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.

Curate-in-Charge     
The Reverend Lucy Sullivan                                                                                                                                                      

 

CHURCH OPENING

This is harder than the first wave- let’s be calm, compassionate and courageous. 
May the peace of Jesus Christ, who lived through and always know our troubles, guard and keep us all. 
And may God guide our leaders in these tough decisions. Archbishop Justin Welby, All Saints’ Day 2020″
 
In line with the National Lockdown Public Worship is currently suspended.  We hope that we will be able to return to in-person worship in some form at Pagham Church early in December.
However, I am pleased to say that the church will be open every day (approx. 9am-4pm) for private prayer. If coming to the church please be sure to observe the guidance shown, primarily to wear a facemask, sanitise your hands on your way in and out, and to use the NHS Track and Trace QR code on display if you are able, or sign in..
Bearing in mind our primary vocation as the Church of Jesus Christ is to pray and to serve, the senior bishops of the Church of England are calling us to make this month of lockdown a month of prayer. More than anything else, whatever the nation thinks, we know that we are in the faithful hands of the risen Christ who knows our weaknesses, tiredness and struggles and whose steadfast love endures forever.
 
Please do join me in this month of prayer. I will be praying for the whole parish each day at 0900 and 1730 – please join with me spiritually if you are at home or at work as a way of uniting in prayer. We are now praying Morning and Evening Prayer on Zoom.  If you would like to join us for this please contact mthrlucy.pagham@gmail.com for more details.  Please continue to keep an eye on this website and if you are able to, on our Social Media pages, for more information on the ways we are joining together, while being apart. 

We pray for those who have contracted the virus, those treating them, those researching a vaccine, the families of those who have died, and for the repose of the souls of the virus’ victims.  

May God bless us all. Mthr Lucy.”