Join us to celebrate Burns Night on Saturday 25th January at Heathlands Community Centre. There will be a tradition supper with a “wee dram”, an address to the haggis, a toast to the ladies and much more. Tickets £10 per person from Lynda on 713957 or Jill on 714164.
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.
The Big Churchyard birdwatch will be held on Sunday, 26th January (11 am – 1 pm). Results from this are sent to the RSPB as part of their big garden birdwatch so it is a nationally important strategy. Help will be on hand for bird identification, plus binoculars and telescopes will be available. As it is always cold at the end of January, good warming and nourishing soup will also be available, plus tea/coffee and cakes. Do come along and help us record as many birds as possible.
Our next Make & Mardle will be on Tuesday 21st January from 10am to 12noon at Gables Farmhouse, Hemblington Hall Road, Hemblington for coffee, cake & chat. Bring your knitting too if you like. We look forward to you joining us.
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.