Christmas Services at Our Churches

You are warmly welcomed to join us at our celebration services in December:

Sunday 1st 4pm Blofield Church Advent Lessons and Carols
Saturday 7th 4pm Heathlands Family Christmas Celebration
Sunday 15th 4pm North Burlingham Church Christmas Carol Service
Sunday 22nd 4pm Hemblington Church Carol Service
Tuesday 24th 4pm Blofield Church Christingle Service
Tuesday 24th 10pm Hemblington Church Midnight at Bethlehem Communion Service
Tuesday 24th 11.30 pm Blofield Church Midnight Communion Service
Wednesday 25th 8am Blofield Church Christmas Day Communion Service
Wednesday 25th 9.30am Hemblington Church Christmas Day Communion Service
Wednesday 25th 11am Blofield Church Christmas Day Family Service

Making the Christingles

For our 4 pm Christmas Eve service we need your help transforming oranges into Christingles. Do come along to Blofield Church on Sunday Dec 22nd at 2 pm. There will be oranges, sweets and fruits, ribbon and candles to assemble and many hands will make light and sociable work of it. All ages are very welcome.

Brains of Blofield Quiz

Blofield Church presents a ‘Quiz and Chilli Night’ at the Margaret Harker Hall with a 6.30 pm start on Saturday 25th January. To register your team call 211931. Tickets £9 per person to include food. Teams of up to 6.

Play Church Nativity Play

Once again we will be holding our annual Nativity Play on the last day of term, 11th December at 2 pm. The session will begin at 1 pm as normal. This year we have younger children and may need a little help! Please come with an outfit for yourselves and bring your little ones dressed as one of the characters from the Christmas Story: shepherd, angel, king, etc. (We can provide some outfits for the little ones.) Invite friends and family to came along at 2 pm and join in the singing. Refreshments will be served afterwards.

Christmas Concert

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.

“Play Church” Toddler Group

‘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.

Have you heard of the Paston family?

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.

Computer Café in the West End

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.