Hemsby: St Mary the Virgin, Hemsby

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The church is located near the centre of the village of Hemsby & dedicated to Mary the Mother of Our Lord. The building consists of a Chancel, Nave & South Porch in the decorated & perpendicular style. Although there is mention of a church at Hemsby in the "Domesday Book", the present building dates from the early 14th century. We have a beautiful east window behind the altar designed for the Parish by Caroline Swash & installed in June 1985. The church is open for regular services throughout the year and there is a carpark available behind the Barn Room, which is directly opposite the church. The Barn Room is used for providing refreshments after services as well as for fund raising events. Hemsby is 1 of 4 churches in the Benefice the others being Winterton, West Somerton & Horsey. Whether you are attending the church for services or a visit you can be assured of a warm welcome. Our church is open daily from 10 am for visitors and prayer until 6pm (dusk in winter).

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Rev Selwyn Tillett
The Rectory,
Somerton Road,
Winterton-on-Sea
NR29 4AW
01493 393430 (Rector)

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Sunday

Parish Communion
Sung eucharist along traditional lines with many favourite hymns. Refreshments are served in the Barn Room following the service. Please note if there is a the fifth Sunday in the month this will be a joint Benefice service. Please check which church in the Benefice will be hosting the service.
Every first second third and fourth Sunday at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments
The Hemsby 100 Club
Please consider joining our 100 Club to help us raise funds for our Church and Barn Room. Membership is open to anyone over 16 years of age. Interested? Leaflets are available at the back of church or speak to Wendy Brown, Judy Adkins or Margaret Sexton. The draw takes place on the fourth Sunday in the month in the Barn Room after the Service.
Every fourth Sunday at 1:00 PM for ¼ hour
Refreshments

Monday

Morning Prayer
A short service of Morning Prayer to begin the day and the week
Every Monday at 9:00 AM for ½ hour

Tuesday

Evening Prayer
Reflective service for the end of the day. NB this service will take place at 3pm during the winter months. During March 2017 there will be no Evening Prayer on Fridays.
Every Tuesday at 5:30 PM for 20 minutes

Wednesday

Said Holy Communion
Mid-week service of Holy Communion.
Every Wednesday at 10:00 AM for ½ hour

