Notices for the second Sunday before Advent

The Week ahead…

Date Time Event
18th Sun 08:00 Holy Communion (Said, BCP) with refreshments following
    09:30 Morning Praise
    18:00 Evensong
20th Tues 15:30 Messy Church
21st Wed 10:15 Coffee Morning, St Mark’s Room (church)
    11:30 Holy Communion
25th Sun 08:00 Holy Communion (Said, BCP) with refreshments following
    09:30 Family Communion

Please Pray for…

In need of prayer:Bryan, Mary and Ted, Kit, Derrick, Andrea, Michael, Peggy, Jill, Rachel G and family, Janet and Bill

Neighbourhood Prayers

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

19 Those preparing for marriage or baptism
20 Oliver Road
21 Pennington Close, Messy Church
22 Pennington Oval
23 Our PCSO attached to Pennington
24 Those who work and learn in our schools
25 Pinetops Close

Samaritans Purse Shoeboxes

Thank you to everyone who helped fill 49 shoeboxes, or have donations of goods or money. These have all been collected from Shirley, who will endeavour to find out where your donations have made their way to! Further updates when available; this might be the new year however…

Remembrance Poppies

Did you know that you can recycle your Poppy? Until 30 November, you can hand in your old Poppies at Sainsbury’s stores where they’ll be sent back to the Poppy Appeal warehouse in Aylesford. Returned Poppies are then dismantled – the button and stem are used again to make Poppies for next year’s Appeal, whilst the paper petal and leaf forms are recycled.

Can you help with the Pennington Christmas Fayre?

There is a meeting coming up on the 18th November at 6pm in the Pennington Sports and Social Club, for those who would like to volunteer their help for the Pennington Christmas event. With roles to fill towards setting up and pulling down, as well as support during the evening, any and all volunteers will be gladly welcomed!

Traidcraft Update

STOP PRESS: Great news! The Trustees of Traidcraft have decided to carry on trading in the new year albeit with a simpler range of products – establishing a core of grocery lines and carrying fewer craft items.  The aim is to reveal the full plan by December – so watch this space!

Choral Extravaganza

…with the Nova Forest Classical Players and St Nicholas Singers on Saturday 24th November at 7:30pm Mary Magdalene Church, New Milton. Programme to include: Zadok the Priest – Handel; Autumn (Four Seasons) – Vivaldi; Brandenburg 4 – Bach; Messiah Highlights – Handel; I was Glad & Jerusalem – Parry. Tickets £10 on the door or from Pilley Community Shop and on 07896 198709. Retiring Collection in Aid of Local Charities.

St Nicholas Singers Christmas

St Nicholas Singers bring you a “Christmas Cracker” bursting with Carols old and new mixed with Mulled Wine and Mince Pies. Sunday 9th December at St Johns Church, Boldre at 4pm. Tickets £12 from Pilley Community Shop, Maxwell Hamilton or Rosie Adams on 01590 677068. All proceeds to local charities.

Sing Sway Concert:  “Christmas Unwrapped”

At 7:30pm on 3rd December a concert will be held in church by the very popular Sing Sway. Featuring seasonal choruses from Handel’s Messiah, Christmas carols by the choir and some audience participation numbers too!

Tickets available in church at £7, to include cheese and wine.

Christmas Fayre in Pennington

At the Pennington Christmas Lights Event taking place on 30th November, St Mark’s will be having various stalls in the hall at the Junior School. We shall be grateful therefore for any gifts of bric-a-brac items and tombola prizes together with bottles of wine and Christmas food items for the draw.

Do you want to host your own stall on the night? Although most spaces for stalls indoors have been taken, there is space outside – if you, or anyone you know – wanted to sell your wares on the night.

Please visit the following for further information: