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!


We have produced a number of items to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the group. To order, please email groupoffice@hempnallgroup.co.uk


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