Weekly Pews News

No 19-18

5 May 2019

Third Sunday of Easter


Collect for the day

Almighty Father, who in your great mercy gladdened the disciples with the sight of the risen Lord: give us such knowledge of his presence with us, that we may be strengthened and sustained by his risen life and serve you continually in righteousness and truth; 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.


 Psalm response

I will exalt you, O Lord, because you have lifted me up.


                                Third Sunday of Easter                         (W)
8 am Holy Communion (Easter 2)

Readings: 1 Peter 2: 19–end; John 10: 11-16

9.45 am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Acts 9: 1-6; Psalm 30; Revelation 5: 11–end; John 21: 1-19

Hymns: 667, 311, 354, 352

5 pm Evening Prayer – Common Worship

Readings: Isaiah 38: 9-20; John 11: 27-44

Morning Prayer:
9 am Mon–Thurs, 8.30 am Friday, 9.30 am Saturday
Evening Prayer: 5 pm Monday, Wednesday & Thursday

Registered charity number: 1134842

Sunday 5 May

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

12-5 pm      Art Exhibition

Anniversary: Marcus Rutterford            (1974); Sidney Wood (1993); Hannah Goodley (2000)                   

Monday 6 May

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.

10 am–5 pm         Art Exhibition

Anniversary: Doris Eva Pay (1997); Katherine Marydathe (2000); Joan Kimbell (2016); Robert McLaughlin

Tuesday 7 May

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

7 pm               The Eucharist
7.30 pm      Confirmation preparation in St Andrew’s Chapel

7.45 pm      Ladies’ Club at the Church Centre, with Ann Gristwood

Anniversary: Joseph Conneeley (1997)

Wednesday 8 May – Julian of Norwich

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

10 am             Holy Communion

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

2-4 pm        Knit & Natter at Mary’s, 2 Honeysuckle Drive (263852)

Anniversary: Nellie Baker            (2000)

Thursday 9 May

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

Anniversary: Alfred Robbins (1996); Kay Street (2006)

Friday 10 May

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

Anniversary: Henry Mustard (1971)

Saturday 11 May

Intention: our Scouts, Guides, Cadets & other local youth organisations.

3 pm           Golden thanksgiving for marriage for Adrian & Susie Usher


We pray for all in need of healing in body, mind or spirit: Sue Smith, Judi March, Lynette, Zoe, Eugene West, Ann, Sheila King, Simon Hill, Nicola, Chloe Green, Ian Turner, Nicky, Derek Pugh, Eileen Knight, Jessica, Jean, Frank, Gill, Hannah Seafoley.

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

Those who have died recently: Joy Britton, Roni Harding, Sue Bailey.

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 our parish: Heston Grove, Honeysuckle Drive.

Year of Vocation Cycle of Prayer for Work: all expanding industries and for the promise of new jobs.

Year of Vocation Cycle of Prayer for Church Roles: treasurer, planned giving and Gift Aid secretary, PCC secretary, PCC members, Electoral Roll officer and Health & Safety officer.

We pray for Adrian and Susie Usher as they give thanks to God on Saturday for 50 years of marriage.

We pray for Nicky Cogger and Beryl Smith preparing for confirmation on 19 May.


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

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

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

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

(Deadline for notices: Wednesday afternoon)

Next Sunday           Fourth Sunday of Easter       (W)
8 am Holy Communion (Easter 3)

Readings: 1 Peter 2: 11-17; John 16: 16-22

9.45 am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Acts 9: 36–end; Psalm 23;

Revelation 7: 9–end; John 10: 22-30

Hymns: 637, 943, 53, 676

5 pm Evening Prayer – Songs of Praise


Art Exhibition of local work continues today (Sunday) and Monday, with light lunches and refreshments. Helpers will be appreciated!

APCM report: we are grateful that Stephen Cox-Rusbridge and Mike Wake have stood again as churchwardens, and welcome them and all our PCC members (full list on the board). Do take away a copy of the booklet summarising all our Church life, at the back of the church.

Children’s Society are very grateful for all donations. Please return collection boxes to church early this month.

Summer lunchtime concerts at the Cathedral have recommenced, on Tuesdays at 1.10 pm. Concerts are free, with a retiring collection. Bring your own sandwiches – coffee is provided. Programme for the summer session is on the Church noticeboards.

Ladies’ Club: this Tuesday 7th at 7.45 pm in the Church Centre, Nyetimber Lane. Illustrated talk by Ann Gristwood, our Church organist and director of music, about her early years in Pagham. All welcome.

Songs of Praise next Sunday 12th at 5 pm – come and sing your favourite hymns to celebrate our Easter joy!

Christian Aid Week takes place 12th-18th. The focus this year is on Sierra Leone. There are lots of ideas for action to raise awareness and funds here: https://www.christianaid.org.uk/

Quiet day here, arranged by Bognor Regis Methodist Church, on Saturday 18th, 10-4 pm, followed by Holy Communion. BYO lunch, drinks provided. More information with sign-up sheet on the noticeboard.

Beating the Bounds on Sunday 19th: following the Parish Eucharist, do join the band of walkers heading out to Copyhold Farm, Lagness, in prayer for the parish, or simply come for lunch there at about 1/1.30pm (bring your own picnic).

Deanery confirmation on Sunday 19th, 5 pm at St Mary’s Felpham: do come and support our candidates, Nicky Cogger and Beryl Smith.

Parish Book Group: our current book is ‘The Essex Serpent’ by Sarah Perry. Join a discussion group on Monday 3 June at 8 pm or Thursday 6 June at 10 am. See the Book Group notice board at the back of church for further information.

Advance notices!

Pagham Church Night Out: Sat 22-Sun 23 June, with local Sea Scouts. See sign-up notice, or contact Stephen (07974 177905).

Summer Fair, Saturday 6 July: to help with the planning of the Fair please speak to Trudi (263597, 07703 597353) or Diane Townson.