We have had various Adventures to do with Weather at Hedge End Methodist Church in the last week. We started with the Storm last Monday and Tuesday which blow over the noticeboard at the front of the Church, Plans are in hand to repair/replace this so we should soon be able to tell all the passers by what is going on again. Then on Sunday Morning we found that the heating was not on in the church and so ended up holding the service in the heated back hall instead. The heating has now been sorted so normal service should be resumed next week. On Sunday afternoon we held “Jammy Church” which explored the story of Noah and the flood. Pictures from this event are above.
This Service will take place on Friday 6th March and is run by Churches together in Hedge End and Botley as part of the World day of prayer. The idea of World day of prayer is that identical services take place in the same 24 hour period throughout the world. The theme for this years service is “Rise ! take your mat and Walk. This year the service has been arranged by the Women of Zimbabwe ,In recent years the Women of Slovania , Suriname, The Philippines, Cuba, The Bahamas and Egypt have arranged the service. In previous years these arrangements have been known as the women’s world day of Prayer.
The Women’s World Day of Prayer was started by a group of Methodists and Presbyterians in America in 1887, the first service in England was held in 1932.
More details of the National Movement can be found on there website at
This years service will take place at 7.30 p.m. on Friday the 6th of March at the United Reformed church in the centre of Hedge End. The church is located on the edge of the “Post Office” car park.
In preparation for the service a bible study will take place at the same place (United reformed) from 10.00 a.m. to 12.30 on Monday 10th February. The Bible study will be led by Rev Tessa Robinson who is the Minister at Hedge End United Reform church.
The pictures above show programmes for previous services.
The first Jammy Church of 2020 will take place on Sunday 19th January between 4 p.m. and 6.30 p.m. The session will start with craft and more creative activities, Food will then be available at approximately 5 p.m., followed by the Worship and Bible study part of the event. These Jammy Church sessions are suitable for people of all ages, we ask that children are accompanied. As usual you are welcome to spend part of all the time with us, as suits you.
This months theme is the story of ” Noah ” which can be found in the book of Genesis Chapters 5 to 9.
More information can be found on the Jammy Church Facebook page.
The story of Noah was the theme we chose for Hedge End Carnival in 2016 if you wish to look back at this the link to the story is
The pictures above were taken at previous “Jammy Churches”.
On Sunday 26th January at 3 p.m. Churches together in Hedge End, West End and Botley will be holding a service to mark the week of Prayer for Christian Unity. This will be held at the Community Church in Quob lane West End more details can be seen on the Poster above. This service has been prepared by Churches together in Malta for use throughout the world.
More about the week of Prayer can be found at
More about Churches together in Hedge End, West End and Botley can be found at
Our best wishes to all our readers for a happy and Peaceful 2020 from everyone at Hedge End Methodist Church.
We start 2020 on New years day itself when we will be holding an “Open House” for more details please see
our next event will be hosting the Circuit Prayer Breakfast on Saturday 4th January. Please see
for more details.
The Breakfast will be followed by our Covenant service on Sunday 5th, which will be conducted by Our Minister Rev. Arthur Cowburn. The First Jammy Church of 2020 will take place on Sunday 19th January. We are thinking about more events and activities including Hedge End Carnival which will take place on Saturday 4th July, the theme being “Olympics”.
There are many more events coming up, we hope to see you – please keep looking on this site or on our facebook pages for more details.
The Church Rambling Group “Walk and Talk” has now published the dates for 2020.. Most daytime Walks include a Lunch as well. If it rains hard the Walkers just enjoy the Lunch. There are also a few Lunches without Walks. The Walks are organised by members of the group taking it in turns to work out the details.
The Proposed Dates are below.
Saturday 4th January Lunch and Walk
Saturday 15th February Lunch
Saturday 14th March Lunch
Monday 13th April (Easter Monday) Lunch and Short Walk
Saturday 2nd May Medium Walk and Lunch
Monday 257th May (Bank Holiday) Medium Walk and Lunch
Thursday 18th June Evening Walk
Saturday 27th June Saturday Lunch and Medium Walk
Thursday 16th July Evening Walk
Thursday 23rd July Lunch and Walk – Christchurch (U.K.).
Thursday 13th August Evening Walk
Monday 31st August (Bank Holiday) Walk and Afternoon Tea
Saturday 12th September Walk and Lunch
Saturday 10th October Walk and Lunch
Saturday 14th November Lunch and meeting to sort walks for 2021
You are welcome to join us. Please look in the Paper Church Notices nearer the time for details of meeting places and who to contact.
We are holding an open house at the Church on New Years Day between 2 and about 6 p.m. This is for anyone connected with the church to come and be church family together. Call in for just a short while for a cuppa and chat, or stay and play a game or two. We will have some food about 5 p.m, but drinks will be on offer the whole time. Invite a friend or neighbour or come on your own, all ages are very welcome. Biscuit flavours shown above are not guaranteed.
On Saturday 4th January we will be hosting the Circuit Prayer Breakfast between 8.30 and 10.00 a.m. I am not sure of the exact Menu but in the past we have had Fruit Juice, Cereals, Toast , with Tea and Coffee. This will take place in the Hall rather than the Church itself. This is part of the series of monthly prayer Breakfasts being hosted in turn by the Churches in the Southampton Circuit.
These events are described in the circuit plan as
a time of fellowship over a meal, worship, Listening to Gods word, Prayers as the Lord leads.
Everyone is welcome.
We have already enjoyed the Church Christmas Lunch and the Christmas Festival. There are still several events in Hedge End Methodist Church’s Christmas celebrations to happen. They are described below. We will also be holding Sunday services at the normal time of 10.30 a.m. on Sundays 15th and 22nd December.
December ”Jammy Church”
Jammy Church in December will take place on Sunday 15th December between 4 p.m, and approximately 6 p.m. People of all ages are welcome to attend. More details about Jammy Church can be found at https://www.facebook.com/JammyChurch
This will take place in the Church on Sunday 22nd December at 4. p.m. and will include Readings (some Biblical and some Secular) and Carols interlaced in the traditional Manner. The service will be led by Rev Arthur Cowburn
This service will commence at 11.30 p.m. on Christmas Eve (24th December) and will be led by Rev. Arthur Cowburn and will include Communion.