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  • May I offer a warm welcome from our happy team here in 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 Heckfield. During the coronavirus lockdown we have continued with many activities, and you are very welcome to join us. 

    This Sunday, 5th July, I am delighted to say that we are able to open St John's Church in Hook at 5pm for Private Prayer and then at 6pm for Holy Communion. We are working with the Government and Church of England guidelines and will have social distancing and hand sanitiser. If you would like to join us at 6pm, please let Church Warden Richard Morley know so that we plan the seating. Phone 01256 762948, email richardj.morley1@outlook.com. Further details are to be found on the weekly notices. We open on Wednesday evening for Private prayer from 5-7pm. Rotherwick and Mattingley Churches will be open shortly, also for Private Prayer.

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    Every Sunday we continue to have a website service, with a page of readings, prayers & music, with some videos to watch, which you may like to view by selecting the appropriate page via the online-services tab.  Every Sunday we continue in July to have a live video-conferencing zoom service, with the zoom open from 9:45 for a 10am start.  The zoom meeting id is on the online-services page for each sunday and on the calendar event for that service. 

    Each Sunday (apart from the first Sunday in the month) there is a junior church zoom, see the children's activity page for details (junior church will be held from 11 for younger children, and 11:30 for the older children).

    We continue to support our Local Foodbank:please see our Foodbank Page for details, including a list of items currently required. We are now in "Plastic Free July", and have a litter pick on Saturday 11th July, please check the weekly notices. 

    You can sign up for our weekly notices to be emailed to you. If your neighbour is not using this service, you might like to encourage them or to print the notices sheet out for them?  Small groups are meeting around the Benefice using 'virtual fellowship'. We have a list on the weekly notices sheet above. Please do feel free to try something new if you wish, and join in with one of the groups. The notices sheet has all contact details. 

    With every blessing, Canon Marion de Quidt

    SJC HMR Rotherwick Mattingley
    Hook Heckfield Rotherwick Mattingley

    We are committed to the safeguarding, care and nurture of everyone within our church community, see our safeguarding page for contacts & further details.

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