We will be celebrating Mothering Sunday at our 11 am family service on Sunday 31st March. Posies will be handed out to all the ladies and you are welcome to join us for refreshments and simnel cake after the service.
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.
Every second month on the first Sunday of the month, starting in March, an alternative, contemporary style service known as ‘Worship Lite’ will take place at Blofield Church at 11 am. These services will adopt a more informal pattern to our usual services in that their presentation will be modern and contemporary Christian worship music will be used. There will be no Communion.
Come and join us for a different experience of worship. All are very welcome to attend. The dates for the services are: 3rd March, 5th May, 7th July, 1st September and 27th October.
Our Lent course for 2019 will be a series of guided conversations together about worship in our churches, using a professionally produced course material designed for churches such as ours. The course will ask us to consider together what it means to be a worshipper and how each of us can play our full part in the worship of our benefice and the churches we attend. We would value hearing from everybody who joins in the worship of our churches, no matter how often you attend. The course will take place on Wednesday evenings at Blofield Church on 13th March, 20th March, 27th March, 3rd April and 10th April. A course booklet will be available, priced £5.
The Toddler Group will be back from Wednesday 9th January 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.
‘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.
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. We look forward to welcoming you at the West End Café in Blofield church.
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.