Weekly Pews News

No. 18-13/14


1st April 2018

Easter Day                        

Collect for Easter day

Lord of all life and power, who through the mighty resurrection of your Son overcame the old order of sin and death to make all things new in him: grant that we, being dead to sin and alive to you in Jesus Christ, may reign with him in glory; to whom with you and the Holy Spirit be praise and honour, glory and might, now and in all eternity. Amen.


                                        Easter Day                                   (W)
5.30 am Easter Vigil and Dawn Eucharist
followed by champagne breakfast
8 am Holy Communion  

Readings: Colossians 3: 1-7; John 20: 1-10

9.45 am Family Eucharist

Readings: Acts 10: 34-43; John 20: 1-18
Hymns: 348, 336, 305, 672

5 pm Evening Prayer – Common Worship

Readings: Ezekiel 37: 1-14; Luke 24: 13-35

After the Eucharist, all are welcome to gather for refreshments

and socialise in St Andrew’s Chapel at the back of the church

Collect for Second Sunday of Easter
Almighty Father, you have given your only Son to die for our sins and to rise again for our justification: grant us so to put away the leaven of malice and wickedness that we may always serve you in pureness of living and truth; through the merits of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.


Psalm response – How good and pleasant it is to live together in unity.

1st April: Easter Day

Intention: our Parish Team – Clergy: Mark Eminson, Jo King, Trevor Marshall, Colin Wood, Bill Meyer; Reader: Roland Ell; Churchwardens: Mike Wake, Stephen Cox-Rusbridge.

2nd April: Monday of Easter Week

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

3rd April: Tuesday of Easter Week

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

7 pm         The Eucharist

4th April: Wednesday of Easter Week

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

10 am               Holy Communion
2-4 pm              Knit & Natter at Sue’s, 1 Church Way (262915)

7.30 pm           Stations of the Resurrection

Anniversary: Robert John McCleland (2001); Edward Balk (1999)

5th April: Thursday of Easter Week
Intention: our children and young people, and their leaders; our Children’s Groups, Wednesday Club & Youth Group.

Anniversary: David Morrison (2015)

6th April: Friday of Easter Week

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

Anniversary: Nellie Horlock (2009); Joyce Burns (2011); Jim Saunders (2016)

7th April: Saturday of Easter Week
Intention: our schools, colleges and universities; all teachers and learners, governors and administrators.

9.20 am             Year of Prayer taster session

Anniversary: John Fairclough (2001)


Sunday 8th April               Second Sunday of Easter                 (W)
8 am Holy Communion (Easter 1)

Readings: 1 John 5: 4-12; John 20: 19-23



Parish Eucharist

Readings: Acts 4: 32-35; Psalm 133; 1 John 1: 1 – 2: 2; John 20: 19–31                    Hymns: 637, 705, 195, 198

12 noon Baptisms of Bradley Hillsdon and Poppy Topley
5 pm Evening Prayer – Book of Common Prayer
Genesis 3: 8-15; Galatians 4: 1-5

Sunday 8th April: Second Sunday of Easter
Intention: the hungry, homeless, refugees and asylum seekers; the work of The Church Army, Christian Aid and all relief agencies.

Anniversary: Philip Smith (2005)

Monday 9th April – Annunciation of Our Lord to the Blessed Virgin Mary

Intention: the Queen and Royal Family, our Nation and Government, our local MP Nick Gibb and MEPs.

10 am               The Eucharist

Anniversary: Derek Bech (2016)

Tuesday 10th April – William Law
Intention: our local clubs and organisations, especially our Luncheon Club, Ladies’ Club and Men’s Club.

7 pm                Healing Eucharist

Anniversary: Maurice Plumb (2010)

Wednesday 11th April
Intention: our Scouts, Guides, Cadets and other local youth organisations.

10 am               Holy Communion

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

2-4 pm              Knit & Natter at Pauline’s, 37 Chawkmare Coppice (864461)

Anniversary: Norman Fagg (1975); Sarah Sheppard (1976)

Thursday 12th April
Intention: our local industry and commerce, our farmers and growers, and the holiday industry.

