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The Second Sunday before Lent – Sunday 24th February 2019

‘Faith, Peace and Hope’


St Michael’s Church, Heckfield

Rom 5.1-11; Luke 8.22-25


Holy Communion

The Rev’d Shona Hoad

St John’s Church, Hook

Rom 5.1-11; Luke 8.22-25


Benefice Service with Bishop David,  Rev’d Dr Erica Longfellow and

Rev’d Dr Paul Moore

Finger food lunch afterwards

St Michael’s Church, Heckfield

Exod 33.12-23; Ps 34; Rom 5.1-11



The Rev’d Marion de Quidt

The Rev’d Peter Hewlett-Smith



The Collect for Today


Almighty God, give us reverence for all creation and respect for every person, that we may mirror your likeness in Jesus Christ our Lord.



Services during Week Beginning 25th February 2019




 – Fri

8:30am and 5:30pm

St John’s Church, Hook


Morning & Evening Prayer




St John’s Church, Hook

Mother’s Prayers



St John’s Church, Hook

Funeral of Barbara Mitchell



St John’s Church, Hook

Holy Communion



St John’s Church, Hook

Morning Prayer



Notices and News – Events This Week


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

Tuesday – 1:45pm – 3pm Bible Study Group, Narthex, Hook.

Thursday – 1:30pm – 3:30pm Fingerprints, St John’s, Hook, for carers and young children.

Thursday – 7.30pm – Lent Course, Solar Room, St John’s, Hook. All welcome.

Friday – 7:15pm Junior Choir; 7:45pm Senior Choir, St John’s, Hook.







The Sunday Next before Lent – Sunday 3rd March 2019

‘Hope in Christ Alone’


St John’s Church, Hook

2 Pet 1.16-19; Luke 9.28-36


Holy Communion

The Rev’d Marion de Quidt

Jennifer Martin

St John’s Church, Hook

2 Pet 1.16-19; Luke 9.28-36


All Age Service

Jonathan Bushman

St Michael’s Church, Heckfield

Dan 7.9-10, 13-14;

2 Pet 1.16-19; Luke 9.28-36


Holy Communion

The Rev’d Marion de Quidt

The Rev’d Peter Hewlett-Smith

St John’s Church, Hook


Baptism of Ivy Penson

The Rev’d Marion de Quidt, Jennifer Martin

St John’s Church, Hook



Youth Emmaus

The Rev’d Marion de Quidt, Sue Steele






Hope and Redemption - Based on the film ‘The Greatest Showman’

(1) Beginning on Thursday 28th February at 7:30pm at St John’s Church, Hook

In the Solar room there will be a film evening to watch the 'The Greatest Showman' and the Lent course will continue every Thursday from now on.  All are welcome please see Jonathan Bushman for more details jonathan.d.bushman@gmail.com

(2) Beginning on Sunday 10th March at 3pm at Mattingley Rectory, Hound Green

There will be an opportunity to meet at the Mattingley Rectory on Sunday afternoons.  Please let Shona know if you plan to attend, please email shonahoad@whitewaterchurches.co.uk

(3) Individual home groups - Tuesday Bible group are studying Lent material


NEW STUDY GROUP – Weds mornings from 11:30-1pm, St John’s Church, Hook.

We are a revived and pilot study group using ‘Know Your Bible’ course materials, for 5 sessions which started in February. If you would like to join later in the year, please speak to Rebecca Ratsanamy.


WORLD DAY OF PRAYER – Friday 1st March at 2pm, St John’s Church, Hook.  All invited to share in a colourful service to pray across the world, prepared by the Church in Slovenia.  Please speak to Sandra Pickworth or Marion.






SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKE ACTIVITY – Tuesday 5th March 3:30pm to 5pm, St John’s Church, Hook.  The youth and families team is organising a Pancake and ‘find out about Lent’ event.  We will be cooking pancakes on large size tin cans (i.e. large baked bean tin size) and would appreciate donations of empty ones. Please place them in the bag labelled ‘Cans for Pancakes’ in the Narthex of the Church Centre. For more details see Jonathan Bushman jonathan.d.bushman@gmail.com


QUIET DAY AT ALTON ABBEY – Wednesday 13th March

We will leave after the 10am service.  Please sign the list outside the Lady Chapel in Hook and speak to Jennifer Martin if you would like to go.  Please bring a packed lunch, tea and coffee are provided.  If you can offer a lift to help with transport, please let Jennifer know.


MOTHERING SUNDAY – Sunday 31st March with posies!

10am Hook Family Communion

10:30am Rotherwick Family Praise


MISSION JESUS the Hook congregation should now have reasonably full Mission Jesus boxes, with your £1 a week additional donation towards the work of the church here.  Sunday 10th March is the day to bring your box in – it may have £15 in by now, or perhaps £30 for a couple.  If you have mislaid your box and would like another, there are a few in the Narthex or please ask a churchwarden.


DONATIONS - If you would like to donate to the work of St John's but have not brought cash with you, donations can also be made by debit or credit card at the back of church. Thank you in advance for your generosity.


FACEBOOK PAGE – If you use Facebook, please “like” the St John’s page which you can find at @StJohnHook to keep up to date with all the latest news and events.


PLANT AND CAKE SALE – This will be happening in May but now is the time to think about it.  When you start planting flowers and vegetable seeds, could we ask you to plant a couple of extra ones for the sale?  Thank you.


FOOD BANK DONATIONS may be placed in the marked box in the Narthex in St John’s, Hook at any time during the week; left at any HMR Church when a service is taking place or taken directly to the Life Church Centre, Elms Road, Hook.

Items required in February: coffee, washing up liquid, washing powder/gel, toilet rolls, soap, deodorant, shower gel, shampoo.



We would like everyone to re-join our Electoral Rolls for their parishes.  We do this once every 6 years.  Our two officers are Richard Paganuzzi for Hook and Ron O’Keeffe for HMR.  All paperwork and letters are available for HMR. 

Please ask Richard, Ron, Marion or Shona if you wish to find out more.




Prayers for Today and the Coming Weeks


For thanksgiving: all the new babies and couples for weddings

For prayer: us all as we seek to follow Jesus in 2019, and offer the gift of ourselves to him.

Those in need of prayer: John Clements, Michael and Lisa, Linda, Nicky Reynolds, Luke Mappley, Ashley, Nancy, Iris, Mary Jennings and Mary Watson.

Those who have recently died: Barbara Mitchell.

Year’s Mind: 28th Feb – Ernest Leer, Joanne Musgrove; 1st March – Robert Barnes.



Contact Us


Priest in Charge

Marion de Quidt may be contacted on (01256) 763211

or mariondequidt@whitewaterchurches.co.uk

Please note Marion is not available on Tuesday

Assistant Priest

Shona Hoad may be contacted on (07871) 740158 or

(0118) 932 6075 or shonahoad@whitewaterchurches.co.uk

Please note Shona is not available on Thursdays and Fridays

Benefice Office

Melanie Lovegrove on (01256) 760169.  At St John’s.  office@whitewaterchurches.co.uk 

Weekdays 9.30am to 12pm

Pastoral Visiting Hook


Please contact: Reverend Marion de Quidt (01256) 763211

or Jennie Martin on (07803) 505265

Pastoral Visiting HMR

Please contact: Reverend Marion de Quidt (01256) 763211 or the Church Office on (01256) 760169

Hook PCC Secretary

Vacancy – could you help?

Hook Stewardship

Nikki Wild (01256) 762865

Hook Gift Aid

Caroline Bushman (01256) 959699

HMR PCC Secretary

Vacancy – could you help?

HMR Stewardship

Vacancy – could you help?

HMR Gift Aid

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



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