Weekly Pews News

No 19-01

6 January 2019


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.



                                  Epiphany                                (W)                  
8 am Holy Communion

Readings: Ephesians 3: 1-12; Matthew 2: 1-12

9.45 am Family Eucharist with Sunday School play

Hymns: 49, 729, 641, 724

5 pm Evening worship – Contemplative


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


Sunday 6th 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)

Monday 7th January

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

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

Tuesday 8th January

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

7 pm               Healing Eucharist

Wednesday 9th January

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

10 am             Holy Communion
2-4 pm        Knit & Natter at Sue’s, 1 Church Way (262915)

Anniversary: Maisie Knight (2000)

Thursday 10th January – William Laud

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

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

Friday 11th 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)

Saturday 12th January – Aelred

Intention: our local industry and commerce, our farmers and growers, and the holiday industry.

Anniversary: Olivia Cole (1989); Frederick Gray (1990); Mary Kitchen (1994)



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, Ray Radmall, Mary Ramsay, Roderick Plastow, Ethel Huckle, Jacqueline and family, Mary Edwards, Tom, Simon, John Evans, Maria, Daley Freddino.

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

Those who have died recently: Dizzy Bennett.

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: Abbotsbury, A’Becket’s Avenue, Apple Grove.



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: Wednesday afternoon)

Next Sunday Baptism of Christ and Launch of Year of Vocation (W)  
8 am Holy Communion – Epiphany 1

Readings: Romans 12: 1-5, Luke 2: 41–end

9.45 am Family Eucharist

Readings: Isaiah 43: 1-7; Luke 3: 15-17, 21-22

Hymns: 573, 797, 29, 332

5 pm Evening Prayer – Book of Common Prayer

Isaiah 55: 1-11, Romans 6: 1-11



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

Christmas Collections: Thank you to all who have given so generously this year at our Christmas services. A total of £734.64 was raised, which will be shared between Christian Aid’s Yemen Appeal and the Roof Fund.

Bishop Luffa consultation on admissions arrangements from 2020 – do see the letter on the noticeboard detailing how you can comment on this process.

Parish Book Group: our current book is ’North and South’ by Elizabeth Gaskell. Join a discussion group on Monday 14th at 8 pm, or Thursday 17th at 10 am. See the Book Group noticeboard at the back of church for further information.

Chichester Cathedral’s lunchtime concerts restart on Tuesday 15th at 1.10 pm. Concerts are free, with a retiring collection. Coffee will be provided – take your own sandwiches if you wish (and picnic mug, to avoid plastic waste). Programme details are displayed on our church noticeboards. Each concert is listed on the Cathedral website with a short biography and photo of the artist. For any further information contact June Baker, our Parish/Cathedral Link.


Ladies’ Club: on Tuesday 15th at 7.45 pm, at the Church Centre in Nyetimber Lane, professional tourist guide Sally Botwright presents a talk about London. All welcome.

Burns night, a ticket-only event hosted by the Men’s Group, is on Friday 18th at 7 pm at the Church Centre, Nyetimber Lane. Dress code: tartan or tweed. Add names on the list in church, or via Stephen (266800).

Defibrillator Training: Peter and Carol-Anne Pocock have kindly offered to run a training session for the use of our new church defibrillator on Sunday 27th, 2–4 pm. If you would like to attend, contact Mike Wake (264254), mikewake@talktalk.net.

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