Congratulations: To Mark and Jenny Williams on the safe arrival of Oliver, born 4th January.


Freewill offering booklets: For the coming year are now available for collection from the pigeon holes in Church.


Christmas Collections: Thank you to all those who donated to the British Red Cross. We have been able to pass on to them £692.50 for all their important work with refugees.


Rental Property: A couple preparing to move here and join our church are wondering if anyone knows of a property to let for a few months in the spring. For more details speak to Mark.


Parish Book Group: Our current book is “The Dean’s Watch” by Elizabeth Goudge. See the Book Group notice board for further information and sign-up sheets. Join a discussion group on Tuesday 19th January at 8pm or Thursday 21st January at 10am.


Coffee Morning: The Church Flower Team have been invited to participate in this year’s Chichester Cathedral Flower Festival (2nd – 4th June). They have a budget for the flowers, but need to raise funds to enable them to purchase other materials required to help make a spectacular display. A Coffee Morning fund raiser is being held at Janet Turner’s – 5 The Orchard, Aldwick Bay on 19th January from 10am -12 noon. Please go along and support them. For further details contact Trudi – 263597.


Men’s Group: are hosting Burns night on the 22nd January limited to 70 people. A sign up sheet and further information is situated at the back of the church. Please see Dave Smith or Stephen Cox-Rusbridge for tickets, any outstanding payments are now due.


Open Gardens 2016: 18th/19th June (date to be confirmed); the organising committee are meeting at 8.00pm on 29th January at the Church Centre to discuss and plan this year’s event. If you would like to be involved, or would be willing to open your garden, please join them – or contact David Smith 263560 for further details.


Pagham Concert Series: The first concert entitled Cross Currents – The Best of Nations featuring Sophie Middleditch and Helen Hooker – Recorders, Lynden Cranham – Baroque Cello and David Pollock – Harpsichord will be held on Saturday 30th January 2016 at 7.30pm. Tickets are available from Andrew Naylor in church, on the door or by phoning 07758 657775. Ticket prices are £12.50 or £10 for concessions.


Registered charity number: 1134842

Grave Talk: After a very successful pilot event we are holding another one on Tuesday 2nd February at 7.45pm in St Andrew’s Chapel. Do try this out or indeed come again and feel free to sign up on the noticeboard to say you are coming.

Weekly Pews News

No. 760

Colour of the season: White

Date: 10th January 2016


Baptism of Christ


Collect for the day:


Heavenly Father, at the Jordan you revealed Jesus as your Son: may we recognize him as our Lord and know ourselves to be your beloved children; through Jesus Christ our Saviour.





Our Opportunities for Worship today


  Baptism of Christ                                               (W)                                                                                                                                                             
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: Romans 12: 1-5, Luke 2: 41-end

9.45am Family Eucharist with Sunday School Play


Hymns: 527, 150, 70, 419

Communion: 588, 683, 611

12.00noon Baptisms of Edward & Rosie Court & Freddie Spiers
5.00pm Evening Worship – Book of Common Prayer

Isaiah 55: 1-11, Romans 6: 1-11


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 10th January

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

Anniversary: Ida Turton (1994), Pamela Bech         (2015)


Monday 11th January

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

Anniversary: June Bunning    (1968), Della Butcher Hooper (1993), Hilda Lock (1997), Allan Darlow (2013)

Tuesday 12th January – Aelred

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

Anniversary: Olivia Cole (1989), Frederick Gray (1990), Mary Kitchen (1994)


7.00pm           The Eucharist


Wednesday 13th January – Hilary

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

Anniversary: Frederick Hadler (1960), George Weaver (2003)


10.00am         Holy Communion

1.30pm          Wednesday Club at the Church Centre opposite Pagham FC

2-4pm             Knit & Natter at Joan’s (265083)

Thursday 14th January

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

Anniversary: Margaret Woombell     (1999)

Friday 15th January

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

Anniversary: Gladys Pickett (1991)


2.00pm           Funeral of Edna Stevens


Saturday 16th January

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

Anniversary: Ronald Masters (1982)




We pray for all in need and especially those in need of healing in mind, body or spirit: Sue Smith, Anthea Potter, Frank Lawton, Barbara Waldron, Peter Downey, Nicola Hobson, David Nash, Greg Huet, Mary, Joyce, Pat, Don Maltby, Stella Clarke.

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


We pray for those who have died recently: Hazel Pearson, Barbara Crockford, Edna Stevens.


We pray 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 God’s blessing upon all who live in Abbotsbury, A’Becket’s Avenue, Apple Grove, Arun Way, Avian Gardens and Barley Close.


We pray for Edward and Rosie Court and Freddie Spiers on the day of their baptisms and for their parents and godparents.


We pray for the ministry of the Arun Angels, whose charitable work we support as a parish.




Church Website update: To add content to the website email


Revd. Mark Eminson can be contacted at the vicarage, 38 Kings Drive, PO21 4PZ. Tel: 262713. Email: (day off Friday)


Revd. Jo King can be contacted on (day off Friday) or 01243 276949.


Pews News: Louise Gibbs (Editor) can be contacted by email: (Tel: 07773 135005) or telephone Mark Eminson 01243 262713


Next Sunday Second Sunday of Epiphany                              W)                                                                                                                                                             
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: Romans 12: 6-16, John 2: 1-11

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Isaiah 62: 1-5, Psalm 36: 5-10, 1 Corinthians 12: 1-11, John 2: 1-11

Hymns: 2716, 343, 609, 352

Communion: 541, 484

5.00pm Evening Worship – Taizé