Weekly Pews News

No 19-27

7 July 2019

Third Sunday after Trinity


Collect for the day

Almighty God, you have broken the tyranny of sin and have sent the Spirit of your Son into our hearts, whereby we call you Father: give us grace to dedicate our freedom to your service, that we and all creation may be brought to the glorious liberty of the children of God; 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.




                            Third Sunday after Trinity               (G)
8 am Holy Communion

Readings: 1 Peter 5: 5-11; Luke 15: 1-10

9.45 am Parish Eucharist with baptisms

Readings: Galatians 6: 7-16; Luke 10: 1-11, 16-20

Hymns: 88, 797, 6, 503

12 noon Baptism of Marlee Grace-Edwards
5 pm Evening Prayer – Contemplative



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 July

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

Anniversary: William Jackson (1980); Jessie Gleadle (1990); Louisa Harris (1998)

Monday 8 July

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

Anniversary: Isobel Myatt (1991); Frederick Daniell (1993)

Tuesday 9 July

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

7 pm               Healing Eucharist

Anniversary: Joseph Jaques (1998); Frank Bailey (2002); Kenneth Jones (2005)

Wednesday 10 July

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

10 am             Holy Communion

2-4 pm        Knit & Natter at Carole’s, 31 Grange Court (865167)

Anniversary: Ethel Alderton (1993); David Kearsley (2001); John Hayden (1999)

Thursday 11 July – Benedict

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

Anniversary: Ian Hartley (1991); Guy Peace (2003); Alastair Stewart (2012)

Friday 12 July

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

Anniversary: Violet Antill (1979); Ronald Turner (1986)

Saturday 13 July

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

10.30-4.30 pm  Cursillo training day


We pray for those recorded in our Memorial Book whose anniversaries occur at this time, and all who mourn their passing.


We pray for all in need of healing in body, mind or spirit: Judi March, Lynette, Zoe, Eugene West, Chloe Green, Nicky, Anna Henderson, Rosie Sims, Joyce, Chris, Mitchell, Pat, Margaret Easton, Clifford, Bill, Maureen and Zoe Ford, Judith Whitworth, Nicola.

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

Those who have died: Anne Atkins.

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

We pray for God’s blessing upon all who live in our parish: Manor Way, Mayfield Close, Meadow Way.

Year of Vocation Cycle of Prayer for Work: school leavers and all who are seeking to enter employment.

Year of Vocation Cycle of Prayer for Church Roles: Cursillo members,

Ladies’ Club, Men’s Group, Book Group Coordinator, Knit & Natter Group.

We pray for James Hatch, Michael Henderson, Nu & Lebo Seafole, Benjamin, Dominic & George Vida and Marlee Grace-Edwards who are being baptized today, and their parents and godparents.



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.

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

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

(Deadline for notices: Wednesday afternoon)

Next Sunday                Sea Sunday                    (G)
8 am Holy Communion (Trinity 4)

Readings: Romans 8: 18-23; Luke 6: 36-42

9.45 am Family Eucharist

Readings: Jonah 2: 1-10; Mark 4: 35-41

Hymns: 662, 736, 153, 332

12 noon Baptism of Eva Barston
5 pm Evening Prayer – Book of Common Prayer

Genesis 32: 9-30; Mark 7: 1-23



Summer Fair: many thanks to all who helped make the Fair an enjoyable and profitable occasion again. See the noticeboard for more details.

Church Roof update: the retiling of the roof should start in the next few days, and take about four months to complete. While the work is going on, the building will be surrounded by scaffolding and plywood hoarding. The church will remain open throughout, and services will take place as usual. Do please take extra care while the work is in progress.

Fundraising started three years ago, with a target of £350,000. We are still £40,000 short, so we need help with pledges or loans to get us over the line. If anyone feels able to assist in this way, please have a word in confidence with the churchwardens.

This has been the biggest single restoration project that has been undertaken in this church. So a huge thank you to everyone for supporting it, and all those that have been involved in organising the extra fundraising events. Also the many hours spent on grant applications, particularly by Mike Wake and Trudi Kearsley. See the noticeboard for a fuller report, and for updates.

Sea Sunday, 14thfor our 9.45 am Family Eucharist, when we support the work of Mission to Seafarers, do invite any friends or neighbours who have a particular love of the sea!

Parish Mosaic: part of this Year of Vocation’s activities is the compilation of a Parish Mosaic where lots of small photos will combine to form a giant image of our parish life! If you wish to take a photo representing any aspect of the life of St Thomas à Becket’s and Pagham, then send it in to Graham Jones at grahaminsunnybognor@gmail.com before Sunday 21st.

Farewell to the Eminsons on Saturday 27th at the vicarage, from 4 pm with a hog roast. Come and keep the feast!

Good News deliverers: We are seeking deliverers for the following rounds: Edwen Close, part of Church Way, Laurel Drive, Old Barn Close, Mill View Close. If you are able to assist please speak to Trudi or Mo.