At our Grand Christmas Fair on Saturday November 24th (10.30 am until 2 pm) see Christmas Cribs from around the world and enjoy many new Craft stalls. There will be Cakes and Children’s fun with treasure hunts and train rides (weather permitting). Also some really “Funky” gifts and many stalls to tempt you. Tea, real coffee, cakes and lunches will be served.
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.
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.
‘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.
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.