We welcome all our visitors today on this Remembrance Sunday, particularly representatives from the Parish Council and other local bodies and members of the Uniformed Organisations.


Peggy Rowley – Peggy died in the early hours of All Saints’ Day and her Funeral Eucharist is tomorrow at 12 noon. Do please come if you can and hold her and Trudi and family in your prayers.


Coffee and Scripture will not meet this week at Glenda`s as the Pilgrim Group will meet on Tuesday morning instead of Monday.


Fireworks at the Sefter Road Scout HQ on Saturday 15th November. Gates open at 1800 hrs.  Guy competition, judged by Mark! The winner starts the fireworks!  Raffle, food and hot drinks, cakes and popcorn.


Good News sponsorship – it costs about £50 to produce each edition of the Good News, which we are delighted goes to every household in the parish.  Would you like to sponsor an issue, therefore, in memory of a loved-one or to mark a significant anniversary or anonymously?  Cheques are payable to Pagham PCC c/o Trudi Kearsley, Treasurer.


Charitable Giving Rep? – Would someone be interested in having an oversight of the charities we give to each year, managing their literature, reporting to PCC and so forth? Please see Mark.


Bognor Food Bank – we are now donating items of food to the Bognor Food Bank (and not Stonepillow, whom we support in other ways).  At present, they need tinned meat, tinned fish, rice, spreads, coffee, tinned fruit, sugar, squash, pasta sauces.  Many thanks to Beth Huxley, who has volunteered to be our link person for this.



2014 Link to Hope Shoebox Appeal  This year’s leaflets are now available at the back of the church.  One leaflet to be used either for a Family Box or a box for the Elderly.  Boxes to be returned to church by today. Please pick up a leaflet and fill a box – or if you feel that you can not fill a whole box perhaps you could supply some items or money towards the transport costs.  Every little helps.  Details – Trudi Kearsley 263597


Parish Book Group – Our current book is “In the Footsteps of Jesus – One Man’s Journey Through the Life of Christ”, by American actor Bruce Marchiano.  See the Book Group notice board for further information and sign-up sheets. Discussion groups: Monday 10th November at 8pm & Thursday 13th November at 10am.


Annual memorial service – this takes place on 16 November at 4pm, all are welcome, and feel free to add names of loved-ones departed on the sheet at the back of church to be prayed for that day


Christmas Fair – 10.00 –  1.00  Saturday 22nd November

We urgently need items to stock the stalls for this year’s Christmas Fair. Donations can be left in the box at the back of church, or contact Trudi – 263597.  We are looking for items for the raffle, tombola, Christmas goods, unwanted gifts, fancy goods, jewellery, good quality toys, paperback books, jigsaws, bric-a-brac etc. nearer the time we will be seeking donations of cakes and produce. Lists will be on the notice board shortly for volunteers to run the stalls.  Please help if you can.  Thank you.


Men`s Group next meeting Saturday 6th December 8pm at The Inglenook, including thoughts for Pram Race and of course pre-Christmas feasting and drinking.


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Weekly Pews News

No.699                                                               9th November 2014

Colour of the season: Red


Remembrance Sunday



Collect for the day: Almighty Father, whose will is to restore all things in your beloved Son, the King of all: govern the hearts and minds of those in authority, and bring the families of the nations, divided and torn apart by the ravages of sin, to be subject to his just and gentle rule; who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.



0ur Opportunities for Worship today

Remembrance Sunday                                                         (R)                                                                   



Holy Communion (Trinity 21)Readings: Ephesians 6: 10-20, John 4: 46b-end



Parish Eucharist Readings: 1 Thessalonians 4: 13-end, Matthew 25: 1-13

Hymns:409, sheet, 494, 565;  Communion: 68, 153


Evening Prayer – Book of Common PrayerJudges 7: 2-22, John 15: 9-17



After the Parish Eucharist you are welcome to gather for refreshments

in St. Andrew’s chapel, where we can get to know each other better.

