An update for the fourteenth Sunday after Trinity

The death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth

St Mark’s were saddened to learn that on Thursday afternoon, Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth had passed away.

Our prayers for the Royal Family who mourn with us the passing of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth. Your service was recognised by our nation, the Commonwealth – and by peoples all across the world who saw the passion Elizabeth exhibited through her duties as monarch. May God welcome you with grace to his eternal kingdom and may God be with her family in these tragic times.

The Church of England has made available an online book of condolence, which you may like to add to.

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)


  • 9-9:30am Morning Prayer on Zoom with St Thomas and St Mark’s – Parish Prayer zoom link
  • 10:30am-12 – Zoom Study group on Pennington Church general zoom link


  • 9-9:30am Morning Prayer on Zoom with St Thomas and St Mark’s – Parish Prayer zoom link
  • 11am-12 – TakeTime Meditation Group on Zoom – Parish Prayer zoom link
  • 1.30-4pm – Strictly Come Crafting. 2nd & 4th Tuesday at the Community Hall. Contacts Dorothy Davies 01590 676163 or Shirley Saunders 01590 677628
  • 2.30-3.45pm – Friendship Teas 1st Tuesday in month at the Community Hall. Contacts Shirley Saunders  01590 677628 or Pat Wright 01590 678416


  • 9-9:30am Morning Prayer on Zoom with St Thomas and St Mark’s – Parish Prayer zoom link
  • 10:15-10:30 – Morning Prayer at St Mark’s Church
  • 10:30-11am – Coffee at St Mark’s Church


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


  • 9-9:30am – Morning Prayer on Zoom with St Thomas and St Mark’s – Parish Prayer zoom link


  • 9-9:30am Parish prayers at St Thomas Church

Messy Church at St Thomas Church

Anti-social behaviour in the churchyard

We are increasingly getting reports of anti-social behaviour in the churchyard here at St Mark’s. Churchyards exist for the benefit of all. They are beautiful and sacred places which are clearly important to the local community and to those who have loved ones buried here.

This space is intended to be a quiet and peaceful space, where visitors can spend time paying their respect to their loved ones, and spending time in prayer. We ask that all visitors respect this space, and show consideration and kindness to other visitors.

Please dispose of litter in the bins provided at the churchyard entrances or take it home to dispose of properly.

If you know the people that are not respecting this space, please strongly encourage them to stop this behaviour in the churchyard. There are now people that no longer feel it is safe to visit graves in the churchyard. Our churchyard volunteers, and many others in the community are repeatedly having to pick up rubbish left behind by others.

As a community, we need you to help us to work together to make this a safe place for everyone to visit. If you are witnessing an incident of antisocial behaviour in the churchyard, please report this to the police through their online reporting tool:

Monday study group

Due to the funeral service for Elizabeth II on the 19th September, our Monday group will take a break and return on the 26th September. Join us via Zoom (the Pennington Church general Zoom link at the end of these notices) at 10.30am. Taking a look at the book of Ruth, we’d love to see you – If you would like to join the group, do please contact Jane ( and she will be happy to give you more information on our studies.

Want to find out more about the book we’re working with? Click here.

The Birds of Lymington and surrounding areas

Learn about some of the many birds in our area and churchyard. Talk with slides given by Graham Giddens, a freelance Ornithologist and licensed bird ringer. St Mark’s Church Saturday September 17th from 3pm. Entrance £5, with refreshments available and a raffle too!

Alf Sedman’s Funeral Service

A regular at our 8am services and known to many of our church family, the funeral for Alf Sedman will take place at St Mark’s Church from 2:30pm on the 28th September.

Harvest Festival

Our service to celebrate harvest is coming up on the 25th September; any donations of food stuffs for the New Forest Basics Bank would be gladly taken during our 8 or 10am services.

Community Churchyard tidy

Our next community churchyard tidy up day is – weather willing – on the 1st October. All welcome: bring your gardening tools from 10am.

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 members of St Mark’s and St Thomas congregations, this now runs Monday through Friday.

Daily prayer is also taking place in St Thomas church from 9am on Saturdays

Coming together, we offer daily prayer for the situation in Ukraine.

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

St Mark’s Flower Decoration

If you would like to give flowers to commemorate an anniversary or other special day, or remember a relative or friend, please enter your name on the poster at the back of church against the date you would like your flowers to decorate the church and/or contact:- Lin Haley on 01590 677904

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: 944 5816 8956 Passcode: 1839
  • Parish Prayer Zoom Link:
  • From a landline phone: 0203 481 5240 Meeting ID: 895 2990 2640 Passcode: 2020


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