The Week ahead…
|Sun 28th||08:00||Holy Communion|
|Mon 29th||11:00||Pilgrim Course, St Mark’s Room|
|Wed 31st||10:15||Coffee Morning, St Mark’s Room|
|Thu 1st||10:00||Churchyard Working Party|
|Sun 4th||08:00||Holy Communion|
|18:00||Evensong, with Act of Healing|
Please Pray for…
In need of prayer: Mary and Ted, Kit, Michael, Jill, Rachel G, Tony, Caroline, Kevin, G, Alex, Paul, Maggie, Barrie, Ilse, Alexander
At their years mind: Phyllis Harding, Stuart Vine, Anthony Clark, Emily Jane Waldeck, Brian Meffen, Bob Butlin
Share together with us in prayer for the streets and those who live and work in and around Pennington throughout the week:
|28||Those who Struggle financially|
|30||International Day of Friendship|
|1||Friendship lunch cooks|
|3||Middle Common Road|
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.
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.
Our Community Hall
The renovations to St. Mark’s Community hall have now started. From 22nd July the roof is being renovated and from 29th July the hall and toilets renovation will commence. This will include an accessible toilet and will create a more welcoming environment for the hall. The hall is now closed until 2nd September
Missing Memorial Names – We Will Remember Them
Last year, it came to light that there are some names missing from the War Memorial in Pennington. We created a temporary plaque for last year, so that we could include their names within our Remembrance services.
We have now gone through the processes and are delighted to have received permission to add these names permanently to our grade II listed War Memorial. The next step to make this possible, is to raise the money to pay the stone mason to add the names. We need your help to make this happen, please give generously, so that we can include these five people permanently on our memorial in Pennington.
Please speak to Teresa or Maureen, if you would like to give a donation directly; alternatively you can donate online, via our Just Giving campaign page – justgiving.com/campaign/StMarksWarMemorial
Storage space required
St Mark’s are looking to store some items from within the body of the church temporarily: notably, two loose pews, currently held to the left and right of the font. Do you have a garage with a little bit of space to help us store these for the short term?
If you can help, please speak with either Teresa or Eve, our churchwardens.
Your new table?
Is anyone interested in rehoming the round plastic table in front of the altar in the lady chapel, for a donation? If so, please do talk to Teresa or Eve.
You may have noticed the Traidcraft table has moved, to free up some space around the front door. We hope this makes it easier to welcome people into church. The Traidcraft stall is now near the font, please do take a look at the great products available.
When you choose to buy Traidcraft products, you’re helping to continue Traidcraft’s pioneering work in transforming the lives of small-scale artisans, farmers and their communities across the developing world.