An update for the weekend of the Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity

Coming up…

  • Sunday 13th September, 9:30am – The Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity Communion service, – followed by coffee on zoom.
  • Monday 14th September, 11:00am – Weekly discussion group on Zoom; please see below for full details.
  • Wednesday 16th September 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 16th September – 6:30pm – 7:30pm – Weekly evening discussion group on zoom, note the new earlier times, logon for coffee and chat from 6:20pm; please see below for full details.
  • Sunday 20th September, 9:00am – The Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity Communion service in church.
  • Sunday 20th September, 10:00am – The Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity Communion service – on youtube and Facebook, followed by coffee on zoom.

“Being With” Course

Mondays 10:30-12:00 or Wednesdays 6-7:30

We are piloting the new “Being With” Course. This is an opportunity for those wishing to explore the Christian faith for the first time, those wishing to be baptised or Confirmed this year and those wanting to explore Christianity within the particular inclusive theology that we share. It’s a ten week course, that will take place on zoom online, starting on Monday 28th and Wednesday 30th September. As we join the HeartEdge network, and are one of the few churches across the country that have been invited to pilot this course, we’d love you to join the conversation. Please email to book a place.

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.

Are you or anyone you know struggling after a breakup?

Starting 21st September we are running Restored Lives At Home, an eight session online course that supports people to recover fully from the breakdown of a significant relationship. Restored Lives has helped thousands of people recover from heartbreak over the last 25 years. 

Each week we explore a different issue including communication, conflict resolution, legal matters and coparenting. We look at what the experts say and then discuss the topic in a small group. We create a safe, non-judgemental space for people to meet others in similar situations and hear from people who have successfully moved on after a bad breakup.

£20 registration fee includes a copy of the Restored Lives book and Guest Workbook which accompany the course. Visit for full details and to book.

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 14th September, from 11-12pm, 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.

Job Opportunity with St Luke’s, Sway

Are you someone who wants to love, engage, and disciple families and children?

St Luke’s is a a lively village church. They are growing and looking for great people to join their team. They are seeking a visionary and creative person to help us build and develop fruitful relationships with the many young families in our community of Sway in the New Forest.

You’ll be someone who:

  • Is passionate about bringing families to Jesus and nurturing them
  • Has experience working with children and youth aged 0-18
  • Can lead teams of volunteers in developing and sustaining an integrated programme of activities
  • Is a prayerful Christian, open to God and the work of the Holy Spirit

They are advertising the position as full time (38 hours) but welcome applications from people available and skilled for separate parts of the role on a part time basis as follows:

  • Family Minister (15-22 hours),
  • Youth worker (6 hours)
  • Digital Family support worker (10 hours)

Salary £23-25k pro-rata.

For an informal chat about the role, please ring Jane (the vicar) on 07885 505532. The job description, application form and more information about us are on their website:

Please complete the application form and email it to: by 9am Friday 25 September 2020

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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