4 November 2018


All Saints’ Sunday

Collect for the day

Almighty God, you have knit together your elect in one communion and fellowship in the mystical body of your Son Christ our Lord: grant us grace so to follow your blessed saints in all virtuous and godly living that we may come to those inexpressible joys that you have prepared for those who truly love you; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.


                      All Saints’ Sunday with Stewardship    (W)                  
8 am Holy Communion
Revelation 7: 2-12; Matthew 5: 1-12
9.45 am Family Eucharist
Readings: Psalm 24: 1-6; John 11: 32-44

Hymns: 384, 67, 177, 876

12 noon Baptisms of Amelie Turner and Arthur Bircham
3.30 pm Memorial Service

After the Eucharist, all are welcome to gather for refreshments
and socialise in St Andrew’s chapel at the back of church

Morning Prayer is at 9 am Monday–Thursday, 8.30 am Friday,

and 9.30 am Saturday

Registered charity number: 1134842

Sunday 4 November

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

6pm            First communion preparation in St Andrew’s Chapel

Monday 5 November

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

Anniversary: Kevin Bircham (1987)

Tuesday 6 November

Intention: our Archbishops, Justin Welby of Canterbury and John Sentamu of York; the work of the Archbishops’ Council and General Synod; the worldwide Anglican Communion.

7 pm               The Eucharist

7.45 pm      Ladies’ Club at the Church Centre, with Revd Dr Janet Hopewell.

Wednesday 7 November – Willibrord

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

10 am             Holy Communion

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

2 pm           Knit&Natter at Pauline’s, 37 Chawkmare Coppice (864461)

4 pm           First communion preparation in St Andrew’s Chapel

8 pm           Parish Book Group at the Vicarage

Anniversary: Daphne Hutchison (2010)

Thursday 8 November – Saints and Martyrs of England, Margery Kempe

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

10 am                  Parish Book Group at the Vicarage

Friday 9 November

Intention: the Queen and Royal Family, our Nation and Government, our local MP Nick Gibb and MEPs.

Anniversary: Trevor Ribbons (2000)

Saturday 10 – Leo the Great

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

Anniversary: Douglas Smith (1987)


We pray for all in need of healing in body, mind or spirit: Sue Smith, Judi March, Bill Mitchell, Lynette, Zoe, Eugene West, Ann, Sheila King, Diane Wills, Kelly-Lou, Su, Ray Radmall, Sally Martin, Mary Ramsay.

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

Those who have died recently: Frank Lawton, David Phurgood, Geoff Mason.

We pray for those recorded in our Memorial Book whose anniversaries occur at this time, and all who mourn their passing.

We remember in our prayers Church members who live in residential care or receive communion at home: Isobel Aldred, Beatrice Armstrong, Anne Atkins, Madge Breakspear, Brenda Dobson.

We pray for God’s blessing upon all who live in The Green, The Nyetimbers.

We pray for Church Army, whose work we support financially as a parish.

We pray for the soul of Leonard Waller, son of Pagham, who died in the First World War on 7 November 1918.

We pray for Amelie Turner and Arthur Bircham on this day of their baptism and their parents and godparents.


Revd. Mark Eminson: The Vicarage, 38 Kings Drive, PO21 4PZ.

vicar@paghamchurch.org, 262713. (Day off Friday)

Church website: email editor@paghamchurch.org to add content.

Pews News: Alison Blenkinsop, pewsnews@paghamchurch.org, 261131. (Deadline for notices is Wednesday afternoon.)

Next Sunday            Remembrance Sunday                (R)                  
8 am Holy Communion – Trinity 23
Philippians 3: 17–end; Matthew 22: 15-22
9.45 am Parish Eucharist and Children’s Groups
Readings: Psalm 23; John 15: 9-17

Hymns: Service sheet

5 pm Evening service – vigil of readings and prayers


Memorial Service, today at 3.30 pm: all are invited to attend.

Link to Hope Shoebox Appeal 2018: return boxes today.

Roof Appeal: we have had a very generous pledge of £10,000. Do please consider if you also could make a pledge, so that we know what other fundraising is required. If so, speak to the vicar, wardens or treasurer.

Remembrance: thank you to all those who contributed towards the silhouettes. We have also been able to order a Standing Tommy, so if you are still interested in giving, then all donations will be gratefully received.

Ladies’ Club on Tuesday at 7.45 pm at the Church Centre, Nyetimber Lane. All are welcome to hear Revd Dr Janet Hopewell, Associate Minister of St Ninian’s URC, talking about her role as Chaplain to support older people and those with dementia in the community.

Events on Remembrance Sunday: as usual we have our 9.45 am Parish Eucharist and Act of Remembrance. For the centenary we have an event at 3 pm, including refreshments, when we have a few short talks and sit alongside the silhouette Tommies. This is preceded by bell-ringing, joining many churches up and down the land. Finally, Evening Prayer at 5 pm is a Vigil service of readings and prayers.

Christmas Market & Craft Fair: Saturday 17th 11 am-2 pm at the Village Hall. Good quality items needed for stalls include: raffle prizes, chocolate, filled jam jars, Tombola items, unwanted gifts, puzzles, books, jewellery, knitted goods, toys, wine, Christmas decorations and items etc (no bric-a-brac). Leave donations in boxes at back of church, or contact Trudi (263597) to arrange collection.

Deanery Healing Service: this special service takes place at St Mary’s Littlehampton on Sunday 18th at 6 pm. All are welcome.

Diocesan intercessions for Pagham: on Tuesday 20th prayers for our Church will be said at the Cathedral during morning and evening services. To attend a complimentary tea in Cloisters Café at 4.30 pm, followed by sung Evensong at 5.30 pm, please sign the list by Sunday 18th.

Quiz night in aid of Raise the Roof on Saturday 24th. More details later.

Local Co-op Community Fund: We have once again been selected to receive money from this fund over the next year, for the Roof project. We need your help. The more support we get, the more funding we could receive. So if you have a Co-op Membership account, log in and choose us. You will find us in the Art and Culture category. If you’re not a member, please join and support us, and encourage others to do the same!

2018 Christmas Quiz can be obtained from Mo Hatzfeld (268576) for £1.00.