Weekly Pews News

no 22-10


First Sunday of Lent

08:00              Holy Communion

09:30              Parish Family Eucharist

17:30            Stations of the Cross, Pagham Church (see Lent leaflet)


Collect Heavenly Father, your Son battled with the powers of darkness, and grew closer to you in the desert: help us to use these days to grow in wisdom and prayer that we may witness to your saving love in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Readings  Deuteronomy 26: 1–11; Romans 10: 8b–13; Luke 4: 1–13

Sunday 6th March

Intention: our Archbishops, Justin Welby of Canterbury and Stephen Cottrell of York; the work of the Archbishops’ Council and General Synod; the worldwide Anglican Communion.

Monday 7th March – Perpetua, Felicity and companions, martyrs, 203

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

09:00            Morning prayer (in church)

Tuesday 8th March – Edward King, bishop, 1910

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.

18:00           Evening prayer (in church and on Zoom)

19:00              Tuesday@7 Eucharist

Wednesday 9th March

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

14:30            Tea & Chat at the Pagham Parish Church Centre on Nyetimber Lane (until 16:00)

18:00            Evening prayer (in church and on Zoom)

21:00            Compline (on Facebook search: @StRichardAldwick)

Thursday 10th March

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

09:00            Morning prayer (in church)

10:00              Holy Communion

Friday 11th March

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

Saturday 12th March

Intention: our local industry and commerce, our farmers and growers, and the holiday industry; the staff and guests of Church Farm Holiday Village.

10:00            Children’s Lent Group

Sunday 13th March – Second Sunday of Lent

Readings: Genesis 15: 1–12, 17–18; Psalm 27; Philippians 3: 17 – 4:1; Luke 13: 31–end.


We pray for all in need of healing in body, mind or spirit Lynette, Rosie Sims, Terry Haskell, Barbara Crew, Karen Cox, Jim Fowler, Sheila King, Dawn Spurway Pearson, Mo Ford, Nicola Simpson, Betty Smith, Heather Marchant, Mike Hatzfeld, Andrew Naylor, Colin May, Lucy Gammon, Beryl Turner, Tyler Rankin.

For urgent prayer, contact Gillian Purvis (267597) or Pat Rush (262561) to start the Prayer Chain.

Recently departed Valerie Tomblin-Booth, Sandy Sell

Anniversary of death Roland Hunt (6th); Ronald Knight (7th); Jessie Towler, Lilian Gilham (8th); Gladys Halling (9th); Betty Wadlow, Joyce Winfield (10th); Norman Williams, Robert Upton, Neville Purdy, Cynthia Brown (11th); Stanley Holder, Harry Taylor (12th).

We remember Pagham Church family who live in residential care or usually receive communion at home: Beatrice Armstrong, Mary Baxter.

We pray for peace especially for and with the people of Ukraine, and we pray for all who are caught up in conflict, the frightened and those who have lost loved ones, homes, and family.


Face coverings We ask that you continue to wear face coverings at all times when attending services/events in the church including when singing, to help us continue to offer an environment that is welcoming to the most vulnerable in our community. Mthr Lucy and the Wardens will continue to review our COVID-19 practices regularly.

Lent, Holy Week and Easter Please see the additional sheet for details on our offering for Lent and beyond.

Bell ringing How about learning to ring for HM The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee? There will be 4 days of national celebrations from 2nd June when we are encouraged to ring the bells to mark this historic event. Bell ringers do not have to be big, strong, musical or mathematical. Anyone from the age of 10 with reasonable coordination and a sense of rhythm can learn to ring. If you would like to know more, please speak to Mike Wake 07899 705632.

‘Great is Thy Faithfulness’ Growing the Household of Faith pilot programme There is now a display sharing more information about GiTF in the church. This will be updated at regular intervals.

Good Friday Children’s Workshop This year we will be holding a children’s fun activity morning on Good Friday 10:30-12noon, this event will be held at and shared with St Richard’s, Aldwick. I hope this will be an exciting invitation to offer to all local families. A small team of volunteers are coming together- but if you would like to join us, please speak to Mthr Lucy.

Over the coming weeks we will be putting out calls for items that will be needed for our crafts at this event: This week (and for the weeks to come) please will you collect empty glass jars (all shapes and sizes gratefully received!) and bring them to church, collection can be arranged if bringing them to church is a problem! Many thanks.


Foundation Governors for Nyewood Infant and Junior Schools Both of our Church of England schools are urgently seeking foundation governors at this time. The support of local parish churches in this essential role is critical to the mission of the Church in the wider community, with Foundation Governors being critical to helping foster a distinctive Christian identity in the schools. If you have any interest in learning more about this, please speak to Mthr Lucy, who is now an Ex-Officio Governor of both schools, for more information.

Music at Pagham church We are currently reviewing the way forward for music in our worship – but please remember all those who enjoy singing are most welcome to join the choir. The choir is currently practising for 20 mins before services (apart from Family services, on the first Sunday of the month) – so for Sundays this is from 9 am, at the organ.


CONTACT DETAILS        –      find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @StThomasPagham

Priest-in-Charge: The Reverend Lucy Sullivan
19 Willowhale Avenue, Bognor Regis, PO21 4AU  mthrlucy.pagham@gmail.com, 01243 941551.

Churchwardens: Mike Wake and Alex Brockhurst: churchwarden@paghamchurch.org 07899 705632//07792 544259.

Church website update: email editor@paghamchurch.org.

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

Pews News: Alison Blenkinsop, pewsnews@paghamchurch.org, 261131, 07784 544981.