Weekly Pews NewsNo. 784

Colour of the season: G

Date: 3rd July 2016


Thomas the Apostle


Collect for the day:

Almighty and eternal God, who, for the firmer foundation of our faith, allowed your holy apostle Thomas to doubt the resurrection of your Son till word and sight convinced him: grant to us, who have not seen, that we also may believe and so confess Christ as our Lord and God; who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.




Psalm response: – The Lord has done great things indeed.



Our Opportunities for Worship today


  Thomas the Apostle                                           (R)
8.00am Holy Communion Readings: Ephesians 2: 19-end, John 20: 24-end
9.45am Parish EucharistReadings: Habakkuk 2: 1-4, Psalm 31: 1-6, Ephesians 2: 19-end, John 20: 24-29

Hymns: 304, 18, 683, sheet

Communion 127, 204, 814×2

12noon Baptism of Oliver Williams
5.00pm Evening Worship – Informal


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 3rd July

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: Martin Pereira (2012), Hazel Swan – 3 July 2015


Monday 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)


Tuesday 5th July

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


7.00pm           The Eucharist

7.00pm           Ladies Club Annual Dinner at the Lion, Nyetimber


Wednesday 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.


10.00am         Holy Communion

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 at Glenda’s, 31 Sea Lane, 263537

8.00pm           PCC meeting in St Andrew’s Chapel


Thursday 7th July

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

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


5.00pm           Wedding rehearsal in church



Friday 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)


Saturday 9th July

Intention: Pray for the Queen and Royal Family, our Nation and Government, our local MP and MEP.

Anniversary: Joseph Jaques (1998), Frank Bailey (2002), Kenneth Jones (2005)


2.00pm           Wedding of James Goddard and Alexandra Chalk



We pray for all in need and especially those in need of healing in mind, body or spirit: Anthea Potter, Sue Smith, Frank Lawton, Elizabeth Dove, David Nash, Reg Smith, David Atkins, Heidi, Leon Hogan, Pat, Jill, Joseph Renton, Danny, Rita Thompson, June Baker, Russell, Ann Harney, Barbara Waldron, Brian Burgess.

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 recently: Norman Maddern, James, David Thompson.


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 Oliver Williams on this day of his baptism and for his parents and godparents.


We pray for Alexandra Chalk and James Goddard on their wedding day on Saturday.


We pray for God’s blessing upon all who live in Manor Way, Mayfield Close and Meadow Way.


We pray for Grass Roots, 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 16 Havelock Road, Bognor Regis, PO21 2EZ. 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.


Next Sunday Patronal (Dedication) Festival                                        (W)
8.00am Holy Communion Readings: Psalm 122, John 2: 13-22
9.45am Family Eucharist with re-dedication of St Andrew’s ChapelReadings: Psalm 122, John 2: 13-22

Hymns: 340, 400, sheet, 766  

Communion 245, 315, 897

5.00pm Evening Prayer – Book of Common PrayerReadings: Jeremiah 7: 1-11, Luke 19: 1-10



Legacy: We are grateful to receive a generous legacy from +Eirwen Wood, which will help towards our fundraising for the roof.


Good News: Good News: Thank you to those who have responded and volunteered to take on deliveries. We are seeking deliverers for West Front Road (1 -25) and Edwen Close , If anyone is able to assist please contact Trudi 263597 or Mo 268576.


100 Club as part of the Roof Appeal: this is one fundraising idea for the Roof work. If anyone might be able to organise this do speak to Mark, Trudi or the Wardens.


Concert: St Richard Singers will perform Bach’s Magnificat, and chorales including ‘Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring’, as part of the Festival of Chichester on Monday 4th July at 7.30pm, St George’s Church, Cleveland Road, Chichester. More information from Alison Blenkinsop, 261131.


Next sinners outing – Walk to the pub Thursday 7th July. Meet at Jo’s at 7pm (if walking along the beach) or Harbour wall at 7.15pm to walk to Sidlesham for a drink. Let us know if you want us to wait for you!


Patronal Festival is Sunday 10th July and we will be welcoming the Archdeacon to preach and re-dedicate St Andrew’s Chapel in its 20th Anniversary year.


Pilgrim Celebration – Tuesday 12th July 7.45pm St Andrew’s Chapel. If you have ever attended a Pilgrim course or wanted to know what it was all about, please join us for our Pilgrim celebration evening. We will be sharing our thoughts and reflections upon the various courses and there will be a chance to sign to join a new group in the autumn.


Summer Fair: Saturday 16th July 12 noon – 3.00pm. Please continue to bring in your donations for this event. Please collect the envelope with your name on it from the rear of church.


Parish Book Group: Our current book is “God’s Smuggler” by Brother Andrew. See the Book Group notice board for further information and sign- up sheets. Join a discussion group on Monday 18th July at 8pm or Thursday 21st July at 10am.