Here our service for our benefice for Sunday 5th July. Rev Kevin Billson.
Sadly, all public services and all social events are still suspended until further notice due to covid-19 concerns.
However, in line with the Government’s recent announcement on the relaxation of coronavirus restrictions, our churches will now be open for private prayer only.
Blofield Church will be open on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9.30 am – 3.30 pm starting on Monday 22nd June.
It is intended at this stage that the building will be open for private prayer and reflection. There will be help on hand from a steward during this time. It may be necessary initially to cordon off certain areas of the church as a precautionary measure.
Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the Lord
‘He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God in whom I trust.’
Due to the current government restrictions we will not be able to distribute Blofield News this month. However you can download it to read from here.
Daily Hope offers music, prayers and reflections as well as full worship services from the Church of England at the end of a telephone line. The line – which is available 24 hours a day on 0800 804 8044 – has been set up particularly with those unable to join online church services during the period of restrictions in mind.
If you know someone who does not have access to the internet and might appreciate this service then please pass on the number. Calls are free of charge.
We have created an archive of all the online services our rector has produced since the Coronavirus lockdown started. You can access this archive through the following link:
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.