Weekly Pews NewsNo. 781

Colour of the season: G

Date: 12th June 2016


Trinity 3 – Queen’s 90th Birthday


Collect for the day:


Heavenly Father, as we celebrate the ninetieth birthday of Her Majesty the Queen, receive our heartfelt thanks for all that you have given her in these ninety years and for all that she has given to her people. Continue, we pray, your loving purposes in her, and as you gather us together in celebration, unite us also in love and service to one another;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.




Psalm response: The king puts his trust in the Lord.


Our Opportunities for Worship today


  Trinity 3 – Queen’s 90th Birthday                    (W)
8.00am Holy Communion Readings: 1 Peter 5: 5b-11, Luke 15: 1-10
9.45am Parish EucharistReadings: 1 Kings 1: 32-40, Psalm 21: 1-7, 1 Peter 2: 13-17, Mark 12: 13-17

Hymns: 379, 386, 409, 230, 249

Communion: 297,458,212

5.00pm Evening Prayer – Book of Common PrayerEcclesiastes 12, Ephesians 1: 15-23


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 12th June

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

Anniversary: May Mortimer (1974)


Monday 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.

Tuesday 14th June

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


11.00am      Funeral of Doris Grounsell

7.00pm          Healing Eucharist


Wednesday 15th June – Evelyn Underhill

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        Holy Communion

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

2 4pm          Knit and Natter at Joan’s – 3 Church Way (265083)

6.00pm       Confirmation rehearsal


Thursday 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.


Friday 17th June

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


Saturday 18th June

Intention: Pray for all seafarers, fishermen, lifeboat men and women; for the work of the Mission to Seafarers.








We pray for all in need and especially those in need of healing in mind, body or spirit: Anthea Potter, Sue Smith, Frank Lawton, Elizabeth Dove, David Nash, Steven Conley, Stella, Sue Downey, Reg Smith, Katie, Phil and Stan Ford, John, Daniel Phillips, Louisa, David Atkins .

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 recently: Doris Grounsell, Peter Mitchell, Norman Maddern, Simon Newman, Sue Hanmore, Dianne Hulme.


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 Her Majesty the Queen on her ninetieth birthday.


We pray for Zoe Crisp, Ayshea Feaver, Jason Smith and Carol Turner as they prepare for Confirmation next Sunday.


We pray for God’s blessing upon all who live in Ledra Drive, Leonora Drive and Link Way.


We pray for Family Support Work, 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 16 Havelock Road, Bognor Regis, PO21 2EZ. 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.


Pews News: Louise Gibbs (Editor) can be contacted by email: louise.gibbs1109@rocketmail.com (Tel: 07773 135005)


Next Sunday Fourth Sunday after Trinity                                (G)
8.00am Holy Communion Readings: Romans 8: 18-23, Luke 6: 36-42
9.45am Parish EucharistReadings: Isaiah 65: 1-9, Psalm 22: 19-28, Galatians 3: 23-end, Luke 8: 26-39

Hymns: 16, 375, 186, 695

Communion: 412, 66, 32, 890

5.00pm Deanery Confirmation here in Pagham




TODAY: Open Gardens from 1.30pm – 5.00pm. Tickets are available at a cost of £5.00 from Mo Hatzfeld at the Church Centre with a brochure and map. Come and enjoy a variety of gardens around the village.


Christian Aid: Thank you for supporting Christian Aid 2016 with the various fundraising activities, we raised the following amount:


£217.50         Christian Aid Soup Lunch

£345.00         Count your Blessings during Lent

£207.70         Christian Aid Week Envelopes


Total   £770.20 –    Gift aid can be claimed on £465.00


Diocesan Response to the Continuing Refugee Crisis: Please see the letter on the noticeboard if you feel able to give financially or have a specific skill which may be of use in helping the settlement of refugees.


Deanery Confirmation: This service on 19th June is now in fact here at Pagham at 5pm.  Do please come and support our candidates, who are Zoe

Crisp, Ayshea Feaver, Jason Smith and Carol Turner.  We assure them of our prayers.


Good News: We are seeking deliverers for the following rounds – Manor Park, West Front Road, Lagoon Road, Mulberry Court, Churchill Walk. If anyone is able to assist please contact Trudi 263597 or Mo 268576.

Songs of Praise Sunday: Do feel free to make a favourite hymn request for this service, placing your request in the box provided – 26th June 5pm.


Chichester Voices Concert: ‘The Way of Love’, a celebration of love through music, is being held in church on Thursday 30th June in aid of St Wilfrid’s Hospice. Music ranges from Tallis to Rutter, and includes a lovely mix of both sacred and secular works. Tickets £12 with £10 concessions available from Andrew or Sandra in church, or the box office on 07900 098197 and also on the door. With St Wilfrid’s on the move, we need to support our wonderful hospice more than ever’.


Ladies Club annual Dinner: Tuesday 5th July at the Lion Nyetimber. Menu available at the yacht club meeting on 7th June or from Janet Lambert on 262434 or Sue Smith on 263560 .Completed menus and monies returned to us by 26th June please.


Parish Book Group:
Our current book is “God’s Smuggler” by Brother Andrew. See the Book Group notice board for further information and sign-up sheets. Join a discussion group on Monday 18th July at 8pm or Thursday 21st July at 10am.