Weekly Pews News

No. 833

Colour of the season: W

Date: 4th June 2017




Collect for the day:

God, who as at this time taught the hearts of your faithful people by sending to them the light of your Holy Spirit: grant s by the same Spirit to have a right judgement in all things and evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort; Through the merits of Christ jesus our Saviour, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.




Our Opportunities for Worship today


  Pentecost                                                                    (R)
8.00am Holy Communion (WhitSunday)

Readings: Acts 2: 1-11, John 14: 15-end

9.45am Family Eucharist

Acts 2: 1-21, John 7: 37-39

Hymns: 37, 615, 114, 20 Communion: 84, 245, 912

12noon Baptism of Molly Legg
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 4th June

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


2-5pm                  50th Anniversary Full Peal of Pagham’s Bells


Monday 5th June – Boniface

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


8.00 pm      Parish Book Group: ‘The Testament of Gideon Mack’


Tuesday 6th June

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: Lawrence Cozens (1990)


7.00pm          The Eucharist

7.00pm       Ladies Club Social Evening at Pagham Yacht Club


Wednesday 7th June

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

Anniversary: Merle Holdsworth (1996), Edna Dalrymple (2004)


10.00             Holy Communion

12 noon      Luncheon Club –St Ninian’s Hall (Jean Hunt 268818)

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

7.30pm       Julian Group at Julia’s, The Studio, Cypress Way (266866)


Thursday 8th June – Thomas Ken

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


7.00pm       Pagham Flood Defence Trust AGM


Friday 9th June – Columba

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


Saturday 10th June

Intention: Pray for our local clubs and organisations, especially our Ladies Club, The Luncheon Club and The Mens Club.


10-4pm       Bognor Methodist Quiet Day



We pray for all in need and especially those in need of healing in mind, body or spirit: David Atkins, Elizabeth Dove, Sue Smith, Judi March, Sue Downey, Dennis, Robin Lock, Jim Fowler, Stan, Chris, Tom, Raymond, Avis, Velda, Andrew, Stella, Janet and Richard, Wendy Ursell, Ray, Audrey Bridge, Rob Riding.


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



We remember in our prayers 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, Brenda Dobson


We pray for God’s blessing upon all who live in Lagoon Road, Lake View


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 Molly Legg and her parents and godparents on this day of her baptism.


We pray for Grass Roots whose work we support financially as a parish.


We thank God for the fiftieth re-dedication of our bells and pray for future bell-ringing and bell-ringers in this place.




Church Website update: To add content to the website email editor@paghamchurch.org


Revd. Mark Eminson can be contacted at the vicarage, 38 Kings Drive, PO21 4PZ. 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.


Pews News: Louise Gibbs (Editor) can be contacted by email: louise.gibbs1109@rocketmail.com (Tel: 07773 135005).


Next Sunday Trinity Sunday                                                          (W)
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: Revelation 4, John 3: 1-15

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Isaiah 40: 12-17, 27-end, Psalm 8, 2 Corinthians 13: 11-end, Matthew 28: 16-end

Hymns: 96, 166, 286, 419 Communion: 446,165,814

5.00pm Evening Prayer – Book of Common Prayer

Isaiah 6: 1-8, John 16: 5-15






TODAY: Sponsored Bell Ringing for ‘Raise the Roof’: Six past and present Pagham ringers will meet here at 2.00pm to attempt to ring a full peal to mark the 50th anniversary of the restoration of the bells. The peal if successful will consist of 5040 changes and take approx. 2 hours 45mins. Come along to watch and hear the ringers in action. Refreshments served all afternoon – more information from Mike Wake.


Safari Supper – Saturday June 17th at 6:30pm. £10. A three course meal served in different locations with different dining companions. An opportunity to enjoy good food whilst getting to know people better. Event organised by Friends of Pagham Parish Church with proceeds going to the Roof Fund. Sign-up sheet on the noticeboard, or speak to Carole Druce – 07732768890.


Deanery Synod: Tuesday 6th June 7 for 7.30pm at Clymping sharing ideas about children’s and youth work; all are welcome.


Parish Book Group: Our current book is ‘The Testament of Gideon Mack’ by James Robertson. Join a discussion group on Monday 5th June at 8pm, or Thursday 8th June at 10am. See the Book Group notice board for further information and sign-up sheets. 


Pagham Flood Defence Trust: AGM is on Thursday 8th June at 7pm here at the church.  All are welcome to hear about how the work of the trust is going.


Deanery Confirmation: this annual event is at the Cathedral on Sunday 18th June at 5.30pm and we have five candidates: Allyssia Congdon, Eden Congdon, Lucy King, Abigail Lothian and Annaliesa Whitworth.  Do keep them in your prayers and even better come along for the service.


Exciting Job Opportunity: Community Leader of L’Arche Bognor Regis to lead and inspire our L’Arche Community and direct our services for adults with learning disabilities. See www.larche.org.uk/vacancies and the closing date is 14th June.


Bible Study notes: Do have a look at the suggestions at the back of church as a way of encouraging your daily Bible reading in this Year of the Bible.