Weekly Pews News

No. 8374

Colour of the season: W


Date: 5th November 2017


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.




Our Opportunities for Worship today



  All Saints’ Sunday                                                (W)
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: Revelation 7: 2-12, Matthew 5: 1-12

9.45am Family Eucharist

Psalm 34: 1-10, Matthew 5: 1-12

Hymns: 438, 67, 177, 876

3.30pm Memorial Service


After the Parish Eucharist you are welcome to gather

for refreshments in St. Andrew’s chapel, where we can get to know each other better



Sunday 5th November

Intention: Pray for our children and young people, and their leaders; for our Children’s Groups, Wednesday Club and Youth Group.

Anniversary: Kevin Bircham (1987)


Monday 6th November – William Temple

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


8.00 pm          Parish Book Club: ’The Heavenly Man: by Brother Yun & Paul Hattaway


Tuesday 7th November – Willibrord

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

Anniversary: Daphne Hutchison        (2010)


7.00 pm          The Eucharist

7.45 pm          Pilgrim in St Andrew’s Chapel

7.45 pm          Ladies Club: Hazel Child will be giving a talk on Music Therapy


Wednesday 8th November – Saints and Martyrs of England

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


10.00am         Holy Communion

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

1.30 pm          Wednesday Tots at the Church Centre (opp Pagham FC)

2-4.00 pm      Knit & Natter at Carole Edwards – 31 Grange Court, Aldwick (865167)

3.45 pm          Communion Club in St Andrew’s Chapel


Thursday 9th November – Margery Kempe

Intention: Pray for the Queen and Royal Family, our Nation and Government, our local MP and MEP.

Anniversary: Trevor Ribbons (2000)

10.00 am        Parish Book Club: ’The Heavenly Man: by Brother Yun & Paul Hattaway

Friday 10th November – Leo the Great

Intention: Pray for our local clubs and organisations, especially our Ladies Club, The Luncheon Club and The Mens Club.

Anniversary: Douglas Smith (1987)

Saturday 11th November – Martin

Intention: Pray for our scouts, guides, cadets and other local youth organisations.


2.00 pm          Wedding of James Bartlett and Marie-Louise Van Der Ouderaa


We pray for all in need and especially those in need of healing in mind, body or spirit: David Atkins, Elizabeth Dove, Judi March, Sue Smith, Arthur Harrison, Margaret Mayhew, Victoria, Janine, Sally, Ian Turner, Richard, Barbara Nash, Martin, Kerry.


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


We pray for those who have died: Barbara Waldron, Allan Lewis, Brian, David Stone; Vivien Miller, Jean Knight.


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


We pray for church members who live in residential care or receive communion at home. This week we pray for 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 St Wilfrid’s Hospice whose work we support as a parish.


We pray for James Bartlett and Marie-Louise Van Der Ouderaa on their wedding day this Saturday.



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


Revd. Mark Eminson can be contacted at the vicarage, 38 Kings Drive, PO21 4PZ. Tel: 262713. Email: vicar@paghamchurch.org (day off Friday)


Revd. Jo King can be contacted on curate@paghamchurch.org (day off Friday) or 01243 930247.


Pews News: Louise Gibbs (Editor) can be contacted by email: louise.gibbs1109@rocketmail.com (Tel: 07773 135005).


Next Sunday Remembrance Sunday                                                 (R)
8.00am Holy Communion (Trinity 22)

Readings: Philippians 1: 3-11, Matthew 18: 21-end

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Amos 5: 18-24, Matthew 25: 1-13

Hymns: 153, sheet, 494,565

5.00pm Evening Prayer – Book of Common Prayer

Judges 7: 2-22, John 15: 9-17



New homes in Pagham: the Parish Council have asked if anyone would like to submit a letter in favour of their proposal for smaller and more affordable plots of housing via a Community Land Trust scheme. Letters can go to the Village Hall.


Bishop Luffa School: parents of Year 6 children applying for Bishop Luffa next year need to arrange to meet with Mark to fill out the Church Support Form.


Home Insurance: To celebrate 130 years of insuring Anglican churches, Ecclesiastical will donate £130 to our church each time a member of our church family takes out a new home insurance policy with them during the next year. Further details ith terms and conditions can be found on the poster

in the church porch or visit www.ecclesiastical.comTrust130 or phone 0800 783 0130 and quote Trust 130.


Christmas Market and Craft Fair 25th November: Donations for the stalls

are urgently needed – raffle prizes, filled bottles, chocolates, filled jam jars,

tombola items, unwanted gifts, puzzles, paperback books, jewellery, knitted

goods, toys, Christmas decorations etc. We will be seeking cakes, home –

made sweets and produce nearer the time. Please either leave your donations

in the box at the rear of church or speak to Trudi – 263597.


Christmas Quiz: Copies of this year’s Christmas Quiz are now available from

Mo Hatzfeld, priced £1.00. This year’s prize is a hamper filled with lovely

Christmas goodies. All profits go to Raise the Roof Fund.


PCC Away Day: Saturday 11th November at the Bishop’s Palace in Chichester between 10am and 3pm. Anyone is welcome to join us as we think through the forthcoming Year of Prayer. Do sign up on the sheet on the noticeboard (and indicate what kind of food you can bring for shared lunch).


Safeguarding: the Safeguarding page on our church website has been updated. We have included details of all our policies, general information and some useful contact numbers. Do have a look on paghamchurch.org and click on Safeguarding. Any feedback or queries to Jan – 07759865115 or 862606