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Mary Magdalene – Sunday 22nd July 2018

“Prayer and Mary Magdalene”


Heckfield Church

2 Cor 5.14-17; Jn 20.1-2, 11-18


Holy Communion

The Rev’d Peter Hewlett-Smith

St John’s Church, Hook

2 Cor 5.14-17; Jn 20.1-2, 11-18


Sung Eucharist and Junior Church

The Rev’d Peter Hewlett-Smith


Heckfield Church

Zeph 3.14-20; 2 Cor 5.14-17;

Jn 20.1-2, 11-18


Morning Worship

Jennifer Martin & Tony Heath

St John’s Church, Hook



Baptism of Holly Graham

The Rev’d Peter Hewlett-Smith

Jennifer Martin

Heckfield Church

Zeph 3.14-20; Jn 20.1-2, 11-18



Jennifer Martin





The Collect for Today

Lord God, your Son left the riches of heaven and became poor for our sake: when we prosper save us from pride, when we are needy save us from despair, that we may trust in you alone; through Jesus Christ our Lord.




Services during Week Beginning 23rd July 2018


Mon – Fri

8:30am and 5:30pm

St John’s Church, Hook

Morning Prayer & Evening Prayer



Basingstoke Crematorium

Funeral of Raymond Pearce



St John’s Church, Hook

Holy Communion



St John’s Church, Hook

Morning Prayer



Events this week

Monday – Saturday – 10am – 12pm Coffee Shop open to all, Narthex, St John’s, Hook.

Monday – 8pm Fellowship 2-4 meeting at 29 Goose Green, Hook.

Tuesday –1:45pm – 3:15pm Bible Study Group, Narthex, Hook.

Thursday – 7:30pm Discipleship Course, Narthex, Hook, all welcome.








The Ninth Sunday after Trinity – Sunday 29th July 2018


“Prayer of Thanksgiving”


St John’s Church, Hook

Phil 1.1-11; Matt 11.25-30


Holy Communion

The Rev’d Mark Lewis

Tim Maynes

Rotherwick Church

1 Chron 29.10-14; Phil 1.1-11; Matt 11.25-30


Benefice Communion

The Rev’d Mark Lewis

Jennifer Martin




Notices and News – Events Coming Soon


CONGRATULATIONS TO JANE WORLOCK on her appointment to Hart District Council.  We are so grateful for all your kindness to Hook PCC over the last 2 years and wish you well.  We are sorry to see you stand down from Hook PCC but look forward to hearing more about our local governance.


PCC SECRETARY – neither Hook nor HMR PCC currently have a PCC Secretary.  Are you an organised person who can take and type up minutes, ensure meetings are run as required and communicate with the Diocese as needed?  Each PCC meets 6-8 times a year on a Monday (HMR) or Wednesday (Hook) evening, dates published well in advance.  If you can help, or even offer to take minutes on an occasional basis, please speak with a church warden or a member of the clergy.



Wednesday 8th August, leaving Hook at around 11:30am, bring a picnic.  Details to follow, if you are interested, please leave your name with Mel in the Church Office.



The service will be held on Wednesday 5th September at 7:30pm at Heckfield Church.  Celebration will follow, please save the date in your diary!


AFTERNOON TEA FUNDRAISING EVENT                          

Saturday 11th August 2018 at 3:00pm at St John’s.  Tickets are available from Jennifer Martin or Mel in the Church Office.  £7 for adults and £3.50 for under 13’s.  All proceeds will go to Church funds.  We would be grateful for donations of cakes.


MEN’S BREAKFAST – will be taking place on Saturday 11th August 2018 at 9:30am at Hook House Hotel.  Please contact Alan Instone to book.



On Saturday 29th September at 5:30pm at Winchester Cathedral.  Do come along and listen to our choir as part of the festival and support our Cathedral.

ORGAN RECITALS AT ST JOHN’S CHURCH, HOOK – The next two organ recitals will be held on 3rd August and 7th September 2018 from 1.15pm to 1.50pm.  More details to follow.                                



Please contact Melanie Lovegrove at the Church Office for your free pass.


AVOIDING ACCIDENTS – we love having children in our churches, but please can we remind parents that they should keep an eye on their children after the service has finished, especially where there are hot drinks being served.  Thank you.



Please, please only put the usual plastic, paper and tins in the blue bins.  Please do not leave the Church Wardens to sort out the rubbish for you!



We have formed a large team within the benefice who are working together to order our procedures and storage.  Everyone will be asked to complete a consent form for us to keep all personal details.  If you have already completed one, thank you.  If you haven’t, please get one today from a churchwarden or from the Benefice Office.


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.

Items Required: instant mash, sponge pudding, jam, tinned vegetables, tinned tomatoes, rice pudding, custard, long-life fruit juice and tinned meat.


LET US PRAY FOR OUR SCHOOL STAFF TEAMS giving thanks for their hard work through the year and praying for a summer rest!




We are open for prayer at St John’s Church every day from 8:30am to 6pm.


We are so grateful for our established prayer groups.  Did you know that a “Mother’s Prayers” group meets every month in St John’s Lady Chapel?


Our teaching series through the Summer is given below:


29th July – Prayer of Thanksgiving

5th August – Prayer with St Benedict

12th August – Prayer with St Ignatius of Loyola

19th August – The Jesus Prayer

26th August – Arrow Prayers


Pete Grieg, who founded 24/7 Prayer, has written his latest book on Prayer, called ‘DIRTY GLORY’. It is an inspiring read, get it for only £8 on our Bookstall. Limited copies available.

Come and join us!

Prayers for Today and the Coming Weeks


For celebration: The baptism of Holly Graham.


For prayer: those exploring a deeper Christian faith, at the Discipleship Course or through one to one meetings towards adult baptism.


Those in need of prayer: John Clements, Charlie, Michael and Lisa, Linda Mellors, Mary Watson, Nicky Reynolds, Rosie, Luke Mappley, Jay Clancy, Ashley, Alan Mabey.


Those who have recently died: Raymond Pearce of Crossways Nursing Home.


Year’s Mind: 22nd Jul – Terence McGilroy, Oscar Lawrence, Cal Burton O’Neill; 24th Jul – Deric Peake; 25th Jul – Henry Blake, Evelyn Alibone, Joyce Woodcock; 26th Jul Dorothy Culver, Doreen Bennett; 27th Jul – Pamela Cubbage.


Please also pray:

For our love for one another and our neighbour in 2018

For our vision to share Jesus’ Good News throughout the Whitewater Benefice in 2018


Contact Us


Priest in Charge

Marion de Quidt may be contacted on (01256) 763211

or by email mariondequidt@whitewaterchurches.co.uk

Benefice Office

Melanie Lovegrove on (01256) 760169.  At St John’s.  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: Church Office on (01256) 760169

Hook PCC Secretary

Vacancy – could you help?

Hook Stewardship

Nikki Wild (01256) 762865

Hook Gift Aid

Caroline Bushman (01256) 959699

HMR PCC Secretary

Vacancy – could you help?

HMR Stewardship

Vacancy – could you help?

HMR Gift Aid

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



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