An update for the weekend of the Eleventh Sunday after Trinity

Coming up…

  • Sunday 23rd August, 9:30am – The Eleventh Sunday after Trinity Communion service, – followed by coffee on zoom.
  • Monday 24th August, 11-12 – Weekly discussion group on zoom. All are welcome to join us, it doesn’t matter if you came last week or not, you’re welcome to join in.
  • Wednesday 26th August 10:15-11:15am – Coffee Morning on zoom. Phone in or join us on the internet, all are welcome – you’ll need to make your own coffee.
  • Wednesday 26th August – 6:30pm – 7:30pm – Weekly evening discussion group on zoom, note the new earlier times, logon for coffee and chat from 6:20pm. This is a new course on art & belief led by George Kidner and Jane Nicholson, further details below. All are welcome.
  • Sunday 30th August, 9:30am – The Twelfth Sunday after Trinity Communion service – on youtube, followed by coffee on zoom.

Sunday Services – are you in our virtual congregation?

Every week our Sunday service is at 9:30am on our YouTube channel here. We’d love to see your photos of you at home getting ready for the service – and now we’re live from the Lady Chapel, we’re hoping to see more of you in our virtual congregation! 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!)

Bishops Commission for Mission

This autumn Winchester Diocese will be offering four BCM programmes online.  BCM online will have the same missional focus and the same interactive learning methods, it is just the platform for training that will change.

New – BCM Creation Care

This is for those who want to help their churches take more steps towards caring for God’s Creation.We will look at both theology and practical actions as we seek to learn how to be better stewards of God’s wonderful world.

New – BCM Prayer Champions

This is for those who recognize the power of prayer and want to see it grow in the lives of others and in their church.You will be equipped with ideas and strategies to help others pray in a variety of settings.Along the way you will also grow in confidence in prayer.

BCM Pastoral

This is for those who feel a calling to pastoral care and want to develop their own skills and the ministry of their church in this important area.We will include how to do things in our ‘new normal’

BCM Worship

This is for those with a heart to lead others into the presence of God. You do not need to be a musician to lead worship.We will look at different styles and settings for worship and what it means to be a worship leader.

Further information can be found within the following PDFs:

Facemasks – donations to New Forest Basics Bank

Across the New Forest, a team of stitchers have been creating thousands of scrubs and bags for our local hospitals. As facemasks are now required for public transport, and individuals are choosing to use them elsewhere too, the team are creating a fabulous array of colours and styles of individual face masks for adults and children. There are mask trees set up in Pennington, Lymington and other local towns and villages. You go along to a mask tree, select the mask you would like, and then drop in a donation to the New Forest Basics Bank. If you want to know the location of your local mask tree, please email

Rachel’s art for sale!

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.


All our services can be found on our YouTube channel here.


We’re part of the HeartEdge network of churches, and we are therefore able to participate in various events being run by HeartEdge. This is a link to the events taking place this week.

An update from St Barbe Museum

Have you had the chance to visit the Open exhibition? Every year it just gets better and better!

They are running outdoor free Children’s Craft Activities every Tuesday and Friday throughout August, from 11am to 3pm. Taking place at the Emsworth Recreation Ground (along School Lane next to St Barbe), with different crafts at each session that are suitable for all ages. No need to book; just turn up and join in the FUN!

With grateful thanks to Beaulieu Beaufort Foundation and Heritage Fund for their support.

Wednesday discussion group

The Wednesday evening group is continuing on a new series of discussions based on the pictorial arts led be George Kidner and Jane Nicholson.  Each week, we shall look at a painting and discuss the themes that emerge from it.

Discussions tend to be lively and, sometimes, controversial!  Do please join us on Zoom from 6.30 pm to 7.30 pm (please log on from 6.20 pm so that we are ready for a prompt start).

Monday discussion group

Continuing Monday 24th August, from 11-12, we will be working through the 6 week Pilgrim Course on the Beatitudes. All are welcome to join us, please let Rachel know if you’d like to have a copy of the booklet (

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.

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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