Hockley Living Issue 57, April 2017 FREE Monthly
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Church Services, Events & Local Info
Church Services & Events
at Good Friday
Palm Sunday Eggstravaganza
14th April at 3:00pm A reflective service of readings, hymns and prayers led by Rev Phil Warrey
9 April 10:30am Parade and All-age Worship led by Pam Smith, with Easter Egg hunt and Hand-in Glove Puppets
16 April 9:30am A service to celebrate the joy of Easter Day led by Rev Phil Warrey
Tuesday 18th April at 4:00pm Make chocolate nests, paint, stick, sing and hear stories. Share a meal together. All ages welcome
Saturday 22nd April at Hyde Hall – 5 miles Lunch at Hyde Hall then look round the RHS gardens or walk through nearby countryside
Hockley & Hawkwell Methodist Church Main Road Hockley Essex SS5 4QY More details at www.hockleyhawkwellmethodist.org.uk and www.facebook.com/hockleymeths
Meeting at St. Mary’s Parish Church, Rectory Road, Hawkwell Monday 3rd April & Monday 8th May 1:30pm – 3:30pm And the first Monday of each month. Everyone is welcome. 01702 543514 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
St Georges Day Coffee Morning
ockley & Hawkwell W.I. are holding a St George’s Day Coffee Morning on 22nd April 2017. At The Old Fire Station, Southend Road, Hockley, between 9.30am and 12 noon. Coffee/Tea/etc. and cake £1.50, all welcome.
9th April: Palm Sunday: Blessing of palms and Mass at 10 am 13th April: Maundy Thursday: Mass and foot-washing at 7.30 pm, with the Watch until 10.30 pm 14th April: Good Friday: Stations at 10.30 am, and Commemoration of the Cross at 12 noon
15th April: Holy Saturday: Vigil and First Mass at 8.30 pm 16th April: Easter Day: Sung Festival Mass at 10 am
He is risen! Alleluia!
ST PETER & ST PAUL:
HOCKMIRA Easter Ramble
Stepping Stones Support for the bereaved
ST PETER & ST PAUL PARISH CHURCH
The Southend Ordinariate Mission at ST. PETER’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, EASTWOOD PARISH SS9 4BX
Served by Priests of The Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham
Holy Week & EASTER 2017 Passion (Palm) Sunday 9th April Masses 8.30 a.m, 10.15 a.m & 6.00 p.m For Holy Week Mass times see website http://stpetereastwood.org
Holy Thursday 13th April Mass of the Lord’s Supper with ceremonies 8.00 p.m and watch until midnight Confessions 7.00 p.m Good Friday 14th April Children’s Stations of the Cross 10.00 a.m Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion 3.00 p.m Holy Saturday 15th April The Easter Vigil 8.00 p.m Easter Sunday 16th April Easter Day Masses 8.30 a.m 10.15 a.m & 6.00 p.m Fr Jeff Woolnough Parish Priest: 01702 522879 eastwood@dioceseof brentwood.org
“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
For details of EASTER events at Bramerton Road Community Church
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Our New Sunday Schedule Starts on Sunday 23rd April
The BIG Start all-age theme for the first few 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!!
ockley and District Horticultural Society have opened their trading hut and will be open from 10am - 12 noon, every Sunday morning until Sunday 29th October 2017. We are located behind Hawkwell Village Hall with free parking. We have compost, grow bags and all sorts of fertilisers, all at very competitive prices. Membership is £3 per family per year. There is also friendly advice on various aspects of gardening.
You are not who others say you are.
You are not who society says you are.
You can find a new identity in God. Hockley Living
JESUS IS RISEN
Maundy Thursday: 13th April 8.00pm St Mary’s Holy Communion Our fragility, His (Jesus) strength Good Friday: 14th April 11.00am Emmanuel The Cross Before the Resurrection Easter Sunday: 16th April 9.15am St Mary’s 11.00am Emmanuel Family Holy Communion The Resurrection following the Cross
These things are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in His name.”
