An update for the third Sunday of Epiphany

St Mark’s in-building services are temporarily suspended

Please read the further update about this here.

Weekly Pattern during lockdown

Monday to Saturday

  • 9am Lymington & Pennington Daily prayer on zoom
    (meeting id: 895 2990 2640 password: 2020)


  • 10:30am – 12 noon – Weekly study group. Meeting from 11th January via Zoom
    (meeting id: 971 631 0618 password: 1839)


  • 10:15am – Social coffee and chat on zoom
    (meeting id: 971 631 0618 password: 1839)


  • 10am – Pennington and Lymington Online shared service on Youtube and Facebook
    service also streamed into zoom (meeting id: 971 631 0618 password: 1839)
  • After service – social coffee and chat on zoom (meeting id: 971 631 0618 password: 1839)

A few days until Holocaust Memorial Day

Make sure you have your diary cleared for the evening of 27th January, so you can join the nation at the first digital UK Ceremony for Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD), and to Light the darkness.

Register here to receive the link to watch.

6.45 – 7pm: Light up the darkness photography exhibition
Just before the UK Ceremony for HMD, we will be showcasing the winning photos from our youth photography competition, Light up the darkness. Settle down to watch the exhibition on the Ceremony live stream link at 6.45pm.

7 – 8pm: UK Ceremony for HMD
The UK HMD Ceremony will be streamed live at 7pm on 27 January. 

8pm: Light the darkness
As the Ceremony ends, get ready to Light the Darkness with us. Light a candle at 8pm and safely put it in your window to: 

•    remember those who were murdered for who they were
•    stand against prejudice and hatred today

8.05pm: share with the nation
Upload a photo of your candle on social media, using the hashtags #HolocaustMemorialDay and #LightTheDarkness. 

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

Small groups coming back in January!

Find out more about our informal small group discussion groups, in our other post here.

Our small groups have resumed from 11th January, meeting Mondays from 10:30am -12:00 noon. We are continuing with the Monday study group on 25th January 2021. We are continuing with The Heart of it All this week so do please let us know if you would like to join us.

The Wednesday group has decided to take a break for a few weeks as a number of the group have other study commitments to fulfil.

We are considering another bible study group at a different time so do please contact us if you would like to join a small group and let us know what type of studies you would be interested in.

Church Book Club

New for lockdown from St Thomas’s in Lymington, the plan is to find fairly easy reads with a positive message to help lift our spirits.  This will include some children’s classics which are so worth re-visiting as adults in these difficult times.  We will meet on a Wednesday afternoon slot at 4pm, with a new book every two/three weeks during lockdown.

We are going to begin with one of the ultimate happy books, recommended for us by Su Blunt and also mentioned in one of the Bible reading notes recently.

For discussion on Wednesday 27 January at 4pm:

Pollyanna by Eleanor H Porter (available free on Kindle and Library ebooks)
As soon as Pollyanna arrives in Beldingsville to live with her strict and dutiful maiden aunt, she begins to brighten up everybody’s life. The ‘glad game’ she plays, of finding a silver lining in every cloud, transforms the sick, the lonely and the plain miserable – until one day something so terrible happens that even Pollyanna doesn’t know how to feel glad about it.

We then move on to a recommendation from Linda Lee and will meet to discuss this on Zoom on Wednesday 10 February again at 4pm:

Moominland Midwinter by Tove Jansson
‘This is snow,’ Moomintroll whispered to himself. Moomins always sleep through the winter – or they did until the year Moomintroll woke up and went exploring in the silent, snow-covered valley where the river used to scuttle along and all his friends were so busy in summer.

Phone:   0203 481 5240
Meeting ID: 851 1706 0907
Passcode: coffee

Join the Sunday service via Zoom

If there are people you know in our congregation who do not have access to the internet and would like to phone in and listen to our services, please share this information with them to join the Pennington Church zoom during the service and listen to the audio. To phone in, please dial 0203 695 0088.

  • You will hear: “Welcome to Zoom, enter your meeting id followed by hash”
  • The meeting id you need to enter is: 971 631 0618 #
  • You will then hear it say “Enter your participant id followed by hash, otherwise just press hash”
  • Please just press the # key. then you will be asked for the passcode, please enter 1839 followed by hash (#).

You will then be part of a conference call, and you will be able to listen to the service, and then talk to others afterwards.

Sunday Services – are you in our virtual congregation?

We’d more than ever love to see your photos of you at home getting ready for the service. Plus, as we stream from the Lady Chapel, we’re hoping to see more of you in our virtual congregation as well so please do share a photo of yourself for us to add to our wall by email to, it’s such an encouragement for us.  After the service, you’re welcome to join us in zoom for coffee (you will have to brew your own!)

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.

Lords Prayer

We invite you to video yourself on your phone or computer reading the Lords’ Prayer. Please then email your recording to

We’re now showing the Lord’s Prayer in our services with each line read by a different person and we’d love to include as many of our congregation in this as we can. Please be brave, and join in the fun. (Trust me, it was strange for me to get used to leading the service in front of a camera or a phone too.) Others in the congregation will be so delighted to see you taking part, as we are each encouraged by seeing those that we know and love.

Hampshire County Council Hub

If you would like to help with the community at large, the new Hampshire County Council Hub to support the community through the crisis has now been established. If you are able to offer support and would like to be involved, please contact them on 0333 370 4000. Your call will then be triaged and you will be passed to whichever organisation or local contact would be most appropriate.

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