Church Services

Church Services in the Benefice

Worship is our life blood and our joy. As a group of churches we offer a variety of opportunities to come together in church, and at the moment online during the coronavirus lockdown. Our regular worship is on a Sunday, with All-age services and Communion, Evensong, and Contemporary. Our worship has a variety of styles from more traditional to contemporary. The Benefice Ministry team meets once each month to reflect on our worshipping life, and plan together.

We are able to start opening churches for some services, but these may have limited spaces, and our main 10am Sunday Zoom is likely to continue for some time.

Please refer to our weekly notices (which can be downloaded from the Home Page for details). 

When our churches are fully open, our typical pattern of services is:


8.30am Holy Communion traditional said service from the Book of Common Prayer
(rotates around the Benefice)

10am at St John's Hook, 1st Sunday of month is an All Age Service (no communion),
other Sundays there is Holy Communion with Junior Church

10.30am in one of: Heckfield, Mattingley or Rotherwick churches
Family Praise (Rotherwick, 2nd Sunday), or Holy Communion

6pm Holy Communion in Hook

6.30pm Evensong 2nd & 4th Sundays in one of: Heckfield, Mattingley or Rotherwick churches

7pm Contemporary Worship at St John's, Hook, 3rd Sunday in the month

On the 5th Sunday in the month, there is one main Sunday Service for all
Churches in the Benefice, refer to the weekly notices for details

Family Friendly Sunday Services

Informal service for all ages (no Communion):
10am All Age Worship at St John's first Sunday of month
10.30am Family Praise at Rotherwick second Sunday of month 

Monday to Saturday

Morning Prayer in the Lady Chapel at St John's, Hook,
Monday to Friday at 8.30am, Saturday 9am

5.30pm Evening Prayer in the Lady Chapel at St John's, Hook, Monday - Friday

Midweek Communion

Said Holy Communion
Wednesday 10am Holy Communion
at St John's, Hook

Retirement Homes Communion - Alternate Fridays

During the Week

For details of other services, festivals and events please refer to the weekly notices

Other Events

Junior Church - Sundays (not first Sunday), currently via Zoom
Messy Church, typically 3rd friday in a month after school
Fingerprints - weekly toddler group
Youth Emmaus: fortnightly for teens aged 13-18years, currently via Zoom