Weekly Pews News

no 22-32



08:00              Holy Communion

09:30              Parish Family Eucharist   

14:00              Holy Baptism- Harry Kearsley

Collect Lord God, your Son left the riches of heaven and became poor for our sake: when we prosper save us from pride, when we are needy save us from despair, that we may trust in you alone; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.


Readings Hebrews 11: 1–3, 8–16; Luke 12: 32–40

 Sunday 7th August

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

Monday 8th August – Dominic, priest, founder of the Order of Preachers, 1221

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.

09:00            Morning prayer (in church)

Tuesday 9th August – Mary Sumner, founder of the Mothers’ Union, 1921

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

18:00            Evening prayer (in church)

Wednesday 10th August – Laurence, deacon, martyr, 258

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

18:00            Evening prayer (in church)

Thursday 11th August – Clare of Assisi, founder of the Poor Clares, 1253

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

09:00            Morning prayer (in church)

10:00              Holy Communion

Friday 12th August

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

Saturday 13th August – Jeremy Taylor, bishop, teacher of the faith, 1667

Intention: our choir and musicians; our lay ministers of communion, altar servers, welcome team and bell-ringers.

Sunday 14th August (Trinity 9) – Parish Eucharist

Readings: Jeremiah 23: 23–29; Psalm 82; Hebrews 11: 29 – 12: 2; Luke 12: 49–56


We pray for all in need of healing in body, mind or spirit Lynette, Rosie Sims, Terry Haskell, Barbara Crew, Karen Cox, Jim Fowler, Sheila King, Dawn Spurway Pearson, Nicola Simpson, Betty Smith, Mike Hatzfeld, Andrew Naylor, Colin May, Tyler Rankin, Max Davey, Heather & Harry Marchant, Leslie Francis.

For urgent prayer, contact Gillian Purvis (267597) or Pat Rush (262561) to start the Prayer Chain.

Recently departed Christine Smith

Anniversary of death John Kitchener (9th); Albert Carpenter, Lilian Hardy (12th).

We remember Pagham Church family who live in residential care or usually receive communion at home: Mary Baxter.

We pray for peace especially for and with the people of Ukraine. We pray for all those caught up in conflict, and for those seeking safety and refuge on these shores.

We pray for those to be baptised among them for Harry Kearsley to be baptised today, for his parents and godparents.

We pray for the closing of the Lambeth Conference on 8th August.


Face coverings You are encouraged to wear face coverings when moving around the church, to help us offer a safer and welcoming space for those who feel particularly vulnerable to COVID-19.

Friends of Pagham Parish Church social event Fun & Skittles with BBQ, 18:30 for 19:00 at the Spur, Slindon on Friday 19th August. Places for this event have now been filled. For more information, please contact Trudi or Carole (07732 768890).

Introduction to Contemplative Prayer

Mthr Lucy is leading an introduction to contemplative prayer using the meditation technique of World Community for Christian Meditation (www.wccm.org).

“Meditation is a universal spiritual wisdom and a practice found at the core of all the great religious traditions. It leads the practitioner from mind to heart and to the integration of these two centres of human being. It is not a complicated or essentially difficult practice. It is a way of simplicity, silence and stillness. It can be practised by anyone who is merely serious about beginning. Soon we learn that we are always beginners. This discovery transforms many interconnected attitudes such as our fear of failure, our craving for success and our reluctance to simply be ourselves.”

This introduction will continue on the following dates: Tuesday 30th August, and 6th September. All at 19:00 in St Andrew’s Chapel, St Thomas à Becket’s, Pagham.

Roland Ell LLM After many years service and friendship to the parish of St Thomas à Becket our Lay Reader Roland Ell is moving on at the end of this month. Roland is to serve in the parish of St Mary the Virgin, Felpham- assisting the Rector of the parish Fr John Challis. Roland’s last Sunday in Pagham will be the 28th August. Let us pray for Roland and Sally-Ann, and for those he is to serve among in Felpham.


CONTACT DETAILS        –      find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @StThomasPagham

Priest-in-Charge: The Reverend Lucy Sullivan
19 Willowhale Avenue, Bognor Regis, PO21 4AU  mthrlucy.pagham@gmail.com, 01243 941551.

Churchwardens: Alex Brockhurst & Mike Wake: churchwarden@paghamchurch.org, 07792 544259//07899 705632.

Church website update: email editor@paghamchurch.org.

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

Pews News: Trudi Kearsley, trudikearsley@hotmail.co.uk, 263597, 07703 597353 (in August)