Weekly Pews News

no 21-14


Easter Day

Sunday 4th April

10:00 Online Eucharist (link in communication email)

Readings: Acts 10: 34–43; Psalm 118: 1–2, 14–24; John 20: 1–18

Collect  Lord of all life and power, who through the mighty resurrection of your Son overcame the old order of sin and death to make all things new in him: grant that we, being dead to sin and alive to you in Jesus Christ, may reign with him in glory; to whom with you and the Holy Spirit be praise and honour, glory and might, now and in all eternity.  Amen.


Lockdown 3.0: Public worship continues to be suspended at Pagham church, however, we are now open for private prayer. For the next two weeks you can follow the services on the Cathedral website: https://www.chichestercathedral.org.uk/worship/live-streamed-services.


Sunday 4th April – Easter Day  Christ is risen! He is risen indeed – Alleluia!

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

Monday 5th April

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

Tuesday 6th April

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.

Wednesday 7th April

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

Thursday 8th April

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.

Friday 9th April  

Intention: the Queen and Royal Family, our nation and government, and our local MP Nick Gibb. our hospitals, doctors, nurses and midwives, home care assistants, pharmacists, therapists, opticians, dentists; all who provide health care.

Saturday 10th April

Intention: our local clubs and organisations, especially our Ladies’ Club and Men’s Group, and Pagham Luncheon Club.
Sunday 11th April – Second Sunday of Easter  

Readings: Acts 4: 32–35; Psalm 133; 1 John 1: 1 – 2: 2; John 20: 19–end.


We pray for all in need of healing in body, mind or spirit: Lynette, Rosie Sims, Terry Haskell, Barbara Crew, Jean Martin, Lila Cowee, Karen Cox, Jim Fowler, Sheila King, Carole & Ian Turner, John Kitchener.

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

Recently departed: Ann Gristwood, Catherine Morrish, Raymond Twine, Caroline Knight.

Anniversary of death: Robert McCleland; Edward Balk (4th); David Morrison (5th); Nellie Horlock, Joyce Burns, Jim Saunders (6th); John Fairclough (7th); Philip Smith (8th); Derek Bech (9th); Maurice Plumb (10th).

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

We pray for all affected directly by Covid-19; for safety as restrictions are gradually eased.

Thank you to all of those who have enabled our celebrations of Holy Week and Easter. To those who have taken part in all of our services, those who have prepared the church and churchyard, and to those who built our Easter garden. May you all know the great joy of the resurrection in the days and weeks that are to come.

Ann Gristwood Ann’s funeral will take place on Wednesday 7th April at 11:00, in church. Attendance at the service is restricted to those invited by the family. However, if you would like to come and pay your respects to Ann, you are invited to line Church Lane as Ann’s hearse is paged away from the church at the end of her funeral. This will be at about 11:45. Please be sure to observe social distancing and to remain clear of the church and church path. We hope to hold some celebration of Ann’s life and service to Pagham church at a later date. Please do continue to pray for Ann and her family.

Archdeaconry Confirmation On 8th July the Bishop of Lewes will confirm candidates from the Archdeaconry of Chichester, at St Mary’s Littlehampton. If you are a young person in school year 9 or above, or an adult and are interested in being prepared for confirmation, please make contact with Mthr Lucy. Details on Admission to Holy Communion before Confirmation will follow after Easter, for those in Year 6 and above who are seeking this.

Give the world a shot Play your part and help UNICEF deliver 2 billion vaccines around the world by the end of this year. Because we’ll only ever be safe, if we are all safe. https://www.vaccinaid.org/ Please note that this is now the official donation site and replaces the link shared last week.

Foodbank request Bognor Regis Foodbank is in great need of refurbishment work in order to reopen its doors to the public when restrictions allow. Please contact if you are able to offer your time and skills to help provide a safe, warm and secure environment for families in crisis: bognorfb@hotmail.co.uk.

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

The Revd Lucy Sullivan: 19 Willowhale Avenue, Bognor Regis, West Sussex, PO21 4AU.
mthrlucy.pagham@gmail.com, 01243 941551. Rest day Friday.

Churchwardens: Mike Wake and Stephen Cox-Rusbridge: churchwarden@paghamchurch.org
07899 705632//07974 177905.

Church website update: email editor@paghamchurch.org.

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

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



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