Welcome to St Mark's!

St Mark's logoWelcome to the website of St Mark’s Anglican Church Pennant Hills.

You can watch a short welcome and introduction to St Mark’s from our Pastor here.

Yak@Mac is our annual weekend away for the youth of St Mark’s.

This year we’ll be heading up to the Crusaders campsite at Lake Macquarie for another fantastic weekend of hearing from God’s word, having heaps of fun & hanging out together! Everyone in years 6-12 is welcome – whether you’re a part of the Forge crew or a first-timer. Date: 14th – 16th October, 2016.

To register youth for Yak@Mac, click here.

Our current preaching series at St Mark’s is from the New Testament book called Acts and we have entitled the series The Unstoppable Gospel. Acts is a page turner, so it is a fun series to preach. The word ‘gospel’ means good news? What is the good news that Christians are on about? If you want a good summary, check out the overview (with pictures!) that you’ll find here.

Why did they execute the guy who said “love your enemies?”

Jesus: An Introduction is a short course St Mark’s runs for people who want to take an adult look at Jesus and what he was on about.

What have people said about our Jesus: An Introduction course?

  • “Very clear and easy to understand”
  • “Great course, well structured”
  • “Very helpful in my struggles with Christianity”

You don’t need to know anything about the Bible and you won’t be asked to read it out loud or to pray. You do get a chance to ask any questions you want.

  • 6 sessions, Sundays 3pm – 4pm. Our next course starts soon.

  • Cnr Rosemount Ave & Warne St, Pennant Hills
  • St Mark’s is pleased to offer this course at no cost and to throw in afternoon tea and a free Bible.
  • To find out the next course dates, to get more details, or to register for our next course just contact our pastor Craig Schafer here.

Kids Plus Kids Plus is an after school programme for kids in years 3 – 6 at school held on Fridays 3.30 – 5.30pm during term times. We learn about our awesome God from the Bible, play games, have afternoon tea and make things! (A small weekly cost is involved).

So far this term we’ve met a crazy chef, auditioned for a game show, taken the worlds best photobooth pictures and started to explore a fantastic book of the Bible called Ephesians. Come and join in the fun!

Playgroup at St Mark'sPlay & Sing is our re-vamped playgroup at St Mark’s. Play & Sing meets weekly during school terms on Thursdays at the church building 9:30am – 11.30am.

It provides great fun for parents, grandparents and carers of children aged 0-5 years. Each week includes free play, singing, stories, craft & games.

The cost is only $2 per family. Bring a piece of fruit per child to share for morning tea. Morning Tea is provided for adults.

We so do.

Want to check it out?

Have a look here.

Come to English for life.

Learn to practice English in a friendly, relaxed group. Morning tea is provided and a crèche is available for small children. Classes will use a variety of resources, including the text of the Bible.


  • Mondays, 9.30am to 12pm (during school terms)
  • At St Mark’s (corner of Rosemount Ave & Warne St, see here for map)
  • Cost is only $2 per week

To register or for more information contact us.

Gluten Free logo I don’t know why, but lots of people nowdays have to put up with being intolerant to gluten.

That’s a bit of a problem if you want to celebrate the Lord’s Supper, because one of the two essential ingredients is bread!

To make life a little bit easier, St Mark’s Pennant Hills has introduced the option of gluten free bread at 6.30pm church. We use Country Life Bakery bread and it is prepared and stored separately to the regular bread. We celebrate the Lord’s Supper once a month, and you’re welcome, whatever your stance towards gluten!

We love to gather as church family at Easter time, celebrating the death and resurrection of Jesus and reflecting together on their significance and importance for our lives. But we understand that sometimes people can’t make it along at Easter time. You could still check out our Good Friday reflection:

March 25, 2016. Craig Schafer, John 19: 17 – 30


You could even listen to the talks from our Easter Sunday services on our sermons page.

The resurrection of Jesus was a pretty unique event and so it is perfectly understandable that people can stuggle to believe that it really happened. It is a struggle worth pursuing because, if true, Jesus’ resurrection changes everything. If you want to think a bit about the evidence, have a look at the neat little video below that summarises some of it:

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