The Parish Church of St Thomas à Becket, Pagham

A very warm welcome to our website. We’re the Anglican church that serves the Parish of Pagham, in the Diocese of Chichester. You may have heard us called ‘St Thomas à Becket’s’, after our patron saint, or simply ‘Pagham Church’. These pages are packed with information about what our thriving village church has to offer – we hope you’ll feel inspired to join us soon for worship, or at one of our events. If you would like to find out more about any aspect of life at St Thomas à Becket’s, do please get in touch.

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We rely on your generosity.  Without your help we cannot continue to do the good work that we do, or maintain our much loved church building.  Giving is simple, quick and makes a real difference.

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PAGHAM BELLS APPEAL

For details of how to support our appeal, please click the link:   A return to Ringing and Pagham bells Appeal

 

 

Easyfundraising

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CHURCHWARDENS ANNOUNCEMENT

“Following interview with the Archdeacon of Chichester and the wardens on 5th July, we are pleased to announce that Lucy has been appointed by Bishop Martin as Priest in Charge of St Thomas à Becket, Pagham.

A date for her licensing is still to be confirmed.

The churchwardens look forward to working with her in the future and I am sure the PCC and congregation will do all they can to support her in this role.

We welcome you Lucy.”

Church and covid- after the 19th of July

 Within the Church we believe that everyone is known and loved individually by God and that as many members within one body we are called to be responsible to and for one another, respecting the more vulnerable whose suffering is our suffering (1 Cor 12:12-27).

After listening to the hopes and concerns of many members of the congregation since we have returned to public worship, and following careful consideration with the PCC the following, cautious steps have been agreed in response to the lifting of covid restrictions on the 19th July:

  • Booking-in: Yes please!
  • Face coverings: Yes please! As a minimum, please wear a face covering while moving around the church and when sitting in the North and South Transepts.
  • Social Distancing: This depends on how you feel. All of the pews are now open. The North and South Transepts are reserved for those who would prefer to maintain strict social distancing. Markers are available for you to place beside you if you would like to keep the space next to you in the pew free.
  • Singing: There is no congregational singing at the moment.
  • Holy Communion: The common cup may now be shared, but the Bishops wish to make clear that, given continued potential risks to health, it remains permissible for the president to be the only person who receives Holy Communion in the form of wine. We will not be returning to the common cup at this time.
  • The Peace: Please only share the peace with those in your immediate vicinity and remember that this does not have to include touch of any kind.

Please do speak with Mthr Lucy if you have any concerns or questions about the arrangements outlined above, or any areas not mentioned at this time.

Tel: 01243 941 551.

“But in humility consider others as more important than yourselves”

Philippians 2:3

OPPORTUNITIES FOR WORSHIP 

  Sunday

      08.00  Holy Communion

     09.30  Parish Eucharist  (BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL)

9.30  First Sunday of the Month   Family Eucharist  (BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL)

Monday

     09.00  Morning Prayer

Tuesday

     17.30  Evening Prayer (Zoom)

Wednesday

     17.30  Evening Prayer (Zoom)

Thursday

     09.00  Morning Prayer

     10.00  Holy Communion

Booking is encouraged to help us to arrange seating, and to gather information for Track and Trace.

  Booking for Services

        Trudi  –  trudikearsley@hotmail.co.uk

07703597353

 01243 263597