Church of England Diocese of Winchester Pennington

About Us

A warm welcome awaits you at St Marks; find out more about our church, its history in the community, the services we offer and upcoming events.

St Marks is a quiet, calm church in a modern world that is full of stress and bustle. For those interested in architecture, it’s worth a visit – but when filled with the members of the church, the character of the building changes. A church is more than bricks and stone and a warm and friendly reception awaits any who enters our doors.

The parish church of St Marks has been present on the edge of the common in Pennington since 1859. A grade II listed building designed by the architect Charles Edward Giles, the church of St Marks replaced a smaller chapel on the same site to serve a growing community in and around Pennington village. It has been largely unchanged since it’s original construction, barring the addition of a choir vestry in 1933 and an enlargement of the Lady chapel in 1948.

Our Sunday morning services follow the same pattern each week:

8am – ‘Said’ Holy Communion according to the Book of Common Prayer

9:30am – Family Communion; a ‘sung’ service with hymns and a sermon, with a quiet play area available for children. On the 4th Sunday of the month at 9:30am we have Morning Praise, a non-eucharistic service.

In the evenings our services are as follows:

On the 1st Sunday of each month – 6pm – Evensong with Act of Healing (in place of the evening sermon). On the 3rd Sunday of each month - 6pm - Evensong.  On the 5th Sunday of each month – 6pm – Evening Praise (a more contempory language service with a variety of themes) 

Please note, there is no evening service at St Marks on the 2nd or 4th Sunday of the month

On Wednesday mornings, we hold a communion service at 11:30am

Safeguarding: St Mark's PCC has adopted the House of Bishops' 'Promoting a Safer Church'. Full details of our safeguarding policy and safeguarding contacts can be found on our website. https://site.penningtonchurch.uk/legal/safeguarding/