Weekly Pews News
No 18-40



7 October 2018


Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity


Collect for the day

O God, forasmuch as without you we are not able to please you; mercifully grant that your Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts; 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.     Amen.

Psalm response:

I will live with integrity, O Lord; redeem me and have pity on me.

Post communion prayer for the Year of Prayer

Go before us, O Lord, in all our doings with your most gracious favour, and further us with your continual help, that in all our works begun, continued and ended in you, we may glorify your holy Name, and finally by your mercy obtain everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

                     Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity           (G)                  
8 am Holy Communion

Readings: Ephesians 4: 17–end; Matthew 9: 1-8

9.45 am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Job 1: 1 and 2: 1-10; Psalm 26;
Hebrews 1: 1-4 and 2: 5-12; Mark 10: 2-16

Hymns: 484, 77, 533, 104

12 noon Baptism of Sienna Brooks
3.30 pm Pet Blessing

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

Sunday 7 October

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

Anniversary: Ashley Courtenay (1986); Nancy Courtenay (1986)

Monday 8 October

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

Tuesday 9 October

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

10 am                  Prayer course in St Andrew’s Chapel (first session)

4 pm           Baptism rehearsal

7 pm               Healing Eucharist

Anniversary: Arthur Bell (1965); Richard Trevithick (1991); Percy Coleman (1993)

Wednesday 10 October – Paulinus

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 Kim’s, 17 Silverdale Close (07770 870534)

4 pm           First communion preparation in St Andrew’s Chapel

Anniversary: Bessie Morrison (2012)

Thursday 11 October

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

Friday 12 October – Wilfrid

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

Saturday 13 October – Edward the Confessor

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


We pray for all in need of healing in body, mind or spirit: Sue Smith, Judi March, Bill Mitchell, Lynette, Zoe, Derek Hardie, Peter Easterbrook, Eugene West, Ann, Sheila King, Diane Wills, Steve, Robert, Judith Wake.


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

Those who have died recently: Peggy Osborn, Simon Burford, Rosemary Baker, Joan Stringer.

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: Swandene, Sylvia Close, Tabard Gate.

We pray for Family Support Work for Sussex children, whose work we support financially as a parish.

We pray for Sienna Brooks and her parents and godparents on this day of her baptism.

We pray for the soul of Frederick Stoner, son of Pagham, who died in the Great War on 8 October 1918.



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

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

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

Pews News: Alison Blenkinsop, pewsnews@paghamchurch.org, 261131. (Deadline for notices is Wednesday afternoon.)

Next Sunday       Twentieth Sunday after Trinity          (G)                  
8 am Holy Communion

Readings: Ephesians 5: 15-21; Matthew 22: 1-14

9.45 am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Job 23: 1-9, 16–end; Psalm 22: 1-15; Hebrews 4: 12–end; Mark 10: 17-31

Hymns: 227, 619, 727, 890

12 noon Baptism of Theo Hendry
5 pm Informal Songs of Praise


Today (Sunday) at 3.30 pm is our annual Pet Blessing, followed by refreshments.

Harvest: thank you to all those who beautified the church for Harvest and those who delivered flowers and produce. We also raised nearly £400 for the Diocesan Harvest Appeal.

Photos of Story of Pagham Weddings can be seen in an album at the back of church – many thanks to Bruce Evans for creating this. See the website under ‘Events’ for more information on this event, including a report by Shirley Witcomb.

Age UK West Sussex: we had an excellent talk from them at our Pastoral Care Team meeting. Do see some leaflets at the back of church for their range of services.

Autumn Course on Prayer: we are studying the five-week Diocesan Prayer Course ‘Finding God in all things’. The group meeting in St Andrew’s Chapel starts on Tuesday. See the noticeboard for more information.

Pagham Beach: Robin Henderson reports ‘We are holding a community meeting on Friday 12th at 10 am at the Yacht Club before the next Pagham Coastal Issues Group Meeting (PCIAG), to give an update on progress regarding the beach and get your thoughts, feedback and questions.’ More information about recent changes, and plans to address the issues, can be seen here: http://www.abpmer.co.uk/buzz/the-pagham-harbour-inlet-changes-and-challenges-on-a-dynamic-shoreline/ and South-East beach management, Pagham area: http://www.se-coastalgroup.org./selsey-to-climping-rbmp/.

Friends of Pagham Church: Tapas evening in the church on Saturday 13th at 7.30 pm. BYO drinks, and enjoy tasty food in good company. All profits for Raise The Roof fund. More details on noticeboard.

Informal Songs of Praise, Sunday 14th at 5 pm: a chance to come and sing old favourites and learn a few new favourites!

Link to Hope Shoebox Appeal 2018: see leaflets at the back of church on how to fill boxes for family or elderly, or consider supplying some items and/or money to help with the costs. More information from Trudi. Boxes need to be returned by Sunday 4 November.

Bishop Luffa: any parents of Year 6 children applying to Bishop Luffa School for September 2019 need to make an appointment with Mark to fill out the Church Support Form.

Morning and Evening Prayer: Mark would love some company at these, so here are the regular days/times from now on:
             Morning Prayer 9 am Mon-Thur (8.30 am Fri, 9.30 am Sat);
             Evening Prayer 5 pm Mon, Wed & Thur (4.30 pm Fri).