An update for the weekend of the Tenth Sunday after Trinity

Coming up…

  • Sunday 16th August, 9:30am – The Tenth Sunday after Trinity Communion service, – followed by coffee on zoom.
  • Monday 17th 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 19th 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 19th 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 23rd August, 9:30am – The Tenth 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!)

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

New Forest District Council Statement of Community Involvement – Public Consultation

The Council have published a revised Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) for public consultation from Wednesday 8th July 2020 – Friday 21st August 2020 . The document can be viewed here.

The changes are highlighted in red. Comments to , or sent to:

the Policy and Plans Team,
New Forest District Council,
Appletree Court,
Beaulieu Road,
SO43 7PA

…by Friday 21st August (please include your full name and address, and details of which parts of the document your comments relate to). If you have any questions please telephone 023 8028 5345 and ask for Andrew Herring or Dean Brunton, or alternatively 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.

An update from Counselling Together

We’ve had an update from local group Counselling Together – can you help?

I hope you are well and your life and ministry is being well sustained through these difficult times.

I am writing to you as the outgoing chair of the trustees of Counselling Together. As we emerge from lockdown Counselling Together faces a number of challenges returning to face to face counselling but this is now being progressed so we would appreciate your prayers in these uncertain days.

However we do currently have a great need for new Trustees (1 or 2 would be great) including someone to chair the trust going forward. We would be very grateful if you would be willing to prayerfully consider whether God may be calling you into being part of this important ministry or whether you have someone else within your congregation who might be suitable.

We are very grateful for our partnership with local churches and their leaders across the Forest. There is some urgency to this and please contact me direct if you would like to discuss this further or nominate someone  and you can find out more about the service by contacting the service on  

Please stand with us

Every blessing  in Christ

Eddie Boon

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

Starting Monday 17th 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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