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Church Services & Local Events The Parish The Parishof of Hawkwell Hawkwell

Hawkwell Summer Fayre is back!

The Parish of Hawkwell Mary’s Church Church St.St.Mary’s


Let’s celebrate in Hockley.

For the first time the Parish Council are organising a local Art Trail on 17th to 19th July 2014. We have over 30 venues lined up for you to visit around the village where you will find displays of art, photographs, pottery and wood carving. The event is free to all. An Event Programme and Trail Map Let’s celebrate in Hockley. For the first time the Parish Council giving details of where to locate the exhibits will be available are organising a local Art Trail on 17th to 19th July 2014. We have over 30 from exhibitors, local shops, venues lined up forparticipating you to visit around the village where you will find Library and the pottery Parishand Hall bycarving. mid June. displays Hockley of art, sculpture, photographs, wood Let’sevent celebrate in Hockley . ForAn the first time the Parish Council and Trail Map giving details The is free to all. Event Programme are organising a local Art Trail on 17th to 19th July 2014. We have over 30

ofvenues where locate the the exhibits lined up to for you to visit around village wherewill you willbe find available from participating

~ Stalls ~ Entertainment ~ Live music from Local Bands ~ Ball Handling Skills (children from Rugby Club) ~ ~ Rochford School Gymnastics Team ~ ~ Arena Events ~ Belly Dancers ~ Magic Show ~ ~ Orchestras from Greensward Academy ~ ~ Bouncy Castles and Children’s Rides (reasonably priced) ~ Fire Engine ~ Rossi’s Ice Cream Refreshments and bar will be available for visitors in the club house. Ample Car Parking at Rugby Club ~ Also free shuttle minibus service to the Club from Magnolia Park entrance

displays of art, sculpture, photographs, pottery and wood carving.

exhibitors, local shops, Hockley Library and the Parish Hall by mid June The event is free to all. An Event Programme and Trail Map giving details


Emmanuel Emmanuel Emmanuel

ST PETER & ST PAUL PARISH CHURCH Come and join us at the church for our annual

Midsummer Strawberry Tea Saturday 21st June, 2-4 pm All welcome!

of where to locate the exhibits will be available from participating exhibitors, local shops, Hockley Library and the Parish Hall by mid June

“Look out for the numbered logos which will be displayed at allnumbered participating venues” out for the logos which

“Look out for the numbered logos which will be displayed at all participating venues”

Look will be displayed at all participating venues.

If you or anyone you know would like to Cllr Tim Gleadall 01702 201688 Cllr Veronica Randall 01702 202142 exhibit work you or anyone you know01702 would like please to exhibit contact. work please contact. Cllr Sue Martin 202750 Cllr Tim Gleadall 01702 201688 We look forward to hearing from you Cllr Tim Gleadall 01702 201688 CllrCllr Veronica Randall 01702 202142 Veronica Randall 01702 202142 CllrSue Sue Martin 01702 202750 Cllr Martin 01702 202750 We look forward to hearing from you

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Together on Sunday Afternoon


e meet at Hockley Public Hall between 2.30 and 4.30pm most weeks. If you would like to join in our social afternoons, trips, meals while making new friends and would like to chat first, please telephone Jan and Colin on 01702 203659.


Unwanted Christmas Presents? Downsizing your house? Made craft items and want to sell them Clean clothing you no longer wear Come along and sell your unwanted items at The Old Fire Station, 58 Southend Rd, Hockley Saturday 28th June 9am - 1pm Refreshments available

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Stepping Stones Support for the bereaved Meeting at St. Mary’s Parish Church, Rectory Road, Hawkwell Monday 2nd June and 7th July 1:30pm – 3:30pm And the first Monday of each month Everyone is welcome.

