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Church Services, Events & Local Info

What is love?

This word called love, what can it be, It surrounds us everyday like a clear calm sea, It’s in the eyes of our children, no matter how old they are, It's the grin on your husbands face when he gets that new car! It's in the clothes we wear and your favourite pair of shoes, And that favourite piece of tic tac you never want to lose, It's the turning on of the radio and hearing that favourite song And waiting for the cake to bake, that's taking way too long, It's your dog that licks your face that says ‘I love you mum’, And the new life that's growing in a loved ones tum, So I could go on forever for love has many faces and takes us in his stride. It makes us smile and burst with pride, So all in all what can it be, Simply really, it is you and me. By Christine of Hockley

TODAY WE LIVE Today we live. Each of our lives, at home, at work. Future is where we hope to live. But today we live. In thought and stress we forge ahead to that unknown reality. Pass through a day of sun and rain, sadness and joy. Why do we hurt ourselves with time that has not come? Today we live, today we live. Too painful now to live tomorrow. Too hopeful for its possible joys. Only today. Today we live. What else there is, is void of any reality. Today we live. By Peter Carter Today we live.

Ben, going the extra mile

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y name is Ben Smith; I have been offered a place in the London 2017 marathon – running on behalf of Meningitis Research Foundation. I chose to raise money for this charity as my wife contracted meningitis aged 19, and the treatment saved her life, I now want to raise money to assist any way I can to ensure others have the same outcome we did! We have organised a charity night on 25th February 2017 at the Rayleigh Club, Essex and I am reaching out to local companies in Hockley as a family, to ask if you would be willing to offer any raffle prizes or auction items. I understand that this can be a big ask, and you must be contacted constantly to do so, anything you could donate would be amazing and we would be very grateful! We will feature your details of generosity on the evening’s prizes list to show your support. Thank you in advance! Ben Smith Contact: 07412 509863 Email: benmarathon2017@gmail.com

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Church Services & Events

Southend Area Ordinariate Saint Peter’s, Eastwood Parish, Leigh on Sea SS9 4BX. February 2nd Candlemass - The Feast of the Presentation of The Lord. (The conclusion of the great 40 days of Christmas). Mass with ceremonies 7:30pm. Lent begins on Ash Wednesday 1st March with imposition off ashes: Masses 9.30am & 7.30pm. With every blessing as we journey together in 2017. May the Holy Angels and Saints of God watch over us and protect us all. With every blessing Father Jeff Woolnough Group Pastor to the Ordinariate and Parish Priest of St. Peter’s. Parish Office 01702 522879

ST PETER & ST PAUL PARISH CHURCH The beautiful season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, 1st March: a journey that takes us to the foot of the Cross and ultimately to the glory of Easter. Mass on Ash Wednesday is at 7.30 pm. Our Parish Eucharist will be celebrated each Sunday morning at 10 o’clock, with Stations of the Cross every Friday at 7.30 pm. You will be very welcome to join with us.

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ST PETER & ST PAUL:

For information check out: http://jeffwoolnougholw.blogspot.co.uk Facebook: Fr Jeff Woolnough Southend Ordinariate Mission Priest.

Essex Freemasons break half a million total for air ambulance

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ssex Freemasons have donated a further £10,000 towards the Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust (EHAAT) as part of their ongoing support for the Charity. As a result, EHAAT has now received more than half a million pounds from the organisation over the last 15 years. The latest donation, raised by the Essex Provincial Grand Stewards Lodge at events in every part of the county, reinforces the commitment that Essex Masons have for the Charity and its ability to continue its vital work. Handing over the latest cheque to Sabi Stafford, Essex Fundraising Manager at EHAAT, the Provincial Grand Master Rodney Bass commented: “Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust plays an essential role in the local community, as do Freemasons, making this a natural charity for us to support.” “I am delighted that Essex Masons continue to raise and donate so much money to this very worthy cause which could literally mean the difference between life and death for anyone of us who lives and works in the county.”

