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.
In their free 2024 summer tour, members of Round Tower Churches Society will visit All Saints, Hemblington, at 2.30pm on Saturday, July 6 along with 2 other round towered churches nearby. The Society’s long-serving secretary ‘Lyn Stilgoe, who has written more than 300 church guides, will outline aspects of the external architectural and historical interest while Richard Barham and Michael Pollitt, the Society’s vice-chairman, will talk about the interior.
The tours are free (although donations to the church are welcomed). Membership of the Society costs a minimum £20pa. Meet at Hemblington, 2.30pm, before moving on to St Protase and St Gervase, Little Plumstead NR13 5FB, and finally St Margaret, Old Catton NR6 7DR. For more information and details of the other tours, which start in May, visit the Society’s website – www.roundtowers.org.uk.
On Friday 1st March we will be holding a morning of prayer, reflection and fellowship at Hemblington Church from 10.30am until 12.30pm. Everyone is welcome to join us. This will be followed by a simple lunch and end about 1pm, allowing plenty of time for those who so wish to attend the World Day of Prayer service at Brundall Church at 2pm.
On Saturday evening, 24th February at 7pm, at Heathlands Social Club – David Bryant’s Grand New Music Quiz! By public demand, David has organised an all-new music-related quiz, complete with his famous live music set. Make up a team of six – or we can combine you with others – for a great evening of music and fun. The bar will be open for drinks at club prices and do bring along your own snacks (but not drink please). Tickets £8 p.p. and further information from Sue: firstname.lastname@example.org / 715804 and Linda: email@example.com / 715933.
Morning prayers will be suspended until after Easter because of the building work taking place at the church. They will resume on Thursday 4th April at 9am.
In those months which have five Sundays we allocate one Sunday to a joint benefice service held at one of our benefice churches. Everyone across the benefice as well as visitors are welcome to join us for these services. Future services will be held as follows:
|Sunday 7th April
|South Walsham Church
|Sunday 30th June
Our next Make and Mardle will be on Thursday, 22nd February from 10am to 12noon at Gables Farmhouse, Hemblington. There will be a warm welcome to all, cake and coffee will be served.
Sunday services now regularly take place in the Churches of Blofield and Hemblington and we look forward to welcoming worshippers.
Sunday services are held in Hemblington Church with North Burlingham at 9.30 am and in Blofield Church at 11.00 am. Services alternate between Holy Communion and a Service of Morning Worship.
There are benefice Morning prayers on Tuesdays at 9.00 am by Zoom.
The Wednesday morning service is at 9.30 am in Blofield Church, alternating between Holy Communion and Morning Worship.
Thursday morning prayers are at 9 am in Hemblington Church.
Our church buildings will remain open for private prayer at published times.
Hemblington Church is open to visitors every day from 9.30 am until 4 pm.
We hope you enjoy the history and peace of our lovely 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.
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 2014. Music by the Octagon Singers of Norwich.