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      



















    6.30am Easter Vigil at Topcroft Church

    We wait for the dawn of this new day with a vigil of readings and music, the lighting of the Easter Candle,

    renewal of baptism promises and celebration of the Eucharist, followed by breakfast.


                            9.30am Eucharist at Bedingham Church

                            9.30am Eucharist at Hempnall Church

                            11.00am Eucharist at Shelton Church

                            11.00am Family Communion at Fritton Church

                            11.00am Family Service at Topcroft Church


                            2.00pm Baptism of Phoebe Roberts at Woodton Church


                            3.00pm Holy Communion at The Hollies  













  • Dates for your diary 

    Sunday 24th June
    09:30  Eucharist at Woodton Church
    09:30  Eucharist at Hempnall Church
    11:00  Morning Praise at Topcroft Church
    11:00  Eucharist at Morningthorpe Church

    Tuesday 26th June
    17:00  Evening Prayer at The Flat

    Thursday 28th June
    14:30  Learning & Growing Meeting at The Flat
    19:00  Quiet Prayer at Hempnall Church

    Sunday 1st July
    10:00  Group Service at Morningthorpe Church
    14:30  Holy Communion at The Hollies

    Tuesday 3rd July
    17:00  Evening Prayer at The Flat

    Wednesday 4th July
    17:00  Evening Prayer at Hempnall Rectory