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.
Thank you to all who came this afternoon to celebrate the time Anne has been with St Mark’s – over eight years – and to wish her well as she prepares to lead services in neighbouring Tiptoe! Thank you’s as well of course for those who helped to prepare and serve the food – very much enjoyed by all!
Our director of music, Leigh Jerwood, also sings in an a cappella group:
‘Straight Bananas’. Singing a variety of eclectic music including music hall, comedy, classical, folk and pop including of course some Christmas music!
Looking back to something we did in the autumn of last year – and something we hope to take part in again in 2020!
With Christmas Day only a week away, St Mark’s tests the lighting with a fun carol and readings evening, culminating in the somewhat frenetic Twelve Days of Christmas.
A how to guide for churches with open trussed roof beams, who want to hang Christmas lighting creatively above the congregation. All you need is a drone, fishing line, pink twine and good company…
A selection of photographs taken in the run up to Advent 2019. Thank you to all who help St Mark’s do all we do – we’re proud of our church but it’s our congregation that make St Mark’s what it is!
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!