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.
Our Remembrance Service is on Sunday 10th November starting at 10.55 am. The service begins around the war memorial outside the church with uniformed groups to remember all those who have died or been injured in the line of duty.
The benefice churches of Blofield, Hemblington and North Burlingham will hold their All Souls Commemoration Service for those who wish to remember loved ones who have died at Blofield Church on Sunday 3rd November at 4 pm. You are invited to bring a chrysanthemum plant to Blofield Church any day between 9 am and 5 pm in the week commencing 28th October. This 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 in the service please submit their name to the rector by emailing and placing ‘Memorial Service’ in the subject line. Alternatively you can add their names to the lists provided in our three churches. During the service you will have an opportunity to place a flower or a cross of remembrance in their memory.
On Saturday November 16th at 3 pm do join us for a workshop opportunity to see and hear early instruments up close. The Hexachordia trio of musicians presents “Is that a Crumhorn?” This will be an absorbing presentation about musical instruments of the Medieval and Renaissance eras, featuring live music richly illustrated with paintings and other images of the time. If you have ever wanted to know the difference between a lute and a guitar, a recorder and flute, or even a shawm and a crumhorn, this event is for you! After the presentation, during refreshments, there will be a question and answer session, as well as an opportunity to see and hear the instruments up close and personal. This event will be suitable for adults and teenagers. Entry £2 at the door.
On Saturday November 23rd from 10.30 am until 2 pm we will be holding our annual Christmas Fair in Blofield Church. This year there will be train rides for children and you can learn to make a Christmas wreath (please bring suitable foliage and decorations, oasis rings and tuition available). There will be many varied craft stalls, home baking, tea, coffee and lunches. Many ideas for your Christmas gifts.
On Sunday 8th December at 3 pm Mundesley Community Choir presents a Christmas Concert with Vivaldi’s Gloria and a Christmas repertoire. Tickets: £8 at the door which includes an afternoon tea.
On Sunday November 17th at 3 pm we will be holding a concert by ‘Hexachordia’ entitled ‘Puddings and Pies’. This will consist of a rich menu of music and song washed down with poetry and verse including some 16th and 17th century music. Hexachordia is a group of three musicians with 12 early instruments. You will hear bagpipes, crumhorn, flute, gittern, guitar, lute, organ, rauschpfife, recorder, shawm, viols, virginals and voice. Tickets £10 at the door which includes wine and delicious refreshments.
The June issue of the Deanery Newsletter is available to download here
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 last service in this series is on Sunday 27th October.
‘Play Church’ baby and toddler group is held every Wednesday during term time from 1 pm until 3 pm in Blofield church – it’s fun, friendly and free! Parents, grandparents and carers are welcome to come and join this successful, happy and friendly toddler group where babies and 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.
The first session for the autumn term will be on Wednesday 4th September.