Anniversary: Frederick Hughes (1985); Frederick Kitchen (2005); Doris Moore (2013)

Friday 13th April
Intention: our Organist and Director of Music, choir and musicians; our Lay Ministers of Communion, altar servers and bell-ringers.

Anniversary: Gladys Humphrey (1984)

Saturday 14th April
Intention: our Parochial Church Council, its officers and committees.

Anniversary: Walter Groves (1990)


We pray for all in need of healing in body, mind or spirit: Judi March, Sue Smith, Bill Mitchell, Ellen Earwaker, Lynette, Cosmo Mather, Zoe & Mo Ford, Gillian Grimmond, Velda Scully, Zoe, Gemma, Maureen Howland.

For urgent prayer, contact Gillian Purvis (267597) or Colin Wood (264192) to activate the Prayer Chain.

Those who have died recently: Joyce Gray, Tony Sutcliffe.

We pray for those recorded in our Memorial Book whose anniversaries occur at this time, and all who mourn their passing.

We remember in our prayers Church members who live in residential care or receive communion at home: Isobel Aldred, Beatrice Armstrong, Anne Atkins, Madge Breakspear, Brenda Dobson, Kathleen Dudley, Ethel Huckle, Eileen Knight, Frank and Mary Lawton, Eva Maltby.

We pray for God’s blessing upon all who live in our parish: Eastmead, Edwen Close, Ellis Way, Elm Close, Esher Close, Fletcher Close.

We pray for The Bible Society, whose work we support financially as a parish.

We pray for Bradley Hillsdon and Poppy Topley, and their parents and godparents, as they are baptised on 8th April.


Revd. Mark Eminson: The Vicarage, 38 Kings Drive, PO21 4PZ.

vicar@paghamchurch.org, 262713. (Day off Friday)

Revd. Jo King: curate@paghamchurch.org, 930247. (Day off Friday)

Church Website update: Email editor@paghamchurch.org to add content.

Pews News – Alison Blenkinsop, pewsnews@paghamchurch.org, 261131.

Easter thanks – we are most grateful to all of those who have helped during our Holy Week services and in preparing this House of God for a glorious celebration of Easter!

If anyone needs their Easter communion at home, please speak to Mark.

Safeguarding: Up-to-date information on the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (re Chichester Diocese) is available on iicsa.org.uk, and its ‘Q&A for Parishes’ can be seen in the north aisle. Please also see letters from the Archbishops and our own Bishop on the noticeboard in the south aisle.

Electoral Roll – the revised roll will be at the back of church ready for the APCM. Do check your details are correct, especially if you may have changed telephone number or e-mail address.

Thank you for supporting the Super Soup Lunch, which raised £228.00 for Christian Aid. Thanks to Gillian, Trudi and Elise for the lovely soup!

Coffee Morning Fund Raiser for Cathedral Flower Festival, Friday 13th, 10.30-12.30 at 7 Kings Drive – £3.00. Details from Sue Smith (263560).

Friends of Pagham Parish Church are holding a Table Top Sale on Saturday 14th, 11-2 pm, at the Church Centre, Nyetimber Lane. To host a table (£10), please contact Mo Hatzfeld on 268576.

Raise the Roof: a fundraising concert by Chichester Voices on Saturday 14th, 7.30 pm, celebrating the music of English composers. Tickets £12/10.

Chichester Cathedral Tuesday Lunchtime Concerts (free) resume on 17th, 1.10-2 pm. Programme details are displayed on noticeboards. BYO sandwiches – coffee provided. More info from June Baker (262344).

Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) on Thursday 19th, 7 for 7.30 pm with refreshments. All are encouraged to attend, and do please take a booklet of the reports from the back of church.

On Sunday 22nd at 5 pm we are having another informal Songs of Praise, so come with your favourite hymn suggestion to keep celebrating Easter joy!

Parish Book Group: our current book is ’The Wonder’ by Emma Donoghue. See the Book Group notice board for details of discussions at 8pm on Monday 14th May  or 10am on Thursday 17th May.