Notices for the Sunday next before Advent

The Week ahead…

Date Time Event
25th Sun 08:00 Holy Communion (Said, BCP) with refreshments following
    09:30 Family Communion
28th Wed 10:15 Coffee Morning, St Mark’s Room (church)
    11:30 Holy Communion
29th Thu 13:30 Care Home Communions
30th Fri 18:00 Christmas in Pennington – village Christmas event
2nd Sun 08:00 Holy Communion (Said, BCP) with refreshments following
    09:30 Family Communion
    18:00 Advent Carol Service

Please Pray for…

In need of prayer:Bryan, Mary and Ted, Kit, Derrick, Andrea, Michael, Peggy, Jill, Rachel G and family, Janet and Bill
At their years mind: Pamela Wilson, Anthony Hayward, Eileen Mapes

Neighbourhood Prayers

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

26 Pitmore Lane
27 Pound Road
28 Homeless in Pennington
29 Priestlands Road
30 Priestlands Lane
1 Our local dentists and GP surgeries
2 Our local pubs

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.

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.

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:

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!

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.

Christmas at St Mark’s

We hope you’re as excited about Christmas as we are – and with the season fast approaching, you may want to make a note of special services and events to celebrate the season.

Sunday 16th December

6pm                 – 9 Lessons and Carols

Thursday 20th December

7pm                 – Fun Carols

Monday 24th December

5pm                 – Crib and Christingle Service
11:30pm          – Midnight Communion

Tuesday 25th December

9:30am            – Christmas Family Communion

Please note, there will be no 9:30am service on Sunday 30th December.