The Friends treasure hunt attracted 41 teams and the prize was won by The Indigo Rovers. Those of us who participated found that it was challenging but great fun. Thanks to the Applegates for organising it. The answers are available here.
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 the evening of Saturday, 30th November there will be a Music Quiz at Heathlands Community Centre to raise funds for the Friends. Not sure whether it will feature R&B, pop, jazz or punk – might be all of those or something completely different! Please put the date in your diary and see the quiz poster for further information. Tickets will be £10 each which includes a light supper – tables maximum of six people. The Heathlands bar will be open. This was a very popular event last year so book your table early.
You are warmly invited to come and join us on Saturday 21st September at 9 am to pray together and to share a breakfast of croissants and tea or coffee.
On Sunday 15th September at 4 pm there will be a Benefice Service of Choral Evensong at Hemblington Church with the highly respected choir Index Cantorem. The service of Choral Evensong is rarely undertaken in church now, so this will be a rare opportunity to enjoy this beautiful service.
As part of this festival from Saturday 14th to Sunday 22nd September Hemblington Church will be displaying information about local history. In addition there will be tours of the church on Saturday September 21st at 11 am and 2 pm and on Sunday September 22nd at 2 pm. The exhibition and tours are free and there is no need to book in advance, just turn up.
On Saturday 14th September Norfolk Churches Trust will be holding their annual cycle ride/walk/drive event for their work to support the maintenance of Norfolk Churches. Half the money raised goes to your nominated church. Please offer to take part to raise funds for All Saints Church. Visit churches, enjoy the countryside and help towards roof repair costs. Sponsorship forms are available in church or telephone 270360.
The next Make and Mardle will be on Tuesday 24th September 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.
On Thursday 29th August we will be holding an “End of the Holiday Picnic” at the church from 11 am to 2.30 pm. Bring a picnic to share and join in the fun and games.
As usual this event is free. Drinks and cakes will be available.
The June issue of the Deanery Newsletter is available to download here
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:
But have a look round the rest of the website for interesting insights into our local heritage.
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.