St Gregory’s Orchestra Concert

A welcome return of St Gregory’s Orchestra to Blofield Church for a concert on Sunday October 20th at 3 pm. This will include Elgar’s Serenade for Strings, Tchaikovsky’s 5th Symphony and Swan Lake Suite. Tickets: £8 at the door (children £5) including afternoon tea.

Den Building and Sleepover Event

We will be holding a Den Building and Sleepover Event on Friday 11th October from 4.30 pm until Saturday 12th at 8 am. Don’t miss the opportunity to have an exciting evening den building, a treasure hunt to find your meal, a night-time walk, games and sleeping in your own ‘shack’ inside the church. What do i need to bring? An adult unless you’re with a uniformed or church group, wellies, sleeping bag, torch, pyjamas and £5 per person – glow sticks provided! Breakfast and evening meal included. Booking in advance is essential so apply by email to yvonnemack60@gmail.com or contact Yvonne on 715213.

Worship Lite Services

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 last service in this series is on Sunday 27th October.

“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.