We are a group of 8 rural parishes in the beautiful Norfolk countryside, who enjoy living, working and worshiping together.
The Group was founded in 1964. This was a pioneering and visionary step taken by Bishop Launcelot Fleming to revitalise and enrich the church in an area of thinly populated villages.
This has been our experience. Since then, the parishes have grown together and continue to share resources and benefit from opportunities for collaboration in numerous ways. We have discovered that can do more together than we can alone.
This is abundantly evident in these difficult times, where a network of practical support and help has emerged in our villages. Thank you to those who have a share in this. We all have different needs and there are those who can assist. Let’s continue to cope with this crisis with a spirit of kindness and loving service to those around us. Please don’t hesitate to contact someone to help or just for a chat.
If I can be of help, I am only a
phone call away - 01508 482366
The Reverend Liz Billett
May your unfailing love be with us, LORD,
even as we put our hope in you.
To contact us please call The Hempnall Group office, 9am-1pm Mon-Thurs 01508 498157
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Sunday Services | 9th May 2021
08:00am | BCP Communion
at Morningthorpe Church
Please contact Mary Sargent
09:30am | Eucharist at Hempnall Church
Please contact Claire Key
11:00am | Eucharist at Topcroft Church
Please contact Jackie Leggett
11:00am | BCP Matins at Hardwick Church
Please contact Liam Pilgrim
Thoughts and Prayers for the Week
Prayer for the Sixth Sunday of Easter
by the lakeside you renewed your call to your disciples:
help your Church to obey your command
and draw the nations to the fire of your love,
to the glory of God the Father.
Thought for the Week
The Value of One
Which one of you, having a hundred sheep and losing one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness and go after the one that is lost until he finds it? Luke 15:4
The number one can seem insignificant.
Imagine 1 sheep out of 100 or 1 coin out of 10. One seems very little in the grand scheme of things. But think about 1 positive remark, 1 achieved aim, 1precious new life, 1 good thing that has happened.
Perhaps then we can see the impact of Jesus words. One can make a tremendous difference for good.
One by one Jesus called his followers. One by one he healed the man with no sight, the man with no hearing. One by one, he took the hand of a young girl and brought her to life, eased the life of a man half crazed. One by one he gave confidence to a man to try using his legs again.
One by one.
One by one Jesus invites us to a deeper relationship with him, that tap on the shoulder that stops us and makes us turn round. It was one, Jesus Christ, who saved the world.
Each and every person is precious in God’s eyes, and we his followers today are called to recognise the great value of everyone.
Who in your life needs to experience the touch of God, to know they are precious?
What can you do to be a channel of god’s presence in that person’s life?
God of all mercy and compassion,
help us to see with your eyes
the one most in need of your presence
today and every day.
Let us continue to support and strengthen each other
~ Daily by saying the Lord's Prayer together, morning and evening
~ Lighting a candle at home 10.00am on Sunday
Readings for the week:
Acts 10: 44-end
1 John 5: 1-6
John 15: 9-17