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.

Easter Fun Activities in a Bag

This Easter our churches are offering free Easter Fun Activities in a bag for children aged 5-11 years. Come along with your parents to collect one bag per family and enjoy a fun filled day at home, finding out about Easter and making your very own Easter and Spring creations. There are a limited number of these bags available on a first come first served basis so please contact one of the organisers to book a bag:

Yvonne Mack 01603 715213
Jennifer Harvey 01603 716970
Jenny Rolls 01603 712221

You will be able to collect your bag between 10 am and 12 noon on Saturday, 27th March at :

Blofield Church – from the church porch
Hemblington Church – 1 High House Lane, Blofield Heath
North Burlingham – These will be delivered to families in this area

World Day of Prayer Zoom event

This year, Friday, 5th March will mark the World Day of Prayer. The focus of the day will be on the work of the women of Vanuatu. It is not intended to be an event exclusively for women, but a gift from those women to Christians the world over. The theme is “Build on a Strong Foundation”.

Because of Covid regulations, this we cannot hold an event in church as usual, but one is being organised via Zoom. The Zoom coffee morning will begin at 10.30 am with a join and greet session and will include a short presentation about Vanuatu, with time for prayer, reflection and fellowship. We hope that it will be a joyful and interesting event which is open to all. If you would like to join in please get in touch with jennifer@prospero3.co.uk or 01603-716970 so that she can forward details of how to join the Zoom meeting.

Friends Zoom event – talk on “Birds of the Lower Yare Valley”

Organised on behalf of the Friends of Hemblington Church, local author, astronomer and naturalist David Bryant has kindly offered a free on-line illustrated talk featuring the birds he has photographed in various areas of the lower Yare Valley. This will take place on Thursday, 4th March at 7:30 pm.

David is a really good photographer and birder and his talk about nearby areas we can all access should inspire us to get out and about a bit more and appreciate all that Natural Norfolk has to offer. To reserve your place, please e-mail David at: info@spacerocksuk.com and he will send you the Zoom link to join the talk.

Closure During Lock Down

A decision has now been made to cease all services of communal public worship in the three churches in our benefice with immediate effect.

Our church buildings will remain open for private prayer at published times and to offer online services.

If you wish to receive more information on these online services then please contact us and we will add you to our distribution lists.

Church Opening Times

Hemblington Church is open to visitors on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9.30 am until 5 pm.

We request that you follow government guidelines by cleaning you hands with the supplied antiseptic gel, providing your contact details and not entering the cordoned off areas.

We hope you enjoy the history and peace of our lovely church.

Updated Heritage Walks

We have recently updated two of our heritage walks and added a third one, all starting and finishing at our church. These can be downloaded from our links page which can be accessed by clicking the Links button at the top of this page.

Take a look inside Hemblington Church

As a retirement project, Andrew Hawkins is building a website which takes a virtual tour of places of interest in and around the historic city of Norwich, presented as a series of interactive 360-degree panoramas in which you, the viewer, can ‘turn the camera’ to look left and right and up and down. He has just added a section about Hemblington Church which contains beautiful views of our church. The Hemblington Church entry can be found at:

http://norwich360.com/hemblington.html

But have a look round the rest of the website for interesting insights into our local heritage.