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.
The Rev’d Kevin Billson is providing a live streamed online service every Sunday with a downloadable order of service. After it has finished the service is still available to be viewed at anytime.
A full list of these services including the next streamed service can be accessed through the following link:
Following the sad news from Buckingham Palace concerning the death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, we know that there are many people in our village who would like to pay their respects and commemorate the life of His Royal Highness. Hemblington Church will be offering the opportunity to do this through worship and reflection in the following ways.
The Church will be open for personal quiet prayer and reflection each day until the day prior to the funeral between 10.00 am and 4.30 pm. (Arrangements are in place to do this in a covid safe way, including appropriate social distancing and the wearing of a mask when entering the church).
We note that, in the light of covid restrictions, the Royal Family have asked members of the public to consider making a donation to charity instead of leaving floral tributes in memory of Prince Philip. We would encourage you to do this. However, any floral tributes may be laid around the bench between the main gate and the Church. Again, in the light of Covid restrictions there will be no book of condolence opened in the church, instead people will be directed to the online book of condolence at:
On the day prior to the funeral a commemorative service will be held at Hemblington Church at 10.30 am. UNFORTUNATELY, OUR COVID SAFE CAPACITY AT EACH SERVICE IS LIMITED TO 30 PEOPLE. ONCE THIS NUMBER IS REACHED, WE WILL BE UNABLE TO ADMIT ANYONE ELSE TO THE SERVICE.
I offer the village the support of my prayers at this sad time.
Rev Kevin Billson, Rector
We are pleased to announce that we will be recommencing public services again in time for Easter.
At Blofield Church the 11 am Sunday service will recommence from 21st March.
At Hemblington Church the 9.30 am Sunday service will recommence from 28th March.
Those of you who would worship at North Burlingham Church are invited to join in with the Hemblington services.
At both churches the Easter Sunday service will include Holy communion.
All public services will be held in a covid safe manner following current guidance.
Our Rector hopes to continue some form of livestream service for Sundays, for those who are unable to attend one of these services in our churches. Our mid-week services by Zoom will continue for a while. We are also planning to have a reflection time by Zoom on Good Friday at 2 pm led by Rev Judith Wilson, more details of the event will be published closer to that date.
Our church buildings will remain open for private prayer at published times.
Hemblington Church is open to visitors on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9.30 am until 5 pm.
We request that you follow government guidelines by cleaning your hands with the supplied antiseptic gel, providing your contact details and not entering the cordoned off areas.
We hope you enjoy the history and peace of our lovely church.
Our organist Rory Marsden recently recorded a performance of Medieval Music in our church for the Festival of Medieval Music in the Dales which this year was online. Rory’s performance can now be seen on YouTube.
For more information about the Dales festival please visit their FaceBook page at https://www.facebook.com/medievalmusicinthedales.
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.