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

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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

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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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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: pcchawkwell@btconnect.com held Church, on Office 01702 543514 St. Mary’s Parish Email: pcchawkwell@btconnect.com Email: pcchawkwell@btconnect.com th Rectory Road,17 Hawkwell Tuesday June(Hockley) & 15th July Website:www.hawkwellparishchurch.org rd Website:www.hawkwellparishchurch.org Website:www.hawkwellparishchurch.org 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 socialH.events. Rector: Smithmonth at St.Mary‛s and the 3rd Tues of each Rector: Peter H. Smith Rector: Peter H. Smith

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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 fatherjeffw@gmail.com Website: http://hockleyordinariateolw.blogspot.co.uk also see: www.saint-peters.co.uk 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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aturday June 14th at 11pm will be the first match for England in this year’s World Cup, against Italy in Brazil. Finally we will be heading into a major tournament without being labelled as one of the favourites but with a young and exciting squad the optimism around the camp and with the fans back home will remain as high as ever. With group games also against Uruguay and Costa Rica, England will need to remain focused and determined to get through. No doubt they will test the nations hearts and minds once again for what promises to be an amazing World Cup.

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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.

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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 www.hockleyresidents.co.uk/events.htm 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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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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hat is Myeloma ?..never heard of it, you are not alone, neither have 97% of the population. Myeloma, also known as Multiple Myeloma is a rare cancer of the Bone Marrow, (the spongey material found in the centre of the larger bones of the body). Myeloma affects multiple places in the body ie: the spine, skull, pelvis, shoulders, hips and long bones, hence Multiple Myeloma. The exact cause of Myeloma is still not well understood, although changes in the DNA of plasma cells, which form part of the immune system are currently being investigated. Myeloma is highly treatable in most cases, but unfortunately there is currently no cure. Myeloma UK is a charity , also a source of information & resource for both patients, carers & family. Blu meringue are supporting Myeloma UK a charity close to their hearts, please feel free to pop by and give to the collection box at their shop. 10% OFF For more information visit www.myeloma.org

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iddlywinks mother & toddler group which meets at Emmanuel Church Main Road Hawkwell is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. All current and former mums, dads, carers and children are warmly invited to a “picnic” style lunch event to be held at the Church. We would Lily Flame Candles & Reed Diffusers love to see you there between 12-3pm on the day. during May Please R S V P to Dave Mead Church Warden by 5th July. Contact dave.mead@yahoo.co.uk or mob 07802 896304 07912 353 597 / 07906 744 721

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Bramerton Road Community Church, Hockley, SS5 4PJ Friday 11th July 8:00pm A wide variety of songs including All through the Night, Ev’ry time I feel the spirit (arr. Rutter), O Danny Boy and All in the April Evening. Tickets £7 including refreshments (£6 under 16s) Tickets from Caroline 01268 770333 or triplehtickets@gmail.com Hockley Living

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