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The Fifth Sunday of Lent – Sunday 18th March 2018

Mattingley Church

Exodus 24.4-8; John 8.46-end


Holy Communion

The Rev’d Marion de Quidt

St John’s Church, Hook

Jer 31.32-34; Heb 5.5-10;       John 12.20-33


Holy Communion & Junior Church

The Rev’d Marion de Quidt

Jonathan Bushman

Mattingley Church

Jer 31.31-34; Heb 5.5-10;       John 12.20-33


Parish Communion

The Rev’d Peter Hewlett-Smith

Jennifer Martin

Narthex, St John’s Church, Hook, Parlour Room


Live Lent Course Week 5 ‘Leaving’

The Rev’d Marion de Quidt

St John’s Church, Hook

Matt 5.1-12


Contemporary Service

Jonathan Bushman

The Rev’d Marion de Quidt



The Collect for Today

Gracious Father, you gave up your Son out of love for the world: lead us to ponder the mysteries of his passion, that we may know eternal peace through the shedding of our Saviour’s blood, Jesus Christ our Lord.


Services during Week Beginning 19th March 2018


Mon – Fri

8:30am and 5:30pm

St John’s Church, Hook

Morning Prayer & Evening Prayer



St John’s Church, Hook

Holy Communion



Basingstoke Crematorium

Funeral of Walter Anderson



St John’s Church, Hook

Morning Prayer



Events this week

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

Monday - 2pm – 4pm Craft Group, at St John’s, Hook.

Tuesday –1.45pm – 3.15pm Bible Study Group, Narthex, Hook.

Wednesday – 7.30pm Living Flame Fellowship Group, meeting every Wednesday in Lent at Caroline Bushman’s House, 29 Goose Green, Hook.  Please call leader Nikki Wild on (07766) 004964  if you would like to come along.  All welcome.

Thursday – 1.30pm – 3.30pm Fingerprints, Narthex, St John’s, Hook. All carers and young children welcome.

Thursday – 7.30pm – 9.15pm Alpha Course, Solar Room, St John’s, Hook.

Friday –  7.15pm Junior Choir; 7.45pm Senior Choir, St John’s, Hook.

Saturday – 10.30am – 12pm Coffee Shop open to all, Narthex, St John’s, Hook.

Saturday – 10am – 1pm Senior Choir Workshop, St John’s, Hook.



PALM SUNDAY – Sunday 25th March 2018

Heckfield Church

Zech 9.9-12; Matt 27.1-54


Holy Communion

The Rev’d Peter Hewlett-Smith

St John’s Church, Hook

Mark 11.1-11; Mark 14; Mark 15


Sung Eucharist & Junior Church

The Rev’d Mark Lewis

The Rev’d Marion de Quidt

Heckfield Church

Mark 11.1-11; Mark 14; Mark 15


Palm Sunday Communion

The Rev’d Peter Hewlett-Smith

Heckfield Church

Zech 9.9-12; 1 Cor 2.1-12



Tim Maynes

Jennifer Martin




Notices and News – Events Coming Soon


PCC MEMBERS 2018/2019 – The PCC is the council that manages the Church and all connected with it.  At the upcoming Annual meetings there will be elections held for new members.  As we are growing Churches, next year’s PCCs have a number of vacancies in both parishes for Church members who wish to be involved with leading us forward.  Could this be you?  You need to have been on the relevant Electoral Roll for at least 1 year.  If you think you could contribute to the life of our Churches in this way, please speak to Marion or a Church Warden.


CONGRATULATIONS TO TIM MAYNES, STEPHEN DAVIES AND NIKKI WILD – Tim has been selected to train as a Licensed Lay Minister and will begin his course this Autumn.  This March, Stephen and Nikki have begun the Bishop’s Commission for Missioners course for leading Worship.  We pray for them as they set out on these ventures and for the continued development of spiritual growth at St John’s that this brings.


