• Weekly Pews News

no 22-19


Fourth Sunday of Easter

08:00              Holy Communion

09:30              Parish Eucharist

Collect Almighty God, whose Son Jesus Christ is the resurrection and the life: raise us, who trust in him, from the death of sin to the life of righteousness, that we may seek those things which are above, where he reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.


Readings Acts 9: 36–end; Psalm 23; Revelation 7: 9–end; John 10: 22–30

Sunday 8th May

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.

Monday 9th May

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

09:00            Morning prayer (in church)

Tuesday 10th May

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

18:00            Evening prayer (in church and on Zoom)

19:00              Tuesday@7 Eucharist

Wednesday 11th May

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

14.30            Tea & Chat at Pagham Parish Church Centre, Nyetimber Lane (until 16:00)

18:00            Evening prayer (in church and on Zoom)

Thursday 12th May

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

09:00            Morning prayer (in church)

10:00              Holy Communion

11.30            Burial of ashes

Friday 13th May

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

Saturday 14th May – MATTHIAS THE APOSTLE

Intention: our Parochial Church Council, its officers and committees; all those who serve our Church in any way.

Sunday 15th May – Fifth Sunday of Easter  Start of Christian Aid week

Readings: Acts 11: 1–18; Psalm 148: Revelation 21: 1–6; John 13: 31–35


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, Mo Ford, Nicola Simpson, Betty Smith, Heather Marchant, Mike Hatzfeld, Andrew Naylor, Colin May, Beryl Turner, Tyler Rankin, Bea Tucker.

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

Anniversary of death Nellie Baker (8th); Alfred Robbins, Kay Street (9th); Henry Mustard (10th); Vic Huxley (12th); Reginald Watson, Evelyn Archer (13th).

Recently departed Bett Steenerson.

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

We pray for all young people in Year 6 taking their SATS this week.

We pray for peace especially for and with the people of Ukraine, and we pray for the innocent, the frightened and those who have lost loved ones, homes, and family.


Face coverings You are encouraged to continue wearing face coverings when in church, to help us offer a safer and welcoming space for those who feel particularly vulnerable to Covid-19.

Tea and Chat Our next meeting is on Wednesday 11th, 14:30–16:00 at the Church Centre in Nyetimber Lane. All welcome! To offer cakes/biscuits, please contact Carole Druce, 07732 768890.

Sunday School We meet next Sunday 15th at 09:30, and welcome those in primary school years. More information from Linda Tempest: lindatempest@hotmail.com, 07443 905893.

Annual Parochial Church Meeting The APCM (the AGM of the Church, if you like) takes place on Wednesday 25th May; formal notice will be given in due course. However, at this meeting, when we elect churchwardens and Parish Church Council members, we will have 5 vacancies on the PCC. If you are interested in knowing more about this important ministry in the Church, or wish to express interest in standing for election, please speak with Mthr Lucy. A PCC that functions well for the whole Church has representatives from all areas of the life of the Church, and we would love to welcome members from all of our congregations to the PCC to introduce new voices to our council.

Electoral Roll In preparation for the APCM we are currently revising the Electoral Roll. An up-to-date Roll that includes all new members of the Church helps us to see how we have grown (or otherwise) in the course of the year. Also, the number of members on the list is used by Chichester Diocese in various ways. If you would like to join the Roll, please speak with Mthr Lucy or contact our Electoral Roll officer Margaret Sherwood: margaret.sherwood@outlook.com. Forms are available at the back of the church. Please note that this isn’t a full revision, so if you filled in a form a couple of years ago, you will be on the Roll. Do ask if you’re not sure!


Beating the Bounds Lite, Saturday 28th May We will be holding a Parish Walk Day with two short walks (~ an hour long), and a picnic lunch where the two routes meet. More details to follow, but please do put this date in your diary, and join us for all/some/only lunch. It will be great to have the opportunity for many of our congregations to meet together.

HM The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee BBQ, Saturday 4th June To celebrate the Jubilee, we will have a BBQ at the church from 17:00. A sign-up list is available at the back of church to show interest in coming, and to offer various salad items. Bring your own drinks, plates and cutlery; BBQ items will be provided. Suggested minimum donation for the evening is £10 adults/£5 children.

Summer Fair, Saturday 16th July – last call for Dog Show help! We would like to have a Dog Show again, but can only do it if someone comes forward to organise, co-ordinate and help run it. If you can help with this, or have any suggestions for the Fair, please contact Trudi on 263597.

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

Church website update: email editor@paghamchurch.org.

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

Pews News: Alison Blenkinsop, pewsnews@paghamchurch.org, 261131, 07784 544981.