Welcome to the Hempnall Group of Parishes



    We are a group of eight rural churches south of Norwich, Norfolk, and one of the oldest groups still working together in the country.

    On this website, you will find information about our services, our churches and our activities.

    Our churches are always open. Please drop in, stay a while or linger longer and enjoy the peace to pray, to look, or just sit and stare.

    There is regular worship in individual churches and we come together monthly for group services. Forthcoming services are listed on this page.

    As God’s people in these villages, we believe it is important to reach out in love and the power of the Holy Spirit to all and share the good news of Jesus.

    We hope you enjoy your visit to this site and our churches.


    Michael Kingston, Rector 

    E-mail the Church Office      

    Our Christmas Services:

    CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT St Catherine’s Church, Fritton

    Sunday 17th December, 4.00pm  Seasonal refreshments


    Hardwick 4pm Mary and Joseph come to the end of their journey in the stable at Hardwick Church.  Please come and celebrate the birth of their Son, singing carols.

    Topcroft 4pm Calling all little Christmas Tree makers or short story tellers.  Would you like to make a Christmas tree or write a short story or poem about a Christmas tree?  Come and join our fun celebrations on Christmas Eve, everyone welcome.  If you would like to let me know if you have a story to tell please give me a ring on 482267.  Looking forward to hearing from all you story tellers.

    Bedingham 5.30pm Come and join a celebration of Christmas as we 
    welcome Mary and Joseph after their journey around our villages, 
    and baby Jesus with the children from Woodton School.  
    Please come dressed as shepherds, angels or inn keepers.

    Hempnall 5.30pm Come dressed as a Nativity character.  Sing Carols and hear and see the drama of the Christmas story enacted by children.                         

    11.30pm MIDNIGHT EUCHARIST at Hempnall Church



    9.30am Eucharist at Woodton Church

    9.30am Eucharist at Hardwick Church

    11.00am Eucharist at Topcroft Church

    11.00am Family Communion at Morningthorpe Church                                                  

     2.30pm Holy Communion at The Hollies



     31st December at Topcroft Church 10.00am with mulled wine and mince pies!