An update for the Seventh Sunday of Easter

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:


  • 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)


  • 9-9:20am 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 at St Thomas Church, followed by coffee

Spiritual refreshment for the ‘Journey to Pentecost’

Concluding Wednesday 1st June at 12:15 pm

Bring your lunch and take a break from your busy day to reflect on the journey from Easter to Pentecost and meet friends for lively discussion.

Lymington United Reformed Church,
High Street, Lymington

Rev. Anne Elliot’s Retirement Party

On Sunday 12th June at 12 in Tiptoe Church Hall; please contact Shirley Saunders (01590 677628) for details.

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.

Lymington Open Gardens 2022

Something for your calendar for later in the year: Sunday 29 May 2 pm – 6 pm

Lymington Open Gardens is a popular event in the Lymington social calendar. It returns this year on Sunday 29 May from 2-6pm, and features fifteen gardens, including four new ones.  The event is organised by the Friends of St Barbe Museum + Art Gallery,  with all profits helping the museum care for and display its unique collection, mount exciting art exhibitions and further the museum’s extensive outreach programme – putting the community at the heart of everything we do.

The gardens vary in size from small, urban, courtyards to more expansive lawned gardens, featuring long established gardens as well as those newly planted.  On the High Street there is one of Lymington’s original town gardens while, nearby, another offers an oasis of calm.  Some gardens have been specifically designed, one as a sensory garden, another featuring gravel to counter a high water table. Other gardens feature raised beds and themed fairy gardens for the grandchildren, vegetable plots, experiments in advanced composting techniques, chickens, as well as ponds, pergolas and patios in varying styles.  In one garden you can see what may be the oldest plane tree in England, whilst another features a magnificent Scarlet Oak. Whether you are a plants-person or are interested in garden design and layout, or you just enjoy the beauty of the garden, you are bound to find a garden to suit your tastes. And the garden owners will be on hand to answer your questions.

Admission to the gardens is by programme, costing £7.50 per adult. These will be available throughout May from the St Barbe Museum shop in New Street and from 2.00pm on 29 May at any one of the participating gardens. The programme includes a map to help you plan your afternoon.  Teas with home-made cakes will be available at the United Reformed Church on the High Street and the Old School Cafe at the museum will also be open for teas, coffees, light lunches and cake.  There will be several plants stalls, including outside the museum. While many gardens are within walking distance of each other, a bicycle might enable you to visit all fifteen. Parking details are also given on the programme. Nearly all gardens are accessible by wheelchair, at least in part.


Dates for your diary

  • Sunday 19th June, 3pm
    Winchester Cathedral confirmation service
    Join us to support Sharon and Andrew from Pennington Church, as they are confirmed at the Diocesan confirmation service at the Cathedral.
  • Wednesday 22nd June (evening time tbc)
    Archdeacons Visitation service, Christchurch Priory
    Come along and support our churchwardens, Teresa and Eve, as they are commissioned as our churchwardens for the year ahead,

Queens Platinum Jubilee

Pennington and Lymington come together for an open air Jubilee thanksgiving service for at 11am on the 5th June.

Download the flyer and share this event wide!

Friendship Teas

Pat and Shirley are organising a Jubilee Cream Tea on June 7th at 2.30pm. Please contact Pat (01590 678416) or Shirley (01590 677628) if you would like to join in our celebrations at the Community Hall.

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.

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

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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