Christmas Services at Our Churches

You are warmly welcomed to join us at our celebration services in December:

Sunday 1st 4pm Blofield Church Advent Lessons and Carols
Saturday 7th 4pm Heathlands Family Christmas Celebration
Sunday 15th 4pm North Burlingham Church Christmas Carol Service
Sunday 22nd 4pm Hemblington Church Carol Service
Tuesday 24th 4pm Blofield Church Christingle Service
Tuesday 24th 10pm Hemblington Church Midnight at Bethlehem Communion Service
Tuesday 24th 11.30 pm Blofield Church Midnight Communion Service
Wednesday 25th 8am Blofield Church Christmas Day Communion Service
Wednesday 25th 9.30am Hemblington Church Christmas Day Communion Service
Wednesday 25th 11am Blofield Church Christmas Day Family Service

Burns Night Supper

Join us to celebrate Burns Night on Saturday 25th January at Heathlands Community Centre. There will be a tradition supper with a “wee dram”, an address to the haggis, a toast to the ladies and much more. Tickets £10 per person from Lynda on 713957 or Jill on 714164.

Celebrate Christmas at Heathlands

Celebrate Christmas at Heathlands with Hemblington church on Saturday 7th December 4 pm – 6 pm. Hear the Christmas Story, sing carols, play games, make a Christmas decoration and enjoy mince pies. Bring the whole family. This is a free event suitable for all ages. This was incorrectly listed as Sunday 7th December in the Focal Point Flyer.

The Big Churchyard Birdwatch

The Big Churchyard birdwatch will be held on Sunday, 26th January (11 am – 1 pm). Results from this are sent to the RSPB as part of their big garden birdwatch so it is a nationally important strategy. Help will be on hand for bird identification, plus binoculars and telescopes will be available. As it is always cold at the end of January, good warming and nourishing soup will also be available, plus tea/coffee and cakes. Do come along and help us record as many birds as possible.

Make & Mardle

There is no Make & Mardle in December but we will be back in the New Year on Tuesday 21st January and Tuesday 25th February, both at Gables Farm-house from 10 am to 12 noon. Coffee, cake, chat and optional craft! All very welcome.

Friends of All Saints Music Quiz

On the evening of Saturday, 30th November there will be a Music Quiz at Heathlands Community Centre to raise funds for the Friends. Not sure whether it will feature R&B, pop, jazz or punk – might be all of those or something completely different! Please put the date in your diary and see the quiz poster for further information. Tickets will be £10 each which includes a light supper – tables maximum of six people. The Heathlands bar will be open. This was a very popular event last year so book your table early.

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.