Weekly Pews News

no 22-18


 Third Sunday of Easter

08:00              Holy Communion

09:30              Parish Family Eucharist

Collect Risen Christ, you filled your disciples with boldness and fresh hope: strengthen us to proclaim your risen life and fill us with your peace, to the glory of God the Father. Amen.

Readings Acts 9: 1–6; Revelation 5: 11–end; John 21: 1–19

 Today’s bell ringing is dedicated by Sue Davis

in memory of May and Les Tite

Sunday 1st May

Intention: our Parish Team – Clergy: Lucy Sullivan, Colin Wood, Bill Meyer; Reader: Roland Ell; Churchwardens: Mike Wake, Alex Brockhurst.


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

Tuesday 3rd May

Intention: those baptised and confirmed here during the year, their parents, godparents or sponsors, and our own godchildren.

18:00            Evening prayer (in church and on Zoom)

19:00              Tuesday@7 Eucharist

Wednesday 4th May English saints and martyrs of the Reformation Era

Intention: all imprisoned in any way, and those caught up in modern slavery; the prisoners, staff, chaplains and visitors at HMP Ford.

18:00            Evening prayer (in church and on Zoom)

Thursday 5th May

Intention: our children and young people, and their leaders; our Sunday School.

09:00            Morning prayer (in church)

10:00              Holy Communion

Friday 6th May

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

Saturday 7th May

Intention: our schools, colleges and universities; all teachers and learners, governors and administrators.

Sunday 8th May – Fourth Sunday of Easter

Readings: Acts 9: 36–end; Psalm 23; Revelation 7: 9–end; John 10: 22–30


We pray for all in need of healing in body, mind or spirit Lynette, Rosie Sims, Terry Haskell, Barbara Crew, Karen Cox, Jim Fowler, Sheila King, Dawn Spurway Pearson, Mo Ford, Nicola Simpson, Betty Smith, Heather Marchant, Mike Hatzfeld, Andrew Naylor, Colin May, Beryl Turner, Tyler Rankin, Bea Tucker.

For urgent prayer, contact Gillian Purvis (267597) or Pat Rush (262561) to start the Prayer Chain.

Anniversary of death Gordon Eddy (1st); Norma Tuckett (2nd); George Harrington, George Jones (3rd); Robert McLaughlin (4th); Marcus Rutterford, Sidney Wood, Hannah Goodley (5th); Doris Pay, Katherine Marydathe, Joan Kimbell (6th); Joseph Conneeley (7th).

Recently departed Bett Steenerson.

We remember Pagham Church family who live in residential care or usually receive communion at home: Beatrice Armstrong, Mary Baxter.

We pray for Jack White and Francesca Underhill, due to be married here on Saturday 30th April. Congratulations!

We pray for peace especially for and with the people of Ukraine, and we pray for the innocent, the frightened and those who have lost loved ones, homes, and family.

Face coverings You are encouraged to continue wearing face coverings when in church, to help us offer a safer and welcoming space for those who feel particularly vulnerable to Covid-19.

Men’s Breakfast Hungry men are welcome at Pagham Beach café on Wednesday 4th at 09:30. Cost is £5.00–£10.00. Any queries please contact Alex Brockhurst on 07792 544259.

Annual Parochial Church Meeting The APCM (the AGM of the Church, if you like) takes place on Wednesday 25th May; formal notice will be given in due course. However, at this meeting, when we elect churchwardens and Parish Church Council members, we will have 5 vacancies on the PCC. If you are interested in knowing more about this important ministry in the Church, or wish to express interest in standing for election, please speak with Mthr Lucy. A PCC that functions well for the whole Church has representatives from all areas of the life of the Church, and we would love to welcome members from all of our congregations to the PCC to introduce new voices to our council.

Electoral Roll In preparation for the APCM we are currently revising the Electoral Roll. An up-to-date Roll that includes all new members of the Church helps us to see how we have grown (or otherwise) in the course of the year. Also, the number of members on the list is used by Chichester Diocese in various ways. If you would like to join the Roll, please speak with Mthr Lucy or contact our Electoral Roll officer Margaret Sherwood: margaret.sherwood@outlook.com. Forms are available at the back of the church. Please note that this isn’t a full revision, so if you filled in a form a couple of years ago, you will be on the Roll. Do ask if you’re not sure!


Beating the Bounds Lite, Saturday 28th May We will be holding a Parish Walk Day with two short walks (~ an hour long), and a picnic lunch where the two routes meet. More details to follow, but please do put this date in your diary, and join us for all/some/only lunch. It will be great to have the opportunity for many of our congregations to meet together.

HM The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee BBQ, Saturday 4th June To celebrate the Jubilee, we will have a BBQ at the church from 17:00. A sign-up list is available at the back of church to show interest in coming, and to offer various salad items. Bring your own drinks, plates and cutlery; BBQ items will be provided. Suggested minimum donation for the evening is £10 adults/£5 children.

Chichester Cathedral Free Tuesday lunchtime concerts have resumed, 13:10–14:00. The programme can be found on the Cathedral website, and the notice board at the back of church.

Summer Fair and Craft Fair 2022 This is booked for Saturday 16th July, and planning is well in hand. We have, in the past, had a Dog Show as part of the Fair and would like to do it this year, but need a volunteer to organise, co-ordinate and help run it alongside the Dog Club. If you can help with this, or have any suggestions for the Fair, please contact Trudi on 263597.


CONTACT DETAILS        –      find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @StThomasPagham

Priest-in-Charge: The Reverend Lucy Sullivan
19 Willowhale Avenue, Bognor Regis, PO21 4AU  mthrlucy.pagham@gmail.com, 01243 941551.

Churchwardens: Mike Wake and Alex Brockhurst: churchwarden@paghamchurch.org,07899 705632//07792 544259.

Church website update: email editor@paghamchurch.org.

Safeguarding Officer: Jan Brockhurst, safeguarding@paghamchurch.org.

Pews News: Alison Blenkinsop, pewsnews@paghamchurch.org, 261131, 07784 544981.