Coronavirus pastoral support telephone: 07793 078062
If you have any requests for prayer or support please use the above number. It is being monitored 24/7 but if no one is available to answer your call please leave a message with your name and telephone contact details and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
At this time of uncertainty it is important for our communities to be aware of one another's needs and to provide appropriate support for each other and we are doing all that we can to assist where this is possible. We know many local groups are also able to offer help where it is needed. Our regular pattern of worship has been suspended in order to minimise the opportunity for passing on the virus. However, we are finding alternative ways to offer worship and keep people connected as a church community. If you have not automatically recieved our updates please go to our website for further information or alternatively use the above number to get in touch.
The church building is currently closed as requested by the government. We will return to our usual practice of having the church open as a place of rest and prayer as soon as we are advised it is safe to do so. In the meantime we continue to pray in our homes and trust that God knows all our needs and hears all the prayers that are offered.
Mattingley church is one of three churches in the parish of Heckfield with Mattingley and Rotherwick which along with St John's, Hook make up the Whitewater Benefice serving the communites in North Hampshire just north of the M3. Our village churches offer a place of quiet for reflection and prayer whilst St John's, located in the busy village of Hook, is able to offer a coffee shop and other activites during the week for people to gather together.
The parish of Heckfield w Mattingley & Rotherwick is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs. The Diocese of Winchester’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.