“On the edge of the village. At the heart of the community.” St Peter & St Paul church, Church Road, Hockley SS5 6AE Parish Priest: Father Ken Havey (01702) 203668 or find us on Facebook

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St. Mary’s Church Rectory Road, Hawkwell & Emmanuel Church &&Emmanuel Church Emmanuel Church Main Road, Hawkwell St.Rectory Mary’s Church Road, Hawkwell Hawkwell Rectory RectoryRoad, Road, Hawkwell

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St. Mary’s St. Mary’s NORMAL SERVICES NORMALSUNDAY SUNDAY SERVICES NORMAL SUNDAY SERVICES NORMAL SUNDAY SERVICES St. Mary’s Sunday Services NORMAL SUNDAY SERVICES St. Mary’s Sunday Services 9.15am9.15am each each week crèche &Services young children’s facilities. St. Mary’s Sunday St.with Mary’s Sunday Services week with crèche & young children’s facilities. St. Mary’s Sunday Services 9.15am each week crèche & children’s facilities. 9.15am each week with crèche & young young children’s facilities. 6.00pm on the fiwith rst third Sunday each month 6.00pm on the firstand and third Sunday of eachofmonth 6.00pm on first and of each 9.15am each week with & Sunday young children’s 6.00pm on the the firstcrèche and third third Sunday of each month monthfacilities. Emmanuel Sunday Services Emmanuel Sunday Services Emmanuel Sunday Services Emmanuel Sunday Services 6.00pm on the first and third Sunday of each month 11.00am each week with crèche and young children’s facilities. 11.00am each week with crèche young children’s 11.00am each week with and young children’s facilities. 11.00am each week with crèche crèche andand young children’s facilities. facilities. 6.00pm on the second and fourth Sunday of each month. Emmanuel Sunday Services 6.00pm on the second and fourth Sunday of each month. 6.00pm on the second and of each of month. 6.00pm on the second andfourth fourth Sunday each month. Refreshments are available following the morning services. 11.00am each week with crèche and Sunday young children’s facilities. Refreshments are available the services. Refreshments are available following following the morning morning services. services. Refreshments aresecond available following both morning 6.00pm on the thand fourth Sunday of each month.

Sunday 12th May – Emmanuel Church th Mayfollowing Sunday 12 – Refreshments arewith available theChurch morning services. Sunday 12 May – Emmanuel Emmanuel Church Café Worship starts a meal at 5.30pm followed by an informal service: Café Worship starts meal at 5.30pm by informal Café WorshipCOFFEE starts with with aaTheme meal at 5.30pm followed by an anMARY’S informal service: service: “Heal Ourfollowed Nation” MORNING AT ST. Theme “Heal Theme “Heal Our Our Nation” Nation” Stepping Stones Bereavement Support Group Including a short thought for the day will be For more information pleasemeeting contact The Church Office 01702 543514 at Church For more information please contact The 01702 543514 For more information please contact The Church Office Email: held Church, on Office 01702 543514 St. Mary’s Parish Email: Email: th Rectory Road,17 Hawkwell Tuesday June(Hockley) & 15th July rd Monday June 1:30pm – 3:30pm Check our website for 3 regular updates including our church services Check for regular updates our 10am – including 12 noon Check our our website website for first regular updates including our church church services services and other social events. and the Monday of each month and other social events. and otherPeter Rector: Smithmonth at St.Mary‛s and the 3rd Tues of each Rector: Peter H. Smith Rector: Peter H. Smith CAKE CHAT Check our website for regularCUPPA, updates including our& church services and other social events.

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at Emmanuel 2pm - 3.15pm Peter H. Smith For tea & cakesRector: & a short thought for the day.

These opportunities at each end of the parish, are open for all those who would like come, including friends, neighbours and guests.


