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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St Barbe’s exhibition at St Mark’s

Enjoying the exhibition stands
On Friday 20th and Saturday 21st, St Mark's played host to members of local museum and art gallery, St Barbe's, who put on an exhibition about St Mark's Church - at the heart of Pennington.  Here are some photos from the Saturday, brought to life by Geraldine and Pauline - local historians who presented short talks about the history of our church.  
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Harvest Festival 2017

The Lymington Beavers present gifts for the New Forest Basics Bank
We held our Harvest Festival service at St Marks last weekend and our thanks to all who provided so generously towards New Forest Basics Bank. It was fantastic to see members of the local Beavers and so many other children with us! Our thanks also to the excellent Peter and Nicola who prepared our meal: Thank you for feeding us so well at our harvest lunch!
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