Weekly Pews News

No 19-06

10 February 2019

Fourth Sunday before Lent

Collect for the day

O God, you know us to be set in the midst of so many and great dangers, that by reason of the frailty of our nature we cannot always stand upright: grant to us such strength and protection as may support us in all dangers and carry us through all temptations; 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. Amen.

Psalm response Great is the glory of the Lord!

                        Fourth Sunday before Lent                  (G)
8 am Holy Communion (Epiphany 5)

Readings: Colossians 3: 12-17; Matthew 13: 24-30

9.45 am Parish Eucharist                                                

Readings: Isaiah 6: 1-8; Psalm 138;

1 Corinthians 15: 1-11; Luke 5: 1-11        

Hymns: 367, 733, 286, 32

12 noon Baptism of George Marshall
5 pm Evening Worship – Book of Common Prayer

Readings: Hosea 1; Colossians 3: 1-22

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

Registered charity number: 1134842

Sunday 10 February

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

Monday 11 February

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

Anniversary: Frank Rowley (2009)

Tuesday 12 February

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

7 pm               Healing Eucharist

Anniversary: Rose Humphries (2002)

Wednesday 13 February

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

10 am             Holy Communion

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

2-4 pm        Knit & Natter at Carole’s, 31 Grange Court (865167)

Anniversary: Leonard Pyefinch (1979)

Thursday 14 February – Cyril and Methodius

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

8 pm           Chichester Voices rehearsal

Anniversary: Lydia Perez (1997); Emily Lee (2012)

Friday 15 February

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

Anniversary: Agnes Ray (2007)

Saturday 16 February

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

10.30 am     Prayer Chain meeting in St Andrew’s Chapel

7 pm           Friends of Pagham Church banquet in St Andrew’s Chapel

Anniversary:           Gertrude Bradley (1977); Darren Callaway (2013); Peter Downey (2016); Anne Martin (2017)   


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


We pray for all in need of healing in body, mind or spirit: Sue Smith, Judi March, Bill Mitchell, Lynette, Zoe, Eugene West, Ann, Sheila King, Ray Radmall, Roderick Plastow, Simon Hill, Nicola, Ron Cusworth, John Corne, Des Scott, Keith Game.

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

Those who have died recently: Carol Powell, Dudley Newman, Betty Williams, Edwin Hoskins.

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, Eileen Knight, Mary Lawton, Eva Maltby.

We pray for God’s blessing upon all who live in our parish: Bowling Green Close, Bramble Close, Briar Close.

We pray for George Marshall on this day of his baptism and his parents and godparents.

Year of Vocation Cycle of Prayer for Work: we pray for the industry and workplaces of this parish.

Year of Vocation Cycle of Prayer for Church Roles: we thank God for the ministry of our Pews News editor, Good News editor and deliverers, website administrator and editor, church printer operatives and church diary compiler.


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.

Pews News: Alison Blenkinsop, pewsnews@paghamchurch.org, 261131.
(Deadline for notices: Wednesday afternoon)

Next Sunday           Third Sunday before Lent                   (G)
8 am Holy Communion (Septuagesima)

Readings: 1 Corinthians 9: 24-end; Matthew 20: 1-16

9.45 am Parish Eucharist                                            

Readings: Jeremiah 17: 5-10; Psalm 1; 1 Corinthians

15: 12-20; Luke 6: 17-26          Hymns: 19, 202, 9, 60

5 pm Evening Worship – Celtic



Confirmation preparation: if anyone is interested in exploring confirmation, initial sessions will begin soon – do speak to Mark.

Prayer Chain meeting: for all who are part of this group, or who would like to know more about it, we meet on Saturday 16th, 10.30 am in St Andrew’s Chapel. All welcome: we would love to have more members!

Friends of Pagham Parish Church Event: last chance to get tickets for the “Friends” evening of good food, to celebrate Valentine’s Day this Saturday 16th at 7 pm in St. Andrew’s Chapel. £15 (£12 for members).

Men’s Breakfasts: run monthly by Immanuel Church. The next is Saturday 23rd at 9 am in the Harvester, Barnfield Drive, Chichester, with James Courtis-Pond. More info from Peter Sutton (07813 024585).

James, a former lawyer, is CEO of a top company providing data analysis. He co-planted St Peter’s Church in Brighton, and speaks internationally about the importance of serious Bible study for Christian growth.


Churches Together in Bognor Regis and District: AGM is on Thursday 28th at St Mary’s, South Bersted, 7 for 7.30 pm, with refreshments. The evening will include worship and prayer, reports from different local organisations, and a focus on progress in our work amongst youth and the homeless. All welcome!


World Day of Prayer Service (formerly Women’s WDP): Friday 1 March, 10:30 am at Aldwick Baptist Church, 43 Gossamer Road; refreshments afterwards. This year’s focus is Slovenia. All welcome!

Women’s Day Event: ‘Cherished – Making peace between Mary and Martha’, Saturday 2 March 9.30–4 pm, at Opengate Baptist Church, Bognor Regis. Tickets £15. See flyers and posters for more information.

Modern slavery: see a poster about this, with the “We See You” logo, in the church porch. Further information and videos are available from The Clewer Initiative: www.theclewerinitiative.org.

My Sisters’ House: based at 108c, London Road, Bognor, this supports vulnerable women with a range of issues such as physical, emotional and sexual abuse. See the website for their latest drop-in times and training programmes. Tel: 697800, mysistershouse.info/.

Bognor Regis Food Bank: urgently-needed items include UHT milk & juice, squash, spreads (eg Marmite, peanut butter, jam); tinned tomatoes, pasta meals & rice pudding; 100gm coffee jars, toiletries. Please place items in the crate by the church door. Thank you!