Notices for the third Sunday of Easter

The Week ahead…

Date Time Event
Sun 5th 08:00 Holy Communion (Said, BCP) with refreshments following
  09:30 Family Communion with Children’s Church
  18:00 Evensong with Act of Healing
Mon 6th 13:30 Church cleaning team
Wed 18th 10:15 Coffee Morning, St Mark’s Room (church)
  11:30 Holy Communion
Sun 12th 08:00 Holy Communion (Said, BCP) with refreshments following
  09:30 Family Communion with Children’s Church
  11:00 Baptism Service

Please Pray for…

In need of prayer: Mary and Ted, Kit, Michael, Jill, Rachel G, Tony, Caroline, Kevin, G, Wendy, Alex, Paul, Evelyn, Christine
Years Mind: Peter Walkden, Vi Legg, Iris Cooper, John Simpson, Joyce Barnes

Neighbourhood Prayers

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

6 Church administrator
7 Saint Mark’s Road
8 Those who lost their lives in World War 2
9 Local government
10 North Street
11 Torreyana Gardens
12 Christian Aid Week

New ways to give to St Mark’s?

How many of us carry cash? Not as many today as has been the case in previous years – where card and mobile contactless payments can be so convenient. St Mark’s is happy to announce that we can now accept payments for Traidcraft and donations to the work we do via debit and credit card, as well as mobile contactless methods. If you want to find our more, speak to our treasurer Teresa for further details!

Help our Hall!

We’re still looking for another £900 to cover the cost of the new blinds in the hall. If you’re able to help us with this project, please give any contributions to Teresa. You can also donate through our Just Giving campaign at:

Easter Saturday Market Stall

We raised over £130! Thank you so much to everyone who helped: I really am grateful for your support – it is much appreciated. Thank you also to everyone who kindly donated items – we couldn’t do it without your generosity.

Our next Lymington Market stall is 25th May: please do come to support us – Pam Ansell

Basics Bank

Basics Bank thanks everyone for all their donated goods but at present as they have a sufficient supply of baked beans and soup they would be grateful to receive instead tins of vegetables, rice pudding and custard.

Pilgrim: the Lords Prayer

How well do you understand the Lord’s Prayer? We say it so often: what does it mean to us? We will be looking at this in our next series of the Pilgrim course, with fortnightly daytime sessions starting on 3rd June at 11:00am Mondays, in St Mark’s room. All welcome.

Thanksgiving Service for Derrick Dashwood

We will be having a Thanksgiving service in church for Derrick Dashwood at 2:30pm on Thursday 9th May, followed by refreshments. Everyone is welcome to come and join us at this service as we celebrate his life and all he meant to us at St Mark’s.

Sing Sway Concert

Sing Sway will be performing “Handels Messiah, Parts 2 and 3” on Saturday May 11th from 7:30pm at St Luke’s in sway.

Tickets are available from St Luke’s church office (mornings) or Sway Deli (Tuesday to Sunday) at £10 per person – to include refreshments under the ticket price.

Wheel Inn Event

We are running a Tombola at the Wheel Inn’s summer event, on May 25th. If you have any prizes that could be won through this, your donations kindly accepted!

Please speak with Maureen Barnard in church for further details.


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Traidcraft Update

We now have some spring/summer catalogues available on the stall at the back of church. You will see that Traidcraft have reduced the number of lines being stocked and, sadly, at the moment some of our favourites have been discontinued or are work in progress. However please have a look through the catalogues and see if there are any items you would like ordered. Every little helps!

History available?

We have been offered a set of 35mm slides, possibly black and white, taken some years ago on a trip to the Holy Land showing Jerusalem and many religious sites. Would anyone interested in giving these slides a good home please contact Pat Wright (01590 678416) in the first instance.

Commitment to St Mark’s

It is exciting to see the work of this community flourishing. Last week we celebrated as two of our congregation were confirmed, taking next steps on their journey of faith. We are keen to continue our work in this church and community, but to do so costs us money.

It currently costs us about £6000 per month to sustain the work of this church. Our fundraising, giving and income only covers £5,000. Please consider joining our Parish Giving Scheme, making a regular commitment even if it’s just a few pounds, it really makes a difference to our work here. Please speak to Teresa or Maureen if you would like to consider this step.