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.

Light Party

Our annual light party will take place at Heathlands Community Centre on Saturday 26th October 4 pm – 6 pm. Come along and join in the fun. As usual there will be lantern making, crafts, games and stories, followed by afternoon tea. It’s suitable for everyone from 0 to 106. Children must be accompanied by an adult. This is a free activity. For more information contact jennifer@prospero3.co.uk

Harvest Festival

We will be holding our Harvest Festival at our church on Sunday 6th October at 9.30 am. There will be music from our organist and Hemblington School Band together with special readings from the children. This should be a lovely family service led by the Rev. Canon Judith Wilson. Please bring food donations which we will pass on to the Norwich Food Bank.

Churchyard Work Party

If you would like to learn about churchyard conservation, help with raking the grass from the northern churchyard and/or trim hedges, clear brambles and generally help keep the churchyard in good health, please come along on Wednesday morning, 16th October (any time between 10 am – 12.30 pm). Some tools will be available, but if you have loppers and secateurs, do bring them along plus sturdy footwear and gardening gloves. Refreshments will be provided.

Friends of All Saints Music Quiz

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.

Make & Mardle for October

The next Make and Mardle will be on Thursday 24th October at Gables Farmhouse, Hemblington Hall Road, Hemblington. 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.

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.