Sometimes it’s easy to get completely overwhelmed in a world that seems to demand easy, quick answers to every situation. The story of Jesus temptations in the wilderness suggests that this is not new: all Jesus temptations were for the quick, instant, easy solution. But each time, he refuses. This is the invitation of Lent: to follow in Christ’s footsteps, to move through the wilderness of self-deception – and to live in the truth of Christ.
We’re making Easter eggs, brightly coloured flowers and crosses to decorate Pennington for Easter – or continue making poppies to extend our Remembrance display for 2020!
Further details here about how you can be a part of our Easter Yarn egg-stravaganza!
Are we willing to let go of our ideas of what ‘looking good’ looks like? Are we willing to shed our ideas of what we ‘should’ be doing? Are we willing to let go of our illusion of control? What does success look like – and are we seeing success as trying to fit in, getting on with those around us: twisting our Christian faith into a call to ‘niceness’, as nobody can be offended?
Rachel Noel, affectionately known by the local press as the Pink Vicar. Rachel had a particularly formational journey through curacy, during which she was diagnosed with Bipolar, ADHD and Sensory Processing Disorder, with strong autistic traits and is currently awaiting ASC assessment. She lives and works openly with these conditions, and has been licensed as Priest in Charge of St Mark’s Church, Pennington. Her gifts and symptoms include high energy, enthusiasm, creativity and love of colour (especially pink!), she loves exploring her faith and spirituality through creativity, stitch, paint and contemplation, and is a member of the Community of Hopeweavers.
On the first Thursday of the month, our churchyard working group meet to help care for this calm, gentle place.
We are committed to supporting our local schools, especially our close link with Pennington Church of England Junior School
Children’s Church meets during the 9:30am communion services
Meditation 2nd Monday of the month
Our friendly choir meets every Sunday from 8:45am, to help lead our worship in the 9:30 service.
Friendly Coffee morning every Wednesday at St Mark’s Church