Notices for the twelfth Sunday after Trinity

The Week ahead…

Date Time Event
Sun 8th 08:00 Holy Communion
  08:40 Coffee Morning, St Mark’s Room
  09:30 Celtic Communion, with children’s church
  11:00 Baptism service for Oscar
Mon 9th 14:30 Meditation Group
Wed 11th 10:15 Coffee Morning, St Mark’s Room
  11:30 Holy Communion
Sat 14th 10:00 Ride and Stride, St Mark’s Church
Sun 15th 08:00 Holy Communion
  08:40 Coffee Morning, St Mark’s Room
  09:30 Family Communion, with children’s church
  18:00 Evensong

The events committee are holding a short meeting after the 9:30am service on the 8th September, to discuss the refreshments and helpers needed on all the September events. Any interested persons are welcome to attend!

Please Pray for…

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

Recently Deceased: Jean Meffen

Years Mind: Jack Wills, Cynthia Knight

Neighbourhood Prayers

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

8 Alison Court
9 Worship in our church
10 World Suicide Prevention Day
11 South Street
12 The Crossings
13 Our own neighbours
14 Upper Common Road

Meditation Group

The Meditation Group will meet on Monday 9th September at 2:30pm in the Lady Chapel.  All are welcome.

Pilgrim Course – the Beatitudes

Our successful Pilgrim course groups will be meeting again during the evenings to discuss the New Testament’s response to the Ten Commandments; the Beatitudes! All are welcome to join us from 7pm in the St Mark’s Room in church – meeting on the 11th, 18th and 25th September and on the 2nd, 9th and 23rd October.

Bluebird Care Wellbeing Session

On Thursday 19th September, from 10:30am to 12:30pm Bluebird Care wellbeing session is open to senior members in our community, their families, friends and carers. Their sessions provide a relaxing friendly environment for you to enjoy a cuppa and meet new people. They  want to invite you, your friends and family members who care for a loved one, in order to create a strong supportive network.

There will be a range of themed activities from arts and crafts, puzzles, jigsaws, gardening and games. Attendees will also have the opportunity to enjoy a hot drink, biscuits, cakes and a chat.  They hope to give you an opportunity to spend quality time away from home and engage with other people. Why not take advantage of our new social adventure that let you meet, share and connect with others?

Bluebird care is  also looking for volunteers to help at our wellbeing session: please contact Bluebird Care New Forest if you want to join their sessions or volunteer by telephone on 01590 678340 or via email to

Samaritan’s Purse Shoebox Appeal

If you would like to have a shoebox to fill for a needy child for Christmas, this will be available from the 15th September! If you prefer, there will also be a collection box at the back of church for donations of gifts. For further details, please speak with Shirley.

New Forest Basics Bank

With the season of harvest approaching, please remember the needs of those who rely on the services of ‘New Forest Basics Bank’. Donation points at the Co-op garage on the Ampress roundabout and in Waitrose will gladly take your donations, as well as a collection point at St Mark’s and to Basics Bank directly in the United Reform Church on Lymington highstreet.

They suggest that they are especially in need of:

  • Tinned goods – such as hot and cold meals, hot dogs, meat balls, fish such as tuna, sardines or pilchards, vegetables – such as peas, carrots, mixed veg, sweetcorn or potatoes, chickpeas, kidney beans or butter beans – fruit, custard or rice pudding.
  • Jarred goods such as marmalade or jam (not homemade please), UHT milk coffee, puddings.
  • Soups, packet noodles, rice, savoury biscuits.
  • Bathroom items, such as toothpaste and tooth brushes.
  • Kitchen items, such as kitchen rolls, J-cloths, washing up liquid and washing powder.

Harvest Lunch

Our harvest lunch which is being held on 6th October at the Community Hall is once again being kindly prepared by Lanes of Lymington restaurant.

The price is £13.50 and there is a list at back of church for you to add your names to.

Ride and Stride

A charity initiative towards historic churches through the UK, Ride and Stride is taking place on the 14th September – and St Mark’s are getting involved! Sponsorship forms are available in church for those who want to walk or ride between neighbouring churches – finding out more about our unique church buildings that underpin communities. More details are available in church and within our latest edition of the Parish Magazine.

Can you help?  If you’re not up for a walk between local chuches, would you help with refreshments from 11:45am to 2:15pm – or perhaps have homemade cakes or biscuits you could donate to the day?

Blooming Great Tea Party

On Saturday 21st September, from 2 to 4pm, St Mark’s are hosting in our community hall a charity afternoot tea party – all donations towards Marie Curie nurses care, for people living in the UK with terminal illnesses. Can you help us to serve refreshments on the day?

Foundation Governor

We have a vacancy for a Foundation Governor for Pennington Junior School. If you are interested in supporting us with this important work with our Church Junior School, please talk to Rachel.

Priestlands: An Ancient Pennington Estate

Will you join us for a fully illustrated talk, hosted by local historians Geraldine Beech and Pauline Shirley? Coming up on Saturday 28th September from 2:30pm, tickets are available on the door at £5 per person, to include light refreshments. All proceeds towards the work of St Mark’s in the community.

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