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.

Successful “Art in a Country Church” Exhibition

Four Norfolk artists exhibited many paintings and intricate glassware in Hemblington church over the weekend of 8th and 9th June. The nave was filled with paintings by Jan Lacey, Ian Walker, Vivienne Rainsbury and Jan Heath, delighting the many visitors with pictures of flowers, fruit, birds, animals, and scenes from Norfolk and further afield. Refreshments and a raffle were organised by The Friends of All Saints Church, and visitors donated generously to the Fund which helps keep the church building in good repair.

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).

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.

Sunday 23 June
  • 9:30 am Holy Communion, Hemblington Church
  • 11:00 am Morning Worship, Blofield Church
Tuesday 25 June
  • 10:00 am Make & Mardle, Hemblington Church
Wednesday 26 June
  • 9:30 am Morning Worship, Blofield Church
  • 10:15 am Coffee and Chat, Blofield Church
  • 1:00 pm Play Church, Blofield Church
Sunday 30 June
  • 10:30 am Benefice Service, Hemblington Church
Wednesday 3 July
  • 9:30 am Morning Worship, Blofield Church
  • 10:15 am Coffee and Chat, Blofield Church
  • 1:00 pm Play Church, Blofield Church
Friday 5 July
  • 6:30 pm Choir of Gonville & Caius College, Blofield Church
Saturday 6 July
  • 2:30 pm Round Tower Churches Visit, Hemblington Church