Weekly Pews News

no 20-15                           Good Friday to Saturday of Easter Week

10th-18th April 2020                                     

Follow services online: https://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/church-online Chichester Cathedral services: https://www.chichestercathedral.org.uk/worship/live-service

Broadcasts: Sunday Worship on Radio 4 at 8:10 am and BBC1 at 10.45; Songs of Praise on BBC1 at 1.15 pm.   For young people: Guardians of Ancora (free game-app); Chichester Diocese resources:   https://youth.chichester.anglican.org/ChildrenChurchesandCovid-19/

10 April – Good Friday       Love so amazing, so divine, demands my soul, my life, my all.

Readings Isaiah 52: 13 to end of 53; Psalm 22; Hebrews 10: 16-25; John 18: 1 to end of 19.

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

Church members: Elaine & John Hankin; Jo, Richard, Ella & James Hatch; Mo & Mike Hatzfeld; Mandy & Robin Henderson; Claire, Nick, Reya, NJ & Michael Henderson; Sarah, Oliver, Dylan & Aniela Hicklin; Val & David Hilditch.

Anniversary: Maurice Plumb (2010)

11 April – Holy Saturday/Easter Eve

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

Church members: Linda & Michael Hill; David Holt; Ethel Huckle; Julia & Gerald Hume-Huet; Jean Hunt; Jessie Hutchins & Elizabeth Palmer.

Anniversary: Norman Fagg (1975), Sarah Sheppard (1976)

12 April – Easter Day   Alleluia! Christ is risen. He is risen indeed – alleluia!

Collect for the day Lord of all life and power, who through the mighty resurrection of your Son overcame the old order of sin and death to make all things new in him: grant that we, being dead to sin and alive to you in Jesus Christ, may reign with him in glory; to whom with you and the Holy Spirit be praise and honour, glory and might, now and in all eternity.     Amen.

Readings: Holy Communion (BCP): Colossians 3: 1-7, John 20: 1-10 The Eucharist: Jeremiah 31: 1-6; Psalm 118: 1-2, 14-24; Acts 10: 34-43; John 20: 1-18

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

Church members: Anna, Graham, Alex & Kate Jones; Trudi Kearsley; Jacqueline & David Kemp; Sian Kemp, Ben & Harry; Barry King; Sheila & Michael King; Jackie & John Kitchener.

Anniversary: Frederick Hughes (1985); Frederick Kitchen   (2005); Doris Moore (2013); Beryl Maynard (2018)

13 April – Monday of Easter Week

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

Church members: Eileen Knight; Sandy Knight; Pippa, Richard, Tom, Sam & Max Lally; Janet Lambert; Mary Lawton; Sheila & Peter Lee; Bev Lewis.

Anniversary: Gladys Humphrey (1984)

14 April – Tuesday of Easter Week

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

Church members: Heather & David Lock; Sue, Paul, Abigail, Caitlin & Bethany Lothian; Stephen March; Heather & Harry Marchant; Maggie Martin; Jean Martin.

Anniversary: Walter Groves (1990)

15 April – Wednesday of Easter Week

Intention: our local community; our Parish Pastoral Care Team, local Residents’ Associations, and the County, District and Parish Councils.

Church members: Jean & Bill Mitchell; Lynette, Nigel, Leo, Brooke & Skye Mitchell; Catherine Morrish; Sheila & Harry Mullings; Angela, Jon, Freja & Felix Munn; Nicola, Graham, Flin, Lavender & Bailey Oakford; Sue O’Neill.

Anniversary: Frank Weston (1989)

16 April – Thursday of Easter Week

Intention: those married here and preparing for marriage this year; family life, and especially any families facing adversity.

Church members: Wendy & Frank Parvin; Hilary Payne; Dawn & Nick Pearson, Hannah & William Spurway; Jean Pereira; Sam, Keith Oliver & Neeve Perrin; Marion Peters.

Anniversary: Beryl Wright (1999); Christopher Greenfield (2006); Munro Edwards (2016)

17 April – Friday of Easter Week

Intention: the press, radio and television corporations, and all who influence public opinion; also Christian publishing and broadcasting.

Church members: Carol-Anne & Peter Pocock; Elizabeth & Brian Pope; Robin Potter; Tina & Michael Poyntz; Sylvia Pugh; Pauline Purdy; Gillian Purvis.

Anniversary: Minnie Vickery (1987)

18 April – Saturday of Easter Week

Intention: all seafarers, fishermen and lifeboat crews, and the work of Mission to Seafarers.

Church members: Margaret Rees; Sheila & Stuart Ridgewell; Jessie & Bob Riding; Malcolm Ridley; Grace Roope; Christine & Ray Rowe; Annette Rudduck.

Anniversary: Kitty Vagg (2013)



We pray for all in need of healing in body, mind or spirit: Lynette, Chloe Green, Rosie Sims, Nicola, Richard Rundle, Terry Haskell, Jean Martin, Gemma Green, Lila Cowee, Barbara Crew, June Evans, Zoe, Bea & Laurie Tucker, Shelagh, Karen Cox, Jim Druce, Val, Margaret Rees & family.

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

Those who have died: Chris Taylor.

We remember in our prayers Church members who live in residential care or usually receive communion at home: Brenda Dobson, Kathleen Dudley, Ethel Huckle, Eileen Knight.

We pray for God’s blessing on all who live in our parish: Gloster Drive, Golden Acre, Greenlea Avenue.

We pray for all affected by Covid-19; children and young people studying and learning at home, or still in school because their parents are key workers.

Thanksgiving for healing: Keith Smith had his heart surgery as planned, and is making a good recovery at home; June Evans, now also at home, gives thanks for her ongoing recovery.  



Covid-19: all places of worship are closed but many services continue online, and are being broadcast on radio and TV. There are also many virtual resources for daily prayer, for example the Daily Prayer and Pray As You Go mobile apps (Google and Apple), and also online: https://www.churchofengland.org/prayer-and-worship/join-us-service-daily-prayer, and https://www.thykingdomcome.global/prayer-resources.

New! Pagham Church Facebook page ‘Thomas Becket’. Please like and follow the page, join in the conversation, and share with friends and family. For those online but not on Facebook, do follow the news on the Pagham Church website. For those not online, see the contact phone numbers below.

Church roof: the last of the tiling has been delayed, but some of the scaffolding is now down. We are deeply grateful to all who fundraised and donated, and all who have worked on the repairs.

Churchyard maintenance: many thanks to the Church Farm team for their hard work this week!

Easter Garden: we will miss Bruce Evans’s beautiful display by the gate, but a photo will appear on the Church website on Easter day. Why not create your own simple Easter garden? There are many ideas online.

Foodbank: please continue to donate into the crates in supermarkets, or give monetary help which is urgently required. https://bognorregis.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donate-money/


Churchwardens: Mike Wake and Stephen Cox-Rusbridge: churchwarden@paghamchurch.org, 07899 705632//07974 177905.

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.

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