Welcome to the Hempnall Group of Parishes

  • Welcome

    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.

    The following is a comment we received recently from people who visited our churches:

    "We would like to say a big thank you for the wonderful day we had last Friday when we visited all eight churches of the Hempnall Group.

    Exploring Norfolk's churches has become one of our favourite pastimes and we've had some wonderful trips around the country guided by the satnav.  Simon Knott's website and the Mortlock & Roberts Books.  However, I don't think we've ever had a day visiting such a wonderful collection of churches as the Hempnall Group's and the day was made by the exceptional welcome at each and every one.

    It is clear that people have put a great deal of effort in to have all the churches kept open - thank you - and we think your booklet of the Group's churches is an excellent guide and addition to our bookshelf.  We particularly liked the additonal touches such as the benches placed in the porches, the water-bowls for dogs (not that we have one!), clear messages of welcome and individual open-out cards for each church.  And, of course, everywhere was so well-presented and the people we met along the way were so friendly and happy to chat.."

    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 

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  • Dates for your diary

    Sunday 1st March

    08:00  Eucharist BCP at Morningthorpe Church

    09:30  Eucharist at Hempnall Church

    11:00  Eucharist at Topcroft Church

    11:00  Matins at Hardwick Church

    16:00  Lent Reflection at Topcroft Church

    16:00  Family Praise at Hempnall Church

    Tuesday 3rd March

    17:00  Evening Prayer at The Flat

    Wednesday 4th March

    17:00  Evening Prayer at Hempnall Rectory

    Thursday 5th March

    08:00  Eucharist at Hempnall Church

    Friday 6th March

    17:00  World Day of Prayer at Topcroft Church, supper after service

    Sunday 8th March

    10:00  Group Service with Dr Sharma at Hempnall Church

    16:00  Lent Reflection at Topcroft Church

    Tuesday 10th March

    17:00  Evening Prayer at The Flat

    Wednesday 11th March

    17:00  Evening Prayer at Hempnall Rectory

    Thursday 12th March

    08:00  Eucharist at Hempnall Church


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