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.
Children of all ages are invited to join in a morning of games and crafts at Hemblington Church on Tuesday 1st and Thursday 3rd August from 10 am until 12 noon.
We plan to create a sky filled with angels to display in the church, make finger puppets, design flying objects (and compete to see which flies best), play giant Jenga, solve puzzles, decorate biscuits, eat cake and generally have a good time. Immediately following the Thursday session there will be a barbecue lunch.
Please note that children attending this event must be accompanied by an adult. There is no charge for the event.
Our Open Garden this year at the Bird in Hand will be on Sunday 13th August from 2 pm at 80, Mill Road, Blofield Heath, NR13 4QS. Entrance fee is £2.50 for adults and free for your children. All the proceeds are equally divided between Heathland Community Centre and Hemblington Church.
There will be delicious homemade cakes & teas, a raffle, cake stall, a tombola and a book & White Elephant stall. Pimms, wine and Woodfordes Ales Will be served from the ‘Cellar’ and Blofield Bowls Club will organise the target bowls competition. As an additional attraction this year ‘NORFOLK SHARP’ will be on site so bring all those gardening tools you need sharpened and leave them whilst you go off and enjoy the garden and all the other delights available. Best of all there will be loads of plants for sale, but, be warned, these do go rather quickly.
We hope for good weather and look forward to seeing you all. Please note we can only allow guide dogs in the garden.
On Saturday 19th August at 9 am we will be having croissants, coffee and prayer at our church. Everyone is welcome to come and join us.
The next Make and Mardle will be on Thursday 24th August from 10 am to 12 noon at Hemblington Church. As usual there will be coffee, cake, chat and craft (optional); all are welcome. Call 270360 for more information.
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On Wednesday 26th April members of the Bure Valley Conservation Group visited Hemblington Church for a talk about the history and architecture of the church. After refreshments the group braved the cold winds to undertake the first wild plant survey of the year, noting some 46 plants and seeing or hearing 13 different species of birds. This event was organised by the Friends of All Saints Hemblington. Thanks to David Bryant for this photo of the event. Click on the photo to see a larger version.
You can see a full report of this event *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
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.