Weekly Pews News

No. 772

Colour of the season: W

Date: 10th April 2016


Third Sunday of Easter


Collect for the day:


Almighty Father, who in your great mercy gladdened the disciples with the sight of the risen Lord: give us such knowledge of his presence with us, that we may be strengthened and sustained by his risen life and serve you continually in righteousness and truth; 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.




Response to Psalm: I will exalt you, O Lord, because you have lifted me



Our Opportunities for Worship today


  Third Sunday of Easter                                      (W)                                                                                                                                                             
8.00am Holy Communion (Easter 2)

Readings: 1 Peter 2: 19-end, John 10: 11-16

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Acts 9: 1-20, Psalm 30, Revelation 5: 11-14, John 21: 1-19

Hymns: 667, 285, 408, 680

Communion: 123, 652, 658, 108

5.00pm Evening Worship – Book of Common Prayer

Isaiah 38: 9-20, John 11: 17-44


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 April

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

Anniversary: Maurice Plumb (2010)

Monday 11th April

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

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


Tuesday 12th April

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

Anniversary: Frederick Hughes (1985),        Frederick Kitchen (2005), Doris Moore (2013)        


7.00pm           The Eucharist


Wednesday 13th April

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

Anniversary: Gladys Humphrey (1984)


10.00am         Holy Communion

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

1.30pm           Wednesday Club at the Church Centre (opposite Pagham FC)

2-4pm             Knit and Natter at Pauline’s – 37 Chawkmare Coppice (864461)

Thursday 14th April

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

Anniversary: Walter Groves (1990)


2.30pm       Funeral of William Isott


Friday 15th April

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

Anniversary: Frank Weston (1989)


Saturday 16th April – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

Anniversary: Beryl Wright (1999), Christopher Greenfield            (2006)



We pray for all in need and especially those in need of healing in mind, body or spirit: Anthea Potter, Frank Lawton, Elizabeth Dove, David Nash, Greg Huet, Winifred, Elsie, Gwynneth, Charles & Jean Marchant, Ross Parker, Wendy, Charlotte Wiseman.

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: Adrian, Luke Jeffrey, William Isott.


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 Gloster Drive, Golden Acre and Greenlea Avenue.


We pray for the ministry of the Church Army, whose work we support financially as a parish.




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


Revd. Mark Eminson can be contacted at 16 Havelock Road, Bognor Regis, PO21 2EZ. Tel: 262713. Email: vicar@paghamchurch.org (day off Friday)


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


Pews News: Louise Gibbs (Editor) can be contacted by email: louise.gibbs1109@rocketmail.com (Tel: 07773 135005) or telephone Mark Eminson 01243 262713


Next Sunday Fourth Sunday of Easter                                    (W)                                                                                                                                                             
8.00am Holy Communion (Easter 3)

Readings: 1 Peter 2: 11-17, John 16: 16-22

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Acts 9: 36-end, Psalm 23, Revelation 7: 9-end, John 10: 22-30

Hymns: 637, 323, 354, 8  

Communion: 156, 643, 525

12.00noon Baptism of Maxwell Longhurst
5.00pm Evening Prayer – Celtic




Thank You: To all who sent me good well wishes and cards following my move from Pagham to Eastleigh. Thank you also for all your prayers. I am beginning to settle in, and think I will be happy here, although I will miss you all – Di Willson


Isobel Aldred: Isobel has now moved into a nursing home and can be contacted/visited at Yew Tree House, North End Road, Yapton, BN18 ODU,

Tel: 552575.

Good News deliverers: We currently have two rounds without deliverers – Manor Park and West Drive. If you can offer any assistance please speak to Mo Hatzfeld (268576) or Trudi Kearsley (263597).


Pagham Concert Series: The next concert is entitled ‘Have guitar – will travel ….’ and will be held on Saturday 16th April 2016 at 7.30pm. This promises to be an evening of some of the most beautiful guitar music ever written, performed by Amanda Cook. Tickets £12.50 and £10 concessions. Available on 07758 657775, via paghamconcerts@hotmail.com and in church.


St George’s day Night to Remember: Friday 22nd April 7.00pm for 7.30pm. Roast Beef followed by Apple Crumble. Tickets – Adults £15, under 12’s £7.50. ‘Friends’ members £14. Tickets and details – Stephen 266800/Richard 07825309585.


APCM: The Annual Meeting takes place on Saturday 23 April at 7.30pm in church. All are very welcome to attend to hear about all aspects of church life, ask questions, elect officers and enjoy St George’s Day drinks!


Art Exhibition: Saturday April 30th – Monday May 2nd, sign-up sheets on the noticeboard. Please add your name if you are able to help – catering or stewarding. Entry forms are available at the back of church.


Parish Book Group: Our current book is “God Before Breakfast – Thoughts for the Day” by Angela Tilby. See the Book Group notice board for further information and sign-up sheets. Join a discussion group on Monday 16th May at 8pm or Thursday 19th May at 10am.