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Church Services, Events & Local Info HOCKLEY ART TRAIL 1st - 8th July 2017
Following previous successes, Hockley Parish Council are organising another Art Trail. Up to 30 venues around the village will showcase a display of art, photography, jewellery, ceramics, glass and sculptures by local artists.
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The Southend Ordinariate Mission St Peter’s Catholic Church SS9 4BX
Dear friends, The Holy penitential season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, 1st March. Masses at St. Peter’s with the imposition of ashes 9.30 am and 7.30 pm - All are welcome! Every year we maintain our links with our neighbours in the Anglican tradition by praying the Stations of the Cross together. This year we begin at St James’ Elmsleigh Drive, Leigh on Weds 8th March at 7pm, the following week at St Peter’s alternating between the 2 churches up until the 5th week of Lent. St Peter’s is updating its website and you can now find us at http://stpetereastwood.org The Facebook pages are also worth visiting and updated weekly. Just search on FB for: St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church, Eastwood And for the Ordinariate: Fr Jeff Woolnough, Southend Ordinariate Mission Priest The blog site updates for info on Sunday services at the end of each week. http://jeffwoolnougholw.blogspot.co.uk Parish Office 9am - 4pm Mon - Fri 01702 522879
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he fasten seatbelt sign flickered on with the accompanying *bing* sound. This is the most unnerving time of flying as people fear a rough landing, but after our 18 hour flight covering 8000 miles the sight of land was welcome. I’d started my 4 month tour of the Falkland Islands with the Royal Air Force. The land is famous for its 1982 conflict with Argentina which has unfortunately forever tarnished its name with bloody memories and political tension. However, I was fortunate enough to discover the true beauty of the islands for myself. Stanley, the capital, sports the world’s most southerly cathedral, a handful of shops and a tiny population of around 2000 people. Needless to say, it makes Hockley high street look like a metropolitan paradise! If one is so inclined to scramble up the rocky heart of the terrain, multiple aircraft crashes remain as permanent memorials to the courageous airmen from both RAF and Argentinian Air Force, just be ready for the freezing Antarctic wind and of course the odd minefield! I was blessed to visit the various penguin, elephant seals and albatross colonies that so richly pepper the coast. I also had a lucky encounter with a pod of curious dolphins, having one of the creatures swim between your legs is an experience never to be forgotten! I felt profoundly touched by the rustic beauty of the Falkland’s and decided to add to Stanley’s famous sign post. Hockley was here, 7915 miles away. SAC Charles Hammerton, White Hart Lane. Dedicated to my Mother.
Mothering Sunday, 26th March Come and join with us at our 10 am Holy Communion Service to celebrate our mums, and to give thanks for all that they do for us and mean to us. Each mum will receive a traditional Mothering Sunday posy.
ST PETER & ST PAUL: “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 www.stpeterandstpaulhockley.org or ﬁnd us on Facebook
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10am–10.40am The BIG Start all ages welcome 10.40am–11am Refreshments 11am Adult Worship / Crèche
The BIG Start all-age theme for the first six weeks is ‘Landlubbers’. Join us as we search for hidden treasure on a desert island. Over the weeks we will crack the Castaway’s clues to discover the greatest treasure of all – knowing Jesus. Prize each week for best dressed Pirate!!
Lent – Often seen as a time for ‘Giving Up’
Rev Peter Smith seeks to offer comfort and How about ‘Giving Up’ Sunday support to people who morning to discover Jesus have been bereaved and and why He Gave Up His life welcomes the opportunity to on the cross on Good Friday? conduct a church or crematorium-‐ You are very welcome at any based funeral followed by a burial of our services or events. or interment of ashes. Church funerals are more usually held at St Sunday Morning Services: 9.15am St Mary’s and Mary's which is a beautiful church 11.00am Emmanuel offering an intimate setting; it can Crèche and children’s seat up to 100 people and for those activities available recently living within the parish, --------------------------------------------- lends itself naturally to a burial in 12 Mar Holy Communion the churchyard. 19 Mar ALL AGE SERVICE Emmanuel, a lovely modern building Theme: ‘Uncovering the Truth’ can seat 200 people. 26 Mar Mothering Sunday Ashes can be added to an existing Holy Communion family grave or interred in the Ashes 2 April Celebration Service --------------------------------------------- Plot. The names of those who are buried or interred in the churchyard Cafe Worship ----------------------or the Ashes Plot can be recorded in 12 Mar 5.30pm Emmanuel our Memorial Book. Minister: Rev Peter Smith Parish Office: 543514
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nthusiastic pupils at Hockley Primary School read everything from comics to classics, raising over £800 to help give brand new books to children in hospital. To encourage its pupils to read for pleasure, Hockley Primary School has just completed a very successful Readathon sponsored read. Pupils rose to the challenge, reading as much as possible during the Readathon fortnight (9.1.17-20.1.17) and raising a fantastic £826 for seriously ill children. Their achievement also earned the school free books worth £165 (20% of total), provided by Readathon in partnership with Scholastic Book Clubs to boost school library stocks. Readathon, a nationwide charity, uses the sponsorship money raised to provide brand new books for children in hospital up and down the UK, as well as supporting charities who help seriously ill children.
