An update for the weekend of the seventh Sunday of Easter

Coming up…

  • Sunday 24th May, 9:30am – Communion service on youtube, followed by coffee on zoom.
  • Monday 25th May, 11-12 – Weekly discussion group on zoom. Looking at rule of life. This will be the fourth week of a five-week course. All are welcome to join us, it doesn’t matter if you came last week or not, you’re welcome to join in.
  • Monday 25th May – 11:50am – Midday Prayer on zoom -will be shared on YouTube at 12.
  • Tuesday 26th May – 11:50am – Midday Prayer on zoom -will be shared on YouTube at 12.
  • Wednesday 27th May 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 27th May – 11:50am – Midday Prayer on zoom -will be shared on YouTube at 12.
  • Wednesday 27th May – 6:30pm – 7:30pm – Weekly evening discussion group on zoom, note the new earlier times. We’re starting a new course on art & belief led by George Kidner and Jane Nicholson, further details below. All are welcome.
  • Thursday 28th May – 11:50am – Midday Prayer on zoom -will be shared on YouTube at 12.
  • Friday 29th May – 11:50am – Midday Prayer on zoom -will be shared on YouTube at 12.
  • Saturday 30th May – 11:50am – Midday Prayer on zoom -will be shared on YouTube at 12.
  • Saturday 30th May – 24/1 Prayer – The Upper Room – Diocesan 24 hour prayer room – From 9am Saturday to 9am Sunday. (Rachel is hosting the session from 1am-2am early Sunday morning for an hour of silent prayer!)
  • Sunday 31st May – 9:30am – Pentecost Communion service on youtube, followed by coffee on zoom.

Camera Update

I want to say a huge thank you to everyone for your generosity. I’m delighted to let you know that we have now raised all the money that we need to purchase the new camera. This camera will better enable us to share services live online in this season, and will also allow us to stream services from within St Mark’s Church when that becomes possible.

Thy Kingdom Come

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray for more people to come to know Jesus. Due to the current Coronavirus pandemic, it is going to look slightly different this year. During the 11 days of Thy Kingdom Come, it is hoped that everyone who takes part will:

  • Deepen their own relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Pray for 5 friends or family to come to faith in Jesus
  • Pray for the empowerment of the Spirit that we would be effective in our witness.

For more information check out their website and you can also download an app for further daily prayer resources to use at home (click here). There’s a prayer journal that you can download and use at home too (click here). You can also add your light to the ‘Light up the World’ map (click here).

We’ve got our very own Prayer Room on Trello; see details below 24/7 Virtual Prayer Room for Lymington and Pennington. In our communities here in Lymington and Pennington, we’ll be sharing midday prayer together in zoom, which will also be streamed onto YouTube.

We’ll be saying Midday Prayer each day at 12. All are welcome to join us in zoom from 11.50am, and we will stream live into YouTube at 12.

  • Saturday 23rd May: Saturday prayer meeting at 9am – details on page 1, 12noon Midday Prayer
  • Sunday 24th May: 9.30am Morning Service on YouTube
  • Monday 25th May to Saturday 30th May: 12noon Midday Prayer
  • Sunday 31st May: 9.30am Pentecost Morning Service

Instructions for Midday Prayer

If you’d like to join us in Midday Prayer together, we’ll be using ‘Prayer During the Day’ in the Thy Kingdom Come Prayer booklet, available here. If it helps you to pray, seeing others pray too, please do join us in zoom where we will be saying the prayers together, although mostly everyone will be muted otherwise the sound gets very complicated! But you will be able to see each other! If you’d like to join us in zoom, please be there for 11.50am.

If you’d like to just watch, then from 12noon, we will be streaming our zoom session live onto YouTube, so that others can also watch and join in. If you know others locally that would like to join us, but don’t have internet, they are welcome to phone into zoom too.

Join us via Zoom here:

  • Meeting id: 971 631 0618
  • Password: 1839

24/7 Virtual Prayer Room for Lymington and Pennington

A virtual prayer room has been set up which you can visit and interact with at any time, it includes a prayer board and prayer activities. You can access that here.

Follow the instructions to join up via Trello. You’ll need to create an account with your email address and set a password. If you already have a Trello account, the link takes you straight to the Prayer Room board. Details are also on our website.

24/1 Prayer – The Upper Room

Everyone is welcome to join Winchester Dioceses 24 hour zoom prayer room. This will run from 9am on Saturday 30th May to 9am Sunday 31st May, expecting that people will log on for a short time within that 24 hour period. Clergy from around the Diocese are hosting an hour of prayer each. A full schedule will be released early next week – which we will share with you.

A sneak preview – our vicar, Rachel (night owl that she is), will be hosting the session from 1am -2am in the early hours of Sunday morning – sharing Hopeweavers Night Prayer, with creative options, silent prayer and a simple centering prayer / relaxation exercise, and images to use in our reflection.

Please join the call here at any point during the 24 hours (it doesn’t have to be the bit that Rachel is leading!):


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

Art and Belief Course

Following the successful completion of the Sharing God’s Life Course, the Wednesday evening group is embarking 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.  For the first week, Wednesday 27th May, we shall be studying the moving 15th Century Icon of the Holy Trinity by Andrei Rublev.  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).

Sunday Services

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. Please do share them with us at, 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!)

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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