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.

Open Gardens & Royal Picnic Weekend: Two Events in One

On Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th June, Blofield’s Annual Open Gardens Trail this year includes a Royal Treasure Hunt with items connected to Her Majesty hidden in all the gardens taking part. As usual, a selection of village gardens of varying size and style will be open over the weekend from 11 am to 5 pm each day for you to browse and admire. In several gardens, you will encounter musical delights or other surprises, including an amazing garden railway. In this most unusual garden, a complete railway – with beautiful scenery and infinite detail – can be found incorporated among the shrubs and plantings. It is unmissable!

From 11 am on each day, maps giving the location of participating gardens may be bought, for £5, at St Andrew and St Peter Church, Blofield. Maps purchased on Saturday can be used again on Sunday to see more gardens. You will also receive a ticket for one cream tea, to be taken over the weekend, with each map you buy. Teas will be served in the church from 11 am to 5 pm on Saturday, and 1 pm to 5 pm on Sunday. As an extra special treat on Sunday, a vintage bus will give free bus rides around the garden circuit from 1 pm. Just show your map and hop on.
To coincide with the Open Gardens Trail, there will be a lunch on Sunday June 12th to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday. Prettily packed picnic boxes, including a drink, will help to create a festive atmosphere at our churchyard picnic from 1 pm. Tickets for the lunch are available in church or from S & S Mitchell Newsagents and are priced at just £5, so be sure to bring along your family and friends. We are hoping many picnickers will come with, or wearing, something royal or queenly.

The BAD Players will be there to entertain, royal music will abound and children can have fun with crowns, cookies and jewellery. Throughout the weekend, an exhibition in church will feature the memories of some of our older parishioners who have lived through some or all of the same 90 years as our Queen. There will be art work from Blofield School children on show and a gift & a bric-a-brac stall.

Combine the two events, or just visit one – it is sure to be an exceptional weekend!

The Past Returns at Blofield

The celebration of the installation of the new kitchen took place on Saturday 7th May with the delivery of a Medieval Banquet in the west end of the church. Fine food, authentic drinks and candle light surroundings were augmented by some excellent traditional music, thanks to the beautiful voice of Rachel Prior and a talented recorder ensemble. Thanks go to all those involved in making such an enjoyable and stylish evening.

With the kitchen now back in full use, all the former events before the temporary closure are now operating again. The service of coffee and biscuits each Sunday is now resumed as is the Wednesday morning West End Cafe at 10.15 am after service, to which all are welcome. Come along and see the changes which have taken place and enjoy all that the new facilities have made possible.

Jazz and Supper Evening

Blofield Church presents a Jazz and Supper Evening with the Dave Cossey Quartet on Saturday July 9th at 7.30 pm. Tickets £12 from S & S Mitchell Newsagents in Blofield Street or from church at service times. This includes a glass of wine and an interval supper. Tickets at the door on the night are £10 for the Jazz and a drink but will not be inclusive of supper.

West End Café

Each Wednesday at Blofield Church you will find a warm welcome between 10.15 and 11.30 am at our West End Café. Do join us for hot drinks, cakes and cookies.

Play Church Parent and Toddler Group

Our parent and toddler group, “Play Church”, meets in Blofield church on Wednesdays between 1 pm and 3 pm. Parents, grandparents and childminders are all welcome to come along and meet new friends in a caring and welcoming environment while the children and babies have fun playing and learning. Refreshments provided for adults and healthy snacks for children. There is no charge but we do have a donation bowl if you wish to contribute.

Poppies Community Café

Poppies Community Cafe is an outreach group from Blofield Church. We meet every Wednesday from 10.00a.m until noon in Blofield Courthouse, where there is disabled parking and a ramp with rails for easy entry. Find good company, laughter and good food – all for a small donation which helps to pay the rent. You will be offered a selection of savouries, cakes, tea breads, biscuits, tea and coffee served by Elizabeth and John and their helpers. Everyone is assured of a welcome. Do come and see for yourself what a happy group this is.