Our director of music, Leigh Jerwood, is also part of an a capella group, named ‘Straight Bananas’. We’ve enjoyed their music at St Mark’s before, and to welcome us back to in building services on the 20th September, they performed a couple of numbers for us too.
The Diocese of Winchester hosted a 24 hour wave of Prayer – the Upper Room, from 9am on Saturday 30th May to 9am Sunday 31st May – Pentecost.
We were so happy to welcome you to Pennington VE Day Stay at Home Street Party, as it took place on Friday 8th May!
Normally, we would run the draw on the last Wednesday coffee morning of the month; alas, with St Mark’s currently closed due to the Coronavirus lockdown, Rachel and I did the monthly draw on Zoom: the winners for March are…
On Saturday 11th at 8pm, St Mark’s holds a service for the Easter Vigil – remembering the lull from Christ buried in the tomb before rising triumphant on Easter Morning.
Join us from midday on Good Friday, where St Mark’s and St Thomas churches are pleased to welcome Peter Rouch, the Archdeacon of Bournemouth.
Knitted and crocheted flowers in response to COVID-19 – the first part of our Easter display along the hedge of St Mark’s, which – in response to the escalating situation with the Coronavirus pandemic – has a clear message for the village of Pennington. Physically separated, we’re still united in spirit and under the loving grace of God.
As part of the week of Christian Unity, all the churches in Lymington and Pennington met at in the morning of Sunday 26th January in St Thomas Church, Lymington – for a Christians Together service.
Towards the end of January we invited the community to Pennington Church for an event of songs, reflections and poems to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. Including the Straight Bananas acapella group, a specially commissioned piece by our director of music, Leigh Jerwood and local students performing readings and prayer – as we Stand Together as a community.
The #75MemorialFlames project by the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust has enabled groups like ours, from around the UK, to learn from the past and commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. It’s so important to stand together against hatred and division.