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Advent Sunday – Sunday 1st December 2019



St John’s Church, Hook

Rom 13.8-14; Matt 21.1-13


Holy Communion

The Rev’d Marion de Quidt

Martin Hoad

St John’s Church, Hook

Is 2.1-5


All Age Advent Service

Jonathan Bushman & Team

St Michael’s Church, Heckfield

Is 2.1-5; Rom 13.11-14; Matt 24.36-44


Parish Communion

The Rev’d Shona Hoad

St John’s Church, Hook


Benefice Advent Carols Hook Choir

The Rev’d Marion de Quidt




Almighty God, as your kingdom dawns, turn us from the darkness of sin to the light of holiness, that we may be ready to meet you in our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.


Services during Week Beginning 2nd December 2019



 – Fri

8:30am and 5:30pm

St John’s Church, Hook


Morning & Evening Prayer




St John’s Church, Hook

Monday Prayer Group



St John’s Church, Hook

Funeral of Paul Lochead



St John’s Church, Hook

Morning Prayer





Wednesday 4th December 2019

Gill, James and Sam would like to invite everyone to Paul’s funeral at 10:30am and to the reception afterwards at Hook House Hotel.

Therefore, please note: there will be no Holy Communion or Coffee Shop on this day.


Wednesday 11th December 2019

There will be Holy Communion at 10am followed by lunch for the Wednesday Communion Group held in the Solar Room, St John’s Church, Hook.






The Second Sunday of Advent – Sunday 8th December 2019



Rotherwick Church

Rom 15.4-13; Luke 21.25-33


Holy Communion

The Rev’d Peter Hewlett-Smith

St John’s Church, Hook

Is 11.1-10; Matt 3.1-12


Holy Communion & Junior Church

The Rev’d Marion de Quidt

Rotherwick Church

Is 11.1-10; Rom 15.4-13; Matt 3.1-12


Advent Family Praise

The Rev’d Shona Hoad

Rotherwick Church


Baptism of Rupert Christmas

The Rev’d Shona Hoad

Rotherwick Church

1 Kgs 18.17-39; John 1.19-28



Jennifer Martin

The Rev’d Peter Hewlett-Smith



Notices and News – Events This Week


Monday, Thursday and Friday 10am – 12pm coffee shop open to all.  Please note: coffee shop is currently closed on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

Monday – 2pm – 4pm Craft Group, Narthex, St Johns, Hook.

Tuesday – 1:45pm - 3:15pm Bible Group, Narthex, St John’s, Hook.

Thursday – 10:30am – 11:30am Friendship Café, St John’s, Hook, all welcome.

Thursday – 1:30pm – 3:30pm Fingerprints, St John’s, Hook, for carers and young children.

Thursday – 7.30pm – 9.30pm Advent Course, St John’s Hook, all welcome.

Friday – 1:15pm Souper Organ Fridays, St John’s Church, Hook, all welcome.

Friday – 7:15pm Juniors; 7:45pm Seniors; 8pm Christmas Choir, St John’s, Hook.

Saturday – 9am for 9:30am Men’s Breakfast at Hook House Hotel.  All welcome.

Saturday – 5pm – 7pm Christmas Cracker at St John’s Church, Hook.  All welcome.


ADVENT COURSE - Humbug and Happiness Thursday evenings in Advent

This year the Thursday evening Advent Course is based on the Charles Dickens novel and classic Christmas movie, 'A Christmas Carol', looking at how God calls us to repentance and to live unselfishly and offers us forgiveness and restoration.  7:30pm on Thursdays 28th in the Solar room at St. John's Church, all are welcome.  If you have any questions please ask Jonathan Bushman (jonathan.d.bushman@gmail.com).



The Bible Group on Tuesday will be holding two advents sessions:

“Through the eyes of Mary” on Tuesday 3rd December at 2pm & “Through the eyes of Joseph” on Tuesday 17th December at 2pm

There will be no Bible Group on Tuesday 10th December. Everyone welcome.  For more information, please speak to Jennifer Martin.


St John's Christmas Cards

ST JOHN’S CHURCH CHRISTMAS CARDS FOR SENDING - We have packs of 10 cards for sale for £4 at St John’s Church, Hook.  The card is based on the painting done by Rebecca Ratsamnamy for the Church Family Christmas Card in 2018, and are available after services or from the Church Office.

ST JOHN’S CHURCH FAMILY CHRISTMAS CARD - this year we again have a Church Family Christmas card, designed and produced by our talented in-church artist Rebecca. We are invited to sign the card, donate the money you would have spent on cards to other members of the church family to support the work of the Hart Food Bank.



