Exhibition: 2019, A Year in the Life of Blofield Church

Do call in at the church, it is open every day, to see ‘2019 A Year in the Life of Blofield Church’. Each year since 2003, a display of photographs with captions shows what the people of Blofield Church have been doing to reach out to the community, to welcome all ages into church, to worship and have fun together. People from the villages feature in it – maybe you, your friends or family?

Auction of Promises

Putting the FUN into FUNdraising: Blofield Church will be holding an Auction of Promises on Saturday April 25th, 7 pm for 7.30 pm at the Margaret Harker Hall on Yarnmouth Road. Join us for an enjoyable, light-hearted evening with a free glass of wine and savoury nibbles. Everything from lawn mowing to a dinner party for up to 8 people on offer. The catalogue of ‘promises’ will be available soon at Blofield Newsagents and at Blofield Church.

Lenten Lunch

We will be holding a Lenten Lunch in Blofield Church on Sunday March 8th at 12.15 after the morning service. There will be homemade soup & bread plus delicious puddings. Donations will support the work of ‘Hand in Hand’ in Zimbabwe working to teach and feed pre-school children in a rural area. Please sign up in church to help us know numbers for catering.

“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.
Term dates are Wednesday January 8th – Wednesday April 1st. There will be no session on Wednesday 19th February as this will be the half term holiday.

Come to the Stillness

‘Come to the stillness’ – Prayer for all, 45 minutes in God’s presence every Thursday 4.15 pm at Blofield Church. The service will not take place on January 30th or February 6th.

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.

West End Café

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.