“On the edge of the village; MORNING ST. MARY’S at COFFEE the heart ofATthe community.” Including a short thought for

the day St Peter & St Paul church, Church Road, Hockley SS5 6AE will be held on Parish Priest: Father Janua Havey (01702) 203668 Tuesday 20 Ken 10am – 12 noon www.stpeterandstpaulhockley.org or find us on Facebook th

Bramerton Road Community Church

You are invited to join us for a Social Evening on Saturday 11th February – 6.30pm. A delicious two course meal and a selection of songs by The Barber Shop Boys Tickets £10 Contact 01702 206093

‘The BIG Start’

A new All-age Family worship time

It’s February – ‘L L ve is in the Air’ God’s L ve is Everywhere Sunday Morning Services: 9.15am St Mary’s and 11.00am Emmanuel Crèche and children’s activities available ------------------------------------------------------------------

5 Feb Celebration Service 12 Feb Holy Communion 19 Feb ALL AGE SERVICE Theme: ‘Forgiving the Past’ 26 Feb Holy Communion Contemporary Worship 26 Feb 6.00pm Emmanuel ---------------------------------------------------------------------

Ash Wednesday - St Mary’s 1 Mar 7.45pm Holy Communion

All the Time. TEA, COFFEE, HOMEMADE CAKES

A short Thought for the Day Make New Friends Relax, Chat, Laugh EVERYONE WELCOME Tues 7 Feb 2pm-3.15pm At Emmanuel

Tues 21 Feb 10am-12noon At St Mary’s

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

Stepping Stones Support for the bereaved

Meeting at St. Mary’s Parish Church, Rectory Road, Hawkwell Monday 6th February & Monday 6th March 1:30pm – 3:30pm And the first Monday of each month. Everyone is welcome. 01702 543514 email: pcchawkwell@btconnect.com

St Teresa of the Child Jesus RC Church 109 Ashingdon Road Rochford SS4 1RF

St Pius X RC Church

56 Main Road Hockley SS5 4QH

01702 544334

Starts Sunday 23rd April

10am – 10.40am Followed by Adult worship at 11am

WEEKEND SERVICES

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SATURDAY 5.30PM AT ST TERESAS SUNDAY 10.30AM AT ST TERESAS SUNDAY 9.00 AT ST PIUS X

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Please refer to website for all services www.rcrochford.org

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hristine was delighted to discover that she had been secretly painted by James Merriott and published in the January issue of the Essex Life Magazine. Christine’s family run business is not just a traditional florist as having launched her ‘Whole Wedding Package’ in 2014 with her son James, introducing a personal unique service, she now shares her creative style throughout Essex where Chris will be at the ‘Heart Essex Wedding Show’ on 25th & 26th of February. If you are planning your wedding, visit Christine and her team at her consulting room in Hockley where you can browse her albums, choose your flowers and plan your wedding day. Christine offers a very unique personal service, with her expertise and passion she will make your special day complete.

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otters of Hockley are ready for Valentine's Day with gifts for him and her. Root Candles, Just Slate hearts, fondue sets, Whisky Wedge, hip flasks and more. See their advert on the front cover or you can shop online at potterscookshop.co.uk Romance is in the air at Christines of Hockley, beautiful red roses, bouquets, balloons, personal creations at your request delivered directly to your loved one. Surprise the one you love. Blu Meringue has that perfect gift for that perfect person. Unique personalised gifts just for Valentine's Day, cards for all occasions and gift wrapping service available.

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New Business Park

The Pagoda

ork has started on a new £150m airport business park that’s being built off Cherry Orchard Way in Rochford, meaning further loss of green belt and good farm land. Will this development really be fully built? as the original Rochford Business Park on the west side of Cherry Orchard Way that was built over 20 years ago, has still only developed a third of the site. What really concerns me is that the only change to the infrastructure for this development is a new roundabout entrance from Cherry Orchard Way that will just slow up the existing traffic. We now have 600 homes being built in Hall Road, 36 off Main Road in Highwell Gardens, 70 off Folly Lane, 60 at Bullwood Hall, 176 that have recently been finished at Clements Gate and nothing has been done about the daily traffic jams that occur at the Hockley Spa roundabout. I can remember traffic jams on the B1013 through Hockley when I first moved here 26 years ago, before any of these developments were even thought of and since then nothing has been done about this issue that gets worse ever year. I believe the problem is that Rochford District Council decide on the buildings and Essex County Council decide on the roads. What I don’t understand is that many of the district councillors live in and around Hockley and must be affected by these jams, but they still allow these developments to go ahead without doing something about it. The 600 homes in Hall Road and the new business park are not on an existing bus route and I have not heard of any new bus route being proposed, unless they are keeping quiet about it. At the moment you would need to walk at least a mile to get a bus from these locations, which means even more cars on the roads. What is really needed is joined up thinking but I don’t see that happening any time soon. Alan James

