Notices for the third Sunday before Advent: Remembrance Sunday

he Week ahead…

Date Time Event
11th Sun 08:00 Holy Communion (Said, BCP) with refreshments following
    09:30 Remembrance Reflection
    10:55 Act of Remembrance, war memorial
12th Mon 14:30 Meditation Group
14th Wed 10:15 Coffee Morning, St Mark’s Room (church)
    11:30 Holy Communion
18th Sun 08:00 Holy Communion (Said, BCP) with refreshments following
    09:30 Morning Praise
    18:00 Evensong

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:


12 Groundstaff and church cleaners
13 Village shops and shopkeepers
14 Newbridge Way
15 North Greenlands
16 North Street
17 Northover Road
18 Oak Tree Mews

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 2018

This year for the centenary of Remembrance, St Mark’s has been awarded some silhouette soldiers, which you will start to see appearing in church, to help us remember and think about Remembrance. Our Remembrance services are:

  • Sun 11 Nov, 9:30 Remembrance Reflection Service
  • Sun 11 Nov, 10:55 Act of Remembrance at Memorial

Our thanks to all who have produced – only nine short of 1,400 (as of the evening of the 25th) poppies – many of which are now in place at the front of the church.

Ways of Giving to St Mark’s

Why not consider donating to the work we do through the Parish Giving Scheme?  A monthly direct debit that you can increase or decrease as you need easily?  Speak to Maureen for further details, or visit:

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.

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:

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!

A date for your diary

on the evening of 3rd December a concert will be held in church by the very popular Sing Sway. Further details to follow.

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!

Meditation Group

On Monday 12th November the Meditation group will meet in the Lady Chapel at 2:30.  All are welcome.