Weekly Pews News

No 19-14



7 April 2019

Fifth Sunday of Lent – Passiontide


Collect for the day

Most merciful God, who by the death and resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ delivered and saved the world: grant that by faith in him who suffered on the cross we may triumph in the power of his victory; 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.


                     Fifth Sunday of Lent – Passiontide begins   (P)
8 am Holy Communion

Readings: Hebrews 9: 11-15; John 8: 46–end

9.45 am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Acts 16: 11-15; John 12: 1-8

Hymns: 662, 738, 572, 695

5 pm Evening Prayer – Choral Evensong

Readings: 2 Chronicles 35: 1-6, 10-16; Luke 22: 1-13


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

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

Registered charity number: 1134842

Sunday 7 April

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

Anniversary: John Fairclough (2001)

Monday 8 April

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

Anniversary: Philip Smith            (2005)

Tuesday 9 April – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

7 pm               Healing Eucharist
7.30 pm      Confirmation preparation in St Andrew’s Chapel

Anniversary: Derek Bech            (2016)

Wednesday 10 April – William Law

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

10 am             Holy Communion

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

2-4 pm        Knit & Natter at Mary’s, 2 Honeysuckle Drive (263852)

7.30 pm      Stations of the Cross

Anniversary: Maurice Plumb (2010)

Thursday 11 April

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

6 pm           Wedding rehearsal

Anniversary: Norman Fagg (1975), Sarah Sheppard (1976)

Friday 12 April

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

Anniversary: Frederick Hughes (1985); Frederick Kitchen            (2005); Doris Moore (2013); Beryl Maynard (2018)

Saturday 13 April

Intention: our organist and director of music, choir and musicians; our lay ministers of communion, altar servers and bell-ringers.

3 pm           Wedding of Andrew Craddock and Samantha Hillsdon

Anniversary: Gladys Humphrey (1984)


We pray for all in need of healing in body, mind or spirit: Sue Smith, Judi March, Lynette, Zoe, Eugene West, Ann, Sheila King, Simon Hill, Nicola, Chloe Green, Ian Turner, Mike Cole, Isobel, Nicky, Roderick Plastow, Derek Pugh, Eileen Knight, Helen, Cassie and Evan, Alistair, Stephen Shellswell and family, Jeanette, Julie, Emma, Bonnie, Willow, James.     For urgent prayer, contact Gillian Purvis (267597) or Colin Wood (264192) to activate the Prayer Chain.

Those who have died recently: Margaret Westlake, Sally Paice.

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: Elm Close, Esher Close, Fletcher Close.

Year of Vocation Cycle of Prayer for Work: communities that have lost traditional industries, and for their regeneration.

Year of Vocation Cycle of Prayer for Church Roles: our organist and director of music, choir, servers, readers and intercessors, lay ministers of communion.

We pray for Andrew Craddock and Samantha Hillsdon on their wedding day on Saturday.


Revd. Mark Eminson: The Vicarage, 38 Kings Drive, PO21 4PZ.

vicar@paghamchurch.org, 262713. (Day off Friday)

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

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

(Deadline for notices: Wednesday afternoon)

Next Sunday                           Palm Sunday                            (P)
8 am Holy Communion

Readings: Philippians 2: 5-11; Matthew 27: 1-54

9.45 am Parish Eucharist with blessing of palms, procession and dramatic reading of the Passion

Readings: Isaiah 50: 4-9a; Psalm 31: 9-1; Philippians 2: 5-11; Luke 22: 14–end of 23                Hymns: 14, 583, 463, 195

5 pm Evening Prayer – Common Worship

Readings: Isaiah 5: 1-7; Luke 20: 9-19



The Eminsons are leaving! Mark announced last Sunday that he has been appointed Team Rector of the Merton Priory Team Ministry in Southwark Diocese (subject to satisfactory completion of the necessary procedures). He and the family are very sorry to be going, but aren’t leaving just yet; it won’t be until the summer. God bless us all!

Today is our final biblical calling story: Lydia in the Acts of the Apostles. Do take the reading away for further reflection.

Holy Week sign-up sheets: do look at the noticeboard and sign up for various services and ministries during Holy Week and on Easter Day.

Friends of Pagham Parish Church AGM: today at 4 pm in St Andrew’s Chapel, followed by refreshments. All welcome.

Chrism Eucharist: Tuesday 16th, 12 noon at the Cathedral. See Bishop Martin’s invitation on the noticeboard – all welcome!

Stay and Play, Wednesday 17th, 11-1 pm at Pagham Church Centre, Nyetimber Lane. Easter crafts and refreshments (inc Hot Cross Buns!) – £1 donation per family. More information from Jenny Ellis (07798 555472). Helpers on the day would be appreciated.

Easter flowers: we aim to fill the church with flowers for Easter. We will decorate the church on Easter Eve, Saturday 20th, from 9.30 am. Please bring donations of greenery to church early that morning. Contact Trudi Kearsley (263597) to sponsor an arrangement, or contribute to the costs.

Pilgrimage to Romsey Abbey: for those who have signed up, we will have a meeting after the service on Palm Sunday to look at the plan. We will now be driving in cars (coach too expensive), so think about lift-sharing.

Health and Safety: because of safety concerns with the upstairs gallery, this part of the church will not be available for use until further notice.

Parish Administrator job is on offer at St Mary’s, Felpham. Do see Mark if you want more information.

Pray As You Go is a daily prayer session designed for an App on your phone or tablet – find out more at https://pray-as-you-go.org/home.

Advance notices!

Pagham Church Night Out: on Sat 22 – Sun 23 June, along with Aldwick and Pagham Sea Scouts, we will be holding a weekend of exciting activities, games, overnight camping and worship at the Sefter Road Scout Hut. Our regular Sunday 9.45 service will be held on-site instead of in church. See the noticeboard for full details and to register interest, or speak to Stephen (07974 177905) for more info.

Summer Fair, Saturday 6 July: planning for this event has been under way for some time, but if anyone feels they would like to join us in the planning and running of the Fair please speak to Trudi, or Diane Townson.