Notices for the Baptism of Christ

The Week ahead…

Date Time Event
Sun 12th 08:00 Holy Communion
  09:30 Family Communion
  15:00 Anne Elliott Farewell
Wed 15th 10:15 Coffee Morning, St Mark’s room
  11:30 Morning Prayer
Sun 19th 08:00 Holy Communion
  09:30 Family Communion
  18:00 Evensong

Please Pray for…

In need of prayer: Mary, Kit, Michael, Jill and Brian, Rachel G, Tony, Caroline, Kevin, G, Alex, Paul, Maggie, Barrie, Ilse, Alexander, Bryan, Sarah

Years Mind: Olive Sprack, Dawn Sims, Gordon Speed, Roland Stott, Joan Stephens, Bill Fenner

Recently Deceased: Ted Johnson

Neighbourhood Prayers

Share together with us in prayer for the streets and those who live and work in and around Pennington throughout the week:

12 Open the Book team
13 Thornfields Home
14 Pennington Oval
15 Messy Church
16 Broadly Close
17 Bays Court
18 Those with Auto-immune disease

Anne’s last day

The paperwork is now complete, and we can confirm that Rev’d Anne Elliott’s last service in St Mark’s Church Pennington will be Sunday 12th January at 9:30am.

Later that day, we will have a farewell afternoon tea in St Mark’s Community Hall from 3pm – all are welcome. The licensing service for Anne’s new role will take place on Sunday 9th February at 4pm, to be held at All Saints Church, Hordle.

Please support and encourage Anne as she prepares to finish her ministry in this place, and to offer her skills, passions and strengths to the community at Tiptoe. We are so grateful for all the work that she has done, and delighted that a nearby community will be able to benefit from her ministry too.

Living the difference

…With Mark Greene on Saturday 18th January. Taking place at Lymington Baptist Church with a morning session from 9:30am to 12:30pm and an afternoon session from 2pm to 5pm. In the morning covering the subject of Faith at work – beyond evangelism and ethics: at work, how can we live the difference that Jesus makes? Or in the afternoon, Whole life discipleship – living out the Great Commission: guilt free.

All welcome to one – or both – sessions (cost £7 per session including light refreshments). Further details, along with details on how to purchase tickets, available here.


Are these long cold dark January evenings making you feel a bit gloomy?  One of our congregation Pam  may have an answer. Pam has been given some beautiful 1,000 piece jigsaw puzzles in excellent condition to sell in aid of St Marks Church.

If you are interested please contact Pam on 01590 672628.

Pilgrim in 2020

We’re continuing our day time Pilgrim sessions in the new year! Join us from 11am on the 20th January, 3rd and 24th February, 9th and 23rd March and 6th April – as we unpack the Beatitudes!

In memory of the Holocaust

On the 25th January we invite you to join us from 3pm at 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 and local students as we Stand Together as a community.

Christian Unity

As part of the week of Christian Unity, all the churches in Lymington and Pennington will be meeting at 10:30am on Sunday 26th January in St Thomas Church, Lymington for a Christians Together service

(note, there will be no 9:30am service at St Mark’s this day)

Re-gifting Christmas?

Did you receive something for Christmas that sadly, you didn’t need?  Too many pairs of socks? Why not bring your unwanted Christmas present to St Marks – where others can perhaps appreciate a late Christmas present, for a donation towards the work we do at St Mark’s!

Please speak to Paul or email ‘’ for further details.

Meditation Group

Due to Ted Johnson’s passing and his funeral, we are cancelling the  meditation group for January.  We next meet on Monday 10th February.

Dates for your diary in 2020…

There are a few more eco-friendly events coming up soon at the Lymington Community Centre…

Saturday 15th February – double whammy – it will be the third repair cafe offering electrical, bike and clothing repairs PLUS a clothes swap – where people are invited to bring a couple of items of clean clothes to swap for others…

Saturday 14th March – the Jean Genie up-cycling event where there will have a table of jeans, fabrics, beads, buttons, ribbons and more… and invite people to come and use sewing machines and make something useful and beautiful!

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