Minister: Rev Peter Smith Parish Office: 543514
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
10am – 10.40am The BIG Start all-age worship 10.40am – 11am Refreshments 11am Adult Worship / Crèche
Adult Worship theme from 23rd April…
Hockley and District Horticultural Society
Palm Sunday: 9th April 9.15am St Mary’s 11.00am Emmanuel Holy Communion HE who really is King
SATURDAY 5.30PM AT ST TERESAS SUNDAY 10.30AM AT ST TERESAS SUNDAY 9.00 AT ST PIUS X
EASTER SERVICES AT ST TERESAS
Maundy Thursday 13, 8pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper and Watch until Midnight Good Friday 14, 10am Morning Prayer and Children's Stations of the Cross 3pm Liturgy of the Passion Holy Saturday 15, 9.30am Morning Prayer followed by Blessing of Easter Food 8pm Easter Vigil Easter Sunday 16, 9am Easter Day Mass at St Pius X 10.30am Easter Day Mass at St Teresa’s
Please refer to website for all services www.rcrochford.org
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Mark Francois welcomes Hockley Primary School to Parliament
ayleigh and Wickford MP Mark Francois recently welcomed a party of 110 pupils from Hockley Primary School when they paid a visit to the Houses of Parliament. The pupils were taken on a tour of the Palace of Westminster, during which time they were able to go into the chambers of both the House of Commons and the House of Lords before the House sat for the day. Mark then met with the pupils in Wesminster Hall where he spent time undertaking a question and answer session with the children. During this session Mark answered questions on a range of subjects from the US Presidential Election, Brexit and Mark’s political day-to-day life. Mark said: “It was a real pleasure to welcome these young people to Parliament, to see and learn about this historic building.” 13
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n our February residents association meeting we were asked by residents for help with a traffic issue in Church Road, Hockley. They are getting heavy vehicles speeding through the area and getting stuck under the bridge in Church Road and in the very narrow one way Fountain Lane. It is believed that satnavs may be responsible for a recent increases in these incidents plus the building works taking place off Folly Lane. The local residents have now got together and produced a petition that has been signed by more than 100 people living in that area. About a year ago we requested a weight limit for Fountain Lane but nothing was done about it, we now believe the whole area needs the access for heavy vehicles to be dealt with. The residents in that area have a number of possible solutions, so I am sure an answer could be found that would be suitable for all concerned. On 21st February 2017 I wrote to all 3 local councils (parish, district and county) on this issue, so far I have only had replies from parish and county. Essex County Council replied: We can advise that Folly Lane and Church Road are both Priority Two (PR2) routes and therefore form part of the priority network. As such they must remain accessible for all traffic therefore imposing a weight restriction on these roads would not be considered. Any changes to a road that are not considered to be a maintenance issue such as this request, may be considered by the Local Highways Panel and would be best addressed by your parish councillors in the first instance. More information about LHPs - including copies of agendas and minutes - can be found on our website at Local Highway Panels. Hockley Parish Council replied: The residents attended a recent council meeting and explained the problem to the council. I understand that their petition was taken to Essex County Council Highways who are the only ones who can order weight limit and vehicle size restrictions. However, there are some things that the Parish Council might be able to do and I am investigating the possibility of using their power to erect road signs warning of danger or hazards (Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, s.72). The Parish cannot put up mandatory signs but a blue ‘Unsuitable for HGV’ blue sign with a yellow ‘ignore satnav and re-route’ sign underneath should deter all but the most wilful lorry drivers. The council will be considering this at a forthcoming meeting. So far I have not received a reply from Rochford District Council. I will keep you informed in future issues of Hockley Living. Alan James 01702 207297 Hawkwell Residents Association. hawkwell.org
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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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rony, “The expressions of one’s meaning using language that usually signifies the opposite.” So it all seems rather ironic for there to be a political ideology which has based its fundamentals on a policy named “the four freedoms” to now back an exit-bill with an alarming figure in the tens-of-billions. Of course, “the four freedoms” policy (Capital, Movement, Service and Trade) is not the reason for an exit-bill, but surely in a first-world diplomatic western society, there would be a need for empathy towards a nation (or a union) when it is experiencing social and economic pressures. (At least within a membership that wears a mask with four faces of freedom…). The world can now see how the EU regard a fellow member that wishes to question or re-negotiate its membership within the bloc. The British citizens can now confirm that the EU’s capitalist intentions are always the underlying factor of any policy it obligates upon member-states. Let us not now take for granted this political turning point in our nation’s history. The triggering of Article 50 should be a bold, brave and British step forward into a more fortunate and fairer future for ourselves and the rest of the world. Foundations for Great Britain email@example.com
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ive music from Essex based covers band Steal, Easter Sunday April 16th at The White Hart. Come along and hear songs from the 60’s to the present day. Hockley Living
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