An update for the second Sunday after Trinity

Covid 19

Following the Government’s decision to lift coronavirus restrictions amid decreasing infection rates, we no longer require those entering the building to attend services to wear a face covering in our services.

However, we still strongly encourage our congregation to wear face coverings whilst in the building (unless exempt) to drive down transmission of coronavirus and to keep each other as safe as possible.

As the daily statistics have disappeared from our news, please let us continue to stay safe and take care of our vulnerable neighbours as they navigate this season.

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)

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
  • 10:15-10:30 – Morning Prayer at St Mark’s Church
  • 10:30-11am – Coffee at St Mark’s Church

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 at St Thomas Church, followed by coffee

Worship Evening with visiting band from Totton

St Luke’s church in Sway are hosting a visiting Worship Band from St Wins, Totton on Sunday 26th June from 4pm – and would love to extend an invitation to anyone wishing to come along from the wider Deanery.

Picnic and Serenade for Ukraine

Sat 30th July, St John’s Church Boldre

  • Picnic area in churchyard open from 6pm (in church if wet)
  • Performance at 7pm

A special fundraising event in aid of Love Ukraine, a family settlement scheme in the New Forest. Free entry with a raffle and refreshments, accepting donations to support this scheme, the evening includes songs for everyone to sing!

Enquiries, please call 07760 358126

Winchester Cathedral Confirmation Service

On Sunday 19th June, we celebrated with Sharon and Andrew as they were confirmed in a service at Winchester Cathedral. If you want to watch the service again, it’s available to watch here.

Could you be a Foundation Governor?

We have the huge privilege that Pennington Junior School is a Church of England School. With great privilege comes great responsibility too. Foundation Governors have a special role in, and responsibility for, ensuring that the Christian character of the school is secured, preserved and developed and that the school is run in accordance with the trust deed relating to the school.

Foundation Governors are representatives of the Church of England on the Governing Body. They should endeavour to cultivate respect for the spiritual and moral beliefs of the Christian tradition, and to create a community in which pupils, cared for as individuals, are helped to find fulfilment as they grow towards adulthood..

Foundation Governors need to work with the PCC, with myself as the Priest here, with Kirstie our head teacher and with other members of the school’s Governing Body in upholding the school’s ethos statement. As Governors we have a responsibility to our school, to the pupils and our community, to support the school to be effective in terms of achieving and exceeding the standards expected by the government. Foundation Governors take on the full responsibilities of being a school Governor:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management of staff;
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.

The term of office is usually four years. The time commitment each year is 6 full governing body meetings a year, plus 6 sub-committee meetings per year. Alongside the meetings, you will need to allow time to prepare for the meetings, and time to visit the school. Could this be you? We have a vacancy for one Foundation Governor. If you would be interested in exploring this role, please contact Revd Rachel Noël (01590 462022 or vicar@penningtonchurch.uk)

Monday study group

All are welcome to join us on the Zoom link and we are keeping our study between 10.30am and 11.30am as this is most suitable with the current group and keeps us on track.

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.

The Screwtape Letters

  • Tuesday 13th September, 7:30pm at Ashley Baptist Church, New Milton
  • Wednesday 14th September – Friday 16th September, 7:30pm at St Saviour’s Church, Brockenhurst

The Screwtape Letters is an award-winning satirical comedy that is now touring the UK for it’s 8th year. Nigel Forde’s “sparkling script” and David Robinson’s “impressive Screwtape” (The Stage) bring to life Lewis’ classic book – which has sold millions of copies worldwide.

The story is set in Professor Screwtape’s study in the timeless dominion of Hell. The play follows Screwtape’s attempts to train his junior devils, including his protégé Wormwood, in the fine art of temptation. It remains faithful to the original text, characters and themes created by Lewis and holds three Edinburgh Fringe ‘Sell-Out Show’ awards.

Tickets £12 for adults, £6 for children; for more information and to reserve tickets, call 01590 624584 – or email ‘office@brockenhurstchurch.com‘.

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.

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:

  • https://us02web.zoom.us/j/
  • 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

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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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StMarksChurchPennington

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