Weekly Pews News

no 20-31                                        Eighth Sunday after Trinity

2 August 2020                                     

Worship online
Chichester Diocese:


Radio & TV broadcasts: Sunday Worship on Radio 4 at 8:10 am; Songs of Praise on BBC1 at 1.15 pm. New! live Choral Evensong on Radio 3 on Wednesdays at 3.30 pm throughout August.

Also Premier Christian Radio daily; Sunday service 7 am-1 pm (on DAB nationally, Freeview 725, mobile apps); Angel Radio Sunday service 9 am, rep 11.30 pm (local radio for the older community, on FM 89.3, DAB and online: http://angelradio.co.uk/)

Smartphone free apps: Daily Prayer, Pray As You Go, Lectio365 (from the 24-7 Prayer movement).  

24-hour freephone: Daily Hope for Christian worship, set up by Archbishop Justin: 0800 804 8044.


Collect  Almighty Lord and everlasting God, we beseech you to direct, sanctify and govern both our hearts and bodies in the ways of your laws and the works of your commandments; that through your most mighty protection, both here and ever, we may be preserved in body and soul; 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.

Readings for today

8 am            BCP Holy Communion (for reading at home): Romans 8: 12-17; Matthew 7: 15-21

9:45 am         The Eucharist

Isaiah 55: 1-5; Psalm 145: 8-9, 15–end; Romans 9: 1-5; Matthew 14: 13-21

Psalm response: You open wide your hand, O Lord.

Sunday 2 August

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

Church Family: Anne Baxendale; Mary Baxter; Brenda Bell; Marilyn & Dave Bishop; Alison Blenkinsop; Madge Breakspear; Lyndsey, Brooke & Noah Bright; Jan & Alex Brockhurst.

4.15 pm        Singing of hymns in Swandene (time dependent on the weather) – see below.

Monday 3 August

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

Church Family: Chris & John Buckenham; Keiran Buckwell; Debbie & Stephen Buxton & Edna Swinnerton-Beet; Sarah, Peter, Hannah, James & Lucy Carmichael; Gill, Rick & Sarah Chalk.

Anniversary: Robert Tomlinson (1990); Roy Ell (1998)

Tuesday 4 August

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

Church Family: Stella & Bill Clarke; Nicky, Olivia, Abigail & Phoebe Cogger; Julia, Nick, Joseph & Florrie Clews & Charlize & William Driscoll-Bennett; Anne & Barry Coe; Lina Cole.

Wednesday 5 August – Oswald, King of Northumbria, Martyr, 642

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

Church Family: Gill Cooper & Steve Cole; Heather Collins; Kate, James, Allyssia, Eden & Rocky Congdon & Cadence Schneider; Natalie, Jim, Holly, Daniel & Erica Copeland.

10 am             Holy Communion

Thursday 6 August – Transfiguration of Our Lord

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.

Church Family: Anne & Roger Cormack; Lila Cowee; Amanda, Stephen, Benjamin & Alice Cox-Rusbridge; Barbara & Alan Crew; Corinne, Tony, Darren, Joseph, Alistair & Zoe Crisp.


Friday 7 August

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

Church family: John Crockford; Sarah, Shane, Oliver, Harriet & Henry Crow; Jeanne Dalton; Margaret Darlow; Sue Davis; Brenda Dobson; Carole & Richard Druce; Kathleen Dudley.

Saturday 8 August Dominic, Founder of the Order of Preachers, 1221

Intention: the hungry, homeless, refugees and asylum seekers; the work of Church Army, Christian Aid and all relief agencies; our local charities Stonepillow and Bognor Regis Foodbank.

Church family: Jo Eden; Carole & Gary Edwards; Sue Edwards; Sally-Ann, Roland & Vicky Ell; Jenny, Stuart, Sophie & Georgia Ellis; David & Paul Evans; June & Bruce Evans; Hugh Evans.

Sunday 9 August

8 am Holy Communion (for reading at home): 1 Corinthians 10: 1-13;  Luke 16: 1-9

9:45 am The Eucharist (in church):
1 Kings 19: 9-18; Psalm 85: 8-13; Romans 10: 5-15; Matthew 14: 22-33



We pray for all in need of healing in body, mind or spirit: Lynette, Rosie Sims, Richard Rundle, Terry Haskell, Jean Martin, Lila Cowee, Barbara Crew, June Evans, Zoe, Bea & Laurie Tucker, Shelagh, Karen Cox, Jim Druce, Jim Fowler, Father Chris, Elizabeth Pett.

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

Those who have died: Eileen Knight, Jean Buttery.

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

We pray for God’s blessing on all who live in our parish: Pagham Road, Payne Close, Pilgrims Way.

We pray for Revd Lucy Sullivan as she prepares to minister in Pagham and Aldwick from September.

We pray for all affected directly by Covid-19; for people with anxiety, depression and other mental health challenges, and those who support them.

We thank God for the lives of Eileen Knight, a longstanding member of our Church family, and Jean Buttery, one of our Good News deliverers.


Church services: As numbers are limited, please inform Trudi if you plan to come to a Sunday service: trudikearsley@hotmail.co.uk; 01243 263597//07703 597353. Please bring your own order of service, by email from Trudi, or your own prayer book. A few printed copies are available in church for those not on email, to be kept by each person for future services.

Face coverings: the Church of England strongly advises all who come into church to wear a face covering. Cotton masks are available in church for a donation to church funds – thanks to Trudi!

Hymn singing: join Alison Blenkinsop for hymn and community singing outside her home in Swandene every Sunday at 4.15 pm, weather permitting. Seating is provided. Contact her on 261131 or 07784 544981 if you plan to come, as numbers have to be limited, and to get last-minute timing details.

Chichester Diocese pastoral helpline, ‘Hearing You’, for listening and prayer support: 01273 425047.

Church of England resources: follow the link for audio recordings and a pdf of an updated booklet on mental health. ‘Nearly 9 in 10 people with mental health problems have been affected by stigma and discrimination. … (because of) coronavirus, the reflections in this booklet were updated and new resources written in March 2020. They seek to provide hope, reassurance and comfort.’


Bognor Regis Foodbank: donations of food and/or money are very much appreciated. Check out what’s needed online: https://bognorregis.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donate-food/. Stephen Tribe says:

“Church is back! but food collections for the homeless and less fortunate have continued. I would like to thank all those who phoned me at home about a donation. We arranged a time and place to meet, I collected the food and took it to the Foodbank. Please continue to give as before, or into the church crate when it is open for services. Thank you!”  Contact Stephen on 01243 268708//07503 157117.


Churchwardens: Mike Wake and Stephen Cox-Rusbridge: churchwarden@paghamchurch.org,
07899 705632//07974 177905.

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

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

Pews News: Alison Blenkinsop: pewsnews@paghamchurch.org, 01243 261131, 07784 544981.