Jammy Tots Stay and Play is starting


We are pleased to announce an addition to the “Jammy Family” On Thursday 11th January the first Jammy Tots Stay and Play will take place. Starting at 1 p.m until 2.45.

This event will then continue every Thursday afternoon (during term time).

There will be a charge of £1.50 (each week)  per family which includes hot drinks for adults and drink and healthy snack for children.

For More details see


All Tots and there families are welcome.


Exploring Epiphany

The Theme for Jammy Church on Saturday 13th January is Epiphany. This is the name given to the Arrival of the Magi (or the three kings) to see Jesus. This event takes place in the hall at the back of the church 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.

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. If you wish to have Lunch with us it would be appreciated if you could arrive before 11. a.m. so that we can get the catering right.

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



Covenant Service 2018

This years Covenant Service will take place on Sunday 7th January 2018 at our usual time of 10.30. a.m. .  For those of you who are not familiar what a Covenant Service means an explanation is below.  This description was  originally written by our Minister Rev. Arthur Cowburn .

The Covenant Service has been part of Methodism from the very beginning although, contrary to popular belief, it isn’t a Methodist invention. John Wesley’s original service came from the works of Richard and Joseph Alleine which were from the Puritan tradition of pastoral care and spiritual guidance. Wesley invited his people to share in this service on an annual basis although the timing varied between the beginning of the Methodist year in September and the Calendar Year in January.

The purpose of the service was to remember God’s enduring love for us and to recommit ourselves to God whatever that might mean for our lives. The words of the original Covenant Prayer were something like a marriage as it involved each person taking Christ as “my Head and Husband, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, for all times and conditions, to love, honour and obey thee before all others, and this to the death”. Although the Wesleyan Methodists retained the tradition of an Annual Covenant Service, the other strands of Methodism celebrated it only occasionally or in some cases not at all and it was only in 1932 with Methodist Union that it once again became an annual event for all Methodists.

It is a service which many people love but which is often quite poorly attended. I used to think that some older folk may have belonged to those traditions that didn’t have the covenant service pre 1932 but that excuse is fast disappearing. Or is it that the words are just too difficult for some of us ?

“Put me to what you will, rank me with whom you will: put me to doing, put me to suffering: let me be employed for you or laid aside for you, exalted for you or brought low for you, let me be full, let me be empty, let me have all things, let me have nothing: I freely and wholeheartedly) yield all things to your pleasure and disposal.”

Half of these clauses are all right but the other half can be a struggle and yet if we believe that our God is all loving ought we not to be able to trust God and say them ?

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.

Helping you to live in a fellowship of friendship.