St Thomas à Becket

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Priest-in-Charge: The Reverend Lucy Sullivan

Tel: 01243 941 551 Email: (Rest day: Friday)

 Churchwarden: Mr Alex Brockhurst

Tel: 07792 544259; Email:

Churchwarden: Mrs Sue O’Neill

Tel: 07867 904780; Email:

Safeguarding Officer: Mrs Jan Brockhurst


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Registered charity number 1134842

SUNDAY 4th June 2023

Trinity Sunday

Sunday 4th                      08:00 Holy Communion

TRINITY SUNDAY                (St Richard’s & Pagham Church)

                                        09:30 Parish Family Eucharist followed by coffee.

14:30 Friends ‘Cream Tea’ St Andrew’s Chapel

Monday 5th                     09:00 Morning Prayer


Tuesday 6th                      18:00 Evening Prayer (Pagham church)

19:00 Tuesday@7

Wednesday 7th               09:30 Breakfast Club (Pagham Beach café)

12:30 Thanksgiving Service- Stanley Stephens

                                        18:00 Evening Prayer (Pagham church)

Thursday 8th                   09:00 Morning Prayer

CORPUS CHRISTI         10:00 Eucharist for Corpus Christi

Friday 9th                        No public services today


Saturday 10th                  Methodist Quiet Day (See below for details)

Sunday 11th                    08:00 Holy Communion (St Richard’s Church only)

ST BARNABAS               09:30 Parish Eucharist followed by coffee.

14:00 Holy Baptism- Oliver Barton


Introit: 286 Holy, holy, holy! Lord God almighty

Gradual: 165 Father of heaven, whose love profound

Offertory: 684 Thou, whose almighty word

Final: 296 How shall I sing that majesty

The Collection plate– If you would like to make an offering, please use the contactless Payaz machine or the collection plate, both can be found by the door. Thank you for your generosity.

 The Collect (Opening Prayer) for Trinity Sunday:

Holy God, faithful and unchanging: enlarge our minds with the knowledge of your truth, and draw us more deeply into the mystery of your love, that we may truly worship you, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

New Testament reading: Isaiah 40: 12- 17, 27-end

Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand and marked off the heavens with a span, enclosed the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales and the hills in a balance?
Who has directed the spirit of the Lord, or as his counsellor has instructed him?
Whom did he consult for his enlightenment, and who taught him the path of justice?
Who taught him knowledge, and showed him the way of understanding?
Even the nations are like a drop from a bucket, and are accounted as dust on the scales; see, he takes up the isles like fine dust.
Lebanon would not provide fuel enough, nor are its animals enough for a burnt-offering.
All the nations are as nothing before him; they are accounted by him as less than nothing and emptiness.
Why do you say, O Jacob, and speak, O Israel, ‘My way is hidden from the Lord,
and my right is disregarded by my God’?
Have you not known? Have you not heard?

The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable.
He gives power to the faint, and strengthens the powerless.
Even youths will faint and be weary, and the young will fall exhausted;
but those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.

Psalm 8 The response to the psalm is “How exalted is your name in all the earth.”

 New Testament Reading: 2 Corinthians 13: 11- end

Finally, brothers and sisters, farewell. Put things in order, listen to my appeal, agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you. Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the saints greet you.

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with all of you.

Gospel Reading: Matthew 28: 16- end

Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. When they saw him, they worshipped him; but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.’

Prayers of Intercession

The sick and those who care for them: Rosie Sims, Barbara Crew, Karen Cox, Jim Fowler, Sheila King, Dawn Spurway Pearson, Nicola Simpson, Betty Smith, Mike Hatzfeld, Andrew Naylor, Colin May, Tyler Rankin, Max Davey, Leslie Francis, Dickie Roots, Elizabeth, Pam Browning, Beatrice Tucker.

Anniversary of death Neil Dalton (5th); Lawrence Cozens (6th); Merle Holdsworth, Edna Dalrymple (7th); Susan Downey (8th).

Recently departed Daphne Sharrad, Simon Grout, Stanley Stephens, Carole Turner

We pray for peace and especially for and with the people of Ukraine. We pray for all those caught up in conflict, and for those seeking safety and refuge on these shores.

We pray for Nyewood Junior School as they seek to appoint a new Head Teacher.

We pray for those sitting exams and submitting final assessments at this time.

We pray for those preparing for ordination to the diaconate and priesthood at this time.

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

Post Communion Prayer: Almighty and eternal God, you have revealed yourself as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and live and reign in the perfect unity of love:

hold us firm in this faith, that we may know you in all your ways and evermore rejoice in your eternal glory, who are three Persons yet one God, now and for ever. Amen.


Next week’s readings: St Barnabas- First Sunday after Trinity

Job 29: 11- 16; Psalm 112; Acts 11: 19- end; John 15: 12- 17


Churchwardens email address

Please note that the email address is no longer being used. To contact the churchwardens please use those addresses on the front of the pew sheet. Thank you.

Church email address

A new church email address is now in use to send emails to our mailing list Do keep an eye on your in-box emails from the new address, which will primarily be used for sending out Pews News. Please note this is only for receiving general enquiries from the public, if you are trying to contact Mthr Lucy, Churchwardens, Safeguarding or so on please use the details on the front of the pew sheet. Details of how to make contact with office holders in the church will be included on an auto-responder if emails come in.


Being With- Course Exploring Christian Faith and Life

Our new course for those exploring the Christian faith has now begun, but it’s not too late to join us if you are interested. We meet on Monday evenings at 19:30- 21:00 at the Pagham Church Centre on Nyetimber Lane (10 sessions in total 19:30- 21:00, no session on Monday 29th May). The course is an introduction to Christianity with a difference. At its heart is the idea that God’s greatest desire is to be with us in Jesus. If you would like to know more about this course please speak to Mthr Lucy.

Friends of Pagham Church- Cream Tea

Sunday 4th June in church.  Everyone welcome.  £5.00. For further details please contact Carole Druce 07732768890.

Quiet Day at St Thomas à Becket- Living in God’s Jigsaw

Saturday 10th June 10:00- 15:30 led by The Rev’d Dan Balsdon.

Refreshments provided throughout the day, please bring your own packed lunch, donations gratefully received. To book please contact Anita 01243 826 425 //

Combined Parishes Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham

Mthr Lucy will be leading a pilgrimage to the Anglican Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham for the parishes of Pagham and Aldwick on Friday 24th November – Sunday 26th November. More details of Pilgrimage to Walsingham can be found at

The cost of accommodation which is full-board is £162 per adult/ £97.20 for 5-16yr olds. Travel arrangements to be made privately/ via car shares with sharing the cost of fuel evenly between passengers. To reserve a space on this pilgrimage please sign-up in church by Wednesday 7th June, a £30 deposit is required at this stage and can be given to Trudi in a named envelope.


Urgently needed this week: Durable plastics bags, 1ltr UHT Fruit Juice, 1ltr UHT Milk, Tinned Fruit, Pasta Sauce, Tinned Fish, Tinned Custard, Tinned Rice Pudding, Pasta, Tinned Meat, Cereal, Shampoo/ Conditioner, Nappies- size 4/5.