Hemblington Church Children’s Holiday Competition

Due to the current Coronona virus restrictions Hemblington are unable to hold their popular children’s summer holiday event at Hemblington church this year. As an alternative they are running a competition, with prizes, for children to enter.

Children are invited create a piece on the theme of the story of the Good Samaritan using the bible story or an up to date story. They can write a story or poem, draw or paint a picture, make a collage or a cartoon strip.

There will be prizes for the entry which makes the judge smile the most, the most colourful and the one which seems to tell the story best.

Click here for full details of this competition.

Church Services and Events

Services for August will be on Sundays at 11.00 am on the 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd August.

The service on Sunday 30th August will be a service for the whole benefice at Blofield Church with an 11.00 am start time.

Please do join us at these services, everyone is welcome.

No 8.00 am services or Wednesday mid-week services are currently planned.

Please understand that our worship will certainly feel different for some time to come and we are seeking to find the best way forward in circumstances that are still challenging.

All social events are still suspended until further notice.

Online Services

We will continue to offer our online worship to run alongside our reinstated services. In addition, printed copies of the service and sermon/reflection will be available for distribution after each service.

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:

Click here to access Service Archive Page

Daily Hope Phone Line

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.

Daily Hope

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.