David, the Bishop of Basingstoke lead a confirmation service at St Mark’s Church, Pennington on Sunday 28th April at 3pm. Many from St Mark’s congregation, as well as from neighbouring St Thomas’s Church in Lymington and All Saints in Milford came to show their support for our candidates Bev and Alex as they were confirmed – and Lauren as she was baptised – together with candidates from Lymington and Milford.
As part of the New Forest District Council’s New Forest Spring Clean initiative St Mark’s were proud to host this event for our village of Pennington. With a preceding week of grey skies, scattered showers and rain, it was to great relief that the skies remained dry – and on occasion, blue and sunny!
In late 2016 through to early 2017, St Mark’s engaged the services of local conservator, Peter Martindale – to help restore the artwork that frames the chancel.