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Church, free entry

All Saints church, Hemblington

All Saints church, Hemblington

Copyright: Peter Harvey

Details

For hundreds of years this small Grade 1 listed medieval church has served its community as a place of worship, celebration and remembrance. Most of what can now be seen is 14thC and 15thC although the round tower is significantly older.
Upheavals of the Reformation and during the time of Cromwell have both damaged & preserved treasures in this place.

It has a nationally important wall painting of St Christopher as it is the most complete telling of the life of the saint in Britain. It was fully revealed and restored in 1937.

It also has a regionally important octagonal font decorated with 16 saints and martyrs.

There are steps that would have led to the top of the rood screen, no longer in place.

On either side of the Nave are niches which would have contained statues.

Behind the Georgian pulpit there is a piscina for washing utensils after a service. A second piscina can be seen to the right of the altar / communion table.

In the roof in the Nave near to the Chancel can be seen medieval decoration on the wooden beams.

There are some poppy headed pew ends and remains of animal carvings found on two elbow pieces.

There is a file in the church detailing the graves in the churchyard.

This church is off the beaten track but well worth the effort to find it with its treasures and very special and peaceful atmosphere.

Baby changing facilitiesDisabled toiletsOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled access

Opening details

Timings are approximate
The church has a service each Sunday at 9.30am & remains open afterwards

Prices

Free entry

No charge but donations welcome

Contact

Catherine Howe

01603 270360

Address

Church Lane,
Hemblington ,
Norfolk,
NR13 4EF

Location

Directions

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Map reference: TG 351113  Lat: 52.64851 Long: 1.47466

This is a peaceful rural round towered church with an amazing wall painting of St Christopher.

Parking: free

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access