Weekly Pews News

no 22-28



08:00              Holy Communion

09:30              Parish Eucharist

14:00              Holy Baptism of Ivy Kaill

Collect O God, the protector of all who trust in you, without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy: increase and multiply upon us your mercy; that with you as our ruler and guide we may so pass through things temporal that we lose not our hold on things eternal; grant this, heavenly Father, for our Lord Jesus Christ’s sake, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.   Amen.

Readings Deuteronomy 30: 9–14; Psalm 25: 1–10; Colossians 1: 1–14; Luke 10: 25–37

Psalm response  Show me your ways, O Lord.


Sunday 10th July

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

Monday 11th July – Benedict, abbot, c.550

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

09:00            Morning prayer (in church)

Tuesday 12th July

Intention: our local industry and commerce, our farmers and growers, and the holiday industry; the staff and guests of Church Farm Holiday Village.

18:00            Evening prayer (on Zoom)

17:00            Tuesday@7 BBQ

19:00              Tuesday@7 Eucharist

Wednesday 13th July

Intention: our choir and musicians; our lay ministers of communion, altar servers, welcome team and bell-ringers.

14:30            Tea & Chat at the Church Centre (see below)

18:00            Evening prayer (in church and on Zoom)

Thursday 14th July – John Keble, priest, poet, 1866

Intention: our Parochial Church Council, its officers and committees; all those who serve our Church in any way.

09:00            Morning prayer (in church)

10:00              Holy Communion

Friday 15th July – Swithun, bishop, c862

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

Saturday 16th July

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

12:00–15:00  Summer Fair at the Village Hall (see below)

Sunday 17th July (Trinity 5)

Readings: Genesis 18: 1–10a; Psalm 15; Colossians 1: 15–28; Luke 10: 38–end.



We pray for all in need of healing in body, mind or spirit Lynette, Rosie Sims, Terry Haskell, Barbara Crew, Karen Cox, Jim Fowler, Sheila King, Dawn Spurway Pearson, Nicola Simpson, Betty Smith, Mike Hatzfeld, Andrew Naylor, Colin May, Tyler Rankin, Bea Tucker, Max Davey, Heather & Harry Marchant.

For urgent prayer, contact Gillian Purvis (267597) or Pat Rush (262561) to start the Prayer Chain.

Anniversary of death Ethel Alderton, David Kearsley, John Hayden, Jenny Wood, Lila Cowee (10th); Ian Hartley, Guy Peace, Alastair Stewart (11th); Violet Antill, Ronald Turner (12th); Peggy Jaques (16th).

We remember Pagham Church family who live in residential care or usually receive communion at home: Kathleen Dudley.

We pray for peace especially for and with the people of Ukraine. We pray for all those caught up in conflict, and for those seeking safety and refuge on these shores.

We pray for Ivy Kaill who is to be baptized today, and for her parents and godparents.


Face coverings You are encouraged to wear face coverings when moving around the church, to help us offer a safer and welcoming space for those who feel particularly vulnerable to COVID-19.

Tuesday@7 BBQ All our young families and friends are invited to an end-of-term BBQ this Tuesday 12th from 17:00, with Eucharist at 19:00. Please sign up by Sunday evening if you are hoping to join us for the BBQ. Contributions to the salad table would be very welcome. Please bring your own chairs and cutlery. Suggested minimum donation £3. None of this should be prohibitive, so if help is needed, please speak to Mthr Lucy, in confidence.

Tea and Chat Our next meeting is on Wednesday 13th, 14:30–16:00 at the Church Centre in Nyetimber Lane. All welcome! For more info/cake donation, contact Carole Druce, 07732 768890.

Summer Fair, Saturday 16th, 12:00–15:00 at the Village Hall. Please leave donations for stalls in church or contact Trudi (263597). Donations of wrapped home-made cakes will be very welcome and should be brought to the Village Hall on Saturday morning. Setting up is from 9.00 with clear-up from 15.00. Please come along to support this event and spread the word to others.

Introduction to Contemplative Prayer

Mthr Lucy will be leading an introduction to contemplative prayer using the meditation technique of World Community for Christian Meditation (www.wccm.org).

“Meditation is a universal spiritual wisdom and a practice found at the core of all the great religious traditions. It leads the practitioner from mind to heart and to the integration of these two centres of human being. It is not a complicated or essentially difficult practice. It is a way of simplicity, silence and stillness. It can be practised by anyone who is merely serious about beginning. Soon we learn that we are always beginners. This discovery transforms many interconnected attitudes such as our fear of failure, our craving for success and our reluctance to simply be ourselves.”

This introduction will run on the following dates: Tuesdays 19th, 26th July, 2nd and 30th August, and 6th September. All at 19:00 in St Andrew’s Chapel, St Thomas à Becket’s, Pagham.

Safari Supper: Saturday 23rd, 6:30 pm, £15, organised by ‘Friends of Pagham Church’: a three-course meal, moving to a different location for each course with different hosts and dining companions. This is a chance to meet new people and enjoy good food! Add your name to the list on the noticeboad if you would like to attend or host. Further details on the noticeboard, or from Trudi – 263597 or Sue Davis – 262915.

Churches Together in Bognor Regis & District A meeting will be held on Thursday 21st, 19:00 for 19:30 (refreshments available from 19:00) at South Bersted Church Hall, Bersted Street, Bognor Regis, PO22 9QE. Its purpose is to discuss the future of the organisation. More information from Revd Tim Crook, 01243 862018, timothycrook@hotmail.com. All Church members welcome.

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Priest-in-Charge: The Reverend Lucy Sullivan
19 Willowhale Avenue, Bognor Regis, PO21 4AU  mthrlucy.pagham@gmail.com, 01243 941551.

Churchwardens: Alex Brockhurst & Mike Wake: churchwarden@paghamchurch.org, 07792 544259//07899 705632.

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Safeguarding Officer: Jan Brockhurst, safeguarding@paghamchurch.org.

Pews News: Alison Blenkinsop, pewsnews@paghamchurch.org, 261131, 07784 544981.

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