May I offer a warm welcome from our happy team here in 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 continue to be alive and active in our churches. Thank you to everyone who has adapted to our new circumstances and offered generosity and kindness to neighbour and community. We are so proud of you. Please see our coronavirus page (which we are regularly updating) for resources and help while the church buildings are closed.
We open our doors again in St John’s Church Hook, this Sunday 28 June from 5-7pm and again on Wednesday. Please come to pray, and enjoy the peace and comfort of being in God’s house again. Please be aware that we have put in place changes to avoid spreading the virus. These are on our coronavirus page and our weekly notices.
Sunday 28th June is our last Sunday with the theme Generous June. We begin a new 'LoveYourNeighbour' outreach this weekend, offering ongoing support, continuing as the lockdown is eased.
On Sundays we have two ways to join in with our worship. Each Sunday we have 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. We are also holding a zoom service, with the zoom open from 9:45 for a 10am start. The zoom meeting id is on the online-services page for each sunday and on the calendar event for that service.
Each Sunday (apart from the first sunday in the month) there is a junior church zoom, see the children's activity page for details (junior church will be held from 11 for younger children, and 11:30 for the older children).
Our local Foodbank is continuing to work during the lockdown, operating at Fleet Methodist Church, St Barnabas Darby Green; and with Life Church Centre Hook open for deliveries only. 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. 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 'virtual fellowship'. We have a list on the weekly notices sheet above. Please do feel free to try something new if you wish, and join in with one of the groups. The notices sheet has all contact details.
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.