50th anniversary

Celebrating 50 Years of the Hempnall Group

The Hempnall Group of Parishes was set up in 1964. We have a number of special events planned throughout 2014 to mark our 50th anniversary. At the end of 2013 we launched our anniversary books and memorablila, and on 9 February we marked the Valentine's season with a service of Renewal of Marriage vows. Other events include:

20 April: Bishop Alan joined us for the Easter Sunday Service at 10 a.m. at Hempnall Church

24 & 25 May: Open Gardens in Topcroft: on a gorgeous day, gardens and refreshments were enjoyed by many visitors.

24 May: The Charity Football Match organised by Hempnall Football Club was much enjoyed by all present, and raised £281 for our chosen charity, Toilet Twinning.

2 JulyConfirmation Service at Hempnall Church with Bishop Alan.

12-13 July: Group Flower Festival

3 August: open-air Lammas Service at 11 a.m. on Fritton Common

28 September: Pilgrimage around the villages with Bishop Graham, finishing at Hempnall Village Hall with champagne and cakes

5 October: Celebrating with the Animals at Bedingham Church - all are welcome, and that includes all pets!


The Group has marked significant milestones over the 50 years by publishing books to reflect on the road being travelled. To order, please email groupoffice@hempnallgroup.co.uk