All Saints

See the unique large late Medieval wall painting of the life of St Christopher pre and post conversion in this gem of a round tower church standing in wild flower rich churchyards.

Hemblington, Norfolk

Opening times

Visitors are warmly encouraged to visit, as the church is open every day 10am to 5pm.


Church Lane
NR13 4EF

All Saints church contains many preReformation features including the unique late medieval wall painting of the life of St Christopher, showing his life before he carried the Christ child across the river, then his torture and death when he would not renounce his new faith. There is also a coloured octagonal font displaying saints and martyrs, the remains of the Rood stairs and niches that would have contained the statues of the saints to whom the church was dedicated.

The Saxon Norman round tower and flint nave and chancel walls also contain decorated limestone, indicating reuse from an earlier or nearby building.

The church now stands in a remote location, surrounded by fields, and within two different church yard areas. That to the south is wild flower rich, carefully managed by BADCOG, the local conservation group. The northern churchyard was more recently farm land, now given to the church for burials, with a wide area of land now being managed for wildlife conservation by the Bure Valley Conservation Group.

Tours, talks and various social events are organised by The Friends of All Saints Church in order to raise funds to keep the building and grounds in good order. 

  • Wildlife haven

  • National heritage here

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Captivating architecture

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • On street parking at church

  • Level access throughout

  • Dog friendly

  • Accessible toilets in church

  • Church of England

  • Community Grant, £10,000, 2014

  • Our Community Grants helped churches to install essential facilities such as toilets and kitchens.

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