he pagoda embodies a highly iconic style of architecture, one that is globally recognised. Typically they are tall tiered towers with multiple eaves that branch out above one another. This style of architecture dates back as far as the times of ancient China. However, the pagoda’s unique style still very much exists within its influence on modern day architecture. The Taipei Tower in Taipei is a striking example of how modern day skyscrapers can embody the architectural heritage of the pagoda. The pagoda has proven to be a true heritage of China’s cultural traditions and are one of the most iconic types of structures throughout South-East Asia. Joel Windle, Writer & Photographer. For more information about visiting China please email: windlejoel@hotmail.co.uk

Ironing Parla LTD W Hockley

Professional Laundry, Drycleaning, The Ironing ParlaIroning, are looking for an experienced Ironer. Repair & Alteration Please call for more information:Service. We01702 offer203070 our clients FREE Delivery or 07747 114892 & Collection to all local areas. 61a Spa Road Hockley Tel: 01702 203070 Mobile: 07747114892 www.ironing-parla.co.uk info@ironing-parla.co.uk

Cook/Chef Required

The White Hart require a Cook/Chef for mostly lunchtimes. Must be flexible and able to cover holidays. For more information please call Julie: 01702 203 438 or email: hockleywhitehart@aol.com

Dental Nurse Required Qualified Dental Nurse required to work part-time in a busy NHS practice in Hockley. Experience preferred. Exact software used, training to be provided. Must be able to do reception work and be flexible. For further information please call Anastasia on 07748707814.

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01702 207297 Hawkwell Residents Association. hawkwell.org

Start a new career in 2017. Salon apprentice required full time. Gain job specific skills alongside experienced staff. Call Now for details. 01702 205101/205937

Eldon Way Business Estate

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am pleased to see that Eldon Way did well in 2016. Rochford District Council want to replace it with housing but I believe we need it for local jobs and as a useful facility for our residents. Howdens joinery opened at 2&3 Eldon Way in refurbished units. Standout men’s online clothing shop opened at 4 Eldon Way in a refurbished unit. Toymonster shop and online has opened at 12 Eldon Way. Digiflex online shop at 15 Eldon Way is building a large extension. 4edge printers 7a Eldon Way has moved to a larger refurbished unit at 22 Eldon Way. Monkey Bizzness is successful after the problems they had last year. CJ Bowling should reopen at the start of February 2017 after the fire they had. Alan James

01702 207297 Hawkwell Residents Association. hawkwell.org

Rochford District Residents Councillor drop in sessions

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eet your local Councillor drop in sessions from 10 am – 11 am alternate months, Jan, March, May etc. First Saturday of the month the drop in session will be held at the Hockley Library, Southend Road, Hockley. On the third Saturday it will be held at the Rochford Library, Roche Close, Rochford.

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La Vallee Farm Shop

Supplying Quality Meat Retail & Wholesale. All our own produce or sourced locally.

LOVE AT FIRST BITE

Treat your loved one to a juicy steak for Valentines Day or choose from our fresh meats at the counter.

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HOCKLEY DENTAL SURGERY John Joyce & Associates We are excited to welcome Deepam to our established team. He is a very experienced general dental practitioner offering the whole range of routine and advanced dental procedures. He has worked in general practice for over 14 years and in this time completed a Masters Dr Deepam Patel Degree in Implant Dentistry and separately a Diploma certification from the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh in Implantology. HOCKLEY DENTAL SURGERY He joined the practice at HDS in 2 Woodlands Parade January 2017 and will become an Main Road Hockley invaluable member of the team.

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www.hockleydental.co.uk

THE ODDFELLOWS FRIENDLY SOCIETY THE STEPNEY AND SOUTH ESSEX BRANCH

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we uplift your old flooring and dispose move and replace you furniture, kitchen appliances all newly installed areas left clean and vacuumed we guarantee to beat any genuine written quote

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all commercial flooring supplied and installed

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To include homemade sandwiches, homemade cakes, scone jam & cream and cup of cream tea or coffee. Cold drinks can be ordered in advance.

£7 per person Places to be booked in advance, ring Nicola solid woods and

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HAND CAR WASH

Units 4-5, 68-72 West Street (behind Sainsbury's), Rochford

07450 208708

The same company & staff from Hockley (Aldermans Hill / Folly Lane)

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