you an opportunity to have a go at bell ringing on a Mini Ring, Hand Bell Lapping, Mini Chimes and also visit the big church bells.
From 6 pm there will be an owl encounter and activities for children 6 and older. Would you like to learn about owls and their habitats? The Raptor Trust will bring an owl for you to see and learn about.
Between 7 pm and 8 pm there will be a BBQ and an opportunity to prepare your camp for the night.
At 8.30 pm ‘Bat’man arrives to take us across the hills to Braydeston in search of bats with a bat detector and your torches!
What do you need to bring? An adult!!!!, wellies, sleeping bag, torch, pyjamas and £3 per person – glow sticks provided! Batty breakfast included!
Further details and a booking form are available here.
The next Make and Mardle will be on Tuesday 22nd May at Hemblington Church. It will be at the usual time of 10 am to 12 noon. As always there will be coffee, cake, chat and craft (optional); all are welcome. Call 270360 for more information.
Enjoy a walking trail around the local area anytime during May. Solve the clues and raise money for the Friends of Hemblington Church. £5 entry per team. There is a prize for the winners. The walk takes about 2-3 hours including time to find the answers and it starts and finishes at the Church.
Entry forms can be collected at the Friends of Hemblington Church AGM, Thursday 12th April, 7 pm at Hemblington Church or from Sue 715804 or from Catherine 270360.
Blofield Heath Annual Garage Sale is on Sunday April 22nd. We are most grateful to share the Bird in the Hand pitch at the sale. If you have any items that we might sell, please contact Catherine on 270360 and do stop at our stall on the day.
The Friends of All Saints, Hemblington are organising a new churches tour for 2018. This year we are visiting Saints Fabian and Sebastian at Woodbastwick and St Helen’s at Ranworth. These visits will be followed by a cream tea at Hemblington Church. The tour will take place on the afternoon of Sunday 24th June. Information about each church, a map and directions will be sent in advance of the tour. The cost is £12.50 per person. Further information is available on a leaflet which you download from here or you can contact us at Hemblington@gmail.com or on 01603 715804.
For anyone who is researching family history in the Hemblington area we have a page explaining how you can access our church records.
This can be found here.
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
This is video shows our beautiful church on a lovely summers day in June. Music by the Octagon Singers of Norwich.