Weekly Pews News

no 21-27


Fifth Sunday after Trinity

Sunday 4th July  

08:00              Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer)

09:30              Parish Family Eucharist

Collect Almighty God, send down upon your Church the riches of your Spirit, and kindle in all who minister the gospel your countless gifts of grace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


Readings Ezekiel 2: 1–5; Psalm 123; 2 Corinthians 12: 2–10; Mark 6: 1–13

Psalm response  Our eyes look to the Lord our God.


Today’s bell ringing is in memory of Christine Rowe’s sister Anne.  

Sunday 4th July

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

Monday 5th July

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

09:00            Morning prayer (in church)

Tuesday 6th July

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)

Wednesday 7th July

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

17:30            Evening Prayer (on Zoom)

Thursday 8th July

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.

09:00            Morning prayer (in church)

10:00              Holy Communion

Friday 9th July

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

Saturday 10th July

Intention: our local clubs and organisations, especially our Ladies’ Club and Men’s Group, and Pagham Luncheon Club.

Sunday 11th July – 6th Sunday after Trinity

Readings: Amos 7: 7–15; Psalm 85: 8–end; Ephesians 1: 3–14; Mark 6: 14–29


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, John Kitchener, Dawn Spurway Pearson, Heather Marchant, Jenny Wood, Mo Ford, Roxanne & Mark Hollamby.

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

The recently departed

Anniversary of death Charles Garton, Maisie Ell (4th); William Jackson, Jessie Gleadle, Louisa Harris (7th); Isobel Myatt, Frederick Daniell (8th); Joseph Jaques, Frank Bailey, Kenneth Jones (9th);Ethel Alderton, David Kearsley, John Hayden (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 who are to be confirmed by the Bishop of Lewes on Thursday 8th July at St Mary’s Littlehampton, including Ben and Selina Chapman and Irene Kilk from this Church.



Please note Mthr Lucy is on annual leave this week; for urgent matters please contact the churchwardens, details below.

Membership, Sponsorship & Regular Giving to St Thomas à Becket’s

If you are new to our Church and are planning to become a regular worshipper with us – welcome! Our members give generously of their time, their talents and their wealth. If you have a particular skill or interest that you might be able to offer, please speak with Mthr Lucy. If you would like to join the church Electoral Roll to become a full member of Pagham Church, please speak to Mthr Lucy or Margaret Sherwood (Electoral Roll officer) about eligiblity: margaret.sherwood@outlook.com, tel 262367.
Please speak with Mthr Lucy for more general information.

Please consider signing up to the Parish Giving Scheme of regular donations by Direct Debit to support our day-to-day activities: forms are available on request, and details are on our website.

Please also consider leaving a legacy to Pagham Church when writing your Will, and help to secure the building and our resources for future generations.


St Thomas a Becket Church, Pagham is registered with #easyfundraising, which means over 4,000 shops and sites will now donate to us for FREE every time you use #easyfundraising to shop with them online. These donations will help SO MUCH, so please sign up to support us – it’s completely FREE and doesn’t take long. All instructions and more information can be found by following this link:


Please do share this with friends and relatives and ask them to support us too. There are small cards available to help you share the information.

Gemma Fleury (née Green) who is to be ordained to the diaconate on Saturday 3rd July at 15:00 writes: “I am going to be serving in the parish of South Elmsall and North Elmsall, and Jonathan (her husband, also to be ordained deacon) is in the benefice of All Saints South Kirkby. There is a link to the ordination and I’m very happy to share this with the parish: https://youtu.be/PLBZsoGxq8s. All at Pagham are in my prayers, I hope to see you all again soon.”

Let us continue to pray for Gemma as she grows in this new ministry. Gemma has sent her email and postal address and is happy for these to be shared with those who would like to keep in touch, please contact Mthr Lucy.

Parish Family Eucharist today is an all age, inter-generational celebration of the Eucharist suitable for the whole church family.

Public worship Please note that all steps for creating a Covid safe environment are in place, most notably: the wearing of a face covering unless you are exempt, observing social distance and using hand-sanitiser on arrival. Booking is essential and will help us to arrange seating. Please note that as we have a limited capacity in the congregation on a Sunday morning, a waiting list will be in operation. To book contact Trudi Kearsley, T 263597, M 07703 597353.
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.

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.