The Week ahead…
|Sun 21st||08:00||Holy Communion|
|14:00||Afternoon tea at the vicarage|
|Mon 22nd||13:30||PJS Leavers Service|
|Wed 24th||10:15||Coffee Morning, St Mark’s Room|
|Thu 25th||13:30||Care Home Communion Services|
|Sun 28th||08:00||Holy Communion|
Please Pray for…
In need of prayer: Mary and Ted, Kit, Michael, Jill, Rachel G, Tony, Caroline, Kevin, G, Alex, Paul, Maggie, Barrie, Ilse
At their years mind: Frances Bush
Share together with us in prayer for the streets and those who live and work in and around Pennington throughout the week:
|21||Those with Motor neurone disease|
|24||Those who are Victims of violence|
Help needed: the New Forest Show
Organised by the Lyndhurst Deanery, the Church Tent welcomes visitors both Christian and non Christian. A place where they can relax with a refreshing drink whilst the children can have their faces painted or do craftwork. The Tent has been present at the Show for over 45 years and is run by a team of dedicated volunteers. Additional help always welcome, whether it is serving teas and coffees, helping with the children’s work or simply having a friendly chat with the visitors.
This year, the show is on 30th, 31st July and 1st August. If you feel you can help in the Church Tent please contact:
Welcoming, teas and refreshments
Childrens activities and face painting
Show Tickets will be provided for volunteers.
Our Community Hall
St. Mark’s PCC are planning to renovate the hall entrance, toilets and roof in St. Mark’s Community Hall during the summer holidays which means that, unfortunately, the hall will be unavailable from 22nd July to 31st August. This renovation will include an accessible toilet and create a more welcoming environment for the hall.
Our grateful thanks to everyone who helped in any way on Saturday 29th in preparation and Sunday 30th June for attending and manning our church stalls. After an overcast sky in the morning, the weather improved to a sunny – if breezy – afternoon, which helped bring many to the event.
At the end of the day, the combined takings from the church stalls amounted to £1,054 – very well done, and a great effort!
Thank you all, from Maureen Barnard (on behalf of the Events Team)
If you have any photos from the day you would like to share via our church Facebook page or through this website, do please send these via email to ‘firstname.lastname@example.org‘ to be included.
Vandalism in the Churchyard
We have recently had reports that people have been trying to climb onto the church roof and there has also been damage to items in the churchyard – most recently the bird bath outside the St Mark’s Room.
If you see anyone causing problems in the churchyard we ask that you do not approach people – but please always report the matter to the police by telephoning 101 as soon as possible.
Please look after yourself and do not take personal risks, if you are witnessing any events of antisocial behaviour in the church grounds.
Metal watering cans
It has been suggested that due to the latest vandalism in the churchyard, we do away with the metal watering cans which almost certainly were used to smash the bird bath, and replace with plastic ones. If you have any at home surplus to requirements, they would be most welcome. The metal ones will, for the moment, be stored in the shed.
Please let Ingrid, Churchyard Team or Church Wardens know.
The Lymington Lifeboat Station are holding a thanksgiving service on Sunday 28th July from 5pm. All welcome, for this special service to occur at the Lymington Bandstand, on Bath Road – to be hosted with the support of the Lymington Town Brass Band.
On Sunday 21st July, all are welcome at the Vicarage in Pennington, to join our Priest in Charge Rachel – who is hosting an afternoon tea!
With scones and jam, cake, tea and coffee aplenty, we hope you can join us from 2pm to 4pm. Find the vicarage at 29 Ramley Road – a couple of doors up from the WI hall.