An update for the tenth Sunday after Trinity

Pandemic restriction relaxing; what next?

The lockdowns to protect us from the Covid-19 pandemic have largely been fully relaxed now – but knowing we’re all in different places, we’ve taken the decision to move cautiously in how we adapt our services in light of this.

We’d like to know your thoughts on how we move forward; where are you on the question of singing in the building, wearing masks, maintaining social distancing?

A church is not the building; together we are the church and together we can support each other. We hope we can therefore move forward in a way that works for our congregation.

We’ll share an updated survey in October to see how our thoughts and concerns have changed.

Regular activities

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)
  • ~10:45am – Zoom Coffee on Pennington Church general zoom link

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
  • 10:15-11am – Zoom Coffee on Pennington Church general zoom link

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 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

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/PenningtonChurch
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StMarksChurchPennington

An update regarding the Bishop of Winchester

The Bishop of Winchester, the Rt Rev Dr Tim Dakin, has recently announced his retirement, having formally notified HM The Queen of his intention to step down. He will retire as Bishop in February 2022, with bishop Debbie Sellin stepping up to the role of acting diocesan bishop.

More information is available from the Diocesan website, here.

Green Week 2021

Lymington and Pennington Green Week team are organising various things across our community, to celebrate Green Week in the autumn. Part of this will be a knitted /crochet river to go along St Mark’s hedge. If you want to get involved, have a look at any of the attached patterns – there will be collection bags in One Stop, St Mark’s Church, and other local spots.

Check out Facebook for more information

Summer Fair

We are planning a summer fair in the churchyard on the 28th August from 10am to 12pm – and if you’d like to help, we’d love to include you! If you feel that you can help – perhaps providing refreshments or cakes, plants for a stall, your time to support the day for example – we’d love for you to get in touch. Speak with Rebecca in church, or email ‘takepart@penningtonchurch.uk‘.

St Barbe at Large … in Pennington!

FREE children’s craft activities based around St Barbe’s WILD summer exhibition. Suitable for all ages.

Drop-in anytime at the St Marks community hall from 10:30 to 12:30 on Wednesday 18th and 25th August to enjoy the fun!

Caring for our Churchyard August 2021

Ingrid Bolhoven

A reminder for your diary. Churchyard clear up day is on Saturday 21st August from 10am to noon: thank you for all you do in the churchyard which is greatly appreciated.

Flowers in church

You’ve probably noticed that 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 – christine.kw@uwclub.net 01590-670413

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

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:

  • https://us02web.zoom.us/j/
  • 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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