Weekly Pews News
No 18-27


8 July 2018

 Patronal (Dedication) Festival

Collect for the day

Almighty God, to whose glory we celebrate the dedication of this house of prayer: we praise you for the many blessings you have given to those who worship you here: and we pray that all who seek you in this place may find you, and, being filled with the Holy Spirit, may become a living temple acceptable to you; 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.



                     Patronal (Dedication) Festival       (W)                              
8 am Holy Communion

Readings: 1 Peter 2: 1-10; John 10: 22-29

9.45 am Family Eucharist

Readings: 1 Peter 2: 1-10; John 10: 22-29

Hymns: 110, 856, sheet, 914

5 pm Evening Prayer – Book of Common Prayer

Readings: Jeremiah 7: 1-11; Luke 19: 1-10


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



Morning Prayer is at 9.20 am Monday–Thursday and Saturday,
and 8.30 am Friday.


Sunday 8 July

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

12 noon       Hog roast at the Vicarage

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

Monday 9 July

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

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

Tuesday 10 July – William Law

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

2 pm           Intercessions training

7 pm               Healing Eucharist

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

Wednesday 11 July – Benedict

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

10 am             Holy Communion

2-4 pm                 Knit & Natter at Helen’s, 3 Conway Drive (265911)

3 pm           Luncheon Club Cream Tea at Chichester Yacht Club:

Jean Hunt (268818)

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

Thursday 12 July

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

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

Friday 13 July

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

Saturday 14 July – John Keble

Intention: our Parochial Church Council, its officers and committees.





We pray for all in need of healing in body, mind or spirit: Judi March, Bill Mitchell, Lynette, Zoe, Joan & Derek Hardie, Peter and Carole Easterbrook, Helene, Emma Page, Bill, Joyce, Archdeacon Douglas, Eugene West, Ace, Bill Howard, Jane Prater, Wendy Donovan.

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

Those who have died recently: Les Edmonds, Nina Webb, David Evers.

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: Ethel Huckle, Eileen Knight, Frank & Mary Lawton, Eva Maltby.

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

We pray for Mission to Seafarers, whose work we support financially as a parish.


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

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

Revd. Jo King: curate@paghamchurch.org, 930247. (Day off Friday)

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

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


Next Sunday                       Sea Sunday                   (G)                              
8 am Holy Communion

Readings: Acts 27: 13–end; Mark 4: 35-41

9.45 am Parish Eucharist

Readings Acts 27: 13-end, Mark 4: 35-41

Hymns: 379, 235, 153, 332

5 pm Evening Prayer – Common Worship

Readings: Job 4: 1; 5: 6-end, Romans 15: 14-29


Patronal Festival and Hog Roast: after our annual celebration on Sunday we look forward to feasting at the Vicarage from 12 noon; please bring your own drinks. £5 adults, £3 children.

Thank you to all those who supported Christian Aid this year; through the Super Soup Lunch and the Christian Aid Week Envelope Collections, a total of £702.48 was raised, plus £69.00 in Gift Aid.

Fundraising cream tea: thank you to those whose hard work went in to making last Saturday afternoon such a success. We made a profit of £340.64, which is up on last year.

Summer Fair: Sat 14th, 12–3 pm at the Village Hall. Please bring donations of cakes and sweets to the hall in the morning, or contact Trudi to arrange collection (263597). We need lots of helpers, and the loan of gazebos (with large plastic milk bottles to weigh them down). Bring friends and neighbours too, to make this a great parish occasion!

Sea Sunday is being kept on 15th at our 9.45 am Parish Eucharist, when we will also have a thanksgiving and presentation for Jo and the Kings, as they prepare to move to North Bersted later on in the year.

Farewell to the Kings: all are invited to a tea party on 15th, 3-5 pm at the Church Centre, Nyetimber Lane. They say: “Please join us for our farewell tea, it may not be quite last you will see of us all, but we would love to reminisce about our time in Pagham with you all over a cup of tea and piece of cake.”

NB The Day Pilgrimage to St Alban’s on 21st has been cancelled as there aren’t enough numbers to justify hiring a coach.

A day at Runcton Manor on Saturday 28th, 10.30–4.30 pm: Chris Bemrose, former leader of L’Arche Bognor, is facilitating a workshop on the transformative power of the margins in reflection, discussion, prose, poetry and the arts. More information at runctonmanor.com.To reserve a place, email runctonmanor@gmail.com or ring 278307/07910 130415.

Bognor Regis Food bank: current requests are for tinned fish and pasta meals and rice pudding, UHT fruit juice and milk, coffee (100g jars), biscuits, spreads (Marmite, peanut butter, jam, chocolate spread etc.) and toiletries. Please place items in the box near the church door.

My Sisters’ House supports women experiencing a range of issues including physical, emotional and sexual abuse, drug and alcohol addiction, trauma, and mental health problems. 108c London Road, Bognor Regis, PO21 1BD: 01243 697800. Website: mysistershouse.info.

Registered charity number 1134842       www.paghamchurch.org