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.
Do come along to an illustrated talk by well-known local naturalist, David Bryant, on Monday 15th June from 5.30 pm until 7 pm at All Saints Church, Hemblington. You may have seen David’s blog, ‘Birds of the Heath and the Yare Valley’ at http://birdsoftheheath.blogspot.co.uk.
Hear about the birds, butterflies, dragonflies and the other wildlife he has seen in our local area. The talk will be followed by some practical observation in the church yard and a walk along local footpaths too, if you wish! All are welcome – please bring binoculars if you have them and warm clothes and sensible shoes if you want to have a walk. There is no charge for this event.
On Saturday 4th July at 2 pm at the football ground in Yarmouth Road, Blofield there will be a cricket match: Blofield vs North Burlingham & Hemblington. If you would like to join the Blofield side please contact Stephen Wales (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you would like to join the North Burlingham & Hemblington side, please contact either Chris Gates (email@example.com) or Catherine Howe (firstname.lastname@example.org).
On Sunday June 7th there will be an open garden at Gable End Cottage, Woodbastwick Road, Blofield Heath starting at 2 pm. Parking and entrance are on Holly Lane. Adults £2, children free, dogs on leads welcome. Teas, cakes, raffle, plants, books, etc. All proceeds to Hemblington Church.
Our next Make and Mardle will be on Tuesday 16th June from 10 am to 12 noon at Hemblington Church. Usual format of bring your knitting, sewing (or nothing at all!) and join us for coffee, cake and chat. No charge – everyone welcome.
First the good news…. The rendering is now complete and, for those who think that is a bit on the bright side, we are assured that it will mellow over time. The oak frames are in place for the two windows and the external door. The glazier has taken the window casements away for glazing and they should be back in place shortly. The joiners are working on the kitchen units and cupboards which will go at the back of the Church. These should be ready in a few weeks time. The bad news is that it is taking longer than expected to re-route the overhead power supply underground.
We are holding another craft fair on Saturday 30th May starting at 10 am. All the usual stalls will be there including craft, cards, curtains, cushions, locally produced eggs and plants. Refreshments will be served. Free entry. For more details call 270360.
Whatever your age, join us at Hemblington Church on Tuesday 26th May 10 am until 12 noon for a morning of fun, puppet making and games. Join in the activities or simply enjoy spending time with friends over coffee and cakes. There is no charge for this event.
We will be holding a coffee morning and open garden on Tuesday 19th May between 10 am and 12 noon at 1, High House Lane, Blofield Heath. There will be a cake stall, bring and buy stall and a raffle. Proceeds to Hemblington Church.
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.