Welcome to the Whitewater Benefice in Hampshire. We are 4 churches in the Church of England, Winchester Diocese: St John the Evangelist in Hook, and the village churches of Mattingley, Rotherwick and St Michael in Heckfield. We all celebrate the focus of our church life: Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever.
We are delighted to welcome you to activities, prayer, services, Weddings, worship, and friendship. If you are interested in finding out what we do, please view our weekly notices, check our calendar, phone the church office (01256 760169), or sign up for our Weekly Notices and Prayer Diary to be emailed to you. Please view Safeguarding for details of our safeguarding policies and contacts.
For Remembrance Sunday it was lovely to see so many people join us for our service of Remembrance, and after, the sun shone as we all, young and old, walked from St John's in Hook to the War Memorial and laid wreathes of poppies:
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them.
Messy Church is on Friday 15th November. The theme is Banish the darkness.
On Saturday 16th Nov at 7pm at St John’s Church, Hook we have a return visit from Derek Trendell, this time with photos of the wildlife of the Galapagos Islands and sailing on ‘Tenacious’ (a square rigger) from Bermuda to Southampton. Tickets are £12.50 including refreshments.
Date for your diary: Hook Cracker at St John's on Saturday 7th December.
With every blessing, Reverend Marion de Quidt