Check our website for regular updates including our church services, other social events and for information on weddings and funerals. The Church Office: 01702 543514 Email: Rector: Peter H. Smith

The Hockley Catholic Ordinariate Mission We are a group of ex - Anglicans who were welcomed into the Catholic Church at the invitation of Pope Benedict XVI (2011). We meet at St. Pius X RC Church next to the Old Fire Station to celebrate Mass 9am on Friday mornings with refreshments after at the Hockley Day Centre. Sunday’s 10.30am 2nd 3rd 4th & 5th Sunday. 1st Sunday of month 10am at St. Peter’s RC Church Eastwood SS9 4BX. The clergy are very well known to the community of Hockley: Father Jeff Woolnough and Father Bob White remain as Pastors to the mission to assist those who believe that their true home is in the Catholic Church. We are always pleased to welcome you! Our Bishop is Pope Francis and our Ordinary is The Right Reverend Monsignor Keith Newton (our former Anglican Bishop). Contact: Father Jeff on 01702 525323 Website: also see: find us on facebook Hockley Personal Ordinariate. The Ordination of Fr. Jeff & Fr. Bob at Brentwood Cathedral June 11th 2011 7

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his year is the 25th Anniversary of the Hockley & Hawkwell 55+ Social Centre (formerly the Day Centre) which was opened by HRH The Duchess of Kent in 1989. Our celebrations include a Fete on 15th June, and a special lunch, to celebrate the anniversary of the official opening in October. Fete preparations are well underway and all the local primary school children have taken part in a Poster Colouring Competition. The Fete will be in Hockley’s main Car Park, 12 - 4pm on Sunday, 15th June, entry by “lucky” programme £1.00 There will be the usual stalls, games, raffles, tombola and a bouncy castle. Refreshments will include a Bar, Barbecue and Hog Roast outside and tea, coffee, soft drinks and home made cakes and scones inside the centre. There will also be an arena with entertainments going on throughout the afternoon. We also welcome those who would like to run their own stalls at a cost of £10.00. Please telephone 01702 202060 for details and application form. Our AGM is on 9th July. A special 25th Anniversary one. Everyone is welcome, cheese and wine afterwards.

HRA Coach Trips Five day break in Hereford.

Sunday August 31 s t – Thursday 4 th September, 2014 . We will be staying at the Three Counties Hotel, Hereford for dinner, bed & breakfast. This is a family run modern hotel. It stands in 3 acres of landscaped gardens, approximately 1.5 miles from the historic Cathedral City of Hereford. Sunday – We will travel to Dyrham Park a National Trust Property. Monday – We will travel to Leominster to see cheese making. Tuesday – We travel to the Malvern Hills. Wednesday – We go on a scenic tour of Brecon Beacons. Thursday – We visit Hereford Cathedral. For details go to or phone Brian O’Shea on 01702 204334. 14

une has always been one of my favourite months of the year and everything that has been good in my life usually happens in June. It has been four years on 1st June this year that we took over our florist shop in Hockley. Through hard work and encouragement from my family and friends we have moved forward gradually, creating a florist shop to be proud of. Recently we have been able to expand and create the shop I have longed for, but like all things in life, it doesn't come easily and would not have been possible without the support, loyalty and custom of the people of Hockley and Hawkwell, the local businesses and all my lovely brides of past, present and future. So this is a BIG 'THANK YOU' to you all. Christine

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id you know that when you purchase flowers from Christine she will give you a loyalty card which Chris will sign every time you make a purchase. On the tenth purchase you will receive a beautiful bouquet of flowers of your choice either gift wrapped or hand tied to the value of £25. This is another way of Christine saying “Thank You” to all her loyal customers and of course new customers too. Please see Christine’s advert on page 5.

Mum Says “Get down to Potters” Right Kids Fathers’ Day is coming up, so instead of leaving it to the last minute and getting him chocolates that are no good for him, why not go for the healthy option instead? I’ve been to Potters in Hockley and they have a great range of gardening, decorating, DIY and electrical tools to choose from. All these plus all he could possibly need in screws, nuts and bolts and the Ironmongery department means that he will be able to finish those jobs he’s been putting off. So get yourselves down there and visit; Dad gets a great present, you feel good as you’ve got that great present and I feel good because those jobs get done too! Love Mum

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June is one of those months we all look forward to The beginning of summer, when there is so much to see and do Also its the month of my birthday, so its extra special for me This year I’m off to a stately home with my family for afternoon tea June with its long warm days are what we enjoy the most To relax in the garden or perhaps a trip to the coast A train ride to London, to see the Trooping the Colour A glimpse of the Queen, as we stand with hundreds of others Pushing our way to the edge of the crowd Where we smile and wave and feel so proud Then of course there’s Father’s Day A time to enjoy, a time for play

