Re-opening our Churches for Communal Worship

We are pleased to announce that we will be recommencing public services again in time for Easter.

At Blofield Church we commence 11 am Sunday services from Sunday 21st March.

At Hemblington Church we commence 9.30 am Sunday services from Sunday 28th March.

Those of you who would worship at North Burlingham Church are invited to join in with the Hemblington services.

At both churches the Easter Sunday service will include Holy communion.

All public services will be held in a covid safe manner following current guidance.

Our Rector hopes to continue some form of livestream service for Sundays, for those who are unable to attend one of these services in our churches. Our mid-week services by Zoom will continue for a while. We are also planning to have a reflection time by Zoom on Good Friday at 2 pm led by Rev Judith Wilson, more details of the event will be published closer to that date.

Our church buildings will remain open for private prayer at published times and to offer online services. If you wish to receive more information on these online services then please contact us and we will add you to our distribution lists.

Church Opening Times

Blofield Church is now open for private prayer on Mondays through to Friday from 9.30 am – 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.

Online Services

The Rev’d Kevin Billson is providing a live streamed online service every Sunday with a downloadable order of service. After it has finished the service is still available to be viewed at anytime.

A full list of these services including the next streamed service can be accessed through the following link:

Click here to access the Online Service 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.