Patronal Festival 2018

Patronal Festival 2018

A very dignified visitor walked through the open Church door today and strolled down the aisle as though he owned the place. I’ll call him ‘Thomcat’. He was most attracted to the children and young people. As is customary, the youngsters read the Lesson and Prayers on...

Cream Teas and Music – June 2018

Year by year the Glenwood Choir delight us with their ready smiles and sing-a-long music. Today was no exception – Songs from Musicals. It was a most enjoyable and relaxed afternoon, as we were invited to eat the delicious scones, jam, cream and fresh strawberries and...

Thy Kingdom Come Prayer Stations

During the ten days between Ascension Day and Pentecost the worldwide church was encouraged to keep a special focus on prayer that God’s kingdom would come. Here at Pagham church we joined in too. Around the church we had various prayer stations to encourage people to...

Beating the Bounds – May 2018

In this Year of Prayer, it was a particular privilege to do our annual prayer walk of dear Pagham Parish: “Beating the Bounds”!  This ancient custom occurs close to Rogation Sunday, when we ask God’s blessing on the land and its people (from the...

Art Exhibition 2018

The first St Thomas à Becket’s Art Exhibition was held in 1996, the year that St Andrew’s Chapel was consecrated. Frank Rowley (Trudi Kearsley’s father) organised it until it grew so vast that it had to be held in the church so that there was more room for...