Weekly Pews News

No 19-22

2 June 2019

Seventh Sunday of Easter


Collect for the day

O God the King of glory, you have exalted your only Son Jesus Christ with great triumph in heaven: we beseech you, leave us not comfortless, but send your Holy Spirit to strengthen us and exalt us to the place where our Saviour Christ is gone before, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.


Psalm response                                                                                      The Lord is king, most high over all the earth.

                                Seventh Sunday of Easter                  (W)
8 am Holy Communion (Sunday after Ascension Day)

Readings: 1 Peter 4: 7-11; John 15: 26-end, 16: 1-4

9.45 am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Acts 16: 16-34; Psalm 9; Revelation 22: 12-14, 16-17, 20–end; John 17: 20–end

Hymns: 580, 461, 644, 104

5 pm Evening Prayer – Contemplative

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

Morning Prayer: 9 am Mon–Thurs, 8.30 am Friday, 9.30 am Saturday
Evening Prayer: 5 pm Monday, Wednesday & Thursday

Registered charity number: 1134842


Sunday 2 June

Intention: our hospitals, doctors, nurses and midwives, home care

assistants, pharmacists, therapists, opticians, dentists; all who provide health care.

Anniversary: Frederick Dell (1998); Peter Bradley (2010)                       

Monday 3 June – Martyrs of Uganda

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

8 pm           Book Group at the Vicarage

Tuesday 4 June

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

10.15am      Clergy Chapter meeting in St Andrew’s Chapel

12 noon          The Eucharist with Bishop Martin

7 pm               The Eucharist

7 pm           Ladies’ Club social at the Yacht Club, Pagham Beach


Wednesday 5 June – Boniface

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

10 am            Holy Communion

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

2-4 pm        Knit & Natter at Viv’s, 11 East Mead (267753)

8pm            ‘Living Christ’ Diocesan Course at the Vicarage


Anniversary: Neil Dalton (2017)

Thursday 6 June

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.

10 am                  Book Group at the Vicarage

Anniversary: Lawrence Cozens (1990)

Friday 7 June

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

Anniversary: Merle Holdsworth (1996); Edna Dalrymple (2004)


Saturday 8 June – Thomas Ken

Intention: the hungry, homeless, refugees and asylum seekers; the work of Church Army, Christian Aid and all relief agencies.

Anniversary: Susan Downey (2017)

10am – 12 noon    Lay Ministers of Communion training



We pray for all in need of healing in body, mind or spirit: Judi March, Sue Smith, Lynette, Zoe, Eugene West, Ann, Sheila king, Simon Hill, Nicola, Chloe Green, Nicky, Derek Pugh, Eileen knight, Hannah Seafoley, Ron Gibson, John Scully, Anna Henderson, Edna Swinnerton-Beet

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

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.

We pray for God’s blessing upon all who live in our parish: Lagoon Road, Lake View.

Year of Vocation Cycle of Prayer for Work: small businesses and co-operatives.

Year of Vocation Cycle of Prayer for Church Roles: Sunday School and Saints leaders, school governors, Safeguarding officer and deputy, pastoral care team, domestic awareness team.


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

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

Church website update: email editor@paghamchurch.org to add content.

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

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

(Deadline for notices: Wednesday afternoon)

Next Sunday                      Pentecost                      (R)
8 am Holy Communion (Whitsunday)

Readings: Acts 2: 1-11; John 14: 15-end

9.45 am Family Eucharist

Readings: Acts 2: 1-21; John 14: 8-17

Hymns: 21, 67, 114, 231

5 pm Evening Prayer – Book of Common Prayer

Exodus 33: 7-20; 2 Corinthians 3: 4–end



‘Thy Kingdom Come’ 30 May-9 June: between Ascension and Pentecost the whole Church is called to pray for God’s Kingdom to come, and for others to come to know the Lord. We will have prayer stations round the church; you are encouraged to visit them during this time.

Deanery Synod: Monday 3rd at St Mary’s, Felpham, 7 for 7.30 pm; all welcome to hear from Bishop Martin about the diocesan vision and strategy (see poster on the noticeboard). Bishop Martin is also presiding at the eucharist here on Tuesday 4th at 12 noon, so do come along!

Ladies’ Club Social Evening: Tuesday 4th, 7pm at the Yacht Club, with light refreshments, bring & buy stall, quiz and raffle. All welcome!

Pagham Church Night Out: Sat 22nd Sun 23rd at the Scout Hut, Sefter Road, combined with early Patronal Festival celebrations. An afternoon of family and team-building fun from 2 pm on Saturday, with a bouncy castle and hog roast in the evening – BYO liquid refreshments. Optional camping. Please sign up for daytime only or overnight on the notice board; more info from Stephen (07974 177905).
Open-air Family Eucharist on Sunday 23rd at 9.45 am, on the grassed area used for the fireworks. We will be under canvas on church chairs, with Ann playing a small organ. The car park is available for those that need to get to the service easily.
Be bold, leave your comfort zone and embrace our surroundings!

Summer Fair, Saturday 6 July: Donations for all the stalls can be left at the back of church, or contact Trudi (263597). Please add your name to sheet on noticeboard if you are able to help with running a stall or lend a gazebo for the day.

Calling all First Aiders: If you have First Aid training or medical experience, would you consider making yourself available between 12.00 noon and 3pm for one hour, on the 6th July to provide First Aid cover for the Summer Fair. Please speak to Trudi or Diane..

Pagham Flood Defence Trust vacancy: we are short on one or two trustees; if someone might be interested please speak to Mark.

Farewell to the Eminsons on Saturday 27th July at the vicarage, from 4pm with a hog roast. Come and keep the feast!

Good News deliverers: We are seeking deliverers for the following rounds – Edwen Close, part of Church Way, Laurel Drive. Old Barn Close, Mill View Close. If you are able to assist please speak to Trudi or Mo.