Flower Festival – The Queen’s Norfolk

We are continuing our celebrations of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Year with a Festival of Flowers on Saturday September 10th, 10.30am – 5pm, and Sunday September 11th, 12.30pm – 5pm.

Our church will be filled with arrangements depicting aspects of our beautiful county and the diversity of its river, sea, landscapes, and historical buildings. There will also be a display of Norfolk charities that the Queen is Patron of plus an exhibition about the Paston Family.

There will be trips to the top of the church tower, choir and organ recitals and refreshments during the event.

Open Doors

There are no Open Doors events in August.

Everyone is welcome to join us again in September at Blofield Church for a little bit of chat/conversation, friendship, laughter and crafting. Please note the new times.

September’s events are on Thursday 1st September at 12 noon (light lunch available) and on Thursday 15th September at 12 noon (light lunch available).

Let’s meet every month on the 1st Thursday and 3rd Thursday at the same time. For Further information contact Jenny on 01603 712968

Raise Donations Whenever You Shop Online

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After signing up, whenever you are going to shop online, you will need to login to the Easyfundraising website (Login | Easyfundraising) in order to select the retailer that you want and to activate the free donation for any online purchases you make. (You can bookmark the link to the website.)

However, if you buy things from Amazon then you’ll need to login to AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.co.uk: You shop. Amazon gives) and enter “Blofield Church” in the Search box. It should come up in the display list for you to select as the charity that you want to support.

Wednesday Morning Service

The Wednesday morning services have started again at Blofield Church at 9.30am following a pattern of Holy Communion and Morning Worship:
3rd August – Morning Worship
10th August – Holy Communion
17th August – Morning Worship
24th August – Holy Communion
31st August – Holy Communion
The service is followed by coffee and chat in the West End – All welcome.

Play Church Toddler and Baby Group

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 are currently closed for the school holidays and will open again on Wednesday 7th September.

Coffee and Chat

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.

Communal Worship at our Churches

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 is at 9.30 am in Blofield Church, alternating between Holy Communion and Morning Worship.

Our church buildings will remain open for private prayer at published times.

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.