We will be participating in the Village Garage Sale (by kind favour of the Bird in the Hand) on Monday May 1st. If you have any donations of items we might sell, please contact Catherine on 01603 270360.
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 Monday 24th April we will again be holding a Wine Tasting Evening at Heathlands starting at 7.30 pm. Tickets £14 each from Jill 01603 714164 or Lynda 01603 713597 or from Heathlands Social Club. This is a joint event with Heathlands.
Hemblington Church celebrates the award of the ‘Best Small Welcoming Church in Norfolk’ with Songs of Praise at 4 pm on Sunday 9th April. We will be joined by the Bishop of Norwich, the Rt Revd Graham James. Of course it wouldn’t be Hemblington without tea and cakes. Do come and celebrate with us.
The next Make and Mardle will be on Thursday 20th April 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.
“My Journey through the Radio” (or How the DJ from The Ocean Room in Gorleston got to run your part of the BBC !) is a talk being offered by celebrity radio broadcaster and writer David Clayton about his life in national and local radio. You may well have heard him on Radio Norfolk’s Treasure Quest on Sunday mornings, or read articles by him in “Let’s Talk”. Now however you will be able to hear his reminiscences on how radio has changed over the years and what fun he has had on the other side of the mike!
David’s talk will be the highlight of The Friends of All Saints Church, Hemblington, AGM, to be held at the church on Tuesday, 28th March at 7.00 p.m. Admission is free, light refreshment will be available, donations will be welcome or you can sign up to become a Friend of this delightful ancient church.
Once again the Friends of All Saints Church in Hemblington invited everyone to join them in the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch – but with a difference – this was held in our churchyard. Fortified by soup, scones and cake, several groups looked out for birds in the hedges and on the birdfeeders in the churchyard, and ended up with quite a tally, which will be entered on to the RSPB website. The most productive time was between 09:30 – 10:30 when 17 species were recorded. Well-known local naturalist, David Bryant (who keeps the Birds of the Heath blog), led the recording sessions, helping those less well versed in bird ID.
The event was the first activity of the year organised by the Friends of All Saints Church, who will be inviting everyone to come and hear David Clayton, celebrity broadcaster, writer, coach and mentor recall “My Journey through the Radio” – Tuesday evening, 28th March.
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
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.