Weekly Pews News

No. 834

Colour of the season: W

Date: 11th June 2017


Trinity Sunday                                                              


Collect for the day:

Almighty and everlasting God, you have given us your servants grace, by the confession of a true faith, to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity and in the power of the divine majesty to worship the Unity: keep us steadfast in this faith, that we may evermore be defended from all adversities; 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: O Lord our governor, how exalted is your name in all the earth.


Our Opportunities for Worship today


  Trinity Sunday                                                          (W)
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: Revelation 4, John 3: 1-15

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Isaiah 40: 12-17, 27-end, Psalm 8, 2 Corinthians 13: 11-end, Matthew 28: 16-end

Hymns: 96, 166, 286, 419

Communion: See hymn board

5.00pm Evening Prayer – Book of Common Prayer

Isaiah 6: 1-8, John 16: 5-15


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 11th June

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

Anniversary: Dennis Olsson (1998)


Monday 12th June – Barnabas

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

Anniversary: May Mortimer (1974)


10.00am        The Eucharist


Tuesday 13th June

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


7.00pm          Healing Eucharist


Wednesday 14th June – Richard Baxter

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

Anniversary: Merle Holdsworth (1996), Edna Dalrymple (2004)


10.00am        Holy Communion

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

2-4pm                  Knit and Natter at Helen’s – 3 Conway Drive (264915)


Thursday 15th June – Day of Thanksgiving for the Institution of the

Holy Communion (Corpus Christi)

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

Anniversary: Norah Moth (2001)


10.00am        The Eucharist

8.00pm       Standing Committee at the vicarage


Friday 16th June – Richard

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


Saturday 17th June

Intention: Pray for the press, radio and televisions and for all who influence public opinion; for Christian publishing and broadcasting.



We pray for all in need and especially those in need of healing in mind, body or spirit: David Atkins, Elizabeth Dove, Sue Smith, Judi March, Sue Downey, Dennis, Raymond, Avis, Wendy Ursell, Ray, Audrey Bridge, Bob Riding, Al, Shelagh, Reg Smith, Hazel and Michael, Sue, Donna.


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: Barrington Beange, Tony Lock, Robert Fielder and Neil Dalton.


We remember in our prayers church members who live in residential care or receive communion at home. This week we pray for: Kathleen Dudley, Ethel Hadfield, Ethel Huckle, Val James, Eileen Knight, Frank & Mary Lawton.


We pray for God’s blessing upon all who live in Langley Grove, Laurel Drive and Ledbury Way.


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 Allyssia Congdon, Eden Congdon, Lucy King and Annaliesa Whitworth as they prepare for their confirmation next Sunday.


We pray for Grass Roots 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 the vicarage, 38 Kings Drive, PO21 4PZ. 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.


Next Sunday First Sunday after Trinity                                            (G)
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: 1 John 4: 7-end, Luke 16: 19-end

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Genesis 18: 1-15, Psalm 116: 1, 10-17, Romans 5: 1-8, Matthew 9: 35-10: 8

Hymns: 21, 461, 752, 332  Communion: See hymn board

12noon Baptism of Freya Bailey
5.00pm Evening Prayer – Common Worship

1 Samuel 21: 1-15, Luke 11: 14-28

5.30pm Deanery Confirmation at Chichester Cathedral


Prayers: We are sorry to report that Neil Dalton died suddenly last Monday. We commend him to God’s safekeeping and assure Jeanne and family of our love and prayers.


Sponsored Bell Ringing: A huge thank you to all that came along to support the ringers last Sunday for the full peal to mark the 50th anniversary of the re-dedication of the bells. Over £350 was raised for the Roof Fund on the day of which half was from the sale of refreshments.  It was a great occasion that brought back ringers who have been members of our local band during the last fifty years but now live elsewhere.


Safari Supper: Saturday June 17th at 6:30pm – £10. A three course meal served in different locations with different dining companions; an opportunity to enjoy good food whilst getting to know people better. Event organised by Friends of Pagham Parish Church with proceeds going to the Roof Fund. Sign-up sheet on the noticeboard, or speak to Carole Druce – 07732768890.


Deanery Confirmation: this annual event is at the Cathedral on Sunday 18th June at 5.30pm and we have four candidates: Allyssia Congdon, Eden Congdon, Lucy King and Annaliesa Whitworth.  Do keep them in your prayers and even better come along for the service.


Patronal Festival and Hog Roast: our annual celebration is on Sunday 2nd July.  Do come and feast at the Vicarage from 12noon.  Bring your own drinks and charge is £5 for adults and £3 for children.


Presentation from Sussex Police on Scams and Rogue Traders: a PCSO from Sussex Police is giving a talk on this important concern here in church on Monday 10th July at 3pm.  All are welcome and do pass on the word to any neighbours who may be interested.


Summer Fair: 12 noon – 3pm, 15th July – Village Hall. We would be grateful for donations for the stalls:- Tombola, Bottles, Jewellery, Jigsaws, Toys, Games, Clean Paperback Books, Toiletries, Raffle Prizes, un-wanted gifts, \Fancy Goods and Bric-a-brac (no electrical items please – we cannot sell them) and of course nearer the day we will be seeking Cakes/sweets. Boxes for your donations will be found at the rear of the church or you can speak to me and I will arrange collection. Sign-up sheet is on the noticeboard – please add your name if you can assist with running a stall. We will need gazebos on the day – please sign on the list on the noticeboard if you have one to lend. Please collect the envelope with your name on it from the rear of the church. Thank you – Trudi Kearsley 263597.


Church cleaning: once more some of our weekly teams are getting overstretched, so if there is any way you could join the cleaning rota (if possible on a monthly basis) do please speak to Dave Smith in church or contact Sue Miller at sue.armex@btinternet.com.  Our thanks go to Sue for heading up the team and all the cleaners for their excellent work.


Parish Book Group: Group: Our current book is ‘The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief’ by Francis Collins. Join a discussion group on Monday 17th July at 8pm, or Thursday 20th July at 10am. See the Book Group notice board for further information and sign-up sheets.