Children’s Holiday Competition

Due to the current Coronona virus restrictions we are unable to hold our popular children’s summer holiday event at Hemblington church this year. As an alternative we are running a competition, with prizes, for children to enter.

Children are invited create a piece on the theme of the story of the Good Samaritan using the bible story or an up to date story. They can write a story or poem, draw or paint a picture, make a collage or a cartoon strip.

There will be prizes for the entry which makes the judge smile the most, the most colourful and the one which seems to tell the story best.

Click here for full details of this competition.

Secretary for Hemblington PCC Needed!

Would you have a few hours to spare every two months to act as the secretary (voluntary role) to our church council at Hemblington church? The precise elements of the role can be flexible. It is not necessary to be a member of our church but we would want you to be sympathetic to the Mission of our faith.

If you would like more information, please contact Sue Shillam on 01603 211629, or the Rector or one of the Church Wardens.

Services Recommence at Hemblington Church

From Sunday 2nd August, services will commence at Hemblington church at 9.30 am. This will be a Service of the Word with no communion. Services will continue in this pattern on the 9th, 16th, 23rd August. However, on 30th August there will be a service for the whole benefice together at Blofield church with a 11.00 am start time. Please do join us at these services, everyone is welcome.

Please understand that our worship will certainly feel different for some time to come and we are seeking to find the best way forward in circumstances that are still challenging.

All social events are still suspended until further notice.

Private Prayer

Our churches will continue to be open for private prayer and reflection.

Hemblington Church will be open each Thursday from 9.30 am – 3.30 pm

There will be help on hand from a steward during this time. It may be necessary initially to cordon off certain areas of the church as a precautionary measure.

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.

Daily Hope Phone Line

Daily Hope offers music, prayers and reflections as well as full worship services from the Church of England at the end of a telephone line. The line – which is available 24 hours a day on 0800 804 8044 – has been set up particularly with those unable to join online church services during the period of restrictions in mind.

If you know someone who does not have access to the internet and might appreciate this service then please pass on the number. Calls are free of charge.

Daily Hope

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:

But have a look round the rest of the website for interesting insights into our local heritage.