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.
If you are interested in Medieval churches and wall paintings then this is the tour for you! A guided tour of three local churches with several sets of well-preserved 14th & 15th century
wall paintings and a unique 15th century pulpit plus tea and cake!
Our tour takes place on Saturday, 12th August starting at 2 pm at South Burlingham Church (near to Acle, south of the A47) then to Moulton St Mary and Wickhampton. The tour will be led by the Rev’d Canon Nick Garrard, Rural Dean of the Blofield Deanery, who will discuss the wall paintings, their meanings and significance, as well as some of the other treasures within each church.
Information about each church, a map and directions will be sent in advance. The cost is £11.00 per person.
To reserve a place on the tour, please download and complete the form *HERE*.
On Wednesday 26th April members of the Bure Valley Conservation Group visited Hemblington Church for a talk about the history and architecture of the church. After refreshments the group braved the cold winds to undertake the first wild plant survey of the year, noting some 46 plants and seeing or hearing 13 different species of birds. This event was organised by the Friends of All Saints Hemblington. Thanks to David Bryant for this photo of the event. Click on the photo to see a larger version.
You can see a full report of this event *here*
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.
The next Make and Mardle will be on Tuesday 23rd 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.
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
View outside 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.