Notices for the first Sunday of Lent

Services from 18th February

Sunday 18th

Holy Communion – 8:00am
For readings, please speak with leader

Morning Praise with guest speaker – 9:30am

  • Reading: Mark v 9 – 15
  • Songs: 15, 152, 202, 262

Evensong – 6:00pm

  • Old Testament: Gen 2 v15-17, 3 v1-7
  • New Testament: Romans 5. v 12 – 19
  • Psalm: 119. v 17- 32
  • Hymns: 65, 481, 120

Wednesday 21st

Sharing Scripture – 11:00am
Holy Communion – 11:30am

Sunday 25th

Holy Communion – 8:00am
Family Communion – 9:30am

Please Pray for…

In need of prayer: Jack, Bryan, Mary and Ted, Kit, John, Mervin, Mary, Martin, Barry, Brian, Tom, Derrick, Elaine, Caroline, Andrea
Years Mind: Paul Dale, Ivy Hayward, John Gibbons
Recently departed: Joan Stephens

Neighbourhood Prayers

Share together with us in prayer for our neighbourhood throughout the week:

18 Holly Court
19 Holm Oaks
20 Homewood House
21 Holmsley Close, our Messy church
22 Our organist and choir
23 Servers and acolytes
24 Howards Mead

Guest Speaker

Our thanks to Annie Jeffrey who will be speaking about Creativity and Creation at our 9:30am Morning Praise service at our Morning Praise service on Sunday morning; Annie is the founder/director of hARTHampshire Art for Recreation and Therapy, a charity that helps to change the lives of adults and children with mental health and wider social issues.

Through creative therapy and a range of professionally structured activities, hART can help people feel better, build their confidence and allow their self-expression to shine through.

One of Annie’s roles is to link up local organisations so that they pool their knowledge and services.

Ordinary people helping others

A series of Tuesday evening talks in All Saints Church Hall, Hordle, from 7:30pm with refreshments. All welcome, admission is free.

  • Tuesday 20th Feb: Jackie Keable from New Forest Disability Information
  • Tuesday 27th Feb: The Basics Bank
  • Tuesday 6th March: Cynthia Wilson talking about the Street Pastors
  • Tuesday 13th March: Ginny Balchin + Francis Daniel from Counselling Together.

What difference might we make?

Home insurance and your local church?

To celebrate their 130th anniversary, Ecclesiastical is offering to donate £130 to our church, for every new home insurance policy taken out. For details please see notice in church, or visit the Ecclesiastical website:

Meditation Group

The meditation group comes together monthly and our next session will continue on Monday 12th March at 2:30pm in the Lady Chapel. We aim to have a theme for quiet reflection and some peaceful music: everyone is welcome to join us.

Sharing Scripture through Lent

Sharing Scripture continues at 11am on Wednesdays through Lent: the 21st and 28th February, the 7th, 14th and 21st March, covering a variety of topics on a Lenten theme

Pennington Poppets

A new toddler and carer group, Pennington Poppets, will be meeting at the St Mark’s Community Hall on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month 9.00-11:00am. (term time only).  Adults £1.50, Children free.  Please invite friends and neighbours with pre-school children.

Ways to give to St Marks

A reminder that we have St Mark Collection Boxes available at the back of Church. Why not take one home fill with odd change to bring back on our Patronal Festival Sunday April 22nd.

The Jack Wills Charity Walk

Our thanks to all who donated to Jack’s cause towards Naomi House, Piam Brown Ward and Clic Sargent through the sponsorship form circulated in church over the past two weeks. Jack, aged 4 has sadly been diagnosed with a Grade 3 brain tumour that is inoperable.

Fairtraide Feast

Coming up on Saturday 10th March from 10am to 1pm at St Thomas’ Church. Celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight with FT cakes at the Cafe, Traidcraft produce/gifts, Fairtrade Raffle and more. Further details? Please call Maureen Harris on 01590 674458.