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.
All are very welcome to come and meet or get to know Kevin and Helene over refreshments on:
Sunday 12th July at 2.30 pm at Hemblington Church
Sunday 26th July at 3.00 pm at The Rectory, 10 Oak Wood, Blofield
Please contact Catherine Howe on 270360 or Yvonne Mack on 715213 if you require further details.
A date has been fixed for re-routing the overhead power supply underground and this work should have been completed by the time that you read this article. Early in July the toilet and washbasin will be installed. The builders will then carefully break through the bricked-up north doorway in order to provide level access from the church into the new extension.
On Saturday 25th July we will be holding a Benefice Annual Quiet Day at Hemblington Church. This will be led as in previous years by Rev Canon Paul Oliver and will start at 11 am. Hot or cold drinks will be provided but please bring your own picnic lunch. The topic for the day will be announced on the website in due course.
Our next Make and Mardle will be on Thursday 16th July from 10 am to 12 noon at Hemblington Church. Usual format of bring your knitting, sewing (or nothing at all!) and join us for coffee, cake and chat. No charge – everyone welcome.
All Saints Church, Hemblington is a gem of a medieval church which has seen many changes to its fabric over the years. To celebrate the most recent development, providing level access into the church via a new north entrance, with a W.C. and a kitchen area, a study day has been arranged for Saturday, 5th September from 10:30 to 16:00.
If you would like to learn about how and when the church was built and altered, what stone and other materials have been used in its walls, the iconography of the font and to hear an explanation and interpretation of the wall painting of St Christopher, then you should consider coming to the study day. Five presenters, well known for their knowledge of church history / architecture in general, have offered to speak about All Saints in particular and various features will be discussed in detail, both inside and outside the church.
|The church in its historical context
||Dr Kristi Bain
|An introduction to the architecture of the church
|The geology of the ‘rubble’ walls
|The Font : an exploration of its iconography
||Dr Nicholas Groves
|Mediaeval Wall Paintings in England:
Hemblington, St Christopher and Beyond
|Dr Ellie Pridgeon
Cost for the day is £20 including lunch and refreshments
Because of the size of the church, numbers need to be limited, so please apply early! Application forms are available at local churches or contact (01603) 715804 or download from 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 where it is planned to display lots of pictures and details of events taking place at the church.