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Awards Evening for Boys and Girls Brigades


This Event will take place on Wednesday 24th June at 6.30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to come along and see what the Brigades have been up to.

To give you an idea of what to expect an article about a previous awards Evening is below.

During the Evening, Relatives and Friends of the Boys and Girls  Brigades attended the Annual Display and Awards Evening. This was an opportunity for us all to see what the Brigades had been up to during the last year, and congratulate them on the Badges they had achieved. We were pleased to welcome the Boys Brigade Battalion President, to present the Awards.
Our thanks to all who where involved in this enjoyable event.

To see more about the Brigades please look at



Congratulations Blue Team

Congratulations to the Hedge End Methodist Blue Football Team who won there match against Leigh Park yesterday. Making them the proud holders of the Solent Churches League Cup. The score of the Match was 2 Goals to 1.   A short Video of the team receiving the Cup was shown during this mornings Church Service.

If you would like to find out more details about the Cup Final or about the football teams please see.

New Music Makers Concert

The New Music Makers have a concert coming up on Friday 5th June at the  Berry Theatre in Hedge End.

The New Music Makers practice their singing in Hedge End Methodist Church on a Thursday Evening.

More details about them and  there  concerts can be found at:-

More details of the concert at the Berry Theatre can be found at

Happy Gardeners and Jigsaw Puzzlers

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On Saturday 2nd May we held our Jigsaw Puzzle Festival and Plant Sale.  This event was attended by well over a hundred people some of whom had travelled to be with us for the occasion and some Hedge End regulars.

We sold  over 150 of the ready assembled jigsaws and several hundred plants.  No doubt many of the people who have been preparing for this event for months are pleased to have space in there homes and garages again.

Many People took the opportunity to catch up with their friends while eating the cakes and ploughmans lunches that were available on the day.

Our Thanks to the Village Hall and the United Reform Church for kindly lending us the extra tables needed.  Our Thanks also to all those people who helped in any way to make this event possible.

Many people asked if we would be holding another Jigsaw Festival in the future; this decision has not yet been made, but watch this space.

In the meantime we are looking forward to our Autumn fayre which will be held on the 17th October.

Football Teams

Since 2009 Hedge End Methodist Church has had  two football teams who complete in the Solent Churches League. They are known as Hedge End Methodist Reds and Hedge End  Methodist Blues. The Solent Churches League has been described as “Church teams whose aims are to use football as a tool to share the Christian message with others”.  There is no requirement for players to be practicising Christians or religious but they are required to fully respect the faith and abide by the league and Club rules.

We are pleased to report that the  Blue Team has gone through the whole season without losing a Match. The Team hopes to continue its success by beating Leigh Park  in the League Cup final which will be played on  16th May.

If you would like to find out more details about this Match or what the Red Team have been up to please see

Jigsaw Puzzle Festival and Plant Sale

Spring Fayre

On Saturday 2nd May from  10 a.m. to 4 p.m. we will be holding a JIGSAW PUZZLE FESTIVAL AND PLANT SALE There will be an Admission charge of 50p which will give you access to hundreds of Jigsaws to View and Purchase, of several different sizes up to 1000 pieces. The Jigsaws are displayed already made up so you can see all the pieces are there. When you buy one it will be placed in a plastic bag, back into its box. Plants for Sale including,Annuals– many varieties, Perennials,Herbs Veg plants,Tomato hanging baskets and Potted summer flower arrangements. Refreshments available all day including Ploughmans at Lunchtime.

Easter Jammy Church

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On Saturday 11th April from 10.30 to 12.30 we will be holding our Easter Jammy Church. This is an opportunity for everyone to come together for Worship, Crafts, watching a Puppet Show, and Food.

The Picture above shows one of the craft Activitys in 2014 when Easter Gardens were Made.   Although the activities are based around families, people of any age are welcome to attend.  People are not obliged to stay for the whole session you could just pop in to see what we are up to.

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

Music Festival

Members of Hedge End Methodists Girls Brigade will be taking part in the National Boys and Girls Brigade Music Festival. This will take place on Saturday 28th March at Chandlers Ford Methodist Church. This event has been run by the Brigades since 2007. More details about the event can be found at

We hope that everyone taking part in this event has a great time.

More details of the girls Brigade can be found by following the links below.

Got Questions about Life ?

We are Running “The  Alpha Course” at Hedge End Methodist Church.

Begins 17th April for 11 Weeks.

Starts 18.30 on Fridays in the Church Hall.

First a light Meal then a DVD presentation then a short break, then Discussions it will end about 21.00.

Christians will always be seeking to know more of him and are still asking questions about him – was he merely a man or is he the Son of God?

This course will ask – and attempt to answer – such questions as – “ Is there more to life than this” –“ Who is Jesus?” – “ Why and how do I pray?” – “What about the church?” and many more.

If you wish to attend the course or just find out more about Alpha please speak with one of the church stewards. <

Radio Interview with Geoffrey

This Morning Rev. Geoff Scarlett was  interviewed on the Tim Daykin Show on Radio Solent. He was interviewed by Mike Apps and talked of Writing Poems and Hymn Lyrics.

The Radio Solent Programme can be listened to by following the link

This link is to the whole programme if you havent got time to listen to the whole programme if you start to listen at 01.45  on the timeline you will get to the specific piece.  Our Thanks to Radio Solent for allowing us to link to their site.  Please note this programme will only be available until 29th March.