Welcome to 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 St Michael in Heckfield. Some of our churches have ancient foundations and church bells. We all celebrate the focus of our church life: Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever.
We are delighted to welcome you to activities, prayer, services, Weddings, worship, and friendship. If you are interested in finding out what we do, please view our weekly notices, check our calendar, phone the church office (01256 760169), or sign up for our Weekly Notices and Prayer Diary to be emailed to you.
During August we offer an inspirational book about Prayer by Pete Grieg (founder of 24/7 prayer movement), and we are preaching on topics about prayer. Copies of the book are on our Bookstall for purchase. Here is a prayer from the book, page 369, you might like to pray:
Sovereign God, we would be a people consumed by your glory, set alight by the fire of God. Help us to live in the radical simplicity of saying ‘yes, ‘OK’ and ‘Amen’ to your divine whispers ... the plans you have for us. And may we continually, just like Jesus, give of ourselves to the lost, the broken and the needy. Spreading contagious hope and holiness ... that your will would be done and your kingdom come in every corner of the earth as it is in heaven. Amen.
From Monday 13th August, the Narthex and Coffee shop will be closed whilst we make improvements to the kitchen. A temporary Coffee Shop will instead be run in the Church Hall on Monday and Wednesday, and for the Bereavement Cafe.
We are preparing for the arrival of the Rev’d Shona Hoad to the Whitewater Benefice, with her licensing service at St Michael’s Heckfield on Wed. 5th September at 7.30pm. Please let Mel in the office know if you are attending. There will be hot drinks and sandwiches after the service in Highfield Park. T: 01256 760169, email@example.com
With every blessing, Reverend Marion de Quidt