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.

Heritage Open Days – 11th – 20th September

Our church is open on Tuesday, Thursday and after the morning service on Sunday, as part of the Heritage Open Days festival. There is a small exhibition in church outlining the conservation management of the churchyards and showing photographs of some of the birds, butterflies, dragonflies and bees seen during wildlife surveys there. It is also a good opportunity to view the unique wall painting of St Christopher, the octagonal font and several pre-Reformation structures inside the church. If the church is not open, there is some information in the south porch about the plants in the churchyards and a “Walk around the outside” guide to the stones which have been used to build the church – they are not all flint! We hope you will come and have a look and enjoy the beauty of the church and the churchyards and the surrounding area.

We have also created a presentation about the floral and fauna around our church.

Click on this link to view this presentation.

Opening Times

Hemblington Church is now open to visitors on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9.30 am until 5 pm and on Sundays after the service until 5 pm.

We request that you follow government guidelines by cleaning you hands with the supplied antiseptic gel, providing your contact details and not entering the cordon off areas.

We hope you enjoy the history and peace of our lovely church.

Updated Heritage Walks

We have recently updated two of our heritage walks and added a third one, all starting and finishing at our church. These can be downloaded from our links page which can be accessed by clicking the Links button at the top of this page.

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.