Weekly Pews News

No 20-01

5 January 2020


Collect for the day

O God, who by the leading of a star manifested your only Son to the peoples of the earth: mercifully grant that we, who know you now by faith, may at last behold your glory face to face; 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.


Today’s services

8 am Holy Communion Readings: Ephesians 3: 1-12, Matthew 2: 1-12

9.45 am Family Eucharist with Sunday School play Hymns: 85, 729, 291, 724

12 noon Baptism of Lilly Alexandra Cropley

4 pm Evening worship – Book of Common Prayer

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

The church is open every day for visitors and private prayer.

All welcome!

Sunday 5 January – Epiphany

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

Anniversary: Frances Weston (1989)

Monday 6 January

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.

Anniversary: Vanessa Knight (2008); Julia Balk (2010)

Tuesday 7 January

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

7 pm Evening prayer 7.45 pm Ladies’ Club at the Church Centre, Nyetimber Lane

Anniversary: Elsie Smith (1975); Joyce Wentworth-Payne (1997); Beryl Eames (2000)

Wednesday 8 January

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.

10 am Holy Communion

Thursday 9 January

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

12 noon Funeral of Avis Marter

Anniversary: Maisie Knight (2000)

Friday 10 January – William Laud

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

Anniversary: Ida Turton (1994); Pamela Bech (2015)

Saturday 11 January

Intention: our Scouts, Guides, Cadets and other youth organisations.

Anniversary: June Bunning (1968); Della Hooper (1993); Hilda Lock (1997); Allan Darlow (2013); Sidney Earwaker (2015)


We pray for all in need of healing in body, mind or spirit: Judi March, Lynette, Chloe Green, Rosie Sims, Nicola, Richard Rundle, Diane Wills, Terry Haskell, Jean Martin, Madge Breakspear, Carole Turner, Carolyn & family, Carol, Maddy, Gemma Green, David Ellis, Naomi, Lila Cowee.

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

Thanksgiving: Richard Rundle is now home from hospital, and we continue to pray for his full healing. We also thank God that Derek Hardie and John Scully are being well cared for in residential care homes.

Those who have died recently: Avis Marter.

We remember in our prayers Church members who live in residential care or receive communion at home: Beatrice Armstrong, Mary Baxter, Madge Breakspear, Lila Cowee.

We pray for God’s blessing upon all who live in our parish: Abbotsbury, A’Becket’s Avenue, Apple Grove.

We pray for Lilly Alexandra Cropley who is being baptised today, and her parents and godparents.


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

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

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

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

Sunday 12th Baptism of Christ

8 am Holy Communion – Epiphany 1 Readings: Acts 10: 34-43; Matthew 3: 13-end

9.45 am Parish Eucharist Readings: Isaiah 42: 1-9; Psalm 29; Acts 10: 34-43; Matthew 3: 13–end Hymns: 527, 66, 552, 609

4 pm Evening Worship – Celtic


Friends of Pagham Parish Church Christmas quiz: win a bumper hamper in the draw today!

Christmas thanks: thank you to all who have made the church look beautiful for this special season, and given so generously at our services.

Ladies’ Club: on Tuesday 7th at 7.45 pm, at the Church Centre in Nyetimber Lane, a member of the team at Church Farm Holiday Park will be telling us what happens on the site (which is next door to the church) throughout the year. All welcome.

Burns night, a ticket-only event hosted by the Men’s Group, is on Friday 17th at 7 pm at the Church Centre, Nyetimber Lane, with piper, and special guest Archdeacon Luke. Dress code: tartan or tweed. Add names to the list on the church noticeboard, or via Stephen (07974 177905).

Church roof: no work has taken place over Christmas and new year. The work on the nave is expected to finish this week, and the scaffolding will be adjusted for work to begin on the side aisles and porch. The challenging weather conditions have now pushed the anticipated completion date to the end of March. Thank you for continued donations to help us reach our funding target.

Bognor Regis Foodbank: our local Foodbank is very grateful for all donations. Please continue to give generously, placing items in the crate by the church door. Thank you.