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The Second Sunday of Epiphany – Sunday 14th January 2018

Rotherwick Church

2 Kings 4. 1-17; Rom 12. 6-16a;

John 2. 1-11


Holy Communion

The Rev’d Peter Hewlett-Smith

St John’s Church, Hook

1 Sam 3. 1-10; Rev 5. 1-10;

John 1. 43-51


Sung Eucharist and Junior Church

The Rev’d Mark Lewis

Jonathan Bushman

Rotherwick Church

John 1. 43-51


Family Praise

with Baptism of Orla Rose Bryant

The Rev’d Marion de Quidt, Jennifer Martin

Rotherwick Church

Isaiah 60. 9-22; Heb 6. 17- 7.10



The Rev’d Marion de Quidt

The Rev’d Peter Hewlett-Smith


The Collect for Today

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.

Welcome to Betty Hayes

our ordinand placement student who is with us for one term – to Easter 2018, please introduce yourself, and help her to find her way around!

Services during Week Beginning 15th January 2018

Mon – Fri

8:30am and 5:30pm

St John’s Church, Hook

Morning Prayer & Evening Prayer



St John’s Church, Hook

Holy Communion



St Michael, Heckfield

Thanksgiving Service for Jim Crail



St John’s Church, Hook

Morning Prayer

Events this week

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

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

Wednesday – 7.30pm Living Flame Fellowship Group, Caroline Bushman’s House, 29 Goose Green, Hook (leader Nikki Wild, 07766 004964), all welcome.

Thursday – 10.30am – 11.30am Bereavement Café, Narthex, St John’s Hook.

Thursday - 1.30pm – 3.30pm Fingerprints, Narthex, St John’s, Hook.

Thursday – 7.30pm – 10.00pm Alpha Course, Solar Room, St John’s, Hook.

Friday – 3.30pm – 5pm Messy Church, 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.

The Third Sunday of Epiphany – Sunday 21st January 2018

Mattingley Church

2 Kings 6.14b-23; Rom 12.16b-21

Matt 8.1-13


Holy Communion

The Rev’d Marion de Quidt

St John’s Church, Hook

Gen 14.17-20; Rev 19.6-10;

John 2.1-11


Holy Communion and Junior Church

The Rev’d Marion de Quidt

Jennifer Martin

Visit from Lorraine Anstey from the Night Light Winter Shelter

Mattingley Church

Gen 14.17-20; Rev 19.6-10;

John 2.1-11


Holy Communion

The Rev’d Peter Hewlett-Smith

St John the Evangelist, Hook


Baptism of Memphis James Kelly

The Rev’d Marion de Quidt

the Elizabeth Hall Hook

That all may be free’


includes food

Churches Together in Hook/Odiham

Dave Grant (Life Church), The Rev’d Mark Lewis (St John’s), The Rev’d Alison Brown (All Saints’ Odiham)


Notices and News – Events Coming Soon

ALPHA COURSE is underway, everyone is welcome to attend, next one on Thurs 18th January 7.30pm If you are new to the Christian faith or have questions about life or know someone who may be interested please contact revd.mark.lewis@gmail.com or the Church Office (01256) 760169.


JIM CRAIL’S MEMORIAL SERVICE is on Friday 19th January at 11.30am at Heckfield Church and refreshments afterwards at the Heckfield Hall.  Everyone welcome.


ADVENT & CHRISTMAS 2017 IN THE BENEFICE:  We are delighted to inform you of the Charitable Giving from our Christmas Services:

£1,067 each to St Michael’s Hospice, Emmaus Hampshire and Naomi House from HMR;

£80.57 to the Children’s Society, £346.53 to the Winter Night Light Shelter from Hook, and £206.77 to Victoria’s Promise from Hook Infant School Carol Services.

