An update for the Fourth Sunday after Trinity

On Sunday 27th June, at approximately 11am (after our service in church), Kit Dashwood’s ashes will be interred with her family in St Mark’s Churchyard. All are welcome to attend.

Continuing service pattern in July

We’re still working out what works best for an in-building service, taking into account the restrictions that are still in play; and we’re also looking into what times for services works best too, for those coming to St Mark’s.

Continuing into July, we will be hosting on every Sunday an 8am BCP Communion service. Taking on board feedback about difficulties for some of our congregation in arriving for a service at 9am, we have been trialling the 9am service being moved to 10am instead – with this alternating between an informal Morning Praise service or a Contemporary Communion service.

As we look forward to the possibilities and potentials of services within St Mark’s once more, we welcome your feedback and comments as to how these changes may work for you. Please do feel free to get in touch via ‘‘ to share your thoughts.

Regular activities

During current restrictions, 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

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


Caring for our Churchyard

Our next working group meeting is on Thursday July 1st at 10am – weather permitting.

All are welcome to join in to help keep the place safe and tidy and get some exercise and friendly chats! We will be filling in holes and levelling bumps in old graves/strimming the grass/digging out the ditch on Ramley Road/weeding borders – you choose what you feel able to do safely.

We have various garden tools but bring your own as you will be used them/gloves/suitable shoes. Any queries: contact Ingrid on 01590 677940.

Senior lunch club from St Thomas

Our friends at St Thomas in Lymington have shared with us a notice; their weekly lunches for seniors have begun again and there is space if any members of St Mark’s wanted to come along! All seniors are welcome to join the weekly Monday Lunches from 12:30 in St Thomas’ Church Hall: a delicious two course meal at the cost of £5. Bearing in mind the risks from the Covid-19 pandemic, be assured that the St Thomas hall is well ventilated: however please arrive wearing a mask, until seated.

Although booking is not necessary, to help confirm numbers any interested in attending are asked to confirm by the previous Friday with Mikki – on 07776 122724.

Flowers in church

You’ve probably noticed that in the last few weeks, we’ve brought flowers back into church. If you would like to be part of the team that arranges flowers – all are welcome to be part of this group, whether you’ve been involved before or not. Please get in touch directly with Christine Kellow Webb – 01590-670413

New Life Church Event

New Life Church in New Milton are thrilled to be having Barry Woodward with them on Friday the 30th of July at 7pm. A great opportunity to bring those who do not yet know Jesus to hear an amazing testimony from a brilliant communicator and evangelist.

Barry Woodward grew up in Salford, Greater Manchester. At 16, he left school with no qualifications and became drawn into the Manchester music and drugs scene. This led to a life of heroin addiction and drug dealing. After being dependent on heroin for 15 years and spending a number of terms in prison, Barry had what he described as a “religious experience”, which resulted in his life being totally transformed.

Find out more: or email

Donate to St Mark’s with Amazon shopping?

Want to help make a difference while you shop in the Amazon app, at no extra cost to you? Simply follow the instructions below to select The Parochial Church Council Of The Ecclesiastical Parish Of St Mark, Pennington as your charity and activate AmazonSmile in the app. Amazon will donate a portion of your eligible mobile app purchases to us.

How it works:

  1. Open the Amazon app on your phone
  2. Select the main menu (=) & tap on “AmazonSmile” within Programmes & Features
  3. Select The Parochial Church Council Of The Ecclesiastical Parish Of St Mark, Pennington as your charity
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to activate AmazonSmile in the mobile app

The Joy of Prayer

Four stand-alone Zoom workshops for anyone who’d like to broaden their experience of prayer, coming up from Winchester Diocese

Tuesday 13th July 8-9pm Dare to Share
Come and listen, and be listened to (in small groups), as we reflect on our relationship with God and our experience of prayer.

Led – on Zoom – by the Revd Sally Dakin, Spirituality Adviser

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.

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