Weekly Pews News

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08:00              Holy Communion

09:30              Parish Eucharist

 Collect 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.  Amen.

Readings Proverbs 8: 1–4, 22–31; Psalm 8; Romans 5: 1–5; John 16: 12–15

Psalm response How exalted is your name in all the world!

 Sunday 12th June

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

Monday 13th June

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

09:00            Morning prayer (in church)

Tuesday 14th June

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

18:00            Evening prayer (in church and on Zoom)

19:00              Tuesday@7 Eucharist

Wednesday 15th June

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

18:00            Evening prayer (on Zoom)

19:30            PCC with a celebration of the Eucharist, praying for the work of the parish and PCC


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

09:00            Morning prayer (in church)

10:00              Eucharist

Friday 17th June

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

Saturday 18th June

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


Sunday 19th June – Trinity 1

Readings: Isaiah 65: 1–9; Psalm 22: 19–28; Galatians 3: 23–end; Luke 8: 26–39.



We pray for all in need of healing in body, mind or spirit Lynette, Rosie Sims, Terry Haskell, Barbara Crew, Karen Cox, Jim Fowler, Sheila King, Dawn Spurway Pearson, Nicola Simpson, Betty Smith, Mike Hatzfeld, Andrew Naylor, Colin May, Tyler Rankin, Bea Tucker.

For urgent prayer, contact Gillian Purvis (267597) or Pat Rush (262561) to start the Prayer Chain.

Anniversary of death May Mortimer (12th); Norah Moth (15th).

Recently departed Beatrice Armstong.

We remember Pagham Church family who live in residential care or usually receive communion at home: Kathleen Dudley.

We pray for Robert and Lauren to be married here next weekend.

We pray for those to be ordained priest in the diocese this weekend, among them The Rev’d Laura Darrell who serves at Ss Peter and Paul, Rustington.

We pray for peace especially for and with the people of Ukraine. We pray for all those caught up in conflict, and for those seeking safety and refuge on these shores.


Face coverings You are encouraged to wear face coverings when moving around the church, to help us offer a safer and welcoming space for those who feel particularly vulnerable to COVID-19.

Return to the Common Cup We have reintroduced the chalice at Holy Communion, so that communicants will have the option to receive in two kinds (bread and wine), in line with the Church of England Covid Recovery Guidance. Please note this does not mean it is compulsory to receive the chalice if you are not comfortable doing so – it is, and has always been, perfectly valid to receive communion in one kind (bread only).

Invitation from the PCC of St Richard’s, Gossamer Lane
“Friends from Pagham Church are warmly invited to join us for our Patronal Festival celebrations over the weekend of 18th–19th June (see poster in church).

Saturday 18th a concert entitled A Celebration of Summer by Sounds Familiar Choir. Tickets include a glass of Pimm’s (alternatives available) and nibbles from 16:00. The music begins at 16:45. Tickets are £5 from Barbara Cotton, 01243 266193 or text 07952 373408.

Sunday 19th – A special invitation to a ‘Vicarage’ Garden Party with Cream Tea at Mthr Lucy’s house from 15:30 (address below). Suggested donation £5, to pay on the day. Please sign up on the list in church so we have an idea for catering purposes. Dress code: red, white and blue. The more the merrier!”

Sunday School We meet next Sunday 19th at 09:30, and welcome those in primary school years. More information from Linda Tempest: lindatempest@hotmail.com, 07443 905893.

Patronal Festival, Sunday 3rd July On the Feast of St Thomas we will celebrate our Patron Saint St Thomas à Becket, who was named after the apostle. On this day we will have a special Parish Family Eucharist followed by Parish Breakfast. Please sign up if you intend to stay for breakfast (bacon/egg rolls) so we have an idea of numbers. The more the merrier!

Book group Our next meeting is on Friday 5th August at 14:30 in St Andrew’s Chapel. We will discuss The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by CS Lewis, and The Magician’s Nephew which the author wrote later, intending it to be read afterwards (although it sets the action earlier).

More information from Linda Tempest, lindatempest@hotmail.com, 07443 905893. 

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Priest-in-Charge: The Reverend Lucy Sullivan
19 Willowhale Avenue, Bognor Regis, PO21 4AU  mthrlucy.pagham@gmail.com, 01243 941551.

Churchwardens: Alex Brockhurst & Mike Wake: churchwarden@paghamchurch.org,07792 544259//07899 705632.

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Safeguarding Officer: Jan Brockhurst, safeguarding@paghamchurch.org.

Pews News: Alison Blenkinsop, pewsnews@paghamchurch.org, 261131, 07784 544981.
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