Weekly Pews News

no 22-11


Second Sunday of Lent

(08:00            Holy Communion ST RICHARD’S ALDWICK ONLY)

09:30              Parish Eucharist

Collect Almighty God, you show to those who are in error the light of your truth, that they may return to the way of righteousness: grant to all those who are admitted into the fellowship of Christ’s religion, that they may reject those things that are contrary to their profession, and follow all such things as are agreeable to the same; through our Lord Jesus Christ, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  Amen.


Readings  Genesis 15: 1–12, 17–18; Psalm 27; Philippians 3: 17 – 4:1; Luke 13: 31–end.

Sunday 13th March

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

Monday 14th March

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

09:00            Morning prayer (in church)

Tuesday 15th March

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 only)

19:00              Tuesday@7 Eucharist (see flyers at the back of church for this term’s dates)

Wednesday 16th March

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

14:30              Funeral of Sandy Sell RIP

18:00            Evening prayer (on Zoom only)

Thursday 17th March – Patrick, bishop, missionary, patron of Ireland, c.460

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

09:00            Morning prayer (in church)

10:00              Holy Communion

Friday 18th March

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

Saturday 19th March – JOSEPH OF NAZARETH

Intention: Church finances, national and international finance; consider what the words poverty and wealth mean to us.

11:30–16:00  Ultreya of Chichester Cursillo (see below)

12:00              The Eucharist


Sunday 20th March – Third Sunday of Lent

Readings: Isaiah 55: 1–9; Psalm 63: 1–9; 1 Corinthians 10: 1–13; Luke 13: 1­–9


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, Mo Ford, Nicola Simpson, Betty Smith, Heather Marchant, Mike Hatzfeld, Andrew Naylor, Colin May, Beryl Turner, Tyler Rankin.

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

Recently departed Valerie Tomblin-Booth, Sandy Sell.

Anniversary of death Derek Luke, George Wise (15th); Philip Bateman (16th); William Wadlow, Thomas Hender (17th); Christopher Rathbone, Terence McCarthy (18th).

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

We pray for peace especially for and with the people of Ukraine, and we pray for the innocent, the frightened and those who have lost loved ones, homes, and family.


Face coverings We ask that you continue to wear face coverings at all times when attending services/events in the church including when singing, please, unless medically exempt. Mthr Lucy and the Wardens will continue to review our COVID-19 practices regularly.

Lent, Holy Week and Easter Please see the additional sheet for details on our offering for Lent and beyond.

‘Great is Thy Faithfulness’ Growing the Household of Faith pilot programme There is now a display sharing more information about GiTF in the church. This will be updated at regular intervals.

Cursillo Ultreya (‘gathering’) in church, with Eucharist, on Saturday 19th 11:30–16:00. See poster on noticeboard for details. All are welcome to come along and find out more about Cursillo.

Sunday School We meet next Sunday 20th at 09:30, and welcome those in primary school years. More information from Linda Tempest: lindatempest@hotmail.com, 07443 905893.

Friends of Pagham Church AGM will take place on Sunday 3rd April in St Andrew’s Chapel, immediately after the 9:30 Family Eucharist. All are welcome. Please consider joining the committee: there is sign-up sheet on the notice board.

Good Friday Children’s Workshop This year we will be holding a children’s fun activity morning on Good Friday 10:30-12:00; this event will be held at and shared with St Richard’s, Aldwick. I hope this will be an exciting invitation to offer to all local families. A small team of volunteers are coming together – but if you would like to join us, please speak to Mthr Lucy.

Over the coming weeks we will be putting out calls for items that will be needed for our crafts at this event: This week (and for the weeks to come) please will you collect empty glass jars (all shapes and sizes gratefully received!) and bring them to church. Collection can be arranged if bringing them to church is a problem! Many thanks.

Foundation Governors for Nyewood Infant and Junior Schools Both of our Church of England schools are urgently seeking foundation governors at this time. The support of local parish churches in this essential role is critical to the mission of the Church in the wider community, with Foundation Governors being critical to helping foster a distinctive Christian identity in the schools. If you have any interest in learning more about this, please speak to Mthr Lucy, who is now an Ex-Officio Governor of both schools, for more information.

Bell ringing How about learning to ring for HM The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee? There will be 4 days of national celebrations from 2nd June when we are encouraged to ring the bells to mark this historic event. Bell ringers do not have to be big, strong, musical or mathematical. Anyone from the age of 10 with reasonable coordination and a sense of rhythm can learn to ring. If you would like to know more, please speak to Mike Wake 07899 705632.

CONTACT DETAILS        –      find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @StThomasPagham

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

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

Church website update: email editor@paghamchurch.org.

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

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