The care and protection of children, young people and adults involved in Church activities is the responsibility of everyone who participates in the life of the Church.
For more details of our commitments to support this policy and details of national and local contacts available to speak to if you have any concerns please visit our safeguarding page here.
The June issue of the Deanery Newsletter is available to download here
An exciting opportunity to hear the Choir of Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge singing in Blofield Church on Wednesday July 3rd at 7.30 pm with a mixture of music by William Byrd and others including ‘William Byrd – A Musical Portrait’, ‘Old Testament Biblical Dramas’ and some lively Spirituals. Tickets £10 at the door include wine and savoury bites. Blofield has a close connection with the music of Byrd through his patron Edward Paston.
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: 7th July, 1st September and 27th October.
The service on Sunday July 7th will be followed by a bring and share picnic lunch in the churchyard.
The Toddler Group will be back from Wednesday 24th April after the Easter holidays 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.
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.
‘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.