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.
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 Saturday June 8th from 10 am to 4 pm we will be displaying a collection of photographs capturing the life of Blofield Church, its people, special occasions and many celebrations during the last 15 years. See what you remember. New residents do come and view it and have fun with a small quiz based on the display. Refreshments will be available during the day including breakfast from 10 am – 12 noon and tea/coffee/homemade cakes from 12 noon – 4 pm. The children’s corner will be open.
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.
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.
‘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.