Weekly Pews News

No 19-09

3 March 2019

Sunday next before Lent


Collect for the day

Almighty Father, whose Son was revealed in majesty before he suffered death upon the cross: give us grace to perceive his glory, that we may be strengthened to suffer with him and be changed into his likeness, from glory to glory; who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.


Psalm response Proclaim the greatness of the Lord our God.



                                Sunday next before Lent                   (G)
8 am Holy Communion (Quinquagesima)

1 Corinthians 13; Luke 18: 31–end

9.45 am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Exodus 34: 29–end; Psalm 99; 2 Corinthians 3: 12 to 4: 2; Luke 9: 28-36  

Hymns: 580, 365, 314, 448

12 noon Baptism of Edison Turner
5 pm Evening Worship Contemplative


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


Registered charity number: 1134842

Sunday 3 March

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

Anniversary: Michael Fielder (1989); Ronald Bosher (2006)

Monday 4 March

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

8 pm           Book Group at the Vicarage

Anniversary: Margaret Bell (1994); Douglas Pennicott (1999)

Tuesday 5 March

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

4.30 – 7pm Pancakes at the Vicarage                         No Eucharist

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

Anniversary: Frank Stedman (1959); Dorothy Tapping (1996); Olive Lewis (2005); Irene Plumb (2007)

Wednesday 6 March – Ash Wednesday

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             Holy Communion with Imposition of Ashes

2-4 pm        Knit & Natter at Sue’s, 1 Church Way (262915)

4 pm               The Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes

8 pm               Sung Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes

Anniversary:           Roland Hunt (2011)

Thursday 7 March – Perpetua, Felicity & companions

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

10.45 am      Funeral of Ray Radmall

8 pm           Chichester Voices rehearsal

Anniversary: Ronald Knight (1955)

Friday 8 March – Edward King

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

Anniversary:           Jessie Towler (1983); Lilian Gilham (2007)

Saturday 9 March

Intention: the Queen and Royal Family, our Nation and Government, our local MP Nick Gibb and MEPs.

Anniversary: Gladys Halling (1993)


We pray for all in need of healing in body, mind or spirit: Sue Smith, Judi March, Lynette, Zoe, Eugene West, Ann, Sheila King, Roderick Plastow, Simon Hill, Nicola, Keith Game, Jean, Betty, Frank, Gill, Judith, Sonia Card, Loren, the Dowden family.

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

Those who have died recently: Velda Scully, Ray Radmall, Jim Harding, Irene Trew, Jean Ide.

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: Channel View, Church Lane, Church Way.

We pray for Edison Turner on this day of his baptism and his parents and godparents.

Year of Vocation Cycle of Prayer for Work: the right ordering of work in time of technological change.

Year of Vocation Cycle of Prayer for Church Roles: church cleaners, flower arrangers, church path sweepers, sacristan, bell-ringers.


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.

Pews News: Alison Blenkinsop, pewsnews@paghamchurch.org, 261131.
(Deadline for notices: Wednesday afternoon)

Next Sunday          First Sunday in Lent               (P)
8 am Holy Communion

Readings: Exodus 31: 1-11; Matthew 4: 1-11

9.45 am Parish Eucharist                                                

Readings: Exodus 31: 1-11; Luke 4: 1-13

Hymns: 70, 412, 190, 305

5 pm Evening Worship – Book of Common Prayer

Jonah 3; Luke 18: 9-14


Ray Radmall: we were sorry to hear of the recent death of our Parish Council Chairman. He has left a great legacy for those who will continue his work for Pagham. May he rest in peace and rise in glory.

Ray’s funeral will take place here on Thursday 7th at 10.45 am, followed by a reception at the Village Hall. Let us fill the church in honour of a most loyal son of Pagham.

Palm Crosses: please bring last year’s Palm Crosses to church by Tuesday, to be burnt in preparation for Ash Wednesday.

Shrove Tuesday this week: Pancake Party at the vicarage, 4.30-7 pm; £1 adults, 50p children. All are welcome to feast before the fast!

Ladies’ Club: AGM with light refreshments on Tuesday 5th at 7.45 pm, at the Church Centre, Nyetimber Lane. All welcome!

Lent: To begin Lent well, all church members ought to attend a service on Ash Wednesday at either 10 am, 4 pm or 8 pm. Do take a Lent Leaflet as an aid and prompt to the keeping of a holy Lent.

Formation of new Electoral Roll: this six-yearly process has come round, so everyone who wishes to join the new Church electoral roll must fill out a form. Please place in the box at the back of church.

Christians Against Poverty (CAP): free 3-session training course on Wednesdays, 6, 13 and 20 March, 11 am-1 pm, at the Vineyard Church, 5a Waterloo Square, Bognor Regis, PO21 1TE. More information from Peter Sutton, 07813 024585.

Day Pilgrimage to Romsey Abbey on Saturday 27 April. For more information and to sign up, see the noticeboard.

First Aid: see the list on the noticeboard of First-Aiders who have attended a recent one-day course. There are also others qualified and willing to come forward, if needed. The Church Wardens and Alex Brockhurst have practised different scenarios in case someone is taken ill during a Church Service, and will take the lead in such circumstances.

Homes needed: private landlords in West Sussex are invited to be part of a solution for the Syrian Refugee Crisis. If you are able to offer a property, or need more information about the scheme, please contact Tim Tuckett, Refugee Resettlement Team Manager. Tel: 033 0222 3949; email refugee.resettlement@westsussex.gov.uk.

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