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.

Easter 2014

Have you made a new years resolution to read the Bible more regularly? We don’t want this one going the way of the ‘I will lose 10kg’ resolution so we’d like to point you to a handy list of Bible reading plans that are available free here or visit the One Year Bible Online for something web based.

There were 100 women at this years pudding making event. They seem to have had a great time and Lisa Thompson’s address on Jesus ‘through his mother’s eyes’ was really well received. If you couldn’t be there you can check out a couple of photos here and we recorded Lisa’s address for you:


Katrina Low

We’re very excited to have Katrina Low starting as our first ever Ministry Apprentice in 2015.

A Ministry Apprenticeship is a two year opportunity to ‘taste’ and reflect on full time gospel ministry under the guidance of ministry trainers. It enables real learning, real experience and real relationships to develop, in the context of real ministry.

We had a great turn out at our recent Ministry Apprenticeship Information Night and lots of people keen to partner with Katrina by prayer and financial investment.

If you’d like to get Katrina’s prayer and ministry updates then contact us.

If you’d like to invest financially in supporting her Ministry Apprenticeship you can do that online via a secure site.

For regular giving go here.

For one off giving go here.

If you’d rather not use online just contact us and we’ll make appropriate arrangements.

trinity What on earth does it mean to say God exists as one essence, three persons? Does it really matter? Is it what the Bible teaches? Are there better ways of talking about God?

Talking about the trinity is really important because it is to talk about the very identity of God himself. You don’t get any more important than that!

We recently ran a three Sunday ‘mini-series’ Knowing the trinue God that explored the Bible’s description of our God who is three persons in one essence and nature. People have all sorts of mixed up ideas about what it means that God is triune. Sometimes people think of the doctrine of the trinity as dry and abstract theology. But over this series we were reminded why it is vitally important, full of practical implications and why we do ourselves no favours by neglecting it. If you want to listen to the sermons, here they are:

The Trinity: Biblical Foundations

The Triune God and our Salvation

The Triune God and the Christian Life

You might also want to check out the infographic here.

Mark ThompsonSunday, August 3, our regular services at St Mark’s were cancelled as we held a combined Care Sunday parish service at 9.30am at Pennant Hills High School. Rev Dr Mark Thompson the principal of Moore College spoke.

If you want to hear what he said, here it is:


Our Parent Cafe called ‘the NEST’ has been running alongside our HAWK Holiday Kids Club this week. We had a fantastic seminar on keeping kids occupied in the holidays at the last session. A couple of really helpful links were mentioned and so we thought others might benefit from them too. Here they are:

Wild Walks

Playful Possum

Jesus brings

Life in Australia today can often feel overwhelmingly good!

Lifestyle, opportunity, peace and stability, the richness of cultures all joined together.
We love our country, our city, our home.

Yet for all the upside of Australian life, many Australians have that sneaking suspicion, that gnawing sensation that there’s got to be more to life than this. Prosperity hasn’t brought us the satisfaction we crave. And look a little closer, and we see a world far less than it was ever meant to be. Broken relationships. Broken lives. Broken dreams. We crave something deeper, richer and more lasting.

That’s because we were designed to be connected with Jesus and to receive what he brings.

At St Mark’s we love introducing people to the difference that Jesus makes. As part of that, we recently ran a teaching series focused on the topic “Jesus Brings…” You can listen to the talks below. If you’d like to think more about this stuff have a look at our Sunday gatherings. Pick the one that sounds like it might best fit you and come along. You’ll be welcome.

Here’s the details:

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 July 27.

  • 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.

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!

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