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Weekly Pews News

No. 764

Colour of the season: Green

Date: 7th February 2016


Sunday next before Lent Stewardship Sunday    



Collect for the day:

Almighty Father, whose Son was revealed in majesty before he suffered death upon the cross: give us grace to perceive his glory, that we may be strengthened to suffer with him and be changed into his likeness, from glory to glory; who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.



Response to Psalm: Proclaim the greatness of the Lord our God


Our Opportunities for Worship today


  Sunday next before Lent Stewardship Sunday     (G)
8.00am Holy Communion (Quinquagesima)

Readings: 1 Corinthians 13, Luke 18: 31-end

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Exodus 34: 29-end, Psalm 99, 2 Corinthians 3: 12-4: 2, Luke 9: 28-36

Hymns: 580, 625, 12, 449

Communion: 650,365,67

5.00pm Evening Prayer Common Worship

Exodus 3: 1-6, John 12: 27-36a


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 7th February

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

Anniversary: Ethel Funnell          (1972)


7.00pm       Aaron Frith in St Andrew’s Chapel


Monday 8th February

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


Tuesday 9th February – Shrove Tuesday

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

Anniversary: Elsie Breaker (1971), Rita Lloyd (1997)


3-5pm                  Shrove Tuesday Celebration at the Vicarage


Wednesday 10th February

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


10.00am Holy Communion with Imposition of Ashes

1.30pm       Wednesday Club at the Church Centre

2-4pm                  Knit and Natter at Glenda’s (263537) -31 Sea Lane

4.00pm          The Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes

8.00pm          Sung Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes

Thursday 11th February

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

Anniversary: Francis (‘Frank’) Rowley (2009)


Friday 12th February

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

Anniversary: Rose Humphries (2002)


Saturday 13th February

Intention: Pray for our Organist and Director of Music, our choir and musicians, our Lay Ministers of Communion, altar servers and bell ringers.

Anniversary: Leonard Pyefinch (1979)


We pray for all in need and especially those in need of healing in mind, body or spirit: Sue Smith, Anthea Potter, Frank Lawton, Stella Clarke, Rita and David Thompson, Velda Scully, Audrey Nicholls, Peter Downey, Joe Fuller, Mary, Benj, Lucy, Isobel Aldred, Elizabeth Dove

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 recently: Ronald Wicks, Don Maltby, Paddy Chesterton, David Travis, Gordon Lewington and 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 those recorded in our Memorial Book whose anniversaries occur at this time. We pray for all those who mourn their passing.


We pray for God’s blessing upon all who live in Bowling Green Close, Bramble Close, Briar Close


We pray for the ministry of Bishop Luffa School, whose work we support financially as a parish.




Church Website update: To add content to the website email


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


Revd. Jo King can be contacted on (day off Friday) or 01243 276949.


Pews News: Louise Gibbs (Editor) can be contacted by email: (Tel: 07773 135005) or telephone Mark Eminson 01243 262713


Next Sunday First Sunday of Lent                                          (P)                                                                                                                                                           
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: 2 Corinthians 6: 1-10, Matthew 4: 1-11

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Deuteronomy 26: 1-11, Psalm 91: 1-2, 9-16, Romans 10: 8b-13, Luke 4: 1-13

Hymns: 190, 516, 662, 428

Communion: 165, 369

5.00pm Evening Worship – Book of Common Prayer

Jonah 3, Luke 18: 9-14




Churches Together in Bognor Regis & District: We are delighted to say that at the AGM fresh blood and life have been injected into Churches Together, not least in the persons of our own Linda Tempest as treasurer and Sue O’Neill for Arun Angels – Thanks be to God!


Don Maltby: We are sorry to hear of Don’s death and pray for him as we pray also for Eva and the family in their grief. Paddy’s funeral is in church on Monday 15th February at 1pm.

Eva can be contacted at her and Don’s son’s, 47 Yapton Road, Barnham, PO22 0AY or 555656.


Lent Groups: Do sign up on the board if you wish to attend, our priority will be the Year of Mercy course either at North Bersted or in-house.


Lent Leaflet: Do please take a copy of this to enhance your keeping of the holy season.


Food bank: Thank you for continued donations for the food bank, please remember that only non-perishable food can be accepted, with at least three months before the expiry date.


Parish Book Group: Our current book is “The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.” edited by Clayborne Carson. See the Book Group notice board for further information and sign-up sheets. Join a discussion group on Monday 14th March at 8pm or Thursday 17th March at 10am.


Confirmation: There is a Confirmation at the Cathedral on 19th June. If you are interested in being part of a group exploring and working towards this please speak to Mark or Jo. We will begin to meet during Lent.


Pagham Flood Defence Trust: The trustees are looking for someone to audit their accounts, preferably free of charge. Do please speak to Mark if you know of someone.


Flower Festival: Does anyone have a large white wedding hat that they no longer need, and would be willing to donate to the flower team, for use in our floral display at the Cathedral. Please speak to Janet Turner 267825 if you are able to help.