Good News sponsorship – it costs about £50 to produce each edition of the Good News, which we are delighted goes to every household in the parish.  Would you like to sponsor an issue, therefore, in memory of a loved-one or to mark a significant anniversary or anonymously?  Cheques are payable to Pagham PCC c/o Trudi Kearsley, Treasurer.


Charitable Giving Rep? – Would someone be interested in having an oversight of the charities we give to each year, managing their literature, reporting to PCC and so forth? Please see Mark.


Bognor Food Bank – we are now donating items of food to the Bognor Food Bank (and not Stonepillow, whom we support in other ways).  At present, they need tinned meat, tinned fish, rice, spreads, coffee, tinned fruit, sugar, squash, pasta sauces.  Many thanks to Beth Huxley, who has volunteered to be our link person for this.


Pilgrim Course – Pilgrim groups will start this coming week. Please sign up for your preferred group on the Pilgrim board. The course booklets cost £6 and we will order one for each of the people that sign up. Please bring the money with you to the first meeting.


Craft & Gift Fayre – Sat 8th November 10-4 – Pagham Village Hall, Pagham Road

It’s almost upon us. Please consider making cakes for this event. See sign-up sheet at back of church, and reminders on pews. Carole Druce 07732 768890 for more info.


2014 Link to Hope Shoebox Appeal  This year’s leaflets are now available at the back of the church.  One leaflet to be used either for a Family Box or a box for the Elderly.  Boxes to be returned to church by Sunday 9th November. Please pick up a leaflet and fill a box – or if you feel that you can not fill a whole box perhaps you could supply some items or money towards the transport costs.  Every little helps.  Details – Trudi Kearsley 263597


Parish Book Group – Our current book is “In the Footsteps of Jesus – One Man’s Journey Through the Life of Christ”, by American actor Bruce Marchiano.  See the Book Group notice board for further information and sign-up sheets. Discussion groups: Monday 10th November at 8pm & Thursday 13th November at 10am.


Annual memorial service – this takes place on 16 November at 4pm, all are welcome, and feel free to add names of loved-ones departed on the sheet at the back of church to be prayed for that day


Christmas Fair – 10.00 –  1.00  Saturday 22nd November

We urgently need items to stock the stalls for this year’s Christmas Fair. Donations can be left in the box at the back of church, or contact Trudi – 263597.  We are looking for items for the raffle, tombola, Christmas goods, unwanted gifts, fancy goods, jewellery, good quality toys, paperback books, jigsaws, bric-a-brac etc. nearer the time we will be seeking donations of cakes and produce. Lists will be on the notice board shortly for volunteers to run the stalls.  Please help if you can.  Thank you.


   Registered Charity No 134842



The Church of St Thomas a’Becket, Pagham

Weekly Pews News

No.698                                                               2nd November 2014

Colour of the season: White


All Saints’ Day



Collect for the day: Almighty and eternal God, you have kindled the flame of love in the hearts of all saints: grant to us the same faith and power of love, that, as we rejoice in their triumphs, we may be sustained by their example and fellowship; through 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.


0ur Opportunities for Worship today


  All Saints’ Sunday                                                                (W)                                                                   



Holy Communion 

Readings: Revelation 7: 2-12, Matthew 5: 1-12



Family Eucharist 

Readings: 1 John 4: 1-3, Matthew 5: 1-12

Hymns:876, 209, 177, 201  Communion:  856, 872, 845, 850 (led by children)


Evening Prayer – Common Worship

Isaiah 65: 17-end, Hebrews 11: 32-12: 2





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 November

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

8.00 am Holy Communion  

9.45 am Family Eucharist 

5.00pm Evening Prayer – Common Worship


Monday 3rd November Richard Hooker   

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.

7.30pm Bell Ringers


Tuesday 4th November 

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

10.00 am Coffee and Scripture at Glenda`s (263537)

2.00pm Burial of ashes

7.00pm The Eucharist

7.45pm Ladies Club at Church Centre – Glass Artists


Wednesday 5th November

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

Anniversary:  Kevin Bircham (1987)

10.00am Holy Communion

2-4 pm Knit and natter at Helen`s (265911)


Thursday 6th November William Temple 

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


Friday 7th November Willibrord

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

Anniversary: Daphne Hutchison (2010)


Saturday 8th November Saints and Martyrs of England 

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

10.00am Communion preparation in church

2.30pm Wedding of Marc Norton & Helena Ablett



Weekday Morning and Evening Prayer

Morning prayer: Monday to Thursday and Saturday 9.20am. Friday 8.30am

Evening Prayer: Tuesday to Thursday 5.20 pm. Friday 4.30pm

No evening prayer on Saturday


Prayers and Intentions


We pray for all in need and especially those in need of healing in mind, body or spirit:

Peggy Rowley, Robin & Anthea Potter, Ian Turner, Bebe, Karen & Neil Percival, Bruce Allinson, John, Margaret Salter, Jenni, Ori, Barbara Waldron, Issey Riley. To add someone to the prayer list either write their name on the board near the church door or let Mark or the editor of Pews News know. We will pray for that person for about a month.  After a month the name can be added again, but it is the responsibility of the one who made the initial request. Also please include start date on your request.


For urgent prayer contact Gillian Purvis to activate the Prayer Chain (Tel: 267597)


We pray for those who have died recently: Alison Aldridge & Dolly, and 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 Luke who is on tour in Afghanistan.


Church Website update: To add content to the website email


Revd. Mark Eminson can be contacted at the Vicarage, 38 Kings Drive, PO21 4PZ. Tel: 262713. Email:  (Day off Friday)


Jo King – Curate can be contacted on 01243 276949 (Day off Friday)


Pews News: Nikki can be contacted via Email:

(tel: 828445) or tel. Mark Eminson 262713



Next Sunday

Remembrance Sunday                                                         (R)                                                                   



Holy Communion (Trinity 21)

Readings: Ephesians 6: 10-20, John 4: 46b-end



Parish Eucharist 

Readings: 1 Thessalonians 4: 13-end, Matthew 25: 1-13

Hymns:409, sheet, 494, 565;  Communion: 68, 153


Evening Prayer – Book of Common Prayer

Judges 7: 2-22, John 15: 9-17