St Mark’s Confirmation Service – 28th April 2019

Those being confirmed - from left to right - Oliver, James, Beverley, Susan, Barbara and Alex: with Lauren centre, baptised during the service
David, the Bishop of Basingstoke lead a confirmation service at St Mark’s Church, Pennington on Sunday 28th April at 3pm. Many from St Mark's congregation, as well as from neighbouring St Thomas's Church in Lymington and All Saints in Milford came to show their support for our candidates Bev and Alex as they were confirmed - and Lauren as she was baptised - together with candidates from Lymington and Milford. What a joyous milestone in their journey of faith: a fantastic service, topped off with cream teas!
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Pennington NFDC Spring Clean 2019

Volunteers at the end of the session - thirty bags filled and collected!
As part of the New Forest District Council’s New Forest Spring Clean initiative - a month long series of volunteer led community cleaning events through March and April - St Mark’s were proud to host this event for our village of Pennington. With a preceding week of grey skies, scattered showers and rain, it was to great relief that the skies remained dry - and on occasion, blue and sunny! Moving out into the highways and byways of Pennington, the eager volunteers - clad in high-vis vests - went armed with refuse bags and litter grabbers,  in a hunt for waste discarded in verges and hed...
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Remembrance 2018 at St Mark’s

The temporary reminder of those in Pennington who lost their lives in war but yet to find a permanent home on our memorial.
A timeline of the events that brought Remembrance 2018 together for St Mark's in Pennington. 20th September St Mark's takes receipt of silhouettes from the  There But Not There 2018 Armistice project, in support for the charity Remembered, setting them up within church to see how they can work for St Mark's. The knitted poppy plan is put in place, plans and templates made available for the community to get involved. 14th October Despite the vicarage at risk of being overrun with knitted and crocheted poppies, our priest Rachel was eager to collect and create more and more?!! Octob...
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Churchyard Community Tidy 2018

Industrious people
On a warm Autumn morning under a blue sky and glorious sun, St Mark's welcomed many from our congregation as well as the local community - who came together to help us to tidy our churchyard.  With the special remembrance service approaching (remembering 100 years from the end of the First World War), we wanted to ensure the grounds were a reflection of the incredible pride Pennington has for those whose lives were sacrificed for the freedoms we enjoy today. We're lucky to have such a beautiful space and are grateful beyond words to those in the community who have come to help us today. A s...
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Harvest Festival 2018

Our Harvest Festival
Our Harvest Festival this morning; our thanks to all who donated goods for the local Lymington Basics Bank. Our sincere thanks to Lanes Of Lymington Restaurant & Bar, who catered for St Mark's today; truly blessed with excellent food most amazingly prepared!
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St Mark’s 2017 Christmas Fayre

On Saturday the 9th December, Anne opened our 2017 Christmas Fayre and introduced Father Christmas - who spent time chatting with the children and handing out gifts! There were a variety of tables doing brisk business selling colourful plants etc, cakes and more, bric-a-brac, books and a new table selling St Mark’s tea towels, diaries and notebooks. A lovely selection of prizes for the Draw were much appreciated, as was the raffle for the Dundee cake. The children enjoyed the lucky dip, face painting and competitive marbles balanced on a fork into a pot in one minute. Some had steadier hand...
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