Weekly Pews News
No 18-31

5 August 2018

Tenth Sunday after Trinity

Collect for the day

Let your merciful ears, O Lord, be open to the prayers of your humble servants; and that they may obtain their petitions make them to ask such things as shall please 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.


Post communion prayer for the Year of Prayer

Go before us, O Lord, in all our doings with your most gracious favour, and further us with your continual help, that in all our works begun, continued and ended in you, we may glorify your holy Name, and finally by your mercy obtain everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

                          Tenth Sunday after Trinity               (G)                  
8 am Holy Communion

Readings: 1 Kings 8: 22–36; 1 Kings 8: 37–53

9.45 am Parish Eucharist

Readings: 1 Kings 8: 22–36; 1 Kings 8: 37–53;

John 6: 24–35

Hymns: 97, 319, 205, 252

5 pm Evening Worship – Common Worship

Readings: Exodus 24: 12–end; John 12: 27–36a

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


Sunday 5 August

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

Monday 6 August – Transfiguration of Our Lord

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.

Tuesday 7 August

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

7 pm               The Eucharist

Wednesday 8 August – Dominic

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

10 am             Holy Communion

2-4 pm        Knit & Natter at Jeanne’s, 8 Channel View (261828)


Thursday 9 August – Mary Sumner

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

Friday 10 August – Laurence

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

Saturday 11 August – Clare of Assisi

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


Morning Prayer is at 9.20 am Monday–Thursday and Saturday,
and 8.30 am Friday.



We pray for all in need of healing in body, mind or spirit: Sue Smith, Judi March, Bill Mitchell, Lynette, Zoe, Joan & Derek Hardie, Peter & Carole Easterbrook, Eugene West, Aidan Smith, Ann, Ron Cusworth, Sam, Sheila King, Lynda Foyn.

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

Those who have died recently: Karen Edwards, Leslie Sadler, Joan Skinner.

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: Pagham Road, Payne Close, Pilgrims Way.

We pray for Woodlarks Camping for the disabled, whose work we support financially as a parish.


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           Eleventh Sunday after Trinity              (G)                  
8 am Holy Communion

Readings: Daniel 9: 3–10; Daniel 9: 11–19

9.45 am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Daniel 9: 3–10; Daniel 9: 11–19; John 6: 35, 41–51
Hymns: 461, 68, 12, 249

5 pm Evening Prayer – Book of Common Prayer

Job 39: 1 to 40: 4; Hebrews 12: 1–17



Summer sermons on Prayers in the Bible: we continue with our second one of these.  Do see the insert in Pews News, and take it home for further reflection!

Safeguarding: Church of England congregations have been given a unique opportunity to contribute to important safeguarding research. For further information, please see the leaflet given out with Pews News, entitled ‘Safeguarding’. Your contribution via the website mentioned on the handout would be appreciated. Thank you!

Raise the Roof Heritage Lottery Funding: you may have seen our news in the Bognor Post on Friday 27 July. This was in response to the Lottery saying we were allowed to announce publicly. The full press release is on one or two noticeboards and indeed, we are very grateful to lottery players. Watch this space for news of further fundraising as we look to start the work next spring.

Licensing of Revd. Jo King as Priest-in-Charge at Holy Cross, North Bersted – this is to take place on Tuesday 25 September at 7.30pm. Details about tickets will come out shortly.

Revd. Trevor Marshall: we are delighted for Trevor that he is to be the next Priest-in-Charge at Tangmere and Oving, and assure him of our prayers, though we keep him for now!

Parish Book Group: our current book is ‘Restoration’ by Rose Tremain. Join a discussion group on Monday 3 September at 8 pm, or Thursday 6 September at 10 am. See the Book Group notice board at the back of church for further information.

Archdeacon Douglas farewell Eucharist: this is now to be held on Saturday 13 October at 11 am in the Cathedral. Do see his letter and sign up if you hope to attend.

Launde Abbey 2019: if any would like to go next year, we are planning our pilgrimage there between 12 and 15 August. Sign up on the board to indicate interest.