Parish Pilgrimage to Launde Abbey 2018: we will be going again to Launde from 29th May -1st June next year. It was such a success and places may be limited, so do sign up on the sheet ASAP if you wish to go.


Church High Clean: It’s that time of year again. On Saturday 23rd September starting at 9.00am we are having our annual deep clean of all the ledges, crevices and corners that our regular weekly church cleaners are not able to do. Although we have a selection of vacuums, dusters and brushes it might be helpful you could bring your own particularly those with long handles.



Weekly Pews News

No. 8365

Colour of the season: G

Date: 3rd September 2017



Twelfth Sunday after Trinity


Collect for the day:


Almighty and everlasting God, you are always more ready to hear than we to pray and to give more than either we desire or deserve: pour down upon us the abundance of your mercy, forgiving us those things of which our conscience is afraid and giving us those good things which we are not worthy to ask but through the merits and mediation of 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.




Psalm response: Sing to the Lord, sing praises to him.


Our Opportunities for Worship today


  Twelfth Sunday after Trinity                                   (G)
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: 2 Corinthians 3: 4-9, Mark 7: 31-end

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Exodus 3: 1-15, Psalm 105: 1-6, 23-26, 45b, Romans 12: 9-end, Matthew 16: 21-end

Hymns: 367, 437, 163, 887

Communion: See hymn board

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 September

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.


Monday 4th September

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


Tuesday 5th September

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

7.45pm       Ladies Club: ‘So you want to be a birdwatcher’ talk by Jim Weston – All are welcome to attend


Wednesday 6th September

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.

Anniversary: Reginald Holyoak (1996)


10.00am        Holy Communion

2-4.00pm      Knit and Knatter at Helen‘s – 3 Conway Drive (265911)

8.00pm       Standing Committee at the vicarage


Thursday 7th September

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

Anniversary: Ena Groves (1995), Hazel Hope (2000)


Friday 8th September – Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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


Saturday 9th September

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

Anniversary: Tony Perez (2013)








We pray for all in need and especially those in need of healing in mind, body or spirit: David Atkins, Elizabeth Dove, Judi March, Arthur Harrison, Raymond, Annie, Roxanne, Mark, Kellie, Katie, Eloise, Celia, Val, Mavis Eede, Wendy Donovan, Jean.


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: Audrey Bridge, Ann Fletcher, Ethel Hadfield.


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 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 Saxon Close and Sea Lane.



We pray for Nyewood Infant and Nyewood Junior Schools whose work we support as a parish.



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)


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


Pews News: Louise Gibbs (Editor) can be contacted by email: (Tel: 07773 135005).


Next Sunday Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity                               (G)
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: Galatians 3: 16-22, Luke 10: 23-37

9.45am Family Eucharist

Psalm 19, Matthew 18: 15-20

Hymns:                              Communion: See hymn board

5.00pm Evening Prayer – Book of Common Prayer

Ezekiel 12: 21-13: 16, Acts 19: 1-20

Pilgrim: this autumn we are offering the Pilgrim Bible Course. It is a six-week course and all are strongly encouraged to join a group, whether you have tried Pilgrim before or not, especially as our Year of the Bible continues. Sign-up sheets are on the board.


Choral Evensong with scratch choir: all are welcome on Sunday 17th September at 3.30pm to come for an informal rehearsal for Choral Evensong followed by refreshments and then all to sing the service together at 5pm: “O Lord, open thou our lips!”


Church Families BBQ: Sunday 10th September 12.30pm at The Vicarage. All families should have received an invitation to this, please do remember to let Elise or Mark know if you are coming so they can arrange the right amount of food.


Chichester Cathedral: The Autumn series of lunchtime concerts begin on Tuesday 12th September at 1.10pm.   Concerts are free. – Retiring collection.   Please feel free to take your sandwiches – coffee will be provided.   The programme covering 12th September to 21st November is displayed on the Church noticeboards.


2017 Link to Hope Shoebox Appeal: This year’s leaflets are available at the back of church – boxes for family of elderly. Filled boxes need to be returned to church by Sunday 5th November. If you feel that you are unable to fill a whole box, but would like to help, perhaps you could supply some of the items or money towards the transport costs. For further details contact Trudi – 263597/07703 597353.


Harvest Festival Flowers: We will be decorating the church in readiness for Harvest Festival on Saturday 30th September from 9.30 am. Donations of greenery, together with produce, would be very much appreciated. If you would like to donate towards the cost of the flowers, in memory of a loved one or to celebrate an event please speak to Trudi. If you would like to help with the flowers please speak to Trudi, or just turn up to help. Details from Trudi – 263597/07703597353.