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This morning I’m walking past fields, bright yellow with rape The air filled with that heady scent, you either love or hate Walking down a lane, white laced with cow parsley I remember the Junes of my childhood and how everything has changed vastly The days were always sunny and hot We would play outside with our whip and top Mothers would chat over the garden gate Making sure we would not be home too late The exquisite scents of old fashioned flowers The white rambling rose clinging to the garden bowers Broom, Irises, Sweet Peas, the Dorothy Perkins small pink rose Oh how the scents delighted my nose What beauty God has given us to see and best of all its entirely free So let us face each day with a smile and not a frown For surely June is the Jewel in the Crown

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ockley Living sends its very best wishes to Dean at DLC Heating & Plumbing who celebrates his wedding in Turkey on 2nd June. So please be patient as he will contact you when he returns. See advert on page 17

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s the hours of daylight increase to their maximum this month with the Summer Solstice taking place on the 21st, observing could be quite late. Check on the star map as Mars and Saturn will be two of the first bright starlike points to appear in the south/southwest. However, there may be another phenomenon which could happen on clear evenings over the June/July period. Noctilucent Clouds. These are thin cloud formations appearing at the highest level of our atmosphere where the warm rising air hits the cold of space. As the stars begin to appear and the Sun is well below the northern horizon the last rays of sunlight reflect off these high clouds giving an eerie silvery band across the northern area. As with many phenomena which occur in our atmosphere chance plays a part but it would be well worth a look. If you would like to see the planets etc through a telescope, we hold free observing evenings. Call for details. Royston Dean, 01702-206244

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his Ploughing Match took place in 1998 but they still go on at different Parishes in Rochford Hundred each year. Before the mechanical age came in the ploughmen would be seen with their horses in every field in the village steadily drawing the ploughs up and down the fields, the men making sure their horses were going ‘as straight as a die.’ It must have been a difficult job in pouring rain, with slippery mud which stuck to their boots. Fred Wright was a ploughman and when it rained he put a sack over his shoulders and newspaper in his boots! That is really true. The custom grew up of having a competition each year to find the best man and his horses. As you can see in the picture the plough is digging a furrow with the man bending over the plough to keep it straight, and the line shows where the previous furrow was dug. Margaret Chambers - Local History Recorder for Hawkwell. Hockley Living

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he Parish Council are organising a local Art Trail on 17th to 19th July. The event is free to all. An Event Programme and Trail Map giving details of where to locate the exhibits will be available from participating exhibitors, local shops, Hockley Library and the Parish Hall by mid June. Look out for the numbered logos which will be displayed at all participating venues. See advert Page 6

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he summer season has officially started at Belchamps Scout Activity Centre. With schools visiting for their year 6 residentials, fun days and end of term treats the centre is a hive of activity. Belchamps is all about providing opportunity for young people whether it’s a scout group or a youth group, a school, young people in the community or a teenager starting an apprenticeship. Around the site in recent weeks we’ve had scout groups learning bushcraft, schools learning team work on the crate stacking activity and a very professional sounding youth band practicing. Chief Scout Bear Grylls say’s: ‘Every child has the right to an adventure. Life is about grabbing opportunities. The prizes don’t always go to the biggest, the best and the strongest – they go to those who persevere. These are simple life lessons that Scouting teaches. With the National Scout community week 2nd to 8th June, Belchamps gives children from every background opportunities and we are here to support the community too. Lots to do this summer with our holiday activity clubs, including the Greensward holidays, friends and family activities, CSI, bushcraft days, Nature days, after school clubs and our ever popular adventure birthday parties. We even look after the young at heart with 55plus archery, rifle shooting and fencing. We are always looking for new ways to work and support the local community, so if you have an idea of something we might be able to provide don’t hesitate to ask. You can email We are always looking for more volunteers too, so if you fancy a regular morning in the fresh air, come and talk to us For More info on National scout community week go to Also visit

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