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.

Village Garage Sale

It will be the annual Village Garage Sale in Blofield Heath on Sunday 28th April, 9 am until 1 pm. As usual we will have a stall at the Bird In Hand. If you read this before the event and have any contributions for our stall, please phone Sue on 715804. Otherwise please pop by on the day and have a chat or buy something. All the profits go to the church.

Coffee Morning

We will be holding a coffee morning at Hemblington Church on Saturday 18th May from 10 am to 12 noon. There will be all the usual things – cakes, bread and maybe some plants etc. Proceeds will be for Christian Aid. Please do join us.

Make & Mardle for May

The next Make and Mardle will be on Thursday 23rd May 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.

Events organised by The Friends

Walking boots on, pencil to hand, it’s time to have a go at the walking trail Treasure Hunt, this year around the Hemblington and Burlingham area. If you tried to solve all the clues in last year’s treasure hunt, you will know what fun it is. If you didn’t, now’s your chance to find out! The entry forms are available at All Saints Church for just £5 per team. They contain all the instructions you need, and you can attempt the trail in one go, or do it over several sessions, as the mood – and the weather – suggests. The prize of a “Candlelit dinner for two” will be awarded in early September, as the closing date for completed entries is 31st August. All profits are going towards the Hemblington Church Repair Fund.

You can pick up your Treasure Hunt forms any time – perhaps at the joint Hemblington Parish Council/ Friends AGM on Thursday, 6th June (7.00 pm). The main speaker will be that well known and respected landscape historian Prof. Tom Williamson (UEA). His theme will be “Trees and Woods of the Norfolk Landscape” but it will doubtless include much more in relation to the history of the area as well as some of his famous anecdotes. Refreshments will be available before the AGM starts.

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.