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The Benefice Office is open weekday mornings 9 - 12 noon.

Contact us by telephone: 01256 760169
Contact us by post: St John's Church
London Road
Hook, Hampshire
RG27 9EG

Contact us by email: Melanie Lovegrove - Administrator

The Benefice Office looks after both the Parish of Hook and the Parish of Heckfield and Mattingley with Rotherwick (HMR), and is managed by Melanie Lovegrove. The Benefice Office is found at St John's Church, Hook, and is open weekday mornings between 9:30am and 12noon.  If you need to call or visit the office, could you please do so during these hours.

St John's is open daily for prayer, worship and a place to meet over coffee.

The Clergy

The Reverend Marion de Quidt is the Priest-in-Charge for the Whitewater Benefice.  Marion trained as a scientist, and worked in the Pharmaceutical industry.  A sermon about compassion of God, triggered a renewed search for the Lord's direction and lead to ordination training at STETS in Sarum College, Salisbury.  Marion along with her family moved to Hook in April 2015. 

email Marion:



Mark The Reverend Mark Lewis is Assistant Curate for the Whitewater Benefice. Mark initially trained in Electronics Engineering and went on to study marketing and business management. Mark has enjoyed a career in business covering roles in Engineering, Sales and Marketing. Prior to joining the Whitewater benefice Mark undertook Ordination training on the Oxford Ministry Course at Ripon College, Cuddesdon. Mark is a non-stipendiary curate, working alongside his ministry duties. Mark lives with his wife Sharon, three sons Daniel, Sam and Adam and two dogs, Jessie and Coco in Yateley.

If you want to contact Mark, please do so via the office email


Although the Rev Peter Hewlett-Smith is now retired, he continues to be part of the team, for which we are so grateful. Peter joined the Army in 1957 and is a graduate of the Army Staff College and the National Defence College. He retired from the Army in 1993 in the rank of Colonel when Deputy Provost Marshal (Army), and continued to be a chaplain to the guards. While Peter is retired he has Permission to Officiate (PTO) and has been a continuous and devoted member of the ministry team since 2001.


Licensed Lay Ministers (Readers)

Jennie Jennifer Martin is an experienced LLM and transferred to Hook in 2003. Jennifer has worked as Consultant for the Diocese of Winchester, and now is a vistors chaplain at Winchester Cathedral and Honarary Chaplain to the RASC/RCT Association Aldershot Branch. She has been involved in Children's work, lecturing and assessing Childcare, Health and Social Care when required in Colleges of Further and Higher Education Jennifer sees faith and work as an integral part of ministry. She runs the ecumenical bible study and Messy Church at St John's .

email Jennifer:


Jonathan has been a LLM at St. John's since 2008 having trained as a Local Preacher in the Methodist Church. Jonathan works in the Oil industry and is married to Caroline and is father to Lydia.

Benefice Administrator

Melanie Lovegrove became the Benefice Administrator in January 2017 and works in the Office at St John's Church, Hook.

email Melanie:

Church Wardens & PCC

We are extremely lucky to be supported by seven Church wardens, two PCCs, four Deanery Synod representatives and a team of Junior Church teachers, two organists and an active choir.  In addition we have the support of our congregations to run morning and evening prayer, Bible Study and fellowship groups, all age worship, "Open the Book" in Hook Infants and Whitewater School, "Messy Church" in Hook, "Fingerprints" pre-school praise and play, coffee shop and many other annual events.

Hook Richard Morley Liz Wilson
Heckfield Rosie Mandry  
Mattingley Carolyn Hazell Vivienne Alexander
Rotherwick Richard Blackmore Sarah Moore

The PCC secretaries are:

HMR Hook


Jane Worlock

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