PASSOVER SUPPER –TUESDAY 27TH MARCH 2018 at 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start in the Narthex, St John’s Church led by Tim Maynes.  If you wish to attend please sign your name on the sheet in St John’s Church or phone the Benefice office.  Please contact Jennifer Martin on (07803) 505265 if you are able to provide food such as casseroles and desserts




40p for 40 days – There is a large Nutella jar in the Narthex for your contributions.  To help a local family in crisis this Easter, can you give up 40p a day for the 40 days of Lent?  Put the money aside and at Easter, donate it to the Hart Foodbank (www.hart.foodbank.org.uk/2018/02/13/40-pence-for-40-days/)

If you have challenged yourself to give up something during Lent, why not donate the cost of what you save towards the Hart Foodbank?


Lent Plastics Challenge – As Christians we are called to care for God’s creation, and this Lent the Church of England is encouraging us to give up single-use plastics to cut the environmental damage it causes.  Go to www.churchcare.co.uk/about-us/campaigns/news/1081-lent-challenge for a calendar of tips to help cut plastic use for each day up to Easter.


GDPR (GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATIONS) 2018 – We have formed a large team within the benefice who are working together to order our procedures and storage.  More information will follow soon.


CHILDREN’S SOCIETY BOXES Please could all boxes be returned to the church office for counting by Sunday 18 March.  Thank you, Juliette Bromham.


TESCO COMMUNITY SUPPORT – We wait to hear the results of the collection. Thank you all for your support


OLD £10 NOTES – after the end of February, only the new style notes are usable.  However, if you find some old style notes after then, do pop them in the collection plate and we’ll happily deal with the problem for you!


HOOK FUN RUN – FUN RUNNERS NEEDED!  Hook Fun Run takes place on Sunday 20th May and we are looking for people to run and raise sponsorship money for St John’s Church.  Please speak to Marion, Richard or Kim.




We shall soon be updating the Electoral Rolls for HMR and St John’s Hook for 2018. Having your name entered on a parish electoral roll means that you can attend the annual meeting (APCM) for that parish and take part in the proceedings.


If you wish to join either of the Electoral Rolls or if your details – address, email address or telephone number – have changed, please fill in a form and return to the appropriate Electoral Roll officer.


If you would like to check whether you are already on the Electoral Roll, please contact either your Electoral Roll officer or the Benefice Office to consult the roll.


Forms for St John’s can be obtained from Richard Paganuzzi (richard@paganuzzi.com) or can be found in the folder on the church noticeboard in the Narthex, St John’s. Completed forms should be returned by Friday 23rd March.


forms for HMR can be obtained from Ron O Keeffe (ronokeeffe@gmail.com) or can be found in the porch of each church.  Completed forms should be returned by 1st April.
















Prayers for Today and the Coming Weeks


For celebration: children who have been baptised in the Benefice this year.  For Darren Collins and Alicia Talbot who were married in the Parish on Friday 16th March.


For prayer: those exploring a deeper Christian faith, at Alpha 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, Anita Sills, Rosie, Matthew Thomas, Luke and Whitney Mappley,  Tara Steele, Jay Clancy.


Those who have recently died: Walter Anderson, Quentin Sharp, Elizabeth Beard.


Year’s Mind: 21st Mar – Michael Nicklin; 23rd Mar – Doris Hudson, Andrew Nicholas.


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


FOOD BANK DONATIONS may be placed in the marked box in the Narthex in St John’s Hook at any time during the week or taken directly to the Life Church Centre, Elms Road, Hook.  Items Required: tinned vegetables, pasta sauces, UHT milk, long-life fruit juice, custard, tinned fruit, instant coffee.


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 9am 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

Dr Jane Worlock (01256) 764303

Hook Stewardship

Nikki Wild (01256) 762865

Hook Gift Aid

Caroline Bushman (01256) 959699

HMR PCC Secretary

The Rev’d Marion de Quidt (01256) 763211

HMR Stewardship

Tony Hall (01256) 882895

HMR Gift Aid

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



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