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. We all celebrate the focus of our church life: Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever.
Our church continues to be alive and active, even while our buildings are closed to minimise the opportunity for spread of the coronavirus through our community.
During Holy Week we shall have worship through the website in different formats, and encourage you to join us.
Each evening we shall have a service you can listen to:
Sunday - "The stones will cry out"
Monday - "She has done a beautiful thing"
Tuesday - "A storm in the Temple"
Wednesday - "The Upper Room is prepared"
Maundy Thursday - "The Last Supper"
On Good Friday, we shall have a service of music and readings.
On Easter Day, there will be a service to join in.
For details see our weekly notices. You can sign up for our weekly notices to be emailed to you. If your neighbour is not using this service, you might like to encourage them or to print the notices sheet out for them?
Small groups are meeting around the Benefice using modern technology and 'virtual fellowship'. This includes our Choir Socials, Junior Church and Fingerprints preschool group. Some groups are praying together on WhatsApp, and so please do not be left out. Get in touch through our regular phones, 01256 760169 or 01256 763211; or emails: email@example.com, if you would like to join in. A pastoral care mobile phone is covered 24/7: 07793 078062. If you would like a copy of the Whitewater Benefice Magazine for April, it may be found in the porches of St John's in Hook, and Rotherwick Church. We are not able to deliver this month, but hope you can still access a copy on a healthy walk!
In addition I would like to promote the services presented by Bishop Tim and Sally from Wolvesey in Winchester. You can find these by following the links here. Bishop Tim’s service will be broadcast each Sunday on the Diocese of Winchester’s YouTube Channel while church buildings remain closed: https://www.youtube.com/user/CofEWinchester/.
The services, along with other resources to help people remain connected despite social distancing measures, will be available on the Diocese of Winchester’s website: https://www.winchester.anglican.org/
With every blessing, Canon Marion de Quidt
We are committed to the safeguarding, care and nurture of everyone within our church community, see our safeguarding page for contacts & further details.