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There are 25 photo albums.

Olwen Ringrose Concert
We were delighted to have the very talented singer/songwriter Olwen Ringrose play at St John's in June 2022, she was accompanied on the keyboards by the very talented Mark Edwards. It was so nice to be able to hear live music! Their music can be found on spotify or CD - Photos from Caroline Bushman & Anna Shergold


Jubilee - June 2022
Various Jubilee events held in the Benefice, photos from Caroline Bushman, Gill Morley, Marion De Quidt, Shona Hoad and Anna Shergold - these include Beacon Lighting, community events, Songs of Praise at St John's followed by the St John's Picnic and the flowers from the village churches. Our flower teams did very well - such lovely arrangements at all the churches!


Benefice Picnic May 2022
Benefice Picnic May 2022 in Winchester - trip to Winchester Cathedral and a picnic in Dean Garnier Garden - thanks to Tim Maynes & Marion for the photographs


Easter 2022
Photos from our churches over Easter - photos from Caroline Bushman and Shona & Martin Hoad


Christmas 2021
Christmas 2021 - with thanks for Photos from Marion de Quidt, Caroline Bushman, Anna Shergold, Sue Steele, Carol-Anne Morris & Jennie Martin


Remembrance 2021
Remembrance 2021 - photos from Caroline Bushman, Jonathan Bushman, Sandra Tidy & Anna Shergold


Moths to a Flame
The moths on display in St John’s church have been made by members of the Craft Group, Junior Church, Know Your Bible Study Group, and the ministry team. The aim is for people across the UK to make and decorate 20,000 moths and send them to Glasgow. During the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (CoP26), which is being hosted by the UK and held in Glasgow, the moths will be displayed as an art installation in the city’s Botanic Gardens. Thanks to Kim Foster for the photographs.


Ordinations 2021
This year two former members of our church were ordained. Congratulations to Sam & Olivia with much love & prayers. Sam is serving as a curate in the Tyne Valley, and Olivia is serving as a curate in Lancashire.


Confirmation 2021
Confirmation 2021 - at St John's - photos from Caroline Bushman, with thanks.


Timothy Maynes
Congratulations to Tim Maynes, who was licensed this morning as a Lay Minister by Bishop David of Basingstoke, with our own minister, Marion de Quidt in attendance.
Tim has completed 2 years of part time study, building on his previous knowledge, including placements in other parishes.
Tim joins our other Lay Ministers, Jonathan Bushman, Martin Hoad and Jennifer Martin, in ministering to the churches and parishioners of the Whitewater Benefice.


Hook Litter Pick
Hook Litter Pick - July 2020
As part of plastic free July we did a litter pick in Hook


Online Church
Although our buildings are closed, our people are still here! Various online Church activities & resources


Archbishop Stephen's visit
Archbishop Stephen & Rev Dr Paul from Myanmar


We will remember
Remembrance 2019 across the Benefice


Hook Royal British Legion
After many years of wonderful service to the men and women of Her Majesty's Forces the Hook branch of the Royal British Legion has closed.

At a short service in St Johns Hook on 31st October 2019 the Royal British Legion Standard for the Hook Branch was finally laid up. The Standard was handed to the Rector the Revd Marion de Quidt for the safe keeping at St Johns. The Standard will be placed on the wall near the altar and next to the memorial plaque to midshipman Mathews who was killed on the 2nd September 1914 when HMS Cressy was sunk.

Fortunately on either side of Hook village there are thriving British Legions Branches at Basingstoke and Hartley Wintney where those who wish to continue in their support of the Legion will be able to do so.


Photos from activities & celebrations in Heckfield with Mattingley & Rotherwick




Memorials to those who have given their lives in war and conflict so we may live in peace


Open the Book
For the last 20 years Open the Book takes and shares bible stories to primary school children. In his set of pictures they present 2 Chronicles and the story of Josiah from a presentation made during a family service. The Benefice OTB team visit the local schools, and also will help with family services from time to time.


Messy Church
Messy Church at St John's - children aged from 0 to 11 years are invited to bring their parent, grandparent or carer to Messy Church at St John's usually on the 3rd Friday each month.


Flowers in church
We have a team of people who make our flower arrangements every week, here are a selection of their work.


St John's
Photos from activities or events in St John's Hook


Celebrations in our Churches - Baptisms, Weddings etc. If you have any photos of Celebrations at one of our churches and would like to share your photos, please email


Whitewater Benefice Windows
Whitewater Benefice Stained Glass Windows


Whitewater Benefice Churches
Whitewater Benefice Churches