On Sunday, December 9th at 3pm there will be a concert entitled “Medieval Christmas” by the Hexachordia Trio (a link to Blofield’s Edward Paston – a fine musician) at Blofield Church. A journey in music and voice through winter, the Nativity, Christmas celebrations and old traditions – capturing the joy that is to be found at this time of the year. Medieval and Renaissance music; three people, 12 instruments.
Tickets £10 at the door include mulled wine and seasonal bites.
A light hearted quiz for you, your family & friends to enjoy Why not enclose one with a Christmas card? Quiz £1 ~ prize £15. Proceeds to Blofield Church. Available at Blofield Church and from the side porch at The White House, The Street, Blofield.
Calendars with views of ‘Old Blofield and Hemblington’ will be on sale at £5 from the Post Office shops in Blofield & Blofield Heath from November. Proceeds from their sale will help the Hand in Hand Foundation with its work among underprivileged children in Zimbabwe.
A gift for yourself or a friend and a benefit for a needy child.
On Sunday 4th November the benefice churches of Blofield, Hemblington and North Burlingham will be holding their All Souls Commemoration Service for those who wish to remember loved ones who have died at Blofield Church.
You are invited to bring a chrysanthemum plant to Blofield Church any day between 9 am and 5 pm in the week preceding the service. These can be displayed on the window sills or on the table provided near the prayer corner. If you wish a loved one to be remembered by name during the service then please submit their name by 3rd November to the rector or add them to a list which will be available in all three of our churches.
During the service you will have the opportunity of placing a flower on a cross in remembrance of your loved one.
For further information please contact Rev Kevin Billson at email@example.com putting ‘All Souls Commemoration’ in the subject line.
On Saturday November 24th 10.30 – 14.00 we hold our Grand Christmas Fair with Christmas cribs, many new Craft stalls, Cakes and
Children’s fun and treasure hunts. Some really “Funky” gifts and many stalls to tempt you. Tea, real coffee, cakes and lunches will be served.
You can now access a document listing the readings at future services by selecting Links in the menus above and then clicking the entry in the Church Documents section called Readings at Services.
On Sunday 11th November Blofield Church remembers and celebrates the ending of the first World War 100 years ago.
At 10.55 am we hold our Remembrance Service with uniformed groups.
At 3 pm there will be a WW1 themed afternoon tea with music in the West End echoing the celebrations which followed the armistice. Come and enjoy afternoon tea with background music from the wartime era. No charge but donations if wished.
‘Come to the stillness’ – Prayer for all, 45 minutes in God’s presence every Thursday 4.15 pm at Blofield Church.
The Paston family wrote a prodigious number of letters in the 15th century which have been saved and teach us much of life in those times. Edward Paston, 1550 – 1630, had a Manor House in Blofield and was buried in Blofield Church. One of the most prominent Norfolk families is getting a huge boost from the Heritage Lottery Fund – and it will enable people across the county and beyond to join up the dots in its 300 year history.
The 600 Paston Footprints Project will, over a three year period, engage with 11 key centres in Norfolk (Paston, Bacton, North Walsham, Gresham, Mannington, Oxnead, Hellesdon, Blofield, Mautby/Caister, Norwich and Dereham) to work with and support local community groups, schools, walkers, churches, museums and the owners of key sites, to provide resources, information boards, events, activities, workshops, podcasts, booklets, and maps of heritage trails and cycle routes. Look out for Blofield’s part in this exciting venture.
The Toddler Group will be back from Wednesday 12th September from 1 pm until 3 pm. Parents, grandparents and carers are all welcome to come and join this successful, happy and friendly toddler group where the children learn and play in a welcoming, safe and well-resourced setting run by experienced, early years volunteers. Healthy snacks and refreshments are provided for adults and children. There is no fee for the session but a donation bowl is available if you wish to contribute. Please contact Yvonne on 715213 or Barbara on 714519.