Sunday 9th November

Intention:  Pray for the Queen & Royal Family, our Nation & Government, our local MP & MEP.

Anniversary: Trevor  Ribbons (2000)

8.00 am Holy Communion (Trinity 21) 

9.45 am Parish Eucharist 

5.00pm Evening Prayer – Book of Common Prayer


Monday 10th November Leo the Great   

Intention:  Pray for our local clubs & organisations, especially our Ladies Club, The Luncheon Club and The Mens Club.

Anniversary: Douglas Smith (1987)

12noon Funeral Eucharist for Peggy Rowley in church

7.30pm Bell Ringers

8.00pm Book Group at vicarage

8.00pm Pilgrim Group at David Smith’s house


Tuesday 11th November Martin 

Intention:  Pray for our scouts, guides, cadets & other local youth organisations.

10.00am Pilgrim Group at Glenda’s house

7.00pm Healing Eucharist

8.00pm Pilgrim Group St Andrew’s Chapel


Wednesday 12th November

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

10.00am Holy Communion

2-4 pm Knit and natter at Sue Davis’s  (262915)

12noon Luncheon Club at St Ninian’s Hall (Jean Hunt 268818)

8.00pm PCC meeting in St Andrew’s Chapel


Thursday 13th November Charles Simeon 

Intention: Pray for our Organist and Director of Music, our choir & musicians, our Lay Ministers of Communion, alter servers & bell ringers.


Friday 14th November

Intention:  Pray for our Parochial Church Council, its officers & committees.

Anniversaries: Dorothy Sibley (1973), Sarah Fellows (1991), Thomas Street            (2012)


Saturday 15th November 

Intention: Pray for our local community; Parish pastoral Care Team, for the County, District & Parish Councils, for our Residents’ Associations.

10.00am Communion preparation session in church

11.00am Cursillo small group reunion – at Gillian’s (262713)



Weekday Morning and Evening Prayer

Morning prayer: Monday to Thursday and Saturday 9.20am. Friday 8.30am

Evening Prayer: Tuesday to Thursday 5.20 pm. Friday 4.30pm

No evening prayer on Saturday


Prayers and Intentions


We pray for all in need and especially those in need of healing in mind, body or spirit:

Robin & Anthea Potter, Ian Turner, Bebe, Bruce Allinson, Margaret Salter, Barbara Waldron, Issey Riley, Gavin, Carol Rosier, Judi March.

To add someone to the prayer list either write their name on the board near the church door or let Mark or the editor of Pews News know. We will pray for that person for about a month.  After a month the name can be added again, but it is the responsibility of the one who made the initial request. Also please include start date on your request.


For urgent prayer contact Gillian Purvis to activate the Prayer Chain (Tel: 267597)


We pray for those who have died recently: Alison Aldridge, Peggy Rowley, Betty Sharp, and for those recorded in our Memorial Book whose anniversaries occur at this time. We pray for all those who mourn their passing.


We pray for Luke who is on tour in Afghanistan.


Church Website update: To add content to the website email editor@paghamchurch.org


Revd. Mark Eminson can be contacted at the Vicarage, 38 Kings Drive, PO21 4PZ. Tel: 262713. Email: vicar@paghamchurch.org  (Day off Friday)


Jo King – Curate can be contacted on 01243 276949 (Day off Friday) curate@paghamchurch.org


Pews News: Nikki can be contacted via Email: dentalstaffdirect@btinternet.com

(tel: 828445) or tel. Mark Eminson 262713



Next Sunday

Second Sunday before Advent                                             (G)                                               



Holy Communion (Trinity 22)Readings: Philippians 1: 3-11, Matthew 18: 21-35



Parish Eucharist Readings: Zephaniah 1: 7, 12-end, Psalm 90: 1-12, 1 Thessalonians 5: 1-11, Matthew 25: 14-30

Hymns:606, 69, 186, 195;  Communion: 687, 590


Memorial Service