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Issue 65, December 2017 FREE Monthly

MERRY CHRISTMAS Community Magazine

Call 07927 718969

Wishing You All

A Very Cozy

Christmas

OUR SALE STARTS JANUARY 2018 Energy Saving Windows - Doors Conservatories - Home Improvements

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DECEMBER IS FREE! See page 8

Bacon joints Ham, Paté & Cheese All Cooked Pies & Scotch Eggs to order

CHRISTMAS BEAUTY OFFERS

See page11


“The Ultimate Artificial Grass”

Happy Christmas From All Of Us

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WISHING ALL OUR PATIENTS

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A VERY HAPPY CHRISTMAS

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Church Services, Events & Local Info

Church Services & Events

ST PETER & ST PAUL PARISH CHURCH Saturday 16th December: Sparks Christmas party, 2.30-4.30 pm. Sunday 17th December: Carols by Candlelight, at 4 pm. Saturday 23rd December: Children’s Christmas Crib Service, at 3.30 pm. th Sunday 24 December: Our annual Christingle Service, in aid of the Children’s Society, at 4.30 pm. Sunday 24th December: Midnight Mass, at 11 pm. Monday 25th December: Festival Mass of Christmas, at 10 am.

Wishing you a very merry Christmas and a happy and blessed New Year

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 Associate Priest: Revd. Stephanie Stroebel (01702) 200901 www.stpeterandstpaulhockley.org or find us on Facebook

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

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Bramerton Road Community Church

Sunday club for children ST PETER & ST PAUL PARISH CHURCH Crib Service - Saturday 23rd December 3.30pm

We warmly invite all children (from age 0 upwards) to come either dressed in costume or not (there will be extra costume’s available) to take part in the nativity story as shepherds, sheep, kings/wise men or angels. It doesn’t matter how many we have of each, or if some choose to come in an alternative costume. All can come and worship the baby Jesus. Revd. Stephanie Stroebel (01702) 200901

WEEKEND SERVICES

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

Christmas Eve

5.30pm Shepherds & Angels Mass Midnight Mass - 11.30pm at St Teresa of the Child Jesus

Mass of Christmas Day

9.00am at St Pius X (Hockley) 10.30am at St Teresa of the Child Jesus (Rochford) Please refer to website for all services www.rcrochford.org

Allotments For Hockley

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Triple H Community Choir

Attend any of our Christmas services, and take the opportunity to write a name of someone you are remembering this Christmas on a wooden heart, and place it on our Remembrance Tree outside the church which has kindly been provided by Stibbards Funeral Directors.

Sunday 10th December All-age Toy Service

If you wish, please bring a new gift to be given to a child in need

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17 DEC 9.15am 4.00pm 24 DEC 10.00am 6.00pm 25 DEC 10.00am 31 DEC 10.00am

MORNING PRAISE FAMILY CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION MORNING PRAISE CHRISTMAS EVE CAROL SERVICE CHRISTMAS DAY MORNING PRAISE

CAROLS ON THE GREEN SAT 2 DEC 2.30-3.30PM Children’s Craft –Emmanuel Church, Main Rd, Hawkwell 4.00pm Traditional Carols –Hawkwell Green Followed by Refreshments in Emmanuel Church 5pm WINTERS WALK SAT 30 DEC 8.45am Meet at Emmanuel Hall and transfer by car to walk on either the Sea Front or Pier. www.hawkwellparishchurch.org

Parish Office 01702 543514

ST MARY’S EMMANUEL EMMANUEL ST MARY’S EMMANUEL ST MARY’S

CHRISTMAS COFFEE MORNING At St. Mary’s Church, Rectory Road, Hawkwell TUESDAY 19TH DECEMBER 2017 10.00am-12.00 noon Mince Pies, Cake, Mulled Wine, and Tea & Coffee A Christmas thought for the Day

The Southend Area Ordinariate Mission

St Peter’s Catholic Church SS9 4BX

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Sunday 24th December Christmas Eve Family Carols 6pm A Celebration for all the family with Puppets, Songs and Drama

Stepping Stones Support for the bereaved

Hockley Living

HAWKWELL PARISH DECEMBER SERVICES

starting at 11am

Christmas Sacred and Secular, Saturday 2nd December 8pm Hockley and Hawkwell Methodist Church In aid of the Aaron Lewis Foundation Tickets £8 adults, £5 children available from Juliet Cotts 07876 416567 or thetriplehcommunitychoir@hotmail.co.uk

Meeting at St. Mary’s Parish Church, Rectory Road, Hawkwell Monday 4th December 2017 & 8th January 2018 1:30pm – 3:30pm And the first Monday of each month. Everyone is welcome. 01702 543514 email: pcchawkwell@btconnect.com

JOIN US THIS CHRISTMAS TO CELEBRATE THE BIRTH OF OUR SAVIOUR JESUS

Midnight Communion 11.30pm

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