Jammy Light and Hannkkah

The photographs above were taken at yesterdays Jammy Church when the theme was Light and Hannkkah.  There were lots of craft activities, and the worship was accompanied by the “Jammy Band” for the first time. Hannkkah is a Jewish Festival which includes the special shaped lamp which is illustrated in the first picture. It was said during the morning that we need to enjoy Christmas without getting distracted from cellebrating the birth of Jesus.

The morning concluded with a festive meal for over 50 people.  Our thanks to everyone who uses there time and talents to make Jammy Church possible, including the Puppeters , the cooks and the  lady who kindly sends in the pictures for this blog.

There will be more activities in our Church in  the run up to Christmas for further details see

Christmas 2017


Singing for Christmas

Several people associated with our Church will be singing in Christmas events in the next couple of weeks.

The New Music Makers (who practice in our Church) have two concerts  on Saturday 9th December in the village hall  at 2.30 and 7.30 p.m.. For details see


Churches Together in Hedge End and Botley will be Carol singing in the centre of Hedge End from 11 a.m. on Saturday 16th December (They are normally to be found near the Co-op) . They will be making a collection in Aid of Countess Mountbatten Hospice. For More details of Churches together please see


We will be holding our Carol Service at 4 p.m. on Sunday 17th December for more details of this and our other Christmas events please see the previous blog

Christmas 2017

It is possible that some of the same people could be singing at all of these events but I do not know this for sure.


Hedge End Christmas Lights

This Thursday (30th November) the Hedge End Christmas lights will be switched on.  This event is organised by the town Council and will take place between 4 30 and 6.30. The Lights will be switched on at 6 p.m. by the Mayor of Eastleigh.  Our Brigades are selling “Sweet Treats” at this event which they will be  making on Tuesday Evening.

More details about the brigades and there involvement in this event can be found at


More details of this event can be found at


Christmas 2017


There are several events during Hedge End Methodist Church’s celebration of Christmas this year. Details are given below:- In addition to these highlighted events our normal Sunday services will take place throughout December. Please note that we will be joining our friends at Woolston Methodist Church for their Christmas morning service so there will not be a service at Hedge End on this day. Several people from Woolston joined our service last year.  We hope to see some of you there.

Christmas Lunch

This will take place on Sunday  3rd  December starting at 12.30. The meal will cost £10, any proceeds will go to Church Funds. The Menu consists of Roast Turkey, two types of Potatoes and Vegetables. Followed by a choice of Christmas Pudding, Apple Pie or Cheese and Biscuits.  Booking forms are now available, and need to be returned by 26th November to faciliate Catering Arrangements . .Sorry we can only feed people on the day who have booked.


December ”Jammy  Church”

The Theme for Jammy Church in December will be “Light and Hanukkah. We will be  Crafting, Worshipping ,Watching the Puppets  and eating between 10.30 and 12.30 on Saturday 9th December although this activity is primarily designed for families, people of all ages are welcome to attend. More details about Jammy Church can be found at https://www.facebook.com/JammyChurch

Sunday Christmas Celebration

On Sunday 3rd December at our usual time of 10.30 a.m. Rev Arthur Cowburn will be leading our Sunday Service. This service will be for people of all ages and will include a Christmas based activity.

Carol Service

This will take place in the Church on Sunday 17th December at 4. p.m. and will include Bible Readings and Carols interlaced in the traditional Manner. The service will be led by Rev Arthur Cowburn  and the Church Choir.

Midnight Service

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.

Novembers Broader Horizons

On Sunday 19th November at 7 p.m. in the Church the next “Broader Horizons will take place.  The Guest will be Martin Cooper former director of the Navigators.  According to their website the Navigators is “an international, interdenominational Christian  ministry  established in 1933. our motto is to know Christ and make him known.” more can be found on their website at


The focus of these evenings is to interview  Christians ‘Parkinson style’ to hear of their faith and relationship with God, and how, in their professional roles, they have had cause to rely on God. these meetings are fairly informal and usually start with hot drinks and biscuits.



John the Baptist

Our next Jammy Church will take place on Saturday 11th November  between 10.30 and 12.30 in the morning.when we will be exploring the story of John the Baptist.

Jammy Church is an activity session for children, their families and the young at heart.  Each session is based on a particular Theme.

The session will include informal worship, activities and crafts to take part in and some food to eat.  You do not need to attend all the session; you could just pop in to see what we are up to.

More information can be found on the Jammy Church Facebook page.


The Pictures above were taken at Octobers Jammy Church when the Wedding at Cana was explored.

Our Christmas Fayre is soon

We have been making preparations for our Christmas Fayre. There has  been (or will be soon) baking, Chutney and Jam making, plant potting, sorting etc going on.

The Fayre will take place on Saturday  4th November between 10.30 a.m. and 2 p.m .

The stalls will include

Plants (Perennials, Winter Planters, Potted Indoor/outdoor spring bulbs etc
Books and Toys
Potty Peggy’s Crafts. – for more details see https://en-gb.facebook.com/pottypeggyscrafts/
Craft Stall
Raffle and Tombola
Beaded Gifts
Christmas Gifts
Christmas Plates
Cakes and Preserves

The event is in Aid of Church Funds.

There is no charge for admission for this event so why not come along and see what we have to offer. We would be delighted to see you.

For previous posts on this subject please see

Christmas Fayre

Poster for Christmas Fayre

Operation Christmas Child 2017

Every year the Samaritans Purse charity invites people of all ages to fill a shoe box with gifts. The charity then arranges for these boxes to be delivered by hand by local overseas partners to some of the poorest children in the world – regardless of their nationality, political or religious background.

If you are able to donate a box please take an instruction leaflet from the front of the church. Ready decorated flat pack boxes are available, Please ask the Stewards.

Please bring your filled boxes to church on either 5, 12 or 19 November and leave it on the table in the hall. Bring joy and a smile to a needy child this Christmas.
Our church has been donating boxes since 2003 when 23 were given one year we managed to send  41 boxes.

You could also look at the website below for more details.


Thank you.

Wedding at Cana

Walking on Water - May '17 (29)

The next Jammy Church will take place on Saturday 14th October when the theme will be the Wedding at Cana when Jesus turned the water into wine. This activity takes place between 10.30 and 12.30 in the morning.

Jammy Church is an activity session for children, their families and the young at heart.  Each session is based on a particular Theme.

There will be various activities and crafts to take part in and some food to eat.  You do not need to attend all the session; you could just pop in to see what we are up to.

More information can be found on the Jammy Church Facebook page.


The Picture above was taken at a previous Jammy Church when the theme was Walking on Water.

Helping you to live in a fellowship of friendship.