Visit by the Bishop of Chelmsford to our Deanery


The Rt Revd Stephen Cottrell, Bishop of Chelmsford is visiting our deanery on Tuesday 3 March to encourage us in the area of spiritual growth. He will be speaking at the deanery synod on 3 March at St Mary’s Church, Felpham from 730pm till approx 9pm.

In view of the importance of this theme, the synod is open to ALL members of our church communities, not just the deanery synod reps. Please come to join us for this particularly appropriate topic in Lent.


Lent leaflet – do all take a Lent leaflet to help you keep this holy season.


Confirmation – there will be a confirmation in June and the first part of preparation will comprise the Pilgrim Course through Lent.  Please see Mark or Jo if you are interested in exploring this further.


Pilgrim Groups – Monday 2nd March 10am and Tuesday 3rd March 8pm in St Andrew’s Chapel


Sunday School  Parents are reminded that the helpers at Sunday School are more than happy to look after your children whilst you enjoy the service.  If after you have settled your children you are still worried that they might need you, let the helpers know and they will be happy to come and find you if needed.


Chichester Voices – Sat 7th March 7pm with Friends and the Orchestra of Friends – B Minor Mass by J.S.Bach perform in aid of the Friends of Chichester Hospitals appeal ‘Caring for Breast Cancer’ in St Thomas à Becket Church, Church Lane, Pagham (by kind permission of the Vicar & Church Wardens). Tickets £12 & £15 available from Box Offices on 07976 917271 or 07900 098197 (Tickets also available on the door)


Parish Pilgrimage – Saturday 26th April. if you would like to join us on our pilgrimage to Winchester Cathedral, please sign up on the ‘Pilgrimage’ sheet which is on the white notice board situated in the South Aisle.


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No.715                                                                                    1st March 2015

Colour of the season: Purple


Second Sunday of Lent


Collect for the day: Almighty God, you show to those who are in error the light of your truth, that they may return to the way of righteousness: grant to all those who are admitted into the fellowship of Christ’s religion, that they may reject those things that are contrary to their profession, and follow all such things as are agreeable to the same; through our Lord Jesus Christ, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.



Our Opportunities for Worship today


  Second Sunday of Lent                                                         (P)
8.00am Holy Communion Readings: 1 Thessalonians 4: 1-8, Matthew 15: 21-28
9.45am Parish EucharistReadings: Genesis 17:1-7, Psalm 22: 23-end, Romans 4: 13-end, Mark 8: 31-end Hymns: 642, 412, 626, 54 Communion: 418, 327, 212
12noon Baptisms of Gracie Clark and Evie Gwynn
5.00pm Evening Prayer – Common WorshipGenesis 12: 1-9, Hebrews 11: 1-3, 8-16


After the Parish Eucharist you are welcome to gather for refreshments in St. Andrew’s chapel, where we can get to know each other better.


Sunday 1st March

Intention: Pray for our Parish Team – Clergy: Mark Eminson, Jo King, Colin Wood,       Bill Meyer. Reader Roland Ell; Churchwardens: David Smith and Mike Wake.

Anniversaries:  Alan Dalrymple (1990), Phyllis Burrow (2000)


Monday 2nd March                     Chad

Intention: Pray for our hospitals, doctors, district nurses, home care assistants, pharmacists, therapists, opticians, dentists; all who provide health care.

10.00am                        Pilgrim Group – St Andrew’s Chapel, church


Tuesday 3rd March

Intention: Pray for the Pilgrim Course – Leaders and participants. Pray for those baptised and confirmed here during the year, for their parents, godparents or sponsors. For our own godchildren.

Anniversaries:  Michael Fielder (1989), Ronald Bosher (2006)

10.45am           Funeral of Robert Warwick-Brown in church

7.00pm                        The Eucharist

7.00pm              Ladies Club – Lent/Easter talk – Curate Jo King (open evening)

8.00pm              Pilgrim Group – St Andrew’s Chapel, church


Wednesday 4th March  

Intention: Pray for all imprisoned in any way; and for the prisoners, staff, chaplains & visitors at HMP Ford.

Anniversaries:  Margaret Bell (1994), Douglas Pennicott (1999)

10.00am           Holy Communion

12noon              Luncheon Club – St Ninian’s Hall (Jean Hunt 268818)

1.30pm-2.45pm  Wednesday Club – Church Centre opposite Pagham Football Club

2-4pm               Knit & Natter at Glenda’s (Tel:263537)

7.30pm                        Stations of the Cross


Thursday 5th March

Intention: Pray for our children and young people, and their leaders; for our Children’s Groups, Wednesday Club & Youth Group.

Anniversaries:  Frank Stedman (1959), Dorothy Tapping (1996), Olive Lewis                           (2005), Irene Plumb (2007).


Friday 6th March

Intention: for our Archbishops, Justin Welby of Canterbury & John Sentamu of York; for the work of the Archbishops’ Council and General Synod; for the worldwide Anglican Communion.

Anniversary:     Roland Hunt (2011)


Saturday 7th March                   Perpetua, Felicity & companions

Intention: Pray for our schools, colleges & universities; for all teachers & learners, governors & administrators.

Anniversary:     Ronald Knight (1955)

7.00pm              Chichester Voices’ performance of Bach’s B-Minor Mass


Prayers and Intentions


We pray for all in need and especially those in need of healing in mind, body or spirit: Anthea Potter, Bruce Allinson, Esther Chesterton, Hazel Swan, David Morrison, Rita Thompson, Doris Watts, Marion, Mark, Carol, Avis Davies. For urgent prayer please contact Gillian Purvis (Tel: 267597) or Colin Wood (Tel: 264192) to activate the Prayer Chain.


We pray for those who have died recently: Eric Atkins, Janet Bover, Mary Baldwin, Tom Gale, Joan Hollington, Robert Warwick-Brown and for those recorded in our Memorial Book whose anniversaries occur at this time. We pray for all those who mourn their passing.


We pray for Gracie Clark and Evie Gwynn to be baptized today and for their parents and godparents.


We thank God for the ministry, time and talents of our organist and director of music, choir, servers, bell ringers, lay ministers of communion, readers and intercessors, Sunday School leaders and helpers and Safeguarding Officer.

Contact Details


Church Website update: To add content to the website email


Revd. Mark Eminson can be contacted at the vicarage, 38 Kings Drive, PO21 4PZ. Tel: 262713. Email: (day off Friday)


Jo King – Curate can be contacted on 01243 276949. Email: (day off Friday)


Pews News: Editor Nikki can be contacted by email:

(Tel: 01243 828445) or tel Mark Eminson 01243 262713


Next Sunday Third Sunday of Lent                                                     (P)
8.00am Holy Communion Readings: Ephesians 5: 1-14, Luke 11: 14-28
9.45am Parish EucharistReadings: Exodus 20: 1-17, Psalm 19, 1 Corinthians 1: 18-25, John 2: 13-22 Hymns: 98, 17, 723, 394 Communion: 682, 420, 45
5.00pm Evening Prayer – Choral Evensong Exodus 5: 1-6, 16-end, Philipians 3: 4b-14Hymns: 97, 537, 638, Psalm, Magnificat, Nunc DimittisResponse to Psalm: I will bless your name for ever, my God and King