This Christmas we are again hiding Jesus Rocks around Hook. This is in preparation for the Jesus Rocks and Crib Service on 24th December. Can you help with hiding? Please get rocks from Richard Paganuzzi or Jonathan Bushman.



Friday 6th December at 1:15pm, St John’s Church, Hook.  Come and listen to 35 minutes of informal, easy to listen to organ music while you have your lunch.  No cost (donations appreciated) the coffee shop will be open serving cup of soup with a roll, drinks and cakes.  This month, Paul Wren plays for us.



Saturday 7th December at 9am for a 9:30am start at Hook House Hotel.  Please contact Richard Morley to book your place (numbers required for catering) richard.jmorley@talktalk.net



On Saturday 7th December. The Church event will run from 5pm to 7pm but the evening will start with ‘Carols Around the Tree’ in the village centre at 4.30pm.  Please bring friends and family, the more the merrier!  If you can help in the preparation or on the night, please contact Juliette Bromham (purpleroom61@aol.com) or Richard Paganuzzi.




External: the roof of the Tylney Chapel has been leaking during heavy rain recently.  You will notice scaffolding in place ready for repairs to begin shortly.  Internal: This week there was also a fall of lime plaster from the chancel ceiling.  At the moment we have made the decision to keep the church locked during the daytime to protect visitors until further safety checks and repairs can be made in the coming days.  We expect services on Sunday 8th December will be held in Rotherwick as usual although potentially with a backdrop of dustsheets and we will be open as usual ready for the “9 Lessons and Carols” on Sunday 15th December.

Help Wanted - If you are able to help with preparing and/or serving mince pies and wine after the 9 Lessons and Carols service at 6:30pm on Sunday 15th December please get in touch with Sarah Moore or Steve Burridge on rotherwickcw1@yahoo.com or (07881) 722477.  Many thanks.



Saturday 21st December at 10am – Any help would be welcomed to decorate the Church for Christmas with flowers.  The more the merrier!  Please contact Dee Betts at dee.betts@sky.com



may be placed in the marked box in the Narthex in St John’s, Hook at any time during the week; left at any HMR Church when a service is taking place or taken directly to the Life Church Centre, Elms Road, Hook

Items required: custard, rice pudding, jam, pasta sauce, sponge pudding, instant mash, tinned vegetables, tinned meat, washing up liquid, Christmas food items.


Prayers for Today and the Coming Weeks


For thanksgiving: those who have formed us, encouraged us, and been ‘saints’ in our lives.

For prayer: us all as we seek to follow Jesus in 2019, and offer the gift of ourselves to him.

Those in need of prayer: John Clements, Michael, Linda, Nicky, Mary Watson, Luke White, Charlie Hughes, Ivor Williams, David and Lynda, Lorna Nodder, Ruth Foot, Denise, Sam and Anna, Stan Seymour, Melanie, Olive Cox.

Those who have recently died: Paul Lochead.

Years Mind: 3rd Dec – Patricia Waite; 7th Dec – Maureen Fidoe.

We love to pray for people who ask for prayer, but please do ask Marion first, so that we understand the situation, and we know that the person in need has given their permission to publish their name here.  We shall continue to pray for people in our Years’ Mind for 2 years after their passing, and then request that their family confirm with us that you would like us to continue.  Thanks so much.



Contact Us



Marion de Quidt may be contacted on (01256) 763211

or mariondequidt@whitewaterchurches.co.uk

Please note Marion is not available on Tuesday

Assistant Priest

Shona Hoad may be contacted on (07871) 740158 or

(0118) 932 6075 or shonahoad@whitewaterchurches.co.uk

Please note Shona is not available on Thursdays and Fridays

Benefice Office

Melanie Lovegrove on (01256) 760169.  At St John’s, Hook.  office@whitewaterchurches.co.uk 

Weekdays 9.30am to 12pm

Pastoral Visiting Hook


Please contact: Reverend Marion de Quidt (01256) 763211

or Jennie Martin on (07803) 505265

Pastoral Visiting HMR

Please contact: Reverend Marion de Quidt (01256) 763211 or the Church Office on (01256) 760169

Hook PCC Secretary

Charlotte Margetson charlottemargetson@gmail.com

Hook Stewardship

Nikki Wild (01256) 762865

Hook Gift Aid

Caroline Bushman (01256) 959699

HMR PCC Secretary

Sarah Moore rotherwickcw1@yahoo.com

HMR Stewardship

Vacancy – could you help?

HMR Gift Aid

Anne Hallowes (01252) 845144  anne.hallowes@btinternet.com


Notice Sheet by Email

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The PCC of Hook Parish is a Registered Charity Number 1183688

The PCC of Heckfield with Mattingley and Rotherwick is a Registered Charity Number 1132735