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 Friends of Hemblington Church have organised a talk that will tell you all that you wanted to know about the changes being planned at Norwich Castle Museum – and more! Senior Curator Dr Tim Pestell will discuss “Norwich Castle: Gateway to Medieval England” on Thursday, 12th April, at 7 pm at Hemblington Church.
There will also be light refreshments and a preview of the social programme planned for the year. You are very welcome to come along to hear what is being planned, and make your own suggestions for what you would like the group to arrange. Do come along on 12th April, to find out more about the Church and the Friends group.
The next Make and Mardle will be on Thursday 22nd February at Gables Farmhouse, Hemblington Hall Road, Hemblington, NR13 4PT. 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.
Very many thanks to all those brave people who came along to take part in the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch that was held in the churchyard between 10 am – 2 pm. It was lovely to see so many children interested in the birds and the craft table in the church – and the cakes! Many thanks also to all who made soup, bread, tea, coffee and baked some wonderful cakes, all of which helped to warm up our bird spotters, as it really was very very cold outside!
During the 4 hours, 26 species of bird were seen in and around the churchyard, with sightings being confirmed and recorded by local naturalist David Bryant. The details have now been added to the RSPB website. The team there will then collate the results nationally – an explanation of how this is done is available on their website:
We were even more fortunate in attracting the attention of the Eastern Daily Press, both before the event and on the day! We have featured on line and in the EDP, Evening News and Yarmouth Mercury, and are very pleased and proud that Hemblington Church was included in this way.
The links to the online articles are:
For more information about The Friends of All Saints Church select Friends from the menu at the top of this page.
There will be two courses running throughout Lent. One will begin on Tuesday 20th February in Hemblington and the other from Wednesday 21st February in Blofield. We will be reading and discussing, ‘Under the Thorn Tree’ where Richard Bewes takes us to the heart of true revival, encouraging us with stories of the Lord’s work around the world. Notices will be given during church services with more details. Please contact the Rector or Churchwardens for further information.
A huge vote of thanks to all the musicians who organised and played at Heathlands on 2nd December, and gave the 90 people who attended a feast of music and laughter. Many thanks too to Jill and the team at Heathlands for organising the hall and the food, and of course to all those who so generously gave gifts for the prize draw. The bottom line is that £649 profit was raised during the evening – a huge bonus for both the building repairs fund at All Saints Church, Hemblington, and for the Heathlands Social Club funds. Further fundraising events will be organised during 2018 – please check out your local newsletters (and telegraph posts!) for information about these.
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
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.