The Hempnall Group of Parishes

Welcome to the Hempnall Group

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.


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Coming Up Next...

Book Sale and Refreshments


Saturday 30th September

10.00 – 12.30


This popular event is returning for the first time since 2019…

Huge range of good quality, second-hand books for sale …

Also bric-a-brac, produce, tombola and raffle…

Proceeds in aid of Hardwick and Shelton Churches

Donations of books and other items for sale, plus raffle prizes etc, welcome by 27 Sept. 


Contact Frances for more details - 01508498517

Coming Up Soon...

Annual Bunwell Lecture (2 weeks to go)


Graffiti Night (4 weeks to go)


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Latest News/Feature...

Harvest 2023

As we celebrate the Harvest this year we have been remembering the contribution that farmers and those who work with them make to our lives.  At our Harvest services we have collected gifts of money to give to YANA.  This is a local charity which supports the farming community, especially with mental health.  You can find out more about their work at : YANA Website

God promises us that all we need will be provided for us and harvest reminds us to give thanks for all that we have.  In these times of reduced means, as many struggle to put food on the table, harvest time offers us the opportunity to recognise how much we do have and to look for ways to share with others.  We can also think about the wonderful world that God has created and the ways that we can respect and heal it.

"Count your blessings" may be an old adage, but this is certainly a time of the year when we might encourage one another to see the abundance of God's provision for us.



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