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.

While the kids are enjoying their time at Hawk, you’re invited to relax & enjoy some time-out at the complimentary Nest cafe.

The Nest is all about good food, great coffee, & practical seminars about relevant topics for everyone in our community. This year we have a fantastic line up of guest speakers every day.

There will be a mini Fair Trade market and a chance to hear from someone involved in the front line of Fair Trade. Perhaps you’d like to come along to our special event seminar on building Resilience in your child, presented by a specialist in the field. Maybe you are just looking forward to the opportunity to relax with friends and great coffee while the kids are having a fantastic time at HAWK. There’s something for everyone at the Nest – there’s even a play area for your little ones!

Does Christianity have a violent past? Jesus said, “love your enemy” but doesn’t the Old Testament include holy war? In a recent seminar at St Mark’s, Andrew Shead (Head of the Old Testament department at Moore Theological College) addressed this issue. If you missed out on coming, you can listen to it here:


HAWK is a mega-fun, week-long program run in the July school holidays for infants & primary aged kids in Pennant Hills. Join us for fun, games, singing, craft, challenges, yummy food and fantastic stories from the Bible…and lots, lots more.

The kids will enjoy venturing into a Super Impossible World, overcoming Impossible Challenges and finding out how God keeps his Super Impossible Promises to us!

The week finishes with ‘Super Fun Sunday’ where you’re invited to join us for church (at 10am or 415pm) as a family & your kids will give you a glimpse at the Super Impossible Promises they’ve been discovering together throughout the week. There will be a BBQ lunch, jumping castle, petting zoo & face painting to enjoy after the 10am service & before the 4.15pm service.

You can find out more about Hawk (but no longer register) here!

We’ve finally got the St Mark’s staff info page updated (a lot of photoshopping was required to get them all looking human and that takes time you know). You can check out the staff team here.

Our Archbishop, Glenn Davies had some helpful things to say about Easter.

You can find a video of him saying them 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!

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.

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