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The Second Sunday after Epiphany – Sunday 19th January 2020

Mattingley Church

Rom 12.6-16a; John 2.1-11


Holy Communion

The Rev’d Peter Hewlett-Smith

St John’s Church, Hook

Is 49.1-7; John 1.29-42


Holy Communion & Junior Church

The Rev’d Marion de Quidt

Mattingley Church

Is49.1-7; 1 Cor 1.1-9; John 1.29-42


Holy Communion

The Rev’d Shona Hoad

St John’s Church, Hook

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Building Blocks for Faith

The Rev’d Marion de Quidt

Elizabeth Hall, Raven Road, Hook, RG27 9HH


United Service – come and join with other Christians from local Churches to worship together.

Service is followed by a bring and share supper.




Eternal Lord, our beginning and our end: bring us with the whole creation to your glory, hidden through past ages and made known in Jesus Christ our Lord.


Services during Week Beginning 20th January 2020



 – 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

Holy Communion



St John’s Church, Hook

Morning Prayer





THIS SUNDAY at 4:30pm to 6pm in St John’s Church, Hook

BUILDING BLOCKS FOR FAITH exploring questions of faith (on alternate weeks)


Youth group upstairs (includes the Youth Emmaus group)

Adult group downstairs

Adult course also runs on Thursday 23rd January from 7:30pm to 9pm


Refreshments and small group discussion – please come and see!






The Third Sunday of Epiphany – Sunday 26th January 2020


St Michael’s Church, Heckfield

Rom 12.16b-end; Matt 8.1-13


Holy Communion

The Rev’d Shona Hoad

St John’s Church, Hook

Is 9.1-4; Matt 4.12-23


Sung Eucharist & Junior Church

The Rev’d Shona Hoad

Martin Hoad

St Michael’s Church, Heckfield

Is 9.1-4; 1 Cor 1.10-18; Matt 4.12-23


Service of the Word

Jennifer Martin

Rosie Mandry

St Michael’s Church, Heckfield

Ecclesiastes 3.1-11; 1 Pet 1.3-12



The Rev’d Marion de Quidt

The Rev’d Peter Hewlett-Smith



Notices and News – Events This Week


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

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 Building Blocks for Faith, St John’s Hook.

Friday – 7:15pm Junior Choir; 7:45pm Senior Choir, St John’s, Hook.


MISSION JESUS (ST JOHN’S CHURCH, HOOK) – The Mission Jesus boxes are now due to be emptied.  From 6 months you might have £26 in there.  Please do return your box or donate via the card reader.  Thank you to everyone who participated in this.


DONATIONS FROM HMR - Donations from the HMR Christmas service collections will be made to Emmaus Hampshire (Homeless Charity), Naomi House (Children’s Hospice), and St Michael’s Hospice (Adult Hospice) of £500 to each of the 3 charities.   


NEWS! Marion has been invited to join the College of Canons (to become an Honorary Canon) at Winchester Cathedral.  Service of installation is on Sunday 2nd February at 3:30pm followed by a drinks reception in the Cathedral.  Marion and Simon would be delighted to have your support.


MINISTRY TEAM DAY OF REFLECTION – The Whitewater Ministry Team are taking 24 hours to reflect and pray together on Friday night 24th January and Saturday 25th January.  Thanks to John and Barbara Platt for their hospitality.  If you have anything to share or for us to pray for, please email:

Marion de Quidt (mariondequidt@whitewaterchurches.co.uk)

Shona Hoad (shonahoad@whitewaterchurches.co.uk)

Jennifer Martin (jennifer.martin17@btinternet.com)

Jonathan Bushman (Jonathan.D.Bushman@gmail.com)


CAKE SALE – Starting on Saturday 1st February the craft group will be holding a cake sale on the first Saturday of every month from 10:30am to 12 noon.  The coffee bar will be open during this time.


SPRING HARVEST LOCAL – Thursday 6th February at 7pm for 7:30pm at London Street United Reformed Church, Basingstoke – there are already people from St John’s Church, Hook going and if you want to go too then please buy tickets by clicking on this link: https://springharvest.org/local/ Tickets are £8 if bought in advance.


SOUPER ORGAN FRIDAYS – Friday 7th February 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.  Richard Joyce will be playing and his programme will reflect some of the interesting organs he has played around the world.  No cost (donations appreciated) the coffee shop will be open serving cup of soup with a roll, drinks and cakes.


FRIDAY 28th FEBRUARY 2020 at 7.30pm at Heckfield Memorial Hall - Another wonderful talk by The Rev’d Peter Hewlett- Smith, this time on his travels in the Yemen. As before, there will be a two course supper to follow. Tickets are £17.50 and will be available in January, from Barbara Platt, Sandra Pickworth, Vivienne Alexander, Church Office and Martin Rudd.  Do not miss this last of Peter’s travelogues. It will be very special.

WHITEWATER MARRIAGE PREPARATION DAY – Advance Notice: Saturday 29th February in Rotherwick.

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER – Friday 6th March at 2pm, Rotherwick Church

A warm welcome is extended to everyone. Please do come along and be part of the congregation.  Formerly known as Women's World Day of Prayer.  The service will be followed by refreshments.  This year the Service has been prepared by the Christian women of Zimbabwe who call us to Rise! take your mat and walk. It will be led by members of St Michael’s Heckfield, Hook, Mattingley, Rotherwick, Life Church and Sacred Heart. 


TRAINING FOR OUR MISSION IN MAY – Saturday 7th March at 9am to 1pm at      St John’s Church, Hartley Wintney.  Frog Orr-Ewing and team will lead us.  Please put the date in your diaries. 


PARKING AT ROTHERWICK - When you come by car to Rotherwick Church, please continue to take care to avoid blocking the local residents' access to their properties.

The farmers opposite the church, Henry and Lynette Steel, have very kindly said that they are happy for us to park at the top edge of their driveway, closest to the horse chestnut tree.  However, they work unpredictable and long hours and need to be able to open their gates and get large farm vehicles in and out at any time of any day.  It is essential that their gates are not blocked.  Thank you for your help with this.


FOOD BANK DONATIONS 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

Please Note: No food please!  However, household goods are required instead.

Items Required: Toilet rolls, shampoo, shower gel, soap, washing up liquid.



Prayers for Today and the Coming Weeks



Let us look with joy into 2020 and all that the Lord has for us.

Those in need of prayer: John Clements, Michael, Linda, Nicky, Luke White, Ivor Williams, David and Lynda, Lorna Nodder, Ruth Foot, Olive Cox (now in residential home), Melanie (Joyce’s niece).

Those who have recently died: Stanley Seymour, Charlie Hughes.

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 normally 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 Rev’d Shona Hoad (0118) 932 6075

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

Church Wardens

Hook – Richard Morley (01256) 762948

Hook – Liz Wilson (01256) 760358

Heckfield – James Trumpeter (07982) 717960

Rotherwick – Sarah Moore rotherwickcw1@yahoo.com

& Steve Burridge rotherwickcw2@btinternet.com

Mattingley – Vivienne Alexander (0118) 9326264


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