Our faith is based on the word of God that we find in the Bible – but we grow so much more through shared understanding.
Here you can find out more about how St Mark’s unpack Christian teachings, through the sermons and special services that are a key part of our worship.
‘Sing of the Lord’s goodness’ performed during Communion on 18th August 2019
'Sing of the Lord’s goodness' performed during Communion on 18th August 2019 - words and Music (c) 1981 Ernest Sands,Read more.
‘God Bless the Child’ performed during Communion on 11th August 2019
'God Bless the Child' performed during Communion on 11th August 2019 - words and Music Billie Holiday and Arthur HerzogRead more.
Limited by our expectations: a sermon from 18th August 2019
Red Sky at Night, shepherds delight; red sky at morning, sailors a warning. How good are you at predicting things?Read more.
Treasures of heaven: a sermon from 11th August 2019
Predictions for the end of the world are running at roughly one a year: the next is on track forRead more.
Tristesse (Etude Op. 10 No. 3) performed to close Evensong on 4th August 2019
Chopin, performed by Peter GreenhalghRead more.
‘Song Of India’ performed during Evensong on 4th August 2019
Rimsky-Korsakov, performed by Peter GreenhalghRead more.
Clear communication: a sermon from 4th August 2019
There's a need for clear communication when we need help - be that in sickness or adversity. We and thoseRead more.
Considering prayer: a sermon from 21st July 2019
Considering prayer: make it a personal conversation, seeing God as father. After all, a father figure is someone to trust;Read more.
Extraordinarily ordinary: a sermon from 21st July 2019
So, we’re half way through Ordinary time, the half a year that follows the excitement of Easter and Pentecost. ThereRead more.
Distracted Martha: a sermon from 21st July 2019
Three times Martha mentions herself in her complaint to Jesus; she was concerned about what was happening to her -Read more.
“Do Not Be Afraid” performed during Communion on 14th July 2019
Words and music, Gerald MarklandRead more.
Our Good Samaritan: a sermon from 14th July 2019
When we approach Jesus, are we looking for the loophole, for the trick, for an excuse: or are we reallyRead more.
Children’s Society: a sermon from 23rd June 2019
What are your first memories of your childhood? Did you feel safe; have fun; feel loved? For many children today,Read more.
Bach – Arioso performed during Evensong from 16th June 2019
With Peter Greenhalgh on piano and Frances Attwood on violin, performed to close our Evensong service on Trinity Sunday.Read more.
Night vs Day: reshaped by God a sermon from 16th June 2019
Why should we settle for recreating ourselves with one more possession, hope, ambition? All the time, Jesus is dying toRead more.
Trinity Sunday: Filled with the Spirit a sermon from 16th June 2019
Did you ever have an expanding suitcase? Where the clothes could go higher and higher, the lid come over andRead more.
Pentecost: alight with the Spirit a sermon from 9th June 2019
The man they had been following had been crucified. This must have felt like the end - but then JesusRead more.
#SayOneForMe: prayer in the community from 5th June 2019
On a Wednesday evening between Ascension and Pentecost, members of St Mark's and St Thomas' churches came together in Pennington,Read more.
#SayOneForMe: Talking about prayer from 5th June 2019
On Wednesday evening, members of St Mark's and St Thomas' churches came together in Pennington, to ask those going aboutRead more.
Graceful in flight: a sermon from 2nd June 2019
What do we see at the end of the day as we look in the mirror? What does our lifeRead more.
Delivery from Lions: a sermon from 19th May 2019
what would you do if the government declared that prayer was illegal? Daniel didn’t compromise: his routine didn’t alter: theRead more.
Love one another: a sermon from 19th May 2019
Jesus knew all too well he had little time on this earth; as with any last words, he shared withRead more.
Being sheep: a sermon from 12th May 2019
What happens for you when you read the bible? There may be some parts you enjoy more than others butRead more.
Jesus wept: waiting on Jesus
Jesus shares all our fears, concerns, grief, and longings for physical healing, he feels these more deeply than we canRead more.
Baptism and Confirmation: A service from 28th April 2019
David, the Bishop of Basingstoke lead a confirmation service at St Mark’s Church, Pennington on Sunday 28th April at 3pm.Read more.
Easter Day: a sermon from 21st April 2019
From our Evensong service on Easter Sunday and it's great news! Christ is risen and we have the promise ofRead more.
Jesus: love in the face of fear
It's Good Friday. Today, we remember Jesus, and his journey to the cross. Pádraig Ó Tuama writes: “For me, GoodRead more.
Emotions of the Easter story – letting go to gain more?
Jesus talks to his followers frankly about his death. About how his time is not forever with them, but soonRead more.
A power of prayer in the face of adversity
In the garden of Gethsemane, Jesus prayers strengthened him to accept God’s will the cup He wanted to be takenRead more.
Jesusmania: a sermon from 14th April 2019
Pie Jesu: music performed during communion from 7th April 2019
Leigh Jerwood and Rebecca Rickaby perform Pie Jesu by Fauré, whilst members of the congregation come forward for communion.Read more.