Weekly Pews News
No 18-45

11 November 2018

Remembrance Sunday

Collect for the day

Almighty Father, whose will is to restore all things in your beloved Son, the King of all: govern the hearts and minds of those in authority, and bring the families of the nations, divided and torn apart by the ravages of sin, to be subject to his just and gentle rule; who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.


                              Remembrance Sunday                  (R)                  
8 am Holy Communion – Trinity 23
Philippians 3: 17–end; Matthew 22: 15-22
9.45 am Parish Eucharist & Children’s Groups

Readings: Psalm 23; John 15: 9-17

Hymns: Service sheet

5 pm Vigil of readings & prayers for end of WW1

After the Eucharist, all are welcome to gather for refreshments
and socialise in St Andrew’s chapel at the back of church


Morning Prayer: 9 am Monday–Thursday, 8.30 am Friday,

9.30 am Saturday

Evening Prayer: 5 pm Monday, Wednesday & Thursday, 4.30 pm Friday

Sunday 11 November

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

6pm               First communion preparation in St Andrew’s Chapel

Monday 12 November

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

Tuesday 13 November – Charles Simeon

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

7 pm          Healing Eucharist

Anniversary: Sylvia Evans (2016)

Wednesday 14 November

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

10 am       Holy Communion

2 pm              Knit & Natter at Carole’s, 31 Grange Court (865167)

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

Thursday 15 November

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

8 pm                   PCC meeting in St A’s Chapel (prayers 7.45 pm in church)

Friday 16 November – Margaret of Scotland

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

Saturday 17 – Hugh

Intention: the press, radio and television corporations, and all who influence public opinion; also Christian publishing and broadcasting.

Anniversary: Irene Jev (1995); Ethel Goldsmith (1999)







We pray for all in need of healing in body, mind or spirit: Sue Smith, Judi March, Bill Mitchell, Lynette, Zoe, Eugene West, Ann, Sheila King, Diane Wills, Su, Ray Radmall, Sally Martin, Mary Ramsay, Isaac, Jacob, Roderick Plastow, Oliver, Val.

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

Those who have died recently: Frank Lawton, David Thurgood, Pat Barr, Kathleen Allen.

We pray for those recorded in our Memorial Book whose anniversaries occur at this time, and all who mourn their passing.

We remember in our prayers Church members who live in residential care or receive communion at home: Kathleen Dudley, Ethel Huckle, Eileen Knight, Mary Lawton, Eva Maltby.

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

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

We pray for the souls of the men of Pagham killed in the two World Wars, but especially those twenty-one killed in the Great War for civilisation.


Revd. Mark Eminson: The Vicarage, 38 Kings Drive, PO21 4PZ.

vicar@paghamchurch.org, 262713. (Day off Friday)

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

Pews News: Alison Blenkinsop, pewsnews@paghamchurch.org, 261131. (Deadline for notices is Wednesday afternoon.)

Next Sunday            Second Sunday before Advent     (G)                  
8 am Holy Communion – Trinity 24
Colossians 1: 3-12; Matthew 9: 18-26
9.45 am Parish Eucharist with Baptism and Children’s Groups
Readings: Daniel 12: 1-3; Mark 13: 1-8
Hymns: 264, 66, 102, 746
5 pm Evening service – Book of Common Prayer

Readings: Daniel 3; Matthew 13: 24-30, 36-43


Welcome to our special services on the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One. Before our Parish Eucharist and Act of Remembrance, our local bell-ringers will ring half-muffled peals, and at 2.30 pm the bells will be rung again at full volume, joining many churches up and down the land. We will then have a series of short talks and poetry readings at 3 pm, sitting alongside the silhouette Tommies. After refreshments we hold a Vigil service at 5 pm, with readings and prayers.

Thank you to all who contributed towards the silhouettes. We have also been able to order a Standing Tommy. If you are still interested in giving, then all donations will be gratefully received.

Roof Appeal has had a generous pledge of £10,000. More donations are welcome: speak to the vicar, wardens or treasurer, to help our budgeting.

Frank Lawton: we were sorry to hear of Frank’s death, and our prayers go out for him and for Mary and all who mourn his passing. Frank’s funeral service will take place on Thursday 15th at 12.30 pm at the crematorium.

Christmas Market & Craft Fair this Saturday 11 am-2 pm at the Village Hall. Good-quality items needed for stalls include: raffle prizes, chocolate, filled jam jars, Tombola items, puzzles, books, jewellery, knitted goods, toys, wine, Christmas decorations and items etc (no bric-a-brac). Leave donations at back of church, or contact Trudi (263597) for collection.

Deanery Healing Service: this special service takes place at St Mary’s Littlehampton on Sunday 18th at 6 pm. All are welcome.

Diocesan intercessions for Pagham: on Tuesday 20th prayers for our Church will be said at the Cathedral during morning and evening services. To attend a complimentary tea in Cloisters Café at 4.30 pm, followed by sung Evensong at 5.30 pm, please sign the list by Sunday 18th.

Simon’s Church Quiz Night: Saturday 24th, 6.30 for 7 pm. Tickets £10, which include a choice of meal from local Fish & Chip Shop – BYO drink and cutlery. Children most welcome! Sign-up sheet on the noticeboard at the back of church. Please pay Stephen, Simon, or Trudi; more info from Simon (07723 915731) or Stephen. Proceeds to Raise the Roof.

Helpers’ thanks – as part of our Stewardship appeal, all are welcome to attend refreshments to say “thank you” for all you do for this church and parish on Sunday 25th at 3.30 pm in St Andrew’s Chapel. If you weren’t here last Sunday, do take a stewardship leaflet.

Local Co-op Community Fund: we have once again been selected to receive money from this fund over the next year, for the Roof project. We need your help. The more support we get, the more funding we could receive. So if you have a Co-op Membership account, log in and choose us. You will find us in the Art and Culture category. If you’re not a member, please join and support us, and encourage others to do the same!