No 19-40

6 October 2019

Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity

Collect for the day O Lord, we beseech you mercifully to hear the prayers of your people who call upon you; and grant that they may both perceive and know what things they ought to do, and also may have grace and power faithfully to fulfil them; 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. Amen.

Psalm response

Put your trust in the Lord, take your delight in him.

Today’s services

8 am Holy Communion (with Archdeacon Luke) Readings: Ephesians 3: 13-end; Luke 7: 11-17

9.45 am Parish Eucharist Readings: Habakkuk 1: 1-4 & 2: 1-4; Psalm 37: 1-10; 2 Timothy 1: 1-14; Luke 17: 5-10 Hymns: 629, 455, 195, 716

12 noon Baptism of Jasmine Day

3.30 pm Pet Blessing 🐾 followed by refreshments 🍰

The church is open every day for visitors and private prayer.

Sunday 6 October

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.

Monday 7 October

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

9.40-10.30 am Visiting bell ringers

Anniversary: Ashley Courtenay (1986); Nancy Courtenay (1986)

Tuesday 8 October

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.

7 pm Evening prayer

Wednesday 9 October

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

10 am Holy Communion

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

2 pm Knit & Natter at Helen’s, 3 Conway Drive (265911)

Anniversary: Arthur Bell (1965); Richard Trevithick (1991); Percy Coleman (1993)

Thursday 10 October – Paulinus, Bishop of York, 644

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

8 pm Chichester Voices rehearsal

Anniversary: Bessie Morrison (2012)

Friday 11 October

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

Saturday 12 October – Wilfrid of Ripon, 709

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


We pray for all in need of healing in body, mind or spirit: Judi March, Lynette, Zoe, Eugene West, Chloe Green, Rosie Sims, Nicola, Derek Pugh, Richard Rundle, Terry Walker, Ken Rowley, Colin & Jennie Godfrey, Andy Evans, Simon Hill, Diane Wills.

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

Those who have died: Keith Page, Mick Shand, Roy Payne.

We remember in our prayers Church members in residential care or who receive communion at home: Beatrice Armstrong, Mary Baxter, Madge Breakspear, Lila Cowee, Brenda Dobson.

We pray for God’s blessing upon all who live in our parish: Swandene, Sylvia Close, Tabard Gate.

Year of Vocation Cycle of Prayer for Work: carers and all whose work is in the home.

Year of Vocation Cycle of Prayer for Church Roles: Deanery Synod members, Churches Together representatives, Church Centre Committee,

Julian Group, Prayer Chain members.

We pray for Jasmine Day who is being baptised today, and her parents and godparents.


Churchwardens: Mike Wake and Stephen Cox-Rusbridge:, 262713.

Church website update: email to add content.

Safeguarding Officer: Jan Brockhurst:

Pews News: Alison Blenkinsop:, 261131.

(Deadline for notices: Thursday morning)

Sunday 13th Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity

8 am Holy Communion Readings: Ephesians 4: 1-6; Luke 14: 1-11

9.45 am Parish Eucharist Readings: 2 Kings 5: 1-3, 7-15b; Psalm 111; 2 Timothy 2: 8-15; Luke 17: 11-19 Hymns: 617, 45, 671, 565

5 pm Evening prayer – Book of Common Prayer


Church Roof update: good progress is being made. The old coping stones are stacked at the west end of the church and available to anyone for a donation (eg for garden projects). Steel reinforcing rods (helibars) have been inserted into the gable ends of the nave. More info on progress is on the back wall of the church. Although the cost of additional work is still within the projected overall cost, we are still short of our funding target; to help with a pledge or loan, please speak to the churchwardens.

Pet Blessing Service this afternoon, with Revd Keith Smith, followed by refreshments. Spread the word amongst neighbours, family and friends!

Bishop Luffa: the churchwardens now have Church Support forms for Year 6 children applying to Bishop Luffa School for September 2020. Parents can arrange an evening interview in St Andrew’s Chapel via

Friends of Pagham Church Pudding Club: Saturday 12th, 7 for 7.30 pm in St Andrew’s Chapel. £15 (members £12). A competition to find the most delicious pudding of the evening. Start with a light meal, and then try 6 different desserts and mark them to find a winner. Details from Trudi (263597); see sign-up sheet on the noticeboard.

Colin Webb: this former member of our Church died recently. His funeral took place in Dorset, and a memorial service for him will be held here on Saturday 19th at 4 pm. Please come along to give thanks for the life and bravery of Colin, and to support his wife Ruth and the family.

Annual Memorial Service, Sunday 3 November at 3.30 pm. If you have someone to be remembered or prayed for, please print the name on the sheet at the back of church.

Link to Hope Shoebox Appeal 2019: see leaflets at the back of church on filling boxes for family or elderly, or supplying items and/or money to help with costs. More info from Trudi. Return boxes by Sunday 3 Nov.

Friends of Pagham Church annual fundraising quiz: now available for £1 from Mo Hatzfeld (268576) for a prize hamper.

Church diaries for 2020 are at the back of church; do take one!

Good News leaflets: we still need deliverers for these short rounds: 1: Laurel Drive, Old Barn Close, Mill View Close (in Millfarm Estate); 2: Edwen Close (off Hook Lane);  Offers to Trudi or Mo.

Outside events:

‘Cherished’ ladies’ event at Opengate Church (now renamed The Shore Community Church) in Bognor Regis, on Saturday 9 November, 9.30-4 pm. Speaker: Carol Bostock, Beauty from Ashes ministry: Tickets £15 from Eventbrite. More information from Alison, 261131. Weekly Pews News