Our special Advent and Christmas service attendance was so encouraging: including Christingle, Crib Services, Nativities with all our groups, Carol Services in churches, a couple in Schools, Nursing Homes, and Church Communion services:

Heckfield, Mattingley Rotherwick Churches with Whitewater School and the Pumpkin Patch: Children 469, Adults 845: Total 1315

St John’s Church, Hook with Preschool, Infant and Junior School, local Nursing Homes, Hook Choral Society: Children 1101, Adults 1232: Total 2333


TESCO COMMUNITY SUPPORT – St John’s has been selected by Tesco, Hook in their Bags for Help scheme during January and February. This means the church could receive up to £4,000 to refurbish the kitchen and servery area. Remember to ask for a token every time you use your own shopping bag at Tesco, Hook and put the token in the St John the Evangelist slot. The more tokens, the more likely St John’s is to get the money!


MEN’S BREAKFAST – Saturday 27th January 2018 at 8.30 to 10.30am at St John’s Church, Hartley Wintney.  Nick Page will be speaking at the breakfast.  Nick is the author of over 80 books and speaks at a number of local and national conferences, full English breakfast included.  It would be wonderful to see the men in the benefice and beyond gather together. Book via email (men@stjohnshw.org.uk) or by entering your name on weblink - https://stjohnshw.churchsuite.co.uk/events/shialkhy  There is no fixed charge for the breakfast, but donations would be much appreciated to cover costs.


MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSE – Sat 17th February 2018 – 10am to 4pm, for all couples being married in Whitewater between March 2018 and March 2019.

This is a fun day of learning about Communication style, Love Languages, family values, to build long and happy marriages: hot lunch provided; a contribution to costs will be requested; each couple to RSVP Mel Lovegrove office@whitewaterchurches.co.uk please.


SAVE THE DATE - WOMEN’S WORLD DAY OF PRAYER – Friday 2nd March 2018 at 2pm at the Sacred Heart Church.  For more information please speak to Catriona Terrell at Church.


SAVE THE DATE - LENT LECTURES – Tuesday 6th March 2018. The Bishop of Winchester’s Lent Lectures for 2018 will be held on Tuesday 6 March 2018, when our speaker will be Nick Spencer, Director of Research for Theos.  Nick will be delivering two lectures (one daytime, one evening) on ‘An Anglican Understanding of the Common Good’ and ‘How to contribute to the Common Good.  Theos is a think-tank which stimulates the debate about the place of religion in society, challenging and changing ideas through research, commentary and events.  More information to follow.


SHAWL LEFT AT ROTHERWICK CHURCH – A navy with burgundy and white tartan pattern shawl was left in Rotherwick Church after the Nine Lessons and Carols Service on 10th December 2017.  Please contact Barbara Platt on 01256 762243.


PLANNED GIVING HOOK are you able to commit to donating money towards the work of the church in Hook on a weekly or monthly basis? Planned giving envelopes for 2018 are now available from Caroline Bushman (tel (01256) 959699). Details of the church bank account are also available if you prefer to donate electronically.


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 for January: tinned vegetables, pasta sauces, UHT milk, long-life fruit juice, custard, tinned fruit, instant coffee.

Prayer for the New Year 2018

This New Year
We are reminded that by Your amazing grace,
Each day is new,
Fresh and bursting with love,
From here to eternity.
Thank you Lord.


Adapted from a contemporary New Year's Day prayer  www.lords-prayer-words.com; Read more: http://www.lords-prayer-words.com/times/new_year_prayer.html#anglican#ixzz53J34V6kb


Prayers for Today and the Coming Weeks

Those in need of prayer: John Clements, Charlie, Michael and Lisa, Linda Mellors, Mary Watson, Nicky Reynolds, Anita Sills, Rosie Mandry, Penny Joyce, Andrea Heath, Matthew Thomas.

Those who have recently died:Pamela Rowntree, Rose Cook, Michael Catt, Delphine Defty.

Year’s Mind: 14th Jan – Margaret Billington, Eric Frank, Anne Dick, Elizabeth Nightingale; 17th Jan – Joan Morris, Rose Mustoe; 18th Jan – Rodney Stone, Phyllis Boon, Kathleen McIlroy; 19th Jan – Lily Pither.

Please also pray:

For the opportunities and challenges presented by a New Year

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 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

HMR Stewardship

Tony Hall (01256) 882895

HMR Gift Aid

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


Notice Sheet by Email

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