Weekly Pews News

No. 8356

Colour of the season: G

Date: 2nd July 2017



Patronal (Dedication) Festival                                                                                               


Collect for the day:

Almighty God, to whose glory we celebrate the dedication of this house of prayer: we praise you for the many blessings you have given to those who worship you here: and we pray that all who seek you in this place may find you, and, being filled with the Holy Spirit, may become a living temple acceptable to you; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, 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


  Patronal (Dedication) Festival                             (W)
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: 1 Kings 8: 22-30, Matthew 21: 12-16

9.45am Family Eucharist

1 Kings 8: 22-30, Matthew 21: 12-16

Hymns: 676, 775, sheet, 819                           Communion: See hymn board

5.00pm Evening Worship – Book of Common Prayer

Jeremiah 7: 1-11, 1 Corinthians 3: 9-17


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 2nd July

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


Monday 3rd July – Thomas

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.

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


9-11am          Rose Green Infants Year 1 Visit

12noon           The Eucharist


Tuesday 4th July

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

Anniversary: Charles Garton (1975), Ada Ell (2008)


7.00pm           The Eucharist

7.45pm           Ladies Club: ‘Nature’s Way’ – talk by Stephanie Jones at Church Centre – All welcome.


Wednesday 5th July

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


10.00am         Holy Communion

11.15am         Funeral of Mike Barrett

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

1.30pm           Wednesday Tots at the Church Centre (opp Pagham FC)

2-4pm             Knit and Natter


Thursday 6th July – Thomas More and John Fisher

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


8.00pm                       PCC in St Andrew’s Chapel


Friday 7th July

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

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


Saturday 8th July

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

Anniversary: Isobel Myatt    (1991), Frederick Daniell (1993)


We pray for all in need and especially those in need of healing in mind, body or spirit: David Atkins, Elizabeth Dove, Sue Smith, Judi March, Dennis, Avis, Bob Riding, Ken, Ben, Mavis, Pat, Doreen, Colin, Bill, Chris, Joyce, Michael, Jack, Mary, Joe.

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: Tony Lock, Neil Dalton, Geoffrey Rowell, Jean Peace, Margaret Salter, Mike Barrett.


We remember in our prayers church members who live in residential care or receive communion at home. This week we pray for: Isobel Aldred, Beatrice Armstrong, Anne Atkins, Madge Breakspear, Audrey Bridge, Brenda Dobson.


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


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



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


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


Revd. Jo King can be contacted on curate@paghamchurch.org (day off Friday) or 01243 930247.


Pews News: Louise Gibbs (Editor) can be contacted by email: louise.gibbs1109@rocketmail.com (Tel: 07773 135005).


Next Sunday Sea Sunday                                                                   (G)
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: Romans 8: 18-23, Luke 6: 36-42

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Jonah 1: 1-12, 15-17, Psalm 107: 23-32, Hebrews 6: 13-20, Mark 4: 35-41

Hymns: 676, 775, sheet, 819

Communion: See hymn board

5.00pm Evening Worship – Informal



TODAY: Patronal Festival and Hog Roast: our annual celebration is today, do come and feast at the Vicarage from 12noon.  Bring your own drinks and charge is £5 for adults and £3 for children.


New notice: PCC members – there is a questionnaire for you all in the vestry to take before the next meeting.


One Love Event: on Friday at 7pm all are invited to come to Bognor pier to make a chain of people standing together in remembrance and hope after recent events.


Cream Tea: 3.00pm – 5.00pm on Saturday 8th July – with Glenwood Ladies Choir – £5.00. Tickets and details from Mo Hatzfeld 01243 268576. A Sign-up sheet is on noticeboard if you are able to assist.


Presentation from Sussex Police on Scams and Rogue Traders: a PCSO from Sussex Police is giving a talk on this important concern here in church on Monday 10th July at 3pm.  All are welcome and do pass on the word to any neighbours who may be interested.


Sea Sunday: we are keeping this on 9th July at our 9.45am Parish Eucharist, including taking a collection for the Mission to Seafarers.  Do spread the word to any nautically-minded neighbours!


Summer Fair: 12 noon – 3pm, 15th July – Village Hall. We would be grateful for donations for the stalls:- Tombola, Bottles, Jewellery, Jigsaws, Toys, Games, Clean Paperback Books, Toiletries, Raffle Prizes, un-wanted gifts, \Fancy Goods and Bric-a-brac (no electrical items please – we cannot sell them) and of course nearer the day we will be seeking Cakes/sweets. Boxes for your donations will be found at the rear of the church or you can speak to me and I will arrange collection. Sign-up sheet is on the noticeboard – please add your name if you can assist with running a stall. We will need gazebos on the day – please sign on the list on the noticeboard if you have one to lend. Please collect the envelope with your name on it from the rear of the church. Thank you – Trudi Kearsley 263597.


Church cleaning: once more some of our weekly teams are getting overstretched, so if there is any way you could join the cleaning rota (if possible on a monthly basis) do please speak to Dave Smith in church or contact Sue Miller at sue.armex@btinternet.com.  Our thanks go to Sue for heading up the team and all the cleaners for their excellent work.


Parish Book Group: Group: Our current book is ‘The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief’ by Francis Collins. Join a discussion group on Monday 17th July at 8pm, or Thursday 20th July at 10am. See the Book Group notice board for further information and sign-up sheets.