Weekly Pews News

No 19-19

12 May 2019


Fourth Sunday of Easter



Collect for the day Almighty God, whose Son Jesus Christ is the resurrection and the life: raise us, who trust in him, from the death of sin to the life of righteousness, that we may seek those things which are above, where he reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.



Psalm response The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not be in want.


                              Fourth Sunday of Easter                           (W)
8 am Holy Communion (Easter 3)

Readings: 1 Peter 2: 11-17; John 16: 16-22

9.45 am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Acts 9: 36–end; Psalm 23; Revelation 7: 9–end; John 10: 22-30

Hymns: 637, 943, 53, 676

5 pm Evening Prayer – Songs of Praise

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 Mon–Thurs, 8.30 am Friday, 9.30 am Saturday
Evening Prayer: 5 pm Monday, Wednesday & Thursday

Registered charity number: 1134842

Sunday 12 May – Christian Aid week starts

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

Anniversary: Vic Huxley (2004)

Monday 13 May

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

Anniversary: Reginald Watson (1974); Evelyn Archer (2004)

Tuesday 14 May – Matthias

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

7 pm               Healing Eucharist

Wednesday 15 May

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

10 am             Holy Communion

2-4 pm        Knit & Natter at Helen’s, 3 Conway Drive (265911)

7.30 pm      ‘Living Christ’ Diocesan Course, session 1, at the Vicarage

Anniversary: Emily Blackman (1994)

Thursday 16 May

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

Anniversary: Angela Haythornthwaite (1967); Margaret Gosney (2012)

Friday 17 May

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

Anniversary: Kenneth Weeks (1989)

Saturday 18 May

Intention: all seafarers, fishermen and lifeboat crews, and the work of the Mission to Seafarers.

10-4 pm      Quiet Day with Revd Dan Balsdon, with Holy Communion

Anniversary: Doris Vallerine (1996)





We pray for all in need of healing in body, mind or spirit: Sue Smith, Judi March, Lynette, Zoe, Eugene West, Ann, Sheila King, Simon Hill, Nicola, Chloe Green, Nicky, Derek Pugh, Eileen Knight, Jessica, Jean, Frank, Gill, Hannah Seafoley, Ron Gibson, John Scully.

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

Those who have died recently: Joy Britton, Sue Bailey.

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, Mary Lawton, Eva Maltby.

We pray for God’s blessing upon all who live in our parish: Hook Lane, Hunter’s Close.

Year of Vocation Cycle of Prayer for Work: all expanding industries and for the promise of new jobs.

Year of Vocation Cycle of Prayer for Church Roles: treasurer, planned giving and Gift Aid secretary, PCC secretary, PCC members, Electoral Roll officer and Health & Safety officer.

We pray for Nicky Cogger and Beryl Smith preparing for confirmation on 19 May.


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

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

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: Wednesday afternoon)

Next Sunday           Fifth Sunday of Easter                 (W)
8 am Holy Communion (Easter 4)

Readings: James 1: 17-21; John 16: 5-15

9.45 am Parish Eucharist, followed by Beating the Bounds

Readings: Acts 11: 1-18; Psalm 148; Revelation 21: 1-6; John 13: 31-35

Hymns: 467, 705, 472, 511

5 pm Evening Prayer – Book of Common Prayer

Readings: Daniel 6: 1-23; Mark 15: 46 – 16: 8



APCM report: we are grateful that Stephen Cox-Rusbridge and Mike Wake have stood again as churchwardens, and welcome them and all our PCC members (full list on the board). Do take away a copy of the booklet summarising all our Church life, at the back of the church.

Art Exhibition: many thanks to all who helped make the Exhibition a success – the local artists who displayed their work; all who helped with setting up, stewarding and catering; and all who visited over the long weekend. 52 paintings were sold, and £1275 raised for the Roof Fund.

Children’s Society are very grateful for all donations. Please return collection boxes to church as soon as possible this month.

Songs of Praise this evening at 5 pm – come and sing your favourite hymns to celebrate our Easter joy!

Christian Aid Week 12th–18th: we will be supporting this by giving out envelopes at the 8 am and 9.45 am services today. If you are able to make a donation, we would appreciate it that you return them into the box provided on Sunday 19th at the back of Church. You can find out more at caweek.org. Thank you! Gillian Purvis and Sue O’Neill.

‘Living Christ’ Diocesan Course (deferred from Lent): a 5-week course with video and refreshments, at 8 pm on Wednesdays, 15 May-12 June, at the Vicarage. Sign-up sheet on the noticeboard.

Quiet day, arranged by Bognor Regis Methodist Church, on Saturday 18th, 10-4 pm, followed by Holy Communion. BYO lunch, drinks provided. More information on noticeboard; book with Anita (826425).

Beating the Bounds on Sunday 19th: following the Parish Eucharist, do join the band of walkers heading to Copyhold Farm, Lagness, in prayer for the parish, or just come for lunch there at 1/1.30 pm (bring your own picnic). Please follow the one way system for car access and departure.

Deanery confirmation on Sunday 19th, 5 pm at St Mary’s Felpham: do come and support our candidates, Nicky Cogger and Beryl Smith.

‘Thy Kingdom Come’ 30 May-9 June: between Ascension and Pentecost the whole Church is called to pray for God’s Kingdom to come, and for others to come to know the Lord. We have had prayer stations round the church the last few years. It would be good to do so again; if you might like to help, please speak to Mark or Trudi (263597).

Pagham Flood Defence Trust vacancy: we are short on one or two trustees; if someone might be interested please speak to Mark.

Parish Book Group: our current book is ‘The Essex Serpent’ by Sarah Perry. See the Book Group notice board for further information.