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  • Hello everyone. We are a group of four Churches in Hampshire, with a town centre church in Hook, St John the Evangelist, and three village churches of Mattingley, Rotherwick and Heckfield. Our photos are at the bottom of this page. We are called the Whitewater Benefice, because the River Whitewater runs through us. We have continued a vibrant mix of worship and socials despite the coronavirus lockdown, and are delighted to welcome new people to join us.

    Our churches are open as follows (please remember to follow guidance & wear face masks if attending):

    Benefice Holy Communion Sunday @8:30am
    There is an 8:30am service each Sunday in one of the Benefice Churches
    this Sunday 25th October in Mattingley
    10am every Sunday via Zoom
    The Zoom is accessed through our on the online-services page for each sunday
    and on the calendar event for that service.
    The service is open from 9.45am with news and notices.
    Every Sunday but for the first Sunday each month, there will be an 11am Junior Church via Zoom, the details will be on the children's activity page.
    Benefice Holy Communion with ALL SOULS prayers at St John’s Hook Sunday @ 6pm
    Phone Richard Morley on 01256 762948 or email richardj.morley1@outlook.com
    to let us know if you are coming to Communion at 6pm. If we were unable to seat everyone at 6pm, there will be a second service at 6.30pm with new chairs.
    Churches Open for Private Prayer
    Mattingley is not open open this week
    Rotherwick – Saturdays @10-4pm
    St John’s Hook –   Sundays @ 5-6pm, Wednesday @5-6pm
    During this season of covid restrictions our HMR churches have limited opening but may be visited by appointment so please email Shona at shonahoad@whitewaterchurches.co.uk or phone 07871 740158.

    In addition, for people who continue to prefer to worship from their own home, every Sunday we have a website service, with a page of readings, prayers & music, with some videos to watch, which you may like to view by selecting the appropriate page via the online-services tab.   

    Reminder: Saturday 31st the Light Party for children aged 11 and under (via Zoom this year - see our Light Party page for details of what you will need to bring, if you can bring a pumpkin which will already have carved with something to represent Jesus being light of the world that would be great)

    Climate Sunday

    This Sunday (25th October) is Climate Sunday.  Also on Sunday 25th October and Sunday 1st November we will be holding an All Souls Remembering Loved Ones service; at 3:30 pm at Mattingley (contact Shona if you are planning to attend), and All Souls Remembering Loved Ones will be at 6pm in Hook followed by Holy Communion for those who wish to stay (contact Richard Morley if you are planning to attend). 

    During this season of Creationtide, see our Creationtide tab for all updates: walks, a litter pick, small group studies and deeper reflection groups on how we care for God's World.  Our small study groups are  reading  'Saying Yes to Life' by Ruth Valerio. You may like to join one, speak to Marion for details. 

    We continue to support our Local Foodbank: please see our Foodbank Page for details, including a list of items currently required.

    You can sign up for our weekly notices to be emailed to you. The notices sheet has all contact details for our groups. Do give me a call if you would like to find out more: 01256 763211.

    With every blessing, Canon Marion de Quidt

    SJC HMR Rotherwick Mattingley
    Hook Heckfield Rotherwick Mattingley

    We are committed to the safeguarding, care and nurture of everyone within our church community, see our safeguarding page for contacts & further details.

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