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.
Come and listen to the music! On Sunday 14th January the music at the 9.30am service at Hemblington Church will be by the Hemblington
Musicians, who are an ensemble of woodwind and string instruments, with guitars and vocals. Singing is stronger and more exciting with different instruments playing. Everyone, as ever, is very welcome to join us.
This is a village event jointly organised by Heathlands Community Centre and Hemblington church on Saturday 27th January at Heathlands following the format of previous years. For more information and to reserve tickets contact Lynda on 01603 713597 or Jill on 01603 714164.
A good way to get some fresh air and exercise in late January will be to come along to All Saints Church on Saturday, 27th, between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm to join in the national RSPB Big Churchyard Watch. We will record all birds spotted each hour and send the results in to the RSPB. Being Hemblington there will also be cake and, as it will doubtless be cold, there will be soup available too! This event is organised by the Friends of Hemblington Church.
The next Make and Mardle will be on Tuesday 23rd January 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.
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
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.