Weekly Pews News

no 21-40


Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity

Sunday 3rd October  

08:00              Holy Communion

09:30              Parish Family Eucharist   

Collect God, our judge and saviour, teach us to be open to your truth and to trust in your love, that we may live each day with confidence in the salvation which is given through Jesus Christ our Lord.   Amen.

Readings (Genesis 2: 18–24; Psalm 8;) Hebrews 1: 1–4 & 2: 5–12; Mark 10: 2–16


Sunday 3rd October

Intention: those baptised and confirmed here during the year, their parents, godparents or sponsors, and our own godchildren.

Monday 4th October – Francis of Assisi, friar, deacon, 1226

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

09:00            Morning prayer (in church)

Tuesday 5th October

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

17:30            Evening prayer (on Zoom)

19:00              Tuesday@7 communion service

Wednesday 6th October – William Tyndale, translator, martyr, 1536

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.

17:30            Evening Prayer (on Zoom)

Thursday 7th October

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

09:00            Morning prayer (in church)

10:00              Holy Communion

Friday 8th October

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.

Saturday 9th October

Intention: the Queen and Royal Family, our nation and government, and our local MP Nick Gibb.

Sunday 10th October – 19th after Trinity

Readings: Amos 5: 6–7, 10–15; Psalm 90: 12–end; Hebrews 4: 12–end; Mark 10: 17–31


We pray for all in need of healing in body, mind or spirit Lynette, Rosie Sims, Terry Haskell, Barbara Crew, Jean Martin, Karen Cox, Jim Fowler, Sheila King, Dawn Spurway Pearson, Mo Ford, Nicola Simpson, Betty Smith, Agnes Grimsdell.

For urgent prayer, contact Gillian Purvis (267597) or Pat Rush (262561) to activate the Prayer Chain.

The recently departed Steve Lomas.

Anniversary of death Charles Major (3rd); Daisy Major (4th); Ashley Courtenay, Nancy Courtenay (7th); Arthur Bell, Richard Trevithick, Percy Coleman (9th).

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


Current Covid restrictions It is currently not necessary to book in for services.

Transept seating These side areas continue to be for those who wish to maintain social distancing. Please collect a red cross card on your way in to church to place on the seat next to you. This will show others you would like to keep the seats next to you free. Please do not sit on a seat that has a red cross on it. Thank you.

Admission to Holy Communion before Confirmation A course of preparation for this will run on Saturday 16th October and 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th November, 10:00–10:45. Children will be admitted to Holy Communion for the first time, having completed this preparation, on Advent Sunday, 28th November. If you have a child/children in school year 6 or above who are interested in this, please contact Mthr Lucy. Please note, children must be baptised before being admitted to Holy Communion; please also speak to Mthr Lucy about this.

Sunday School We look forward to returning to Sunday School on Sunday 17th October at 09:30. To begin with, this will run once a month, on the third Sunday, and will be open to those in primary school years. To find out more, contact Linda Tempest: lindatempest@hotmail.com, 07443 905893.

Link to Hope Shoebox Appeal 2021 Leaflets are now available from Trudi, trudikearsley@hotmail.co.uk, 263597/07703597353. If you are unable to fill a box but would like to contribute, perhaps you could donate some items, or help with monetary donations to cover costs of transport etc. Please return boxes by Sunday 7th November for blessing at the Family Eucharist.

Tea & Chat Following the success of September’s Tea & Chat I would very much like to see this as a monthly time of fellowship on our calendar. We seek a volunteer or two to co-ordinate this, and also to set up, serve and tidy away on an irregular basis – ideally three volunteers for each meeting. Please contact Mthr Lucy if you think you could help with this. Many thanks.

Chichester Cathedral Lunchtime Concerts have resumed, with a variety of professional musicians. At present, tickets need to be booked in advance to ensure safe seating. There is no charge for admission, but a donation of at least £3 is suggested, with Gift Aid added if possible.
To book, see https://www.chichestercathedral.org.uk/music/concerts/lunchtime-concerts.

Thanksgiving Service for Pauline Lucas  This has been re-arranged for 12 noon on Saturday 13th November at St John the Baptist Church, Kirdford. Please let Trudi know if you would like to attend – contact details above.

CONTACT DETAILS        –        find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @StThomasPagham

Priest-in-Charge: The Reverend Lucy Sullivan

19 Willowhale Avenue, Bognor Regis, PO21 4AU mthrlucy.pagham@gmail.com, 01243 941551.

Churchwardens: Mike Wake and Alex Brockhurst: churchwarden@paghamchurch.org,
07899 705632//07792 544259.

Church website update: email editor@paghamchurch.org.

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

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