Weekly Pews News

No 19-45

10 November 2019

Remembrance Sunday

Collect for the day

God, our refuge and strength, bring near the day when wars shall cease and poverty and pain shall end, that the earth may know the peace of heaven through Jesus Christ our Lord.


Today’s services

8 am Holy Communion (21st Sunday after Trinity) Readings: Ephesians 6: 10-20; John 4: 46–end

9.45 am Parish Eucharist Readings: Psalm 107: 23-30; John 14: 1-6, 16-21, 25-27 Hymns: 153, 437, 494, hymn sheets

4 pm

Evening Worship – Celtic (NB earlier time until spring)

The church is open every day for visitors and private prayer.

Sunday 10 November

Intention: our Parish Team – Clergy: Colin Wood, Bill Meyer; Reader: Roland Ell; Churchwardens: Mike Wake, Stephen Cox-Rusbridge.

Anniversary: Douglas Smith (1987)

Monday 11 November – Martin, Bishop of Tours, 397

Intention: our local clubs and organisations, especially our Luncheon Club, Ladies’ Club and Men’s Group; our Scouts, Guides, Cadets and other local youth organisations.

Tuesday 12 November

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

7 pm Evening Prayer

Wednesday 13 November

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

10 am Holy Communion

Anniversary: Sylvia Evans (2016)

Thursday 14 November

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

1 pm Funeral of Brian Lewis

8 pm Chichester Voices rehearsal

Anniversary: Dorothy Sibley (1973); Sarah Fellows (1991); Thomas Street (2012)

Friday 15 November

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

Saturday 16 November – Margaret, Queen of Scotland, philanthropist, 1093

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


We pray for all in need of healing in body, mind or spirit: Judi March, Lynette, Zoe, Chloe Green, Rosie Sims, Nicola, Richard Rundle, Simon Hill, Diane Wills, Terry Haskell, Jean Martin, Derek Hardie, Madge Breakspear, Carole Turner.

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

Those who have died: Eugene West, Derek Pugh, Brian Lewis, Joan Hardie, Fred Nolson, Anne Warren.

We remember in our prayers Church members in residential care or who receive communion at home: Brenda Dobson, Kathleen Dudley, Ethel Huckle, Eileen Knight.

We pray for God’s blessing upon all who live in our parish: The Orchard, The Parade.

Year of Vocation Cycle of Prayer for Work: the retired, and those unable to work.

Year of Vocation Cycle of Prayer for Church Roles: Friends Committee, Cathedral Link representative, Churchwardens, Reader and Clergy.


Churchwardens: Mike Wake and Stephen Cox-Rusbridge: churchwarden@paghamchurch.org, 07899 705632//07974 177905.

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

Safeguarding Officer: Jan Brockhurst: safeguarding@paghamchurch.org

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

(Deadline for notices: Thursday morning)

Sunday 17th Second Sunday before Advent

8 am Holy Communion (22nd Sunday after Trinity) Readings: Philippians 1: 3-11; Matthew 18: 21–end

9.45 am Parish Eucharist Readings: Malachi 4: 1-2a; Psalm 98; 2 Thessalonians 3: 6-13; Luke 21: 5-19 Hymns: 616, 268, 372, 695, Taizé 923

4 pm

Evening Worship – Book of Common Prayer (NB earlier time until spring)


Church Roof update: work is progressing well, with retiling under way on the north slope of the nave. Hopefully this will continue on the south side. We are very grateful to members of our Church family and the Parish Council for additional funding to help us reach the target, but we are still not quite there yet. Please speak to the churchwardens if you are able to assist with a pledge or a loan.

Church path: now the leaves are falling, it would be good to sweep the path on Saturday mornings, as last year, to keep it safe. Please contact Mike Wake (07899 705632) if you are willing to join a rota for this.

Derek Pugh: a quiet funeral will take place on Tuesday 12th. We thank God for Derek’s life and his part in our Church family, and continue to hold Sylvia and their family and close friends in our thoughts and prayers.

Christmas Market & Craft Fair: Saturday 16th, 11 am-2 pm at the Village Hall. Donations (in good condition) are needed for the stalls: raffle prizes, chocolate, filled jam jars, Tombola items, unwanted gifts, puzzles, books, jewellery, knitted goods, toys, bottles of wine or spirit, Christmas decorations. NB no bric-a-brac. Please leave donations in the boxes at back of church or speak to Trudi to arrange collection (263597). Please sign up on the noticeboard if you are able to help with running a stall.

Pagham Luncheon Club is now benefiting from the Co-op Local Community Fund. (The last 12 months’ funding for the Church raised well over £1000.) Current Co-op members can choose the Club online or by phone (as below). Others may join by getting a leaflet in the Pagham or large Rose Green store, and ringing 0800 023 4708 or visiting coop.co.uk/membership. Then please nominate the Club!

Good News leaflets: we still need deliverers for Old Barn Close and Mill View Close (in Millfarm Estate). Offers to Trudi or Mo.

Friends of Pagham Church annual fundraising quiz: now available for £1 from Mo Hatzfeld (268576) for a prize hamper.

Church diaries for 2020 are at the back of church; do take one!

Churches Together Events:

Christmas dinner is offered for those who would otherwise be alone, at The Shore Community (Baptist) Church at 12 noon. Book on 821891 by 20th December.

‘Quiet garden’ mornings at Fishbourne Church: a time for meditation in a beautiful setting each month. Next gathering is on Tuesday 26th, 10 am-12.15 pm. Refreshments and craft materials are available. Suggested donation £5. See notice in St Andrew’s Chapel; more info from Sue (784983).