St Andrew and St Peter Church stands proud on a hill with the tower visible from East and West as you approach the village of Blofield. It is the largest church between Great Yarmouth and Norwich.
Over the years Blofield Church has provided solace, a warm welcome and inspiration for many thousands of parishioners and visitors.
All who enter the church, looking for a place of worship and prayer or to attend one of the many activities or events on offer, will be welcomed in the refurbished community area in the West End.
We will be celebrating the Queen’s Jubilee Year ta Blofield Church with the following events:
On Sunday June 5th: afternoon tea will be served at 4.30pm in church, followed by a service of Songs of Praise at 6pm.
Sunday June 12th: Sung evensong at 6pm followed by tea/coffee and biscuits afterwards.
Saturday June 18th: A Jubilee Summer Garden Party 1pm – 4pm
This year Thy Kingdom Come is from 26th May to 5th June. This is an opportunity to join in prayer with the Christian family worldwide. During these 10 days there will be opportunities to pray together in our benefice churches. Novena Guides or Prayer Diaries written by Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, will be available to help us pray each day.
Many of you will be aware of the suspension of the 8.00am Service of Holy Communion at Blofield Church during the pandemic. Following the changes that occurred in the structure of our benefice, with the addition of the parish of South Walsham, Upton and Fishley, and the extra responsibilities that this has placed on the local ministry team, the PCC at Blofield agreed that it is not possible to continue this service. This will be noted as a sadness by the small congregation who came regularly to 8.00am communion, but their grace in accepting this change is greatly appreciated.
Everyone is welcome to join us at Blofield Church for a little bit of chat/conversation, friendship, laughter and crafting.
May’s events are on Thursday 5th May at 12 noon (light lunch available) and on Monday 16th May at 10 am (refreshments available).
Let’s meet every month on the 1st Thursday and 3rd Monday at the same time. For Further information contact Jenny on 01603 712968
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The Wednesday morning services have started again at Blofield Church at 9.30am following a pattern of Holy Communion and Morning Worship:
27th April – Holy Communion
4th May – Morning Worship
11th May – Holy Communion
18th May – Morning Worship
25th May – Holy Communion
The service is followed by coffee and chat in the West End – All welcome.
We are open on Wednesdays between 1 – 3pm during term time. We have been delighted to meet so many new mums, dads, babies, toddlers and grandparents, as well as parents we’ve known for many years during the past year. Our group is open to all, you are welcome. Refreshments are served to the adults and a healthy snack provided to the children. All sessions are offered free but a donation bowl is available if you wish to contribute. Please contact Yvonne on 07720 942955 or Barbara on 714519 for further information. We run until 25th May. Half term is 30th May – 3rd June and we then open from 8th June until 13th July.
There is freshly brewed coffee, a warm welcome, homemade cakes, cheese scones, etc., every Wednesday from 10.15 am – 11.45 am. There is also a children’s corner to entertain your little ones while you relax and meet new people from the village.
Sunday services now regularly take place in the Churches of Blofield and Hemblington and we look forward to welcoming worshippers.
Sunday services are held in Hemblington Church with North Burlingham at 9.30 am and in Blofield Church at 11.00 am. Services alternate between Holy Communion and a Service of Morning Worship.
There are benefice Morning prayers on Tuesdays at 9.00 am by Zoom. There are Morning prayers on Thursdays at 9.00 a.m. in Hemblington Church. The Wednesday morning service at 9.30 am in Blofield Church has returned, alternating between Holy Communion and Morning Worship.
Our church buildings will remain open for private prayer at published times.
Blofield Church is open to visitors every day from 9.30am to dusk.
We request that you follow government guidelines by cleaning you hands with the supplied antiseptic gel, providing your contact details or using the QR code and not entering the cordoned off areas.