Church Groups

St Mark’s Church, Pennington runs a variety of groups – new members are always welcome.


Churchyard Committee

On the 1st Thursday of the month the churchyard committee meets to help take care of churchyard, with its interesting and varied wildlife. No need to book ahead – just turn up at 10:00am with wellies and gardening gloves!


Meditation group

A small group meets at 4:00pm on the third Monday afternoon of most months in St Mark’s Room at the church to spend around 45 minutes listening to music and readings, including around 10 to 15 minutes in silent reflection, ending with a short prayer. Dates of meetings are shown on our website calendar: enquiries to Ingrid Bolhoven (01590 677940) or Anne Elliott (07553 552540).


St Mark’s Churchyard Vegetable Project

An idea which came from the practices of small holdings in Kenya – where there is a common practice of self-sufficiency – we are proud of the vegetables we are now growing within our church grounds. Our Churchyard Team put a lot of work into the planning and initial stages and we are most grateful to them for all their efforts. We now have a small team of willing and enthusiastic volunteers to take this project ahead, led by John Nivison. More volunteers are always welcome, as many hands make light work (that doesn’t mean you have to have green fingers!). Find out more at our Churchyard Vegetable Project page or contact John Nivison (01590 610566) or Anne Elliott (07553 552540) for further details.


Strictly Come Crafting

The craft group meets on alternate Tuesday afternoons in the Church Centre, from 1.30 to 3pm. There is always someone on hand to teach a new craft, and from time to time we have visiting speakers. Whether your interest is crochet, knitting, card-making, sewing, cross stitch or painting, don’t be shy – come and join us!

Only £2.00 per session which includes tea, coffee and homemade cake. Enquiries to Dorothy on 01590 676163.


Wednesday Coffee Mornings

Every Wednesday at St Mark’s we hold friendly and welcoming coffee mornings – please feel free to come along and meet new friends. Running between 10.15am to 11.15am.