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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Joint Benefice Service
Joint Eucharist for all our Churches will be held at Somerton Church.
Sunday 30th July 2017 at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly
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 Church Tower Fund.
Tuesday 1st August 2017 at 10:00 AM for 2 hours
Hemsby Fun Day
This Village event will be held on the Playing Field in Hemsby. There will be lots of stalls and activities for people to take part in. Hemsby Church will have a tombola stall. Why not come along and as well as supporting our Church have a great day out. Look forward to seeing you there!
Saturday 5th August 2017 at 10:00 AM
All Day Event
Songs of Praise
Songs of Praise with the Norfolk Broads Concert Band. Everyone welcome, do come and join us.
Sunday 13th August 2017 at 6:00 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly
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 Church Funds.
Tuesday 15th August 2017 at 10:00 AM for 2 hours
Church Gift Day
Letters will have been delivered throughout the village leading up to today and we will be receiving donations outside Hemsby Post Office and Hemsby Spar, all day. Please help us in our fund raising as there are a number of projects in hand to ensure Hemsby Church remains open to all for generations to come.
Saturday 26th August 2017 at 12:00 AM
All Day Event
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 Church Tower Fund.
Tuesday 29th August 2017 at 10:00 AM for 2 hours
Bingo Night at the Village Hall
The Village Hall will be holding a Bingo Night with funds raised going to the Church Tower Repair Fund. All the usual games, also a raffle and licensed bar. Doors open 6:320 pm with Eyes down at 7.30 pm
Friday 1st September 2017 at 6:30 PM for 2 hours
Patronal Festival
Join us as we celebrate the birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary at our annual Patronal Festival. St. Mary's Singers will be joing us for the Service as we celebrate the Virgin Mary's birthday.
Sunday 3rd September 2017 at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Patronal Festival Lunch
Following the Eucharist Service there is an opportunity for lunch at 1:15 pm at the Lacon Arms, Hemsby. Cost �10.95 per person for two courses. Come and join us for a good afternoon and lunch. Please let Maureen know by 30/08/17 if you wish to go or sign the sheet at the back of the church.
Sunday 3rd September 2017 at 1:15 PM for 1½ hours
Coffee Morning for the Children's Society
You are invited to our Coffee Morning to help raise funds for vulnerable children and young people. Every cup of tea, coffee or a slice of cake will help to make a difference. Do come and join us.
Tuesday 5th September 2017 at 10:00 AM for 2 hours
Family Friendly
Sponsored Ride & Stride
We are taking part in the annual Norfolk Churches Ride & Stride Event. The Church will be stewarded to sign riders/striders forms, so if you want to keep fit, see beautiful churches and raise money to help maintain them, get a sponsor form from Maureen.
Saturday 9th September 2017 at 9:00 AM
All Day Event
Coffee Morning
The Friends of St. Mary's will be holding one of their ever popular coffee mornings in The Barn Room at Hemsby. There will be home made cakes, bric-a-brac and books for sale and a raffle to take part in. Don't worry if you don't like coffee we serve tea or squash too! Do come and join us. Proceeds to Church Funds.
Tuesday 12th September 2017 at 10:00 AM for 2 hours
Organ Concert
Come and hear the talented Colin Porter play a variety of music on St. Mary's wonderful Willis Pipe Organ. Free admission - retiring collection in aid of the organ fund.
Saturday 16th September 2017 at 7:30 PM for 2 hours
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
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
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
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 Monday 24th July 2017
 
 
 
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