Weekly Pews News
No 18-26


1 July 2018

Fifth Sunday after Trinity              

Collect for the day

Almighty and everlasting God, by whose Spirit the whole body of the Church is governed and sanctified: hear our prayer which we offer for all your faithful people, that in their vocation and ministry they may serve you in holiness and truth to the glory of your name; through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Psalm response Out of the depths have I called you, O Lord.

Post communion prayer for the Year of Prayer

Go before us, O Lord, in all our doings with your most gracious favour, and further us with your continual help, that in all our works begun, continued and ended in you, we may glorify your holy Name, and finally by your mercy obtain everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

                          Fifth Sunday after Trinity                 (G)                    
8 am Holy Communion

Readings: 1 Peter 3: 8-15; Luke 5: 1-11

9.45 am Parish Eucharist

Readings: 2 Samuel 1: 1, 17–end; Psalm 130;
2 Corinthians 8: 7–end; Mark 5: 21–end
Hymns: 552, 315, 712, 29

12 noon Baptism of Lacey Beardall
5 pm Evening Worship – Informal

After the Eucharist, all are welcome to gather for refreshments and socialise in St Andrew’s chapel at the back of church



Morning Prayer is at 9.20 am Monday–Thursday and Saturday,
and 8.30 am Friday.

Sunday 1 July

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

Anniversary: Baby Coralie Watson (1958)

Monday 2 July

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

10 am                         Burial of ashes of Nina Webb
7 pm                Wedding rehearsal
8 pm                Book Club at the Vicarage

Tuesday 3 July – Thomas

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
7.45 pm          Ladies’ Club at the Church Centre, Nyetimber Lane.

Anniversary: Doris Morgan (1972); Hazel Swan (2015); Martin Pereira (2012)

Wednesday 4 July

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

10 am             Holy Communion
2-4 pm                        Knit & Natter at Kim’s, 17 Silverdale Close (07770 870534)

3-5 pm                        Wednesday Tots Farewell Party at the Church Centre

7 pm                Wedding rehearsal

Anniversary: Charles Garton (1975); Maisie Ell (2008)

Thursday 5 July

Intention: our children and young people, and their leaders; our Sunday School and Saints (older children) and Wednesday Tots.

10 am                         Book Club at the Vicarage

Friday 6 July – Thomas More & John Fisher

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.

2 pm                Funeral of Les Edmonds in church

Saturday 7 July
Intention: our schools, colleges and universities; all teachers and learners, governors and administrators.

1 pm                Wedding of Steven Ferrett and Melissa Applin

2.45 pm          Wedding of Andrew Daley and Krystyna Shrubb

Anniversary: William Jackson (1980); Jessie Gleadle (1990); Louisa Harris (1998)


We pray for all in need of healing in body, mind or spirit: Judi March, Bill Mitchell, Lynette, Zoe, Joan & Derek Hardie, Sam, Peter and Carole Easterbrook, Helene, Emma Page, Bill, Joyce, Archdeacon Douglas, Eugene West, Ace, Bill Howard.

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

Those who have died recently: Avril Railton, Les Edmonds.

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.

We pray for God’s blessing upon all who live in our parish: Mallard Crescent, Malvern Way, Manor Park.

We pray for Lacey Beardall on this day of her baptism and her parents and godparents.

We pray for Steven Ferrett and Melissa Applin and for Andrew Daley and Krystyna Shrubb upon their weddings on Saturday.

We pray for the soul of Carl Hartman, son of Pagham, killed in the First World War on 2 July 1918.

We pray for Mission to Seafarers, whose work we support financially as a parish.


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: email editor@paghamchurch.org to add content.

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

Next Sunday           Patronal (Dedication) Festival         (W)                                
8 am Holy Communion

Readings: 1 Peter 2: 1-10; John 10: 22-29

9.45 am Family Eucharist

Readings: 1 Peter 2: 1-10; John 10: 22-29

Hymns: 110, 856, sheet, 914

5 pm Evening Prayer – Book of Common Prayer

Readings: Jeremiah 7: 1-11; Luke 19: 1-10


Last chance today to sign up for our Parish Visit to St Albans Cathedral Church and Abbey on Saturday 21st. See the noticeboard in the South Aisle.

Ignatian prayer: throughout July, the Jesuits invite us to deepen our relationship with God through different styles of prayer. Sign up for daily emails at www.pathwaystogod.org/31-days-st-ignatius.

Parish Book Group: our current book is ‘The Hiding Place’ by Corrie ten Boom. Join a discussion group on Monday at 8 pm or Thursday at 10 am. See the Book Group notice board for more details.

Ladies’ Club on Tuesday: the speaker is PCSO Mooney of Chichester & Arun Prevention Team – subject ‘Scams & Fraud’. All Welcome.

Wednesday Tots Farewell Party on 4th, 3-5 pm at the Church Centre. Calling all retired helpers, children, parents and anyone who has ever been involved: please join us for a grand closing knees-up and toy sale.

Patronal Festival and Hog Roast: our annual celebration is on Sunday 8th. Do come and feast at the Vicarage from 12 noon; please bring your own drinks. Sign the sheet on the noticeboard; £5 adults, £3 children.

Summer Fair: Sat 14th, 12–3 pm at the Village Hall. We would be grateful for donations for the stalls: Tombola, Bottles, Jewellery, Jigsaws, Toys, Games, Clean Paperback Books, Toiletries, Raffle Prizes, unwanted gifts, Fancy Goods and Bric-a-brac (NB we can’t sell electrical items). Nearer the day we will need cakes/sweets. Please leave donations in boxes at the back of the church, or contact Trudi for collection (263597). Add your name to the sheet on the noticeboard if you can help run a stall, or lend gazebos. Please also collect your named envelope from the back of church.

Sea Sunday this year is being kept on 15th at our 9.45 am Parish Eucharist, when we will also have a thanksgiving and presentation for Jo and the Kings, as they prepare to move to North Bersted later on in the year.

Farewell to the Kings: all are invited to a tea party on 15th, 3-5 pm at the Church Centre, Nyetimber Lane. Please join us for our farewell tea, it may not be quite last you will see of us all, but we would love to reminisce about our time in Pagham with you all over a cup of tea and piece of cake.

A day at Runcton Manor on Saturday 28th, 10.30–4.30 pm: Chris Bemrose, former leader of L’Arche Bognor, is facilitating a workshop in this beautiful setting. Participants will explore the transformative power of the margins in reflection, discussion, prose, poetry and the arts. A light lunch and refreshments are provided; donations are invited to cover the cost. To reserve a place, contact runctonmanor@gmail.com, tel: 278307 or 07910 130415. More information and directions at runctonmanor.com.