Pennington Poppies are back! People from across our communities have been hard at work knitting and crocheting poppies. Revd Rachel Noël, the Priest-in-Charge at St Mark’s Church Pennington, appealed to the whole community to get involved. So far, almost 2,000 poppies have been made this year by people across the community, from the church, the WI, the bingo ladies at Pennington Sports & Social Club, local care homes, and many others – these will be added to the 2,000 that had already been made last year!
Blind from birth; never to see a sunrise, a smile. He was a life waiting to be born: today, he became a new creation – a living testimony to Jesus healing work. Yet those around were unable to see him – as if they did, they would have to confront their own blindness.
Some 795 million people – one in nine of all people on the planet – do not have enough food to live a healthy life: but of the haves vs have nots, one percent of the worlds population account for over half the worldy wealth. There’s a huge divide between human beings in a world God intended to be equal: do we choose not to notice the boundary of rich and poor?
Celebrating Woodside Singers 40th anniversary and including favourites from Oliver, the Sound of Music, Oklahoma and more, the Woodside Singers entertained a packed St Mark’s on a sunny autumn afternoon!
Notices for Sunday 20th October, with details of our upcoming services and events from St Mark’s.
s important that we keep ourselves active and it’s recommended that you try and travel at least 10,000 steps a day. However, do you notice the ground you walk upon?
Notices for Sunday 13th October, with details of our upcoming services and events at St Mark’s!
To sell, newspapers need to be sensationalist; good news it seems doesn’t sell copies as well as bad news does. Does it seem as if the news you read is too severe, too dramatic, too big for you to manage?
On the 6th October, St Mark’s celebrated harvest! With a service that included a focus on the hard but important work of fair trade organisations, the grateful donations of food and house hold goods for New Forest Basics Bank and a lunch catered for by the excellent staff of Lanes of Lymington!
For our Harvest Festival service, Maureen Harris, a member of neighbouring St Thomas’ Church in Lymingon and active in Traidcraft, talked to us about the importance of buying fairly traded goods – and why it makes a difference to the lives and communities of the growers and producers of items we take for granted.