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.

All the great fun and festivity of Christmas exists to celebrate the birth of Jesus.
This Christmas would you like to take an hour to reflect on why Jesus’ birth is still worth all the fuss? If you’re a regular church goer, or haven’t been for the last 2000 years, you’ll be welcome.

Christmas 2012 at St Mark's Anglican Church Pennant Hills

For more information contact us.

From the 9th – 11th October, the youth of St Mark’s will heading up to the Crusaders campsite at Lake Macquarie for our annual youth camp: Yak@Mac!

We’ll spend the weekend considering what it looks like to trust & follow Jesus as teenagers in Pennant Hills, as well as have a blast doing a whole bunch of activities like tubing, paddle-boarding, rock climbing & getting our master-chef on.

You can find out more about Yak@Mac & register online here.

As part of our Hawk holiday kids program in July we ran a parent cafe called The Nest. They served great coffee and yummy treats and hosted a free series of seminars. These seminars were pretty popular and so we thought we should share them with those who couldn’t be there. So here they are:

Monday – Fair Trade with Marcelle Rodgers


Wednesday – After the Big Day with Craig Schafer

Friday – The Great Outdoors with Fiona Tucker

You can download a summary of Fiona’s activity ideas here.

Friday Bonus – My Story with Karen Solomons

We would also like to thank Sarah from The Resilience Doughnut and Valerie from the Centre for Effective Living for coming to give seminars at The Nest this week.

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.

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