About Us

Meet some of the team

Here's a little about us...

What else do we do?

Well, quite a lot really! Here's some of it...

FRIEND

I am with you and will watch over you.

Genesis 28.15

Rev'd Alice Wood,

Vicar

01420 472656

Hello - I am Alice (not the white fluffy one, that’s my dog Willow) and I am the Vicar of St. Matthew’s Church, a role which I love. I was ordained in the Church of England in 2012 and served my Curacy in Farlington in the Portsmouth Diocese. Before becoming a Vicar I was Headteacher of a Primary School. I am married to David and have two grown-up daughters, one who is training to be a Vicar. I live in the village of Blackmoor not far from the church. I am fortunate at St Matthew’s to have a great team of people who work with me and love and support our community. Do get in touch if you would like more information about St Matthew’s. My day off is Thursday.

Rev'd Wendy Mallas,

Pastoral Care Team

Hello, I am Wendy, pictured here  with Amelia, the latest addition to my nine grandchildren. I am really fortunate to have a supportive family, especially as my husband died a few years ago.

After my curacy in Liss and two years at St Matthew's, I worked as Garrison Chaplain at REME in Bordon until I retired in 2015. 

Since then, I have worked with Rev'd Alice at St Matthew's, and now lead the Pastoral Care Team. If you would like a visit, or just a chat on the phone, please contact me on 07860 815806. It would be good to hear from you.

Wendy

Sara Hiscock,

Junior church leader

Hello - I am Sara Hiscock the Junior Church Leader at St Matthew’s. I have two children of my own, Lucia who attends Oakmoor and Ryan who attends St Matthew's School. I work as a Teaching Assistant and Pastoral Care Team at Oakmoor secondary school in Bordon. 

Junior Church is aimed at children of primary school age and younger if accompanied by their parent. We meet on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Sundays of the month at 10am. We take the children to the village hall for fun, games and Bible stories, then bring them back before the end of the service for a blessing at the Altar with their parents. On the 3rd Sunday of the month Junior Church is led by our vicar Alice, whilst Rev'd Wendy leads the service in church.

On the 4th Sunday of the month the children stay in the service with their parents.

Newcomers are always welcome.

Bellringing

We have a lively and enthusiastic team of bellringers, and new members are always welcome.

We practice on Friday evenings.

For more information, contact our Tower Captain Valerie Harris on 01420 489323

Choir

St Matthew's maintains a traditional robed four-part choir.

We practice on Friday evenings from 6.45pm, and new members are always welcome.

For more information, contact our Choir Master Robin Helliwell on 01420 473427

Church Cafe

Volunteers usually run a friendly Soup Café on Mondays from noon, and a drop-in café on Fridays from 10am, both at Whitehill Village Hall.

At the moment, the Friday drop-in is in church.

You are welcome to come along socially, or volunteer to help as part of serving our community. For more information, contact Davina on 01420 475764

Blackmoor Bling

Blackmoor Bling is a pre-owned jewellery stall run by our bell ringers and friends to raise funds for the upkeep of the tower and bells.

We have a gazebo packed with jewellery in a huge range of colours and styles. Connect with us on Facebook to find us at local events. If you’d like to donate jewellery, just get in touch and we’ll give you our drop-off points, thank you.

Junior Church

For primary school-aged children, meets on Sunday mornings for fun, bible stories, and other activities.

For more information, contact Sara on 07718 240301.

We also have Messy Church once a month at Greatham

Donkey Group

A friendship group, meeting every Thursday evening for company, food, wine. Also the organisational hub for social and fundraising events.

For more information, contact Jilly on 01420 487647

And more...

Other church activities include: lent groups, bible study groups, confirmation classes, pastoral support.

Weekly Sunday worship, choral evensong, weddings, funerals, Christenings.

Social activities such as barn dances, quiz nights, barbeques, men's group, ladies afternoons. 

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St Matthew's Church, Blackmoor and Whitehill

 

Call Rev'd Alice Wood on 01420 472656

 

Church address: 

Honey Lane (off Drift Road)

Blackmoor

GU33 6BS

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