An update for Christmas Day

Covid 19 Omicron Variant Update

In the light of the Omicron variant now present in the UK along with masks now being mandatory in shops and on public transport, we ask that all visitors should please wear a mask when attending services and events in the Church buildings. In line with Government guidance, please do consider taking a free NHS Lateral Flow Test (LFT) before your visit too.

The following activities are taking place each week. All are welcome to join us:

Sundays

  • 8am – BCM Communion Service
  • 10am – Contemporary Service (Communion service on the first and third Sunday of the month, informal morning praise on the second and fourth Sunday of the month)
  • ~10:45am – Zoom Coffee on Pennington Church general zoom link

Mondays

  • 9-9:20am Morning Prayer on Zoom with Sarah and Jane – Parish Prayer zoom link
  • 10:30am-12 – Zoom Study group on Pennington Church general zoom link

Tuesdays

  • 9-9:20am Morning Prayer on Zoom with Sarah and Jane – Parish Prayer zoom link
  • 11am-12 – TakeTime Meditation Group on Zoom – Parish Prayer zoom link

Wednesdays

  • 9-9:20am Morning Prayer on Zoom with Sarah and Jane – Parish Prayer zoom link
  • 10:15-11am – Zoom Coffee on Pennington Church general zoom link

Thursdays

  • 9-9:20am Morning Prayer on Zoom with Sarah and Jane – Parish Prayer zoom link
  • 1-2:30pm – Fareshare Larder – St Mark’s Community Hall Car Park

Fridays

  • 9-9:20am – Morning Prayer on Zoom with Sarah and Jane – Parish Prayer zoom link

Saturdays

  • 9-10 Parish prayers on zoom, followed by coffee – Parish Prayer zoom link

Join us through Christmas

December
Sat 25th10amChristmas Day Communion
Sun 26th 8amBCP Communion
January
Sun 2nd 8amBCP Communion
Epiphany10amCommon Worship Communion

Treemendous Celebration

3,000 lights and up to 100 trees lighting up Pennington by Christmas Eve – and Pennington has made it happen!

Businesses, schools, nurseries, individual people and children have decorated hand crafted wooden trees or displayed a light for the community, ready for 25th December.

A volunteer in the village cut out over 100 wooden 2D Christmas Trees (each 1.2m high) and these have been secured to the church hedge (thanks to Phil and Alan), and the forest of trees has grown.

Thank you for all the donations given towards your tree-mendous canvas – your donations will be going towards this and future community events managed by St Mark’s Church, Pennington.

St Mark’s Church wishes everyone a Tree-mendously HAPPY CHRISTMAS AND A
BRIGHT NEW YEAR.

Get involved; would you like to contribute with readings or intercessions?

Key parts of a church services are in sharing the wisdom within our Bibles and through prayer, giving thanks and sharing our fears and concerns with our loving God.

If you would like to contribute to the work we do in the form of the readings or leading in prayer, do please get in touch – we’d love to include you in our services. You don’t have to be able to be in the building for reading either; we can include you pre-recorded too!

Get in touch – we’d love to hear from you.

Daily Prayer

With St Thomas in Lymington, we continue to ‘pray for our nation, for its leaders, its health and essential services and all those who suffer’ this week at 9am on Zoom. Led by Jane Nicholson from St Mark’s and Sarah Salisbury from St Thomas, this now runs Monday through Friday. Please do join them either by computer or phone:

  • https://us02web.zoom.us/j/
  • Meeting ID: 895 2990 2640 Passcode: 2020
  • Dial in from a landline phone: 0131 460 1196

Rachel’s art for sale!

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If you’d like to purchase art that our priest Rachel has created and showed in our our worship recently, please check out our new Red Bubble shop. Profits from sales of these items all go to support the ministry of Pennington Church.

YouTube and Facebook

All our services can be found on our YouTube channel here. We also stream our services on our Facebook page too, here.

Online Connection Information

Zoom Details

  • Pennington Church General Zoom link:
  • From a landline phone: 0203 481 5240 Meeting ID: 971 631 0618 Passcode: 1839
  • Parish Prayer Zoom Link:
  • From a landline phone: 0203 481 5240 Meeting ID: 895 2990 2640 Passcode: 2020

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/PenningtonChurch
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StMarksChurchPennington

2 thoughts on “An update for Christmas Day”

  1. Merry Christmas
    Who was the vicar on Christmas Day please? He was excellent, I wasn’t it n church but watched on you tube.
    Well done to everyonelse lovely service.

    1. That was Francis Cumberlege; whilst our own Rachel overcomes Covid, we’re grateful for the support of retired clergy who have been a huge help to us – Rosie Ward also deserves a special mention in that regard. Take a look on YouTube for our Boxing Day service – he gave a lovely homily for the 8am BCP service too.

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