Weekly Pews News

No 19-23

9 June 2019


Collect for the day

God, who as at this time taught the hearts of your faithful people by sending to them the light of your Holy Spirit: grant us by the same Spirit to have a right judgement in all things and evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort; through the merits of Christ Jesus our Saviour, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.




                                  Pentecost                          (R)
8 am Holy Communion (Whitsunday)

Readings: Acts 2: 1-11; John 14: 15-end

9.45 am Family Eucharist

Readings: Acts 2: 1-21; John 14: 8-17

Hymns: 21, 67, 114, 231

5 pm Evening Prayer – Compline

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

Morning Prayer: 9 am Mon–Thurs, 8.30 am Friday, 9.30 am Saturday
Evening Prayer: 5 pm Monday, Wednesday & Thursday

Registered charity number: 1134842

Sunday 9 June – Pentecost

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

Monday 10 June – Ordinary Time resumes

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

Tuesday 11 June – Barnabas

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

7 pm               Healing Eucharist

8 pm           Wedding rehearsal in church

Anniversary: Dennis Olsson (1998)

Wednesday 12 June

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

10 am             Holy Communion

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

7 pm           Wedding rehearsal in church

8 pm           ‘Living Christ’ Diocesan Course at the Vicarage

Anniversary: May Mortimer (1974)

Thursday 13 June

Intention: our organist and director of music, choir and musicians; our Lay Ministers of Communion, altar servers and bell-ringers.

Friday 14 June

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

1 pm               Wedding of Michael Clarke and Tracey Williams

Saturday 15 June

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

12.30 pm      Wedding of Jake Shoebridge and Eleanor Radford

Anniversary: Norah Moth (2001)






We pray for all in need of healing in body, mind or spirit: Judi March, Sue Smith, Lynette, Zoe, Eugene West, Ann, Sheila King, Simon Hill, Nicola, Chloe Green, Nicky, Derek Pugh, Eileen Knight, Hannah Seafoley, John Scully, Anna Henderson, Edna Swinnerton-Beet, Alan, Rosie Sims.

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

Those who have died recently: Ron Gibson, George.

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: Kathleen Dudley, Ethel Huckle, Eva Maltby.

We pray for God’s blessing upon all who live in our parish: Langley Grove, Laurel Drive, Ledbury Way.

Year of Vocation Cycle of Prayer for Work: small businesses and co-operatives.

Year of Vocation Cycle of Prayer for Church Roles: Sunday School and Saints leaders, school governors, Safeguarding officer and deputy, pastoral care team, domestic abuse awareness team.

We pray for Michael Clarke & Tracey Williams and Jake Shoebridge & Eleanor Radford on their respective wedding days this week.


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

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

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.

(Deadline for notices: Wednesday afternoon)

Next Sunday                    Trinity Sunday                  (W)
8 am Holy Communion

Readings: Revelation 4; John 3: 1-15

9.45 am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Proverbs 8: 1-4, 22-31; Psalm 8; Romans

5: 1-5; John 16: 12-15 Hymns: 96, 379, 286, 419

5 pm Evening Prayer – Taizé


Today is Pentecost and in this Year of Vocation we renew our confirmation promises.

Parish Mosaic: a further part of this Year is the compilation of a Parish Mosaic where lots of small photos will combine to form a giant image of our parish life! If you wish to take a photo representing any aspect of the life of St Thomas à Becket’s and Pagham, then send it in to Graham Jones at grahaminsunnybognor@gmail.com before 21 July.

Pagham Church Night Out: 22nd – 23rd at the Scout Hut, Sefter Road, combined with early Patronal Festival celebrations. An afternoon of family and team-building fun from 2 pm on Saturday 22nd with a bouncy castle and hog roast in the evening – BYO liquid refreshments. Optional camping. Please sign up for daytime only or overnight on the notice board; more info from Stephen (07974 177905). Open-air Family Eucharist on Sunday 23rd at 9.45 am, on the grassed area used for the fireworks. We will be under canvas on church chairs, with Ann playing a small organ. The car park is available for those that need to get to the service easily.
Be bold, leave your comfort zone and embrace our surroundings!

Food Bank fundraiser: Quiz Afternoon with cream tea, raffle and music on Saturday 29th, 2-4.30 pm at Opengate Church, Victoria Drive, Bognor Regis, PO21 2TD. Tickets £7.50 adults/£4 children from Bognor Foodbank, 01243 866952 or bognorfb@hotmail.co.uk.

Thank you for recent bumper Food Bank donations!

Summer Fair, Saturday 6 July: Donations for all the stalls can be left at the back of church, or contact Trudi (263597). Please add your name to the sheet on the noticeboard if you are able to help with running a stall, or to lend a gazebo for the day.

Calling all First Aiders: If you have First Aid training or medical experience, would you consider making yourself available between 12 noon and 3 pm for one hour to provide First Aid cover for the Summer Fair. Please speak to Trudi or Diane, and sign up on the noticeboard.

Farewell to the Eminsons on Saturday 27 July at the vicarage, from 4 pm with a hog roast. Come and keep the feast!

Pagham Flood Defence Trust vacancy: we are short on one or two trustees; if someone might be interested please speak to Mark.

Good News deliverers: We are seeking deliverers for the following rounds: Edwen Close, part of Church Way, Laurel Drive, Old Barn Close, Mill View Close. If you are able to assist please speak to Trudi or Mo.