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.

Computer Café in the West End

A warm welcome awaits you at our new monthly Computer Café at Blofield church. Free wi-fi available, alongside delicious coffee, tea and homemade cake (on a donations basis). So, if you’ve got some research or writing to do come and work in the company of others. For those who are unsure about using their computer help will be on hand to give some pointers and encouragement. It is hoped that we will have access to family history research for which there will be a minimum donation of £1 to cover costs.

Computer Café will run on the last Wednesday of each month 10.30 am until 12.30 pm starting Wednesday February 22nd. We look forward to welcoming you at the West End Café in Blofield church.

Redecoration of the Inside of Blofield Church

The redecoration of Blofield Church commenced in mid-January and, due to the height of the walls, it has been necessary to use a significant amount of scaffolding. It was originally hoped that services could continue around this scaffolding. However, after meeting with the contractors it became clear that the church needed to be closed for a period of 4 weeks. This means that the congregation has had to find alternative accommodation for Sunday and mid-week services and for those 4 weeks the church is not available for funerals or baptisms. Please check page 3 of this magazine, notice boards and the website for service times and venues.

The Rector and the PCC recognises that this situation is not ideal and it was hoped we could avoid it, but it will expedite the decoration work in the most efficient and cost effective way while having due regard for everyone’s safety. We apologise for any inconvenience this has caused. If you require a lift, please contact the Rector 712299 or Wardens 715213 or 716703.

The Brains of Blofield

Blofield Church presents a “Quiz and Chilli Night” at the Margaret Harker Hall at 6.30 pm on Saturday January 28th. Teams of up to 6 people. Tickets, £8 per person, include a meal of chilli and baked potato (with a vegetarian option). Please bring your own drinks and pre-meal snacks. There will be a raffle during the evening and prizes for the winning team. Those who have attended before will recall a very enjoyable evening in a friendly, light hearted atmosphere. Please let us know if you are coming on your own and would like to be placed in a team with others. To book your place call 715899.

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.

Please note that there will be no Café on Wednesday 28th December and it will not then reopen until February 15th due to redecoration of the church.

“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.

Play Church is closed until after half term whilst the church is redecorated.