During July and August the Ministry Team ( Kevin, Paul, Judith and Sue) are planning a series of study groups called Adventures in Prayer which will help us find new and different ways to pray, taking us on a journey and explaining all we ever wanted to know about prayer but were afraid to ask. The series of five meetings will be held fortnightly on Tuesday evenings (7.30 pm until 9.15 pm) alternating between the Courthouse in Blofield and Heathlands in Blofield Heath. You are free to come to all or pick whichever most interests you. More information will follow soon but you can contact us via the form on the Contact Us page in the meanwhile.
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 May Treasure Hunt organised by John & Deborah Applegate has proved to be very popular and has raised £185 for the Friends.
The winners were:
1st – “The Rambling Rowes” with 38 points (winning a bottle of Champagne)
2nd – “The Birding Bryants” with 37.5 points (winning a bottle of Prosecco)
If you want to check your answers or find the answer to that clue you could not work out then you can see all the answers here.
Thanks to John & Deborah for organising this event.
The Friends committee is very pleased to confirm that a successful application was made to the Norfolk Community Foundation World War One Fund earlier this year. £409 has been awarded to the Friends in order to purchase a sturdy tent which will help house the exhibition commemorating the ending of WW1. It is planned that this exhibition will be held at various times during August, September and during November, at the time of the signing of the Armistice Treaty on the 11th of the 11th.
The Friends Committee is very grateful to the donors of this grant, and to the Norfolk Community Foundation. The tent selected was purchased from Norwich Camping & Leisure in Blofield, who kindly offered a substantial discount on the tent, for which The Friends is most appreciative.
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:
But have a look round the rest of the website for interesting insights into our local heritage.
We look forward to the return of an Open Garden at Gable End Cottage on Sunday 1st July, 2 pm until 5 pm. Whether you are looking for new ideas for your garden or just wish to enjoy tea and cake in a beautiful environment, then this is the event for you.
Gable End Cottage is located at the junction of Woodbastwick Road and Holly Lane with the garden entrance and off road car parking in Holly Lane. Entrance is £2.50, children free, well behaved dogs welcome. Cakes and refreshments, fantastic plants for sale, books, raffle, etc. All proceeds for Hemblington Church.
The next Make and Mardle will be on Thursday 21st June 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.
The Friends of All Saints, Hemblington are organising a new churches tour for 2018. This year we are visiting Saints Fabian and Sebastian at Woodbastwick and St Helen’s at Ranworth. These visits will be followed by a cream tea at Hemblington Church. The tour will take place on the afternoon of Sunday 24th June. Information about each church, a map and directions will be sent in advance of the tour. The cost is £12.50 per person. Further information is available on a leaflet which you download from here or you can contact us at Hemblington@gmail.com or on 01603 715804.
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
This is video shows our beautiful church on a lovely summers day in June. Music by the Octagon Singers of Norwich.