Over the years St. Andrew and St. Peter’s church has provided solace and inspiration for many thousands of Blofield parishioners and visitors. Now we begin our project of developing a community area in the building which we hope will encourage all to love and enjoy our church as much as we do.

Harvest Festival

Our Harvest Festival service will be on Sunday 2nd October at 11 am. It will be followed by a Harvest Lunch in the church starting at 12.15 pm. There will be no charge for the meal but donations towards for the meal will support the Hand in Hand charity in Zimbabwe. Please let us know if you wish to attend the Lunch (to assist our catering) by telephoning 714519 or 715213 or sign up in church. After the service the foods from the harvest display will go to a women’s refuge in Norwich. Please note that there will be no breakfast club this month.

Quilt Exhibition “Ancient and Modern”

The Friends of Blofield Church are holding a Quilt Exhibition in Blofield Church on Friday 14th and Saturday 15th October 10 am to 4 pm to raise funds which help to maintain our village’s beautiful medieval church for the benefit of the community.

This will be a fantastic opportunity to see the church filled with over 160 quilts, old and new, made by adults and children. Come and marvel at the beauty and colour of their work. Stewards will be on hand to answer questions and perhaps inspire you to try making one for yourself. There will be a huge sales table, demonstrations of patchwork and quilting, a raffle for handmade bags and delicious refreshments. Entry is only £2 for adults with accompanied children free. For more information contact Sarah Toothill on 211606 or email mail@potterscottagebandb.com

Broadland Band Concert

There will be a concert by ‘Broadland Band’ at 3 pm in Blofield Church on Sunday 9th October. Tickets £6 at the door include refreshments.

Broadland Band has a long history as a village band, supporting local events in the region. Formed in the 1930s under the name “Blofield & District Silver Band” it has undergone several changes, moving to Strumpshaw, Freethorpe and then Cantley.

In September 2015 they made the exciting decision to become a concert/wind band and invite woodwind players to join for the first time. This has proved very successful. It has allowed for a range of new music, a larger band for concerts and engagements and provides a progression route for those in their Training Band. The band is led by Musical Director Dario Salvi and players come from in and around the Broadland area. It rehearses weekly and performs concerts all around the Norfolk Area.

Archaeology Talk

Don’t miss an illustrated talk by archaeologist Giles Emery describing his findings beneath the floor of Blofield Church’s West End on Monday, October 3rd at 7.30 pm. Entry free but donations, if wished, to support “Little Hearts Matter”.

MacMillan Coffee Morning at Blofield Church

Blofield Church will be holding a Coffee Morning event for MacMillan Cancer at Blofield Church on Friday 30th September at 10.30 am. We look forward to seeing you and raising money for a worthy cause. Bring a friend as coffee and cake tastes better with friends.

“Play Church” Toddler Group

Our Play Church group is every Wednesday from 1 pm until 3 pm during school term time. Parents, grandparents and carers are all welcome to come and join this successful and friendly toddler group while the children learn in a welcoming, safe and well-resourced setting. Activities provided are appropriate for all preschool aged children. There are refreshments for the adults and healthy snacks and drinks for the children. There is no charge but we do have a donation bowl if you wish to contribute. For more information please contact Yvonne on 715213 or Barbara on 714519.

West End Café

Each Wednesday there is a warm welcome from 10.15 am at our West End Café with hot drinks, cakes, cookies and companionship. Do come along then or join us also for the 9.30 am mid-week communion service which precedes the café.

Poppies Community Café

Poppies Community Cafe is an outreach group from Blofield Church. We meet every Wednesday from 10.00a.m until noon in Blofield Courthouse, where there is disabled parking and a ramp with rails for easy entry. Find good company, laughter and good food – all for a small donation which helps to pay the rent. You will be offered a selection of savouries, cakes, tea breads, biscuits, tea and coffee served by Elizabeth and John and their helpers. Everyone is assured of a welcome. Do come and see for yourself what a happy group this is.