Weekly Pews News

No. 803

Colour of the season: G

Date: 6th November 2016


Third Sunday before Advent


Collect for the day:

Heavenly Father, whose blessed Son was revealed to destroy the works of the devil and to make us the children of God and heirs of eternal life: grant that we, having this hope, may purify ourselves even as he is pure; that when he shall appear in power and great glory we may be made like him in his eternal and glorious kingdom; where he is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.





Psalm response: Show me, O Lord, your loving-kindness.


Our Opportunities for Worship today


  Third Sunday before Advent                                   (G)
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: Colossians 1: 3-12, Matthew 9: 18-26

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Job 19: 23-27a, Psalm 17: 1-9, 2 Thessalonians 2: 1-5, 13-17, Luke 20: 27-38

Hymns: 433, 311,224, 766  

Communion: 68, 17, 819

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 6th November

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.


Monday 7th November – Willibrord

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

Anniversary: Daphne Hutchison (2010)


Tuesday 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.


4.00pm           Communion Club in St. Andrew’s Chapel

7.00pm           Healing Eucharist


Wednesday 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)


10.00am         Holy Communion

11.30am         Funeral of Keith Bennett

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

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

2-4pm             Knit and Natter at Joan Dent’s -1 Church Way (265083)


Thursday 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)


Friday 11th November – Martin

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


Saturday 12th November

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


8.30 – 3.30pm First Aid training in St Andrew’s Chapel




Weekday Morning Prayer

Morning prayer: Monday to Thursday and Saturday 9.20am. Friday 8.30am



We pray for all in need and especially those in need of healing in mind, body or spirit: Anthea Potter, Sue Smith, David Atkins, Simon Peters, Jeanne Dalton, Sylvia, Elizabeth Dove, Bob Riding, Chris, Barbara Waldron, Jem, Judi March, Dorothy.


We pray for those who have died: Keith Bennett.


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


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 remember in our prayers: 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, Audrey Bridge, Brenda Dobson.


We pray for God’s blessing upon all who live in The Green, The Nyetimbers, The Orchard and The Parade.


We pray for Us (formerly USPG) whose work we support financially as a parish.




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


Revd. Mark Eminson can be contacted at 16 Havelock Road, Bognor Regis, PO21 2EZ. 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) or telephone Mark Eminson 01243 262713


Next Sunday Remembrance Sunday                                              (R)
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: Colossians 3: 12-17, Matthew 13: 24b-30

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Malachi 4: 1-2a, Luke 21: 5-19

Hymns: 409, sheet, 494, 565  

Communion: 691, 153, 68

5.00pm Evening Worship – Taizé



TODAY: Annual Memorial Service is at 3.30pm followed by refreshments. All are welcome to attend to remember loved-ones who have died. If you wish for someone’s name to be read out please add it to the list at the back of church.


Food Bank: Don’t forget to keep bringing in food for those in need.


Parish Book Group: Our current book is ’The Kite Runner’ by Khaled Hosseini. Join a discussion group on Monday 14th November at 8pm, or Thursday 17th November at 10am. See the Book Group notice board for further information and sign-up sheets.


Parish Pilgrimage 2017: Parish Pilgrimage 2017 to Launde Abbey is going to be Tuesday 30th May – Friday 2nd June. Cost per adult is £200 or more. A provisional booking has been made, so do please speak to Mark ASAP if you would like to be added to the list.


Christmas Market and Craft Fair: This event is being held at the Village Hall on 26th November. Donations needed for stalls include: Raffle prizes, Chocolate, filled jam jars, Tombola items, unwanted gifts, puzzles, books, jewellery, knitted goods, toys, Empty wine bottles, bottle bags, Christmas decorations and items etc. Please leave in the boxes at back of church. Volunteer sign-up sheet on the noticeboard.


Christmas Quiz: Copies of this year’s Christmas Quiz are now available from Mo Hatzfeld, priced at £1.00. This year’s prize is a hamper filled with lovely Christmas goodies. All profits go to Raise the Roof Fund.


Christmas Market and Craft Fair 26th November: Donations for the stalls are urgently needed – raffle prizes, chocolates, filled jam jars, tombola items, unwanted gifts, puzzles, paperback books, jewellery, knitted goods, toys, Christmas decorations etc. Please either leave in the box at the rear of church or speak to Trudi – 263597.


Good News: Deliverers needed for the following rounds: Honeysuckle Drive, Laurel Drive, Edwin Close and Pagham Road (Church Way to Downland Close). If you are able to assist please speak to Trudi – 263597 or Mo – 268576.