An update for the eighteenth Sunday after Trinity

Regular activities

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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


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


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

Cathedral Lay Ministries service

9th October – 11am

Several of our congregation will be receiving their Bishop’s license for ministry in our parish. Numbers at the cathedral are significantly restricted, due to covid guidance, however, you are warmly invited to join us online for this service:

Please pray for George Kidner, receiving Bishop’s permission to preach, Eve Jolly and Rebecca Rickaby, receiving their Bishop’s Commission for Mission. We are so glad of their work and ministry in our parish here.

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.

Monday study group

Are you interested in exploring your faith journey further outside of the Church services? Perhaps you would like to know more about some of the things we include in the service as standard?

If so may we invite you to join our study group on Mondays, from 10.30am to 12 noon on Zoom (details below).

This is a continuing Pilgrim Course looking at The Creeds in more detail. All are welcome and our sessions will be lead by Jane who is passionate about exploring faith and leading those discussions and wonderings that are not always possible in a service setting.

If you would like to join us, please email ‘‘ and we will be happy to welcome you.

Help shape the future of St Marks!

If you have a few minutes we’d appreciate your time to respond to a few questions that can help guide how we move forward:

Harvest Service at St Mark’s

…is not this Sunday from 9am as it seems the Lymington Times has printed! Our harvest service this year will be Sunday 24th October at 10am, and we invite people to bring items for the New Forest Basics Bank.

What do the Basics Bank need? Take a look at their website which tells you more:

4-week Creation Care Course

…is a unique collaboration between The Diocese of Chester, HeartEdge, Melanesian Mission UK and Southampton University.

In this 4-week Creation Care Course, we will provide you with vital information about climate change, its impacts on people, and reflect on our role as Christians in taking practical climate action.

  • Week 1: Caring for Creation (7 October 2021, 19.30-21.00), we will take a theological perspective on creation care and tackling climate change, using bible studies and a wide range of theological resources.
  • Week 2: Understanding Climate Change (14 October 2021, 19.30-21:00), we will look at climate change, its drivers and impacts from a scientific perspective.
  • Week 3: Living Climate Change – Stories from Melanesia (21 October 2021, 19.30-21.00), we will learn about the effects of climate change on people and draw upon examples of climate impacts and human responses in Melanesia.
  • Week 4: Taking Action – Caring for the Environment, Caring for People (18 November 2021, 19.30-21.00), we will hear about various options for climate change mitigation and adaptation that we can take as individuals, as parishes and as a Christian community.

Wanted: Good home for a wooden upright piano

Is there anyone who would like to own a lovely old piano? We need some space in the Community Hall and the piano now needs another home for budding pianists or practised fingers that would like some mindful musical exercise!

Please email if you would like to view the piano. A donation for the instrument would be greatly appreciated.

Green Week: 1st to 10th October

Lots of local events to encourage everyone to ‘Go Green’ including craft workshops, Eco Fair, Guided walks, Repair Café, Apple pressing, information evenings on sustainable living ideas, and our Hedge length River and Countryside banner.

Links for more details:

And our friends from St Joseph’s Catholic Church have also joined in with Green Week too:

  • Animal Blessing Service, Monday 4th October, 4pm.  A short service to bless our animals, large or small, in the carpark of Our Lady of Mercy & St Joseph Catholic Church, 132 High Street, Lymington
  • Prayer Vigil Service to mark the Feast of St Francis of Assisi, 4th October at 7pm at Our Lady of Mercy and St Joseph’s Catholic Church.

(Still) Calling from the Edge

(Still) Calling from the Edge is the 10th annual conference on Disability & Church. It’s a partnership between St Martin in the Fields and Inclusive Church, hosted online by HeartEdge.

Since 2012 these conferences have held space for disabled people to gather, to resource each other and the church. They are uniquely for rather than about disabled people, who are a majority of planners, speakers and delegates. We prioritise the voices of disabled people because they are rarely heard in church contexts, but warmly welcome family members, supporters and those with an interest in disability.

In this year’s conference we explore call as challenge, lament and vocation. Through art, music, story and theology, in plenary talks, small groups, workshops and liturgy. It’s a cry for justice that marks a milestone: 10 years of calling from the edge.

The programme includes: Storytellers – Sarah Davies & Jemma Brown. Workshops: Liberation theology – Hannah Lewis; Vocation – Tim Goode & Tim Rourke; Hymn-writing – June Boyce-Tillman; Challenging Power – Krysia Waldock & Dan Barnes Davies; Liturgy led by Emily Richardson. St Martin’s will be well-represented in the keynote talk, Calling from the Edge, by Fiona MacMillan; Called to the Feast, an Art workshop imagining an inclusive Last Supper, led by Jonathan Evens, and Godly Play with Sam Wells.

Spaces are still available. Details and registration:

Details & Registration: (Still) Calling from the Edge (EventBrite)

COVID Morning 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:

  • 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


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