Mother’s Day gifts in Hockley
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hristine of Hockley will be open on Mother’s Day Sunday 23rd of March from 9am to 3pm. Call Chris beforehand to order a beautiful bespoke bouquet maybe your mums favourite flowers and colours or pop in on the day. Potters of Hockley have gifts galore for mum, from china cups, aprons, glassware to everything for the kitchen. You can visit their shop online www.potterscookshop.co.uk or pop in where the staff are always friendly and willing to help. Blu Meringue, our very own exclusive gift shop in Hockley which I can highly recommend for that special gift especially for occasions such as Mother’s Day. Mum and daughter Jeanne and Lisa are always happy to help you and they offer a very special service, on request they will personalise your gift. So show your mum how much you love and appreciate her with a unique gift she will cherish forever. A whiter smile for Mother’s Day, White Hart Lane Dental offer gift vouchers for their Home Bleaching System. Treat your mum to a new hairstyle or colour at Cutting Edges, let your mum be pampered by Sean and his team.
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n conjunction with Victor Patterson and Company the Hockley and Hawkwell 55+ Social Centre present a Night of Memories of WWII. Saturday 25th March, doors open 7 for 7.30pm. Musical entertainment, sing song and optional period dress. £10 a head, including supper of sausage and mash followed by spotted dick and custard. Bring your own drinks and gas mask! Ticket only, tickets available from 01702 203247.
2017 HRA Coach Trips
Saturday 18th March – Kentish Curios. Thursday 11th May – Chelsea Physic Garden & Ham House, Richmond. Saturday 1st July – Kenilworth Castle, Warwickshire. Thursday 14th September – Euston Hall & Bury St. Edmunds. Thursday 26th October – Broughton Castle & Sulgrave Manor. Sunday 3rd to 4th December – Salisbury & Winchester Christmas Markets. We pick up at various places between Rochford and Rayleigh. If you are interested in any of these outings please contact Brian on 01702 204334.
Rochford District Residents Councillor drop in sessions
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.
was unable to attend the Rochford District Council meeting on the 13th December but I was informed that no decision was made regarding closure of any of the public toilets in Rochford District. It also was emphasised that the administration consider it to be a last resort. I was in the Hockley Library and I thought I would pop next door to use the facilities and to see what state they are in. I was surprised to find that they are in a reasonable condition but could do with a fresh coat of paint. I was also surprised that someone else came in during my visit and another was entering on my exit. In a Rochford District Council meeting that I attended in November, a councillor stated that they are seldom used. I would have liked to know where he got that information from, but members of the public are not allowed to ask questions in their meetings. I don’t believe this is the last we will hear about these closures but we will try to do all we can to retain these facilities in Hockley and keep you our residents informed. Alan James
t’s hard to find something more dimensional and colourful than China’s cooking culture! With an entire universe of different flavours and styles; creativity in any Chinese kitchen really can become infinite. Here are few examples of China’s cooking culture! Chao Of course the most popular and world renown method of cooking. ‘Chow’ translates to ‘stir-fly’ and is a very traditional style in China’s cooking culture, one that can be (and probably has been) used to cook almost anything! To perform an authentic ‘Chao’ cuisine, you must use a wok and allow the oil to sizzle and spit to almost boiling temperature before you start cooking your meal. Chinese traditions believe “the bigger the flame, the bigger the passion…” something we Brits should be cautious of when attempting to ‘Chao’. Shao kao Everyone’s summer favourite … BBQ! “Shao kao” directly translates to ‘barbecue’, or ‘to roast’. Shao kao will involve a whole selection of different meats and vegetables offering themselves wrapped around a skewer ready to be barbecued!
Hot Pot This can be a very creative, social and fun method of cooking. Traditionally popular during the cold, bitter winters, Hot Pot is both unique and engaging as it brings its social aspect to the dinner table. You simply have a pot of boiling soup (different flavours are available) in the centre of the table from which is used to cook raw meat and vegetables. You can also add a variety of different seasoning and spices to add to the taste! Joel Windle, Writer & Photographer. For more information about visiting China please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Don’t forget to put your clocks forward on Sunday March 26th
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DON'T FORGET........Mother's Day is on Sunday 26th March which is also the same day as the clocks going forward. La Vallee Farm Shop are now...