About Us

Contact us by telephone:

Office: 01256 760169
Rectory 01256 763211

Contact us by post: St John's Church
London Road
Hook, Hampshire
RG27 9EG
Contact us by email: office@whitewaterchurches.co.uk

The Benefice Office is open Monday to Thursday mornings 9:30 - 12 and Friday 11-12.  The Benefice Office looks after both the Parish of Hook (registered charity number 1183688) and the Parish of Heckfield with Mattingley & Rotherwick (HMR - registered charity number 1132735). The Benefice Office is found at St John's Church, Hook. Any personal visits will need to be booked with the Rector or Administrator. We are not currently open for unplanned visits. We are required to wear Facemasks inside the building. 

The Clergy

Canon Marion de Quidt is the Rector for the Whitewater Benefice.  Marion has been in Whitewater since 2015, and loves our team ministry in the Benefice. She is also Area Dean of Odiham Deanery, and enthusiastic about nurturing vocations and training. In 2020 Marion was invited to join the College of Canons (to become an Honorary Canon) at Winchester Cathedral.  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 lives with husband Simon in Hook Rectory. Her weekly day off is Tuesday. 

email Marion: mariondequidt@whitewaterchurches.co.uk

The Reverend Shona Hoad is our Assistant Priest for the Whitewater Benefice.  Following ordination Shona spent time in Guildford diocese as curate and then served as Vicar in a two parish Benefice in Salisbury diocese. Shona lives with her husband, Martin, in the Mattingley Rectory, Hound Green and in her spare time can be found walking the coastal paths of Cornwall.  Shona works  part-time, and is not available on Thursdays and Fridays.  Shona can be contacted on 07871 740158.

email: shonahoad@whitewaterchurches.co.uk

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. Peter

Licensed Lay Ministers (Readers)


Jonathan Bushman 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. Jonathan leads our Children's and Families team, and our All Age services in Hook. 

email jonathan.d.bushman@gmail.com

Martin Hoad was first licensed as an LLM in Guildford diocese in 2001, subsequently serving for a few years in the Salisbury diocese before moving to The Whitewater Benefice. Martin works in corporate finance and lives in Hound Green with Shona and their dog. Martin Hoad
Timothy (Tim) Maynes has been a member of the St John's Hook congregation for around 30 years, including being a Church Warden, and he is a dedicated member of our Choir. He began training as an LLM in 2018 and was licenced on 2nd November 2020, by Bishop David Williams of Basingstoke. He is married to Brigitte and is the father of Matthew, Thomas and Ruth. Tim Maynes
Although Jennifer Martin is now retired, she continues to be part of the team (and has been with us since 2003).  She is a vistors chaplain at Winchester Cathedral and Honarary Chaplain to the RASC/RCT Association Aldershot Branch. She has been involved in Childcare, Health and Social Care and worked in Higher Education, and sees faith and work as an integral part of ministry. Jennie runs the ecumenical bible study.

email Jennifer: jennifer.martin17@btinternet.com



Benefice Administrator

Our Benefice Administrator works every weekday morning.  We are pleased to have Eliza working in the office on Monday-Thursday, and one of a team of volunteers will be helping cover Fridays!   There may be days when the office is being run from home, so please initially contact us via email or leave a message on the answerphone and we will come back to you when someone is available.

Office phone number with answerphone: 01256 760169 or contact Marion at the Rectory on 01256 763211

email: office@whitewaterchurches.co.uk

Church Wardens & PCC

We are extremely lucky to be supported by a team: including 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.

Church Wardens:

Hook Richard Morley  
Heckfield James Trumpeter  
Mattingley Vivienne Alexander  
Rotherwick Steve Burridge Ian Kenny

The PCC secretaries are:

HMR Hook


Charlotte Margetson
email: hookpcc@whitewaterchurches.co.uk

Web site

If you want to contact us with respect to our website, please email our webteam.

Charitable Status

The PCC of Hook Parish is a registered charity number 1183688, The PCC of Heckfield with Mattingley and Rotherwick (HMR) is a registered charity number 1132735