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Enjoy Your Churchyard Week

“Caring for God’s Acre”, a charity which encourages us to appreciate the wildlife in our churchyards, are promoting an “Enjoy your Churchyard” week from Saturday 5th to Sunday 13th June.

During that week the Friends of All Saints plan to hold an exhibition about the wildlife in our churchyard and information from our local conservation groups. They also hope to organise a number of activities including a bird, butterfly, and dragonfly count that week and supply a quiz trail around the church and churchyard. More details are to follow.

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. There are benefice Morning prayers on Thursdays at Hemblington Church at 9.00 am. The Wednesday morning service at 9.30 am is also currently by Zoom.

Sunday services on the YouTube channel and on Facebook, are now as announced through our email groups, and notified to those who subscribe to the YouTube channel: Kevin Billson.

Our church buildings will remain open for private prayer at published times.

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.

Online Services

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:

Click here to access the Online Service Page

Church Opening 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.

Medieval Music Recorded in Our 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.

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 9 May
  • 9:30 am Service of the Word, Hemblington Church
  • 11:00 am Holy Communion, Blofield Church
Sunday 16 May
  • 9:30 am Holy Communion, Hemblington Church
  • 11:00 am Service of the Word, Blofield Church