Welcome

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.

BADCOG Visit

On Saturday morning, 22nd June, BADCOG will be raking and clearing the churchyard after the wildflowers have been cut. If you would like to see how this is done, or indeed give a hand, do please come along (10:30am – 12:00 noon).

Churches Count on Nature and Great Big Green Week

Churches Count on Nature and Great Big Green Week 8th – 16th June: do drop in to see an exhibition in church, illustrating the wildlife that has been spotted in and around the churchyard. It is also a celebration that the church has achieved the silver level award of the A Rocha UK Eco-church scheme. Norfolk Wildlife Trust is organising a wildflower walk and a discussion on Wednesday morning, 12th June. If you are interested in joining this, please contact the churchyard conservation officer at the NWT.

Art Exhibition

Do come along and enjoy a free Art Exhibition in All Saints Church over the weekend of Saturday, 8th June (10:00am – 4:30pm) and Sunday, 9th June (11:00am – 4:30pm). Artists Jan Lacey, Ian Walker, Vivienne Rainsbury and Jan Heath will be exhibiting their paintings and glass work and refreshments will be on sale too. It will be a great opportunity to enjoy the treasures of this lovely little Medieval church and the wildflowers in the churchyard too.

Make and Mardle

Our next Make and Mardle will be on Tuesday, 25th June from 10am to 12noon at Hemblington Church. There will be a warm welcome to all, cake and coffee will be served.

Round Tower Churches Society Tour to Visit Hemblington

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.

Communal Worship at our Churches

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.

Church Opening 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.

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.

Access to Hemblington Parish Records

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.

Virtual Tours of Hemblington Church

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
360 Tour Inside Church

View outside All Saints, Hemblington Church on Google Tours
360 Tour Outside Church

Video of Hemblington Church

This is video shows our beautiful church on a lovely summers day in June 2014. Music by the Octagon Singers of Norwich.

Wednesday 29 May
  • 9:30 am Holy Communion, Blofield Church
  • 10:15 am Coffee and Chat, Blofield Church
Sunday 2 June
  • 9:30 am Morning Worship, Hemblington Church
  • 11:00 am Holy Communion, Blofield Church
Wednesday 5 June
  • 9:30 am Morning Worship, Blofield Church
  • 10:15 am Coffee and Chat, Blofield Church
  • 1:00 pm Play Church, Blofield Church
Thursday 6 June
  • 12:00 pm Open Doors, Blofield Church
Saturday 8 June
  • 10:00 am Art in A Country Church, Hemblington Church
Sunday 9 June
  • 9:30 am Holy Communion, Hemblington Church
  • 11:00 am Art in a Country Church, Hemblington Church
  • 11:00 am Morning Worship, Blofield Church