Weekly Pews NewsNo. 785

Colour of the season: G

Date: 10th July 2016


Patronal (Dedication) Festival


Collect for the day:


Almighty God, to whose glory we celebrate the dedication of this house of prayer: we praise you for the many blessings you have given to those who worship you here: and we pray that all who seek you in this place may find you, and, being filled with the Holy Spirit, may become a living temple acceptable to you; 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 forever.





Our Opportunities for Worship today


  Patronal (Dedication) Festival                                        (W)
8.00am Holy Communion Readings: Psalm 122, John 2: 13-22
9.45am Family Eucharist with re-dedication of St Andrew’s ChapelReadings: Psalm 122, John 2: 13-22

Hymns: 340, 400, sheet, 766  

Communion 245, 315, 897

5.00pm Evening Prayer – Book of Common PrayerReadings: Jeremiah 7: 1-11, Luke 19: 1-10


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 July

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

Anniversary: Ethel Alderton (1993), David Kearsley (2001)


Monday 11th July – Benedict

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

Anniversary: Ian Blackhurst Hartley (1991), Guy Peace (2003), Alastair Stewart (2012)


Tuesday 12th July

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

Anniversary: Violet Antill (1979), Ronald Turner (1986)


7.00pm          Healing Eucharist

7.45pm       Pilgrim Celebration in St Andrew’s Chapel


Wednesday 13th July

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


10.00am        Holy Communion

1.30pm       Wednesday Tots at the Church Centre (opp Pagham FC)

2 – 4pm       Knit and Natter at Glenda’s, 31 Sea Lane, 263537


Thursday 14th July

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



Friday 15th July – Swithun

10.30am      Burial of ashes of Doris Grounsell

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


Saturday 16th July

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






We pray for all in need and especially those in need of healing in mind, body or spirit: Anthea Potter, Sue Smith, Frank Lawton, Elizabeth Dove, David Nash, Betty and Reg Smith, David Atkins, June Baker, Russell, Ann Harney, Rita Thompson, Barbara Waldron, Brian Burgess, Tom, Ray Gregory, Audrey Bridge.

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: David Thompson and Mary Goldsmith.


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 Mill Park Road, Mill View Close and Millars Court.


We pray for Grass Roots, whose work we support financially as a parish.


We pray for God’s blessing upon our Summer Fair, “raising the roof”!




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 930247.


Pews News: Louise Gibbs (Editor) can be contacted by email: louise.gibbs1109@rocketmail.com (Tel: 07773 135005)


Next Sunday Eighth Sunday after Trinity                                  (G)
8.00am Holy Communion Readings: Romans 8: 12-17, Matthew 7: 15-21
9.45am Parish Eucharist Readings: Genesis 18: 1-10a, Psalm 15, Colossians 1: 15-28, Luke 10: 38

Hymns: 642, 17,477, 565

Communion 70, 458, 825

12.00 noon Baptisms of Edie Carter and Paloma McCoy
5.00pm Evening Worship – Taizé




Today: We welcome our Archdeacon Douglas to preach and re-dedicate St Andrew’s Chapel in its 20th anniversary year. Do please stay for fizz and cake.


Tomorrow (11th July): Church member Madge Breakspear celebrates her 100th birthday: God bless you, Madge, on the feast of your nativity!


New members of Pastoral Care Team: If you might be interested in joining the team, we hope to have a further training course in the autumn. Speak to Mark, Jo or Trudi for more information.


Legacy: We are grateful to receive a generous legacy from +Eirwen Wood, which will help towards our fundraising for the roof.


Good News: Good News: Thank you to those who have responded and volunteered to take on deliveries. We are seeking deliverers for West Front Road (1 -25) and Edwen Close, if anyone is able to assist please contact Trudi 263597 or Mo 268576.


100 Club as part of the Roof Appeal: this is one fundraising idea for the Roof work. If anyone might be able to organise this do speak to Mark, Trudi or the Wardens.


Pilgrim Celebration – Tuesday 12th July 7.45pm St Andrew’s Chapel. If you have ever attended a Pilgrim course or wanted to know what it was all about, please join us for our Pilgrim celebration evening. We will be sharing our thoughts and reflections upon the various courses and there will be a chance to sign to join a new group in the autumn.


Summer Fair: Saturday 16th July 12 noon – 3.00pm. Please continue to bring in your donations for this event. Please collect the envelope with your name on it from the rear of church.


Parish Book Group: Our current book is “God’s Smuggler” by Brother Andrew. See the Book Group notice board for further information and sign- up sheets. Join a discussion group on Monday 18th July at 8pm or Thursday 21st July at 10am.