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 Lenten theme this year is ‘The God who understands.’  We will be listening to Jesus’ last words from the cross and how he understands the challenges in our daily lives:

    • How hard it is to forgive
    • What it’s like to feel abandoned
    • Our doubts about the afterlife
    • Our disappointments

    Lent Talks at Hempnall Mill Centre, Tuesday evenings 13th Mar and 20th Mar. 

    Doors open at 7pm to start 7.30pm.

    Lent offers more than “giving up.” It is also a time to think about ourselves, as we reflect on the challenges, doubts and demands of life.

    Our 2 speakers, Revd. Judith Wilson and Canon Revd. Andy Bryant, will help us to reflect.   Refreshments follow the talk and we are aiming to close around 9pm.   All welcome Contact: Jackie 01362 288195 

    Lent EVENING Reflections 

    Our Lent Reflections will be held at 4.00pm on Sunday 18th March at Hempnall Church.

    Lent Lunches In Aid of Christian Aid

      Lent lunches will be held in our villages, 1.00pm-2.00pm.  If possible please could you let the contact know if you would like to attend, for catering purposes – or turn up.           

    Tuesday 13th March               Topcroft at Woodlands, Barford Road, Topcroft

                                                    Contact: Jackie Leggett  482267

    Friday 16th March                  Fritton & Morningthorpe at The Old Rectory, Morningthorpe

                                                    Contact: Nicky Warde-Aldam  532187











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