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Posters for 2019 Fayre



Posters are now available for our Plant Sale and Spring Fayre on 4th May. So you will be finding them displayed around the area shortly.  If you have somewhere you can display a poster please ask for one.

More details about the  Fayre can be found in the previous post

Plant Sale and Spring Fayre

Also more details will be posted here nearer the time.


Churches with Choices

In recent months we have been looking at the pattern of our worship services and considering whether anything needed to be changed. We are trying out, when there is a 5th Sunday in the month, something called Church with choices.  The first 5th Sunday will be Sunday 31st March.

The service will begin and end as normal but for approximately half an hour in the middle you will have 3 options.

1. To stay in Church for a sermon
2. To go to the rear hall for a more in depth look at the Gospel passage
3. To go the main hall to explore the passage through craft and practical activities.
We will do this again on 30th June with another range of options.

After the services, please let Arthur or the stewards have your thoughts on this trial.

Easter 2019

We start thinking about Easter at Jammy Church on Saturday 13th April, as Aprils theme is “Who moved the Stone”. Jammy Church takes place between 10.30 and 12.30 in the Hall.  More about Jammy Church can be found at

or in previous blogs on this site.

We will then continue over the  Easter Bank Holiday Weekend, which is  between Maundy Thursday (18th April) and Easter Sunday (21st April) with the services detailed below.

Maundy Thursday Service
This will take place at 7.30 on Maundy Thursday (18th April). This service will be conducted by Rev. Arthur Cowburn and will include communion.

Good Friday
The Organisation “Churches together in Hedge End ” Hold a Walk of Witness at 11.a.m. starting in the Centre of Hedge End. Near the Co-operative store.

For more details about Churches together see

Easter Sunday

Our Easter celebrations conclude on Easter Sunday with the service at the usual time of 10.30 the service will be conducted by our Minister Rev. Arthur Cowburn. This service will include Communion which you are welcome to join in if you wish. If you prefer not to take Communion it is fine to stay in our seat. As part of the service we will be creating a Floral Easter Cross.  If you would like to contribute to this please feel free to bring a few flowers with you to the service. Pictures of one of the previous crosses are above. This service will be suitable for all ages.

Abseiling Action

On Sunday 7th April One of Members will be abseiling down the Spinnaker tower in Portsmouth in Aid of Action for Children.

If you wish to sponsor him please see

If you would prefer to sponsor  on paper  please ask to be introduced at Jammy Church or after the Sunday service.

More details about the spinnaker tower and what this involves can be found at

More details about Action for Children can be found at



Do you know your psalms ?

Timeline - Feb '19 (13)

Jammy Church on Saturday 9th March is all about the book of Psalms.There are 150 Psalms in the book, so the session will not be dealing with all of them.Psalm 23 , the Lord is my Shepherd is probably the best known Psalm.

Jammy Church is our Monthly exploratory session, which involves Worship, Craft, Singing and Food. It takes place between 10.30 and 12.30 a.m. in the Hall. It is suitable for all ages,  but please ensure that children are accompanied.  If you would like some food it is helpful if you arrive before 11 a.m. so we can get our catering right.  Jammy Church celebrated its 8th Birthday in February, when a cake was enjoyed.

The Picture above is the Bible timeline which was constructed at Februarys Jammy Church.

Plant Sale and Spring Fayre

You are invited to our Plant Sale and Spring Fayre, this event will take place on Saturday 4th May between 10.00-2pm. Stalls and attractions so far arranged are as follows:-

Plants – annuals, perennials, Summer pots, veg plants.
Pamper Hampers
Jewellery & bags
Cakes & preserves
Chocolate tombola
Potty Peggys Crafts

Yellow & Green stall
£1 stall
Bits & Bobs
Recipe Books

There will be more stalls yet. details will be added to this site nearer the time.
There is no charge for admission for this event so why not come along and see what we have to offer.

The Pictures above where taken at previous Fayres.

The Bible Timeline

At the next Jammy Church on Saturday 9th February,  a bible timeline will be made. We will be investigating the order that some of the books and characters of the bible fall into  in relation to other historical events. The investigation will take the form of Crafting, Singing, Worship and Food.

This  activity  will take place in the Hall between 10.30 and 12.30 on that date. Everyone is welcome to come along and see what we are up to, we request that all children are accompanied. If you would like to join us for the food we would be grateful if you arrive before 11 a.m. so that we can get the Catering correct.

The pictures above have been taken at previous Jammy Churches

In addition to previous blogs on this site more about Jammy Church can be found at

Concert for MAF

On Saturday 2nd March Cathy Burton a  well known Christian Singer Songwriter will be singing in our Church at a Concert in Aid of Mission Aviation Fellowship.

The concert will Start at 7.30 p.m.(The doors will open at 7 p.m.). There is no charge for entry, but donations for MAF would be gratefully appreciated.

Refreshments will be available halfway through the concert for  a small charge.

MAF is one of our church charities more can be found about them at

details about this concert including a  photograph of Cathy Burton

can be found on the Churches Facebook page at


Can we learn from the North East ?

On Friday 1st February at 7.30 p.m. there will be a meeting in the Hall to discuss the report “Methodism in the North-East’ and its relevance to Hedge End Methodist Church.

The Connexion invited the Revd Dr Stephen Skuce to study the 294 churches in the Newcastle and Darlington Districts; the trend of reduced attendance was widespread both on Sundays and weekdays, but a few churches, large and small, urban and rural, were growing numerically. The study assesses the characteristics of these growing churches.

Dr Skuce presented his findings to our District Synod – come along and see what we can learn from the study and how we can apply change within our own Methodist community

It will be informal,– anyone can attend – the Stewards would welcome your views.

Copies of the Report Summary, ‘Leading Together in Growing Methodist Churches’ can be e-mailed to you in advance – just ask any Steward.