An update from St Mark’s as we look to re-opening our church building for services from Easter.
Our monthly draw club met at the end of March; did your numbers come out?
Wednesday 17th February is Ash Wednesday and St Mark’s and St Thomas churches come together for a 6pm service of ashing. Ash Wednesday focuses the Christian’s heart on repentance and prayer, through personal and communal confession.
Our small groups will return from 11th January, meeting Mondays from 10:30-12:00 and Wednesdays – the time changes to 6:30-8:00pm.
One for the children – and young at heart – working together with St Thomas church in Lymington, our Crib and Christingle service on the 24th December starts our final Christmas countdown! Peter and Rachel explain the story of Jesus birth, and Rachel has some interesting alternatives to the traditional Christingle (if you can’t source the ingredients for the normal offering!)
Sunday the 29th November is the the first Sunday of Advent – and for our 10am service today St Thomas’ lead, overcoming some technical difficulties! St Mark’s provide the music, prayers and sermon – ably presented by George Kidner, on the Bishops Permission to Preach course from Winchester Diocese.
Sunday the 8th November is Remembrance Sunday – and for our 10am service today St Mark’s and St Thomas remember the fallen in conflict with a pre-recorded act of remembrance at the Pennington war memorial.
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!