Friday

Evening Prayer
Reflective service for the end of the day. NB this service will take place at 3pm during the winter months. During March 2017 there will be no Evening Prayer on Fridays.
Every Friday at 5:30 PM for 20 minutes
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Coffee Morning
The Friends of St. Mary's will be holding a Coffee Morning in the Barn Room 10 to 12 noon. Home made cakes, bric-a-brac, books, and a raffle. Don't be put off if you don't like coffee we do tea and squash too! Do come and join us. Proceeds to the Tower Repair Fund.
Tuesday 26th September 2017 at 10:00 AM for 2 hours
Harvest Supper
Following a short service at 7 pm in the Barn Room the Harvest Supper will take place in the Barn Room at 7.30 pm. Offering a chance to enjoy a meal together in celebration of the Harvest. Cost �6.50 per person to Maureen.
Thursday 28th September 2017 at 7:00 PM for 1 hour
Hemsby School Harvest Festival Service
Come and join us as we celebrate with Hemsby Primary School the gift of the harvest. The Church will be beautifully decorated with gifts of produce and flowers with the fresh produce being given to Hales Lodge at Winterton; groceries to the Salvation Army in Great Yarmouth and the retiring collection to Christian Aid's Harvest Appeal.
Friday 29th September 2017 at 9:30 AM for ¾ hour
Family Communion Harvest Festival
Come and join us as we celebrate the Harvest with a Family Communion service including favourite Harvest hymns. All the family is welcome and any gifts of fresh produce will be forwarded to a Hales House, tinned goods will be given to the Salvation Army and a returing collection will be for Christian Aid Harvest Appeal.
Sunday 1st October 2017 at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments
Coffee Morning
The Friends of St. Mary's Church will be holding a Coffee Morning in the Barn Room from 10 until 12 noon. Home made cakes, bric-a-brac and books will be on sale and there will also be a raffle. Do come and join us for our last coffee morning of the season with proceeds to Great Yarmouth Grapevine, the talking newspaper for the blind and visually impaired.
Tuesday 10th October 2017 at 10:00 AM for 2 hours
Joint Benefice Service
Joint Eucharist for all our Churches will be held at Horsey Church.
Sunday 29th October 2017 at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly
Musical Evening at the Village Hall
Theatre East presents a 60's Night of music and sketches. Tickets �8.00 each with buffet in the interval and a licensed bar. There will also be a raffle. Tickets available from Maureen 01493 732493 or Maggie 01493 731618. Proceeds to St. Mary's Church Tower Repair Fund
Saturday 4th November 2017 at 7:30 PM for 3 hours
Service of Commemoration of our Departed Loved Ones
A service when we remember our departed loved ones with the lighting of candles of remembrance. Prayers will be said for all those whose funerals have taken place in our church in the last two years, each being prayed for by name. If you have someone you would like to be commemorated please make contact via the email address quoted on this website or by leaving a note in church giving the name of the person to be commemorated. St. Mary's Singers will be joining us and singing as part of the service.
Sunday 5th November 2017 at 3:00 PM for ¾ hour
Remembrance Sunday
Gather in the cemetary carpark for 10:45 am to Parade to the War Memorial with local organisations for a service of remembrance. The service will continue in church. All are welcome to come and join us as we remember those who have given their lives in war and conflicts.
Sunday 12th November 2017 at 10:45 AM for ¾ hour
Blessing of the Christmas tree and turning on of the lights at Hemsby Church with St. Mary's Singers
Advance notice - Do come and join us as we bless the Christmas Tree in the Church grounds and turn on the lights to mark the count down to Christmas Day. Everyone welcome at this village event.
Friday 1st December 2017 at 6:00 PM for ½ hour
Service of Advent Carols and Readings at Hemsby Church
One for the diary - A service of Advent Carols and Readings to mark the start of the Advent Season will take place at Hemsby Church. Everyone is welcome to come and join us.
Sunday 3rd December 2017 at 4:00 PM for 1 hour
Christmas Carols
Christmas Dinner
This year our Christmas Evening Social event will be a three course Christmas Carvery at the Lacon Arms, Hemsby with entertainment. Cost �16.00 per person. Please see Maureen to be added to the list.
Thursday 7th December 2017 at 7:00 PM for 2 hours
Christingle Service
Traditional Christingle Service for children and the young at heart heralding the start of the Christmas Season with the children from Hemsby School . All welcome to join us.
Friday 8th December 2017 at 2:00 PM for ½ hour
Family Friendly
Village Carol Service
Traditional service of nine lessons and carols for all the Family. Come and join us as we will be singing all the favourite Carols and hearing the Christmas Story as the Village prepares for Christmas.
Sunday 10th December 2017 at 4:30 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Christmas Carols Mulled Wine Mince Pies
St. Mary's Singers Christmas Concert
St. Mary's Singers will be holding 2 concerts this year on 18th and 19th December due to popular demand. This will be a ticket only event. Watch this space for more details.
Monday 18th December 2017 at 7:30 PM for 1 hour
Mulled Wine Mince Pies
St. Mary's Singers Christmas Concert
St. Mary's Singers will be holding 2 concerts this year on 18th and 19th December due to popular demand. Tickets are �5.00 each, including a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie, and are available from Maureen or Donna. Come and hear a variety of Christmas music superbly delivered by St. Mary's Singers. Ticket only event.
Tuesday 19th December 2017 at 7:30 PM for 1 hour
Mulled Wine Mince Pies
Childrens' Crib Service
Service especially for children when they take part in filling the Crib with all the characters and sing favourite well known Carols. Come and experience the magic of Christmas. Everyone welcome.
Sunday 24th December 2017 at 4:30 PM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly Christmas Carols
Midnight Mass
A traditional service to celebrate the arrival of the baby Jesus into our world. Make this your true beginning of Christmas by joining us at this wonderful service.
Sunday 24th December 2017 at 11:30 PM for 1 hour
Christmas Carols
Christmas Morning Communion and Carols
A service of Communion to celebrate Christmas Day with favourite Carols.
Monday 25th December 2017 at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
Christmas Carols
Joint Benefice Service
Joint Eucharist for all our Churches will be held at Winterton Church.
Sunday 31st December 2017 at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly

Features

Toilets

Wheelchair accessible toilets

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
Stained Glass
Organ

 
     
Guidebooks
Church Open Open 10am until 6pm (dusk in winter)
Hall for Hire Barn Room bookings - Contact Maureen on 01493 732493
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Priest in charge: The Revd Leslie Selwyn TILLETT (Selwyn)
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 2895
Built: 1300
Archdeaconry: NORFOLK (262)
Deanery: GREAT YARMOUTH (26209)
Benefice: Flegg Coastal Benefice (26/205BM)
Parish Legal Name: Hemsby (260047 )
CofE Church Info: (626047 26/47)
Short URL: acny.uk/2895/
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The current editor is: Elspeth Moore

This page was last updated on Thursday 14th September 2017
 
 
 
Hemsby: St Mary the Virgin : The Street, Hemsby, Norfolk, NR29 4EU

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