Notices for the Baptism of Christ

The Week ahead…

Date Time Event
13th Sun 08:00 Holy Communion (Said, BCP) with refreshments following
09:30 Iona Communion
14th Mon 14:30 Meditation Group
15th Tue 15:30 Messy Church
16th Wed 10:15 Coffee Morning, St Mark’s Room (church)
11:30 Holy Communion
19:30 Pilgrim Course – The Vicarage
20th Sun 08:00 Holy Communion (Said, BCP) with refreshments following
09:30 Family Communion
18:00 Evensong

Please Pray for…

In need of prayer: Bryan, Mary and Ted, Kit, Andrea, Michael, Jill, Rachel G and family, Janet, Roland
At their years mind: Dawn Sims, Gordon Speed, Joan Stephens, Bill Fenner
Recently Deceased: Derrick

Neighbourhood Prayers

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

14 Pennington Oval
15 Messy Church
16 Broadly Close
17 Bays Court
18 Those with Auto-immune disease
19 Bishop Jonathan, leaving Winchester diocese
20 Highfield Avenue

Thank you

After 32 years, Shirley Saunders is finishing as our Community Hall Manager. We are making a collection to say a huge thank you to Shirley and John for their tremendous work looking after our hall for many years. There will be a donations box at the back of St Mark’s Church, or please pass your donation to Teresa.

Pilgrim Course

In January we are starting the Pilgrim Course. All are welcome to join us as we explore together the Christian faith, whether you are completely new to this or have been part of church for a long time. We are running the course at two different times of day – one in the afternoons, to be finished in time for school pick up, and one in the evenings. Join us whenever is most convenient for you.

Daytime sessions

will be led by our associate priest, Anne Elliott (07533 552540) and held in the St Mark’s room within church, from 1:45pm to 2:45pm on the 30th January, 6th February, 13th February, 27th February, 6th March and 13th March.

Evening sessions

will led by our priest in charge, Rachel Noël (01590 462022) and held in the vicarage (29 Ramley Road) from 7:30pm to 8:30pm on the 9th January, 16th January, 23rd January, 30th January, 6th February and 27th February.

  • It starts at the very beginning

Pilgrim assumes very little understanding or knowledge of the Christian faith.

  • It focuses on Jesus Christ

Pilgrim aims to equip people to follow Jesus Christ as disciples in the whole of their lives.

  • It flows from the Scriptures

The primary focus of each session is a group of people engaging with the Bible together.

  • It draws deeply from the Christian tradition

In the Early Church, the Christian faith was taught by the transmission of key texts which summed up the heart of the Christian message. Pilgrim restores this approach for the twenty-first century.

  • It honours the Anglican way and its many streams

Pilgrim has been developed as a specifically Anglican resource which aims to cater for every tradition in the Church of England.

Looking for volunteers

As you know, financially we have a gap between the generous giving each month and our expenditure. Shirley has recently resigned from her position as Church Cleaner. We have made the difficult decision that currently we are not in a position to be able to afford to pay someone to clean our church. We are therefore asking if you would be willing to be involved in helping us to keep our church clean, either regularly or occasionally.  If you may be able to help in any way, please have a chat with Eve or Teresa (07541 842025). All help gratefully received.

Morning Praise is moving?

At our recent PCC we’ve agreed to change the rhythm from January, so that morning praise is on a different Sunday in the month to evensong. From January, Morning Praise moves to the fourth Sunday of the month.

Caretaker Needed?

We are seeking to appoint a part time cleaner/caretaker. We are looking for someone who is self-motivated, flexible and can use their initiative to ensure that the Community Hall is kept in good condition for its regular and occasional bookings.

  • Job Title: Community Hall Cleaner/Caretaker
  • Salary: £9.50 per hour
  • Hours: 3 hours per week, all year
  • Location: St Mark’s Community Hall, Pennington

Full details available on our website, – please direct all applications to ‘’.

Applications close 17th Jan 2019; Interviews 24th Jan 2019.

Meditation group

We will meet on Monday 14th January at 2:30pm in the Lady Chapel.  All are welcome!

Open the Book

the expert’s advice on how to do it! The Art of Storytelling with Bob Hartman, at Bursledon on Saturday 9th March; see poster in church porch for more details.