An update for the twentieth Sunday after Trinity

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

Dates for your diary…

Saturday 23rd October, 10am – St Mark’s Church
A reminder for your diary: our next churchyard clear-up day! Bring your gardening gear and help us to care for Pennington’s churchyard.

Saturday 30th October, 3pm – St Mark’s Church
An afternoon of music; Straight Banana are a group of five talented a cappella singers who raise money for charity. All donations will be split between the work we do at St Mark’s and Honeypot, a national children’s charity.  Tickets available from church at £5 each; refreshments available.

All Souls

Every year the Church remembers those we love who have died.  The traditional name for this time is “All Souls”.  At St. Mark we hold a special service to remember those who have died, especially those who have died in the last few years.  This year the service will be on Sunday 31st October at 3 pm and will be followed by tea and refreshments to which everyone is invited. This service will also be live-streamed on our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/c/PenningtonChurch.

Over the years many people have found that this service has helped them to take a further step towards the healing of their memories and emotions as we remember those who have died and whom we have commended into the care of God. We extend a warm invitation to you to attend this service.  Any members of your family and friends, who would like to come to the service, including children, will be very welcome.  The service includes an opportunity to remember people by name.  We will also have hymns and short readings.

At St Mark’s Church, we have a book of remembrance, where we can record the names of those that have died. If you would like to have your loved one remembered in this book, please do let us know via email to ‘takepart@penningtonchurch.uk

We do hope you will be able to join us and we look forward to welcoming you.

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.

Monday study group

Are you interested in exploring your faith journey further outside of the Church services? Perhaps you would like to know more about some of the things we include in the service as standard?

If so may we invite you to join our study group on Mondays, from 10.30am to 12 noon on Zoom (details below).

This is a continuing Pilgrim Course looking at The Creeds in more detail. All are welcome and our sessions will be lead by Jane who is passionate about exploring faith and leading those discussions and wonderings that are not always possible in a service setting.

If you would like to join us, please email ‘takepart@penningtonchurch.uk‘ and we will be happy to welcome you.

Help shape the future of St Marks!

If you have a few minutes we’d appreciate your time to respond to a few questions that can help guide how we move forward:

Harvest Service at St Mark’s

…is not this Sunday from 9am as it seems the Lymington Times has printed! Our harvest service this year will be Sunday 24th October at 10am, and we invite people to bring items for the New Forest Basics Bank.

What do the Basics Bank need? Take a look at their website which tells you more: https://basicsbank.org.uk/please-donate-food-and-household-consumables/

4-week Creation Care Course

…is a unique collaboration between The Diocese of Chester, HeartEdge, Melanesian Mission UK and Southampton University. Week one and two have passed, but there’s more to join in on through the coming weeks!

In this 4-week Creation Care Course, we will provide you with vital information about climate change, its impacts on people, and reflect on our role as Christians in taking practical climate action.

  • Week 3: Living Climate Change – Stories from Melanesia (21 October 2021, 19.30-21.00), we will learn about the effects of climate change on people and draw upon examples of climate impacts and human responses in Melanesia.
  • Week 4: Taking Action – Caring for the Environment, Caring for People (18 November 2021, 19.30-21.00), we will hear about various options for climate change mitigation and adaptation that we can take as individuals, as parishes and as a Christian community.

Wanted: Good home for a wooden upright piano

Is there anyone who would like to own a lovely old piano? We need some space in the Community Hall and the piano now needs another home for budding pianists or practised fingers that would like some mindful musical exercise!

Please email enquiries@penningtonchurch.uk if you would like to view the piano. A donation for the instrument would be greatly appreciated.

(Still) Calling from the Edge

(Still) Calling from the Edge is the 10th annual conference on Disability & Church. It’s a partnership between St Martin in the Fields and Inclusive Church, hosted online by HeartEdge.

Since 2012 these conferences have held space for disabled people to gather, to resource each other and the church. They are uniquely for rather than about disabled people, who are a majority of planners, speakers and delegates. We prioritise the voices of disabled people because they are rarely heard in church contexts, but warmly welcome family members, supporters and those with an interest in disability.

In this year’s conference we explore call as challenge, lament and vocation. Through art, music, story and theology, in plenary talks, small groups, workshops and liturgy. It’s a cry for justice that marks a milestone: 10 years of calling from the edge.

The programme includes: Storytellers – Sarah Davies & Jemma Brown. Workshops: Liberation theology – Hannah Lewis; Vocation – Tim Goode & Tim Rourke; Hymn-writing – June Boyce-Tillman; Challenging Power – Krysia Waldock & Dan Barnes Davies; Liturgy led by Emily Richardson. St Martin’s will be well-represented in the keynote talk, Calling from the Edge, by Fiona MacMillan; Called to the Feast, an Art workshop imagining an inclusive Last Supper, led by Jonathan Evens, and Godly Play with Sam Wells.

Spaces are still available. Details and registration:

Details & Registration: (Still) Calling from the Edge (EventBrite)

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.

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

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