Notices for the sixth Sunday of Easter

The Week ahead…

Sun 26th08:00Holy Communion (Said, BCP) with refreshments following
 09:30Morning Praise
Wed 18th10:15Coffee Morning, St Mark’s Room (church)
Thu 30th11:30Ascension Day Holy Communion
 13:30Care Home Communions
Sun 2nd08:00Holy Communion (Said, BCP) with refreshments following
 09:30Family Communion with Children’s Church
 18:00Rogation Service

Please Pray for…

In need of prayer: Mary and Ted, Kit, Michael, Jill, Rachel G, Tony, Caroline, Kevin, G, Alex, Paul, Evelyn, Maggie, Barrie

Neighbourhood Prayers

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

26Pennington Close
27Whitaker Crescent
28Strictly come Crafting group
29UN Peacekeepers
30World No-Tobacco Day
31Lucy and James upon their wedding
1Ramley Road

Help our Hall!

Our thanks to those who have helped towards our hall blinds: last week, we were at £900 towards our target and thanks to kind donations, we’re now at £530 to go! If you’re able to help us with this project, please give any contributions to Teresa. You can also donate through our Just Giving campaign at:

Commitment to St Mark’s

It currently costs us about £6000 per month to sustain the work of this church. Our fundraising, giving and income only covers £5,000. Please consider joining our Parish Giving Scheme, making a regular commitment even if it’s just a few pounds, it really makes a difference to our work here. Please speak to Teresa or Maureen if you would like to consider this step.

Together in Harmony

A community music group for people with dementia along with their carers meet at Boldre Memorial Hall on the 2ndand 4th Wednesdays of each month, from 10am for opening refreshments and from 10:30 to 11:30am for music.

Costing £5 per couple, if you want to find out more please contact Frances Attwood on 01590 71874907500 117814or via email to

Thy Kingdom Come

Novena – 9 days of themed prayer

Throughout Thy Kingdom Come we will be joining  with St Thomas Lymington each day for a short service of prayer and reflection between 9 and 9:30am from Friday 31st May until Saturday 8th June – and everyone is welcome. This will be held at St Thomas except Wednesday June 5th when Rachel Noel will lead prayers at St Marks, Pennington.

Prayer in the Community – ‘Say One for Me’

On Tuesday 4th June betwee 7 and 8pm in Pennington outside One Stop, we’ll be collecting prayers! Gathering at St Mark’s Church from 6:30pm, we them go out to pray: with the question “If you could pray today, what would you pray for?

All followed by Evening Prayer in St Mark’s. from 8 until 8:30pm.

Messy Church Prayer Walk and Picnic

On Saturday 8th June, there is a combined Pennington and Lymington Messy Church walk and picnic, Meet on the green by the Band Stand in Bath Road Lymington at 1pm, to which all are invited. Later in the day, we will gather for a worship song and prayer on Chequers Green from 3:00pm. Everyone from 0-100 years (and more!) welcome. Dogs included.

Traidcraft Update

We now have some spring/summer catalogues available on the stall at the back of church. You will see that Traidcraft have reduced the number of lines being stocked and, sadly, at the moment some of our favourites have been discontinued or are work in progress. However please have a look through the catalogues and see if there are any items you would like ordered. Every little helps!

History available?

We have been offered a set of 35mm slides, possibly black and white, taken some years ago on a trip to the Holy Land showing Jerusalem and many religious sites. Would anyone interested in giving these slides a good home please contact Pat Wright (01590 678416) in the first instance.

Pilgrim: the Lords Prayer

How well do you understand the Lord’s Prayer? We say it so often: what does it mean to us? We will be looking at this in our next series of the Pilgrim course, with fortnightly daytime sessions starting on 3rd June at 11:00am Mondays, in St Mark’s room – and evening sessions running on Wednesdays now from 7pm! All welcome.

Summer Concert

On Thursday June 20th at 7pm the Beaulieu Warblers will make a return visit to St Mark’s to present their summer concert ‘Midsummer Dreams’. The varied programme of popular songs will include such favourites as ‘California Dreaming’, ’Daydream Believer’ and songs from Les Miserables, Joseph and

his Technicolour Dreamcoat and The Sound of Music.

Tickets at £7.50, to include refreshments on the evening – available on the door or through St Mark’s Church before the event.

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