The Harvest Festival Celebration Service at Blofield Church will take place on Sunday 22nd September at 11 am. This will be followed by a Harvest lunch at 12.30 pm. Please put your name on the list at the back of the church if you will be attending.
On Saturday 14th September Norfolk Churches Trust will be holding their annual cycle ride/walk/drive event for their work to support the maintenance of Norfolk Churches. Half the money raised goes to your nominated church. Please offer to take part to raise funds for Blofield Church. Visit churches, enjoy the countryside and help raise money towards your church. Sponsorship forms are available in church or telephone 713895 or 715213.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Yvonne on 715213.
The Broadland Band and BroadBeat Choir present a concert of Fanfare and Song in Blofield Church at 3 pm on Sunday 15th September. Tickets: £8 at the door include a delicious afternoon tea.
The June issue of the Deanery Newsletter is available to download here
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’ 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.
‘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.