Weekly Pews NewsNo. 777

Colour of the season: W

Date: 15th May 2016




Collect for the day:


God, who as at this time taught the hearts of your faithful people by sending to them the light of your Holy Spirit: grant us by the same Spirit to have a right judgement in all things and evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort; through the merits of Jesus Christ our Saviour, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.



Our Opportunities for Worship today


  Pentecost                                                            (R)
8.00am Holy Communion (Whit Sunday)Readings: Acts 2: 1-11, John 14: 15-end
9.45am Family Eucharist, followed by Beating the Bounds Readings: Acts 2: 1-21, John 14: 8-17Hymns: 114, 181 x2, 231, 20.

Communion: 116, 288, 666

5.00pm Evening Worship – Informal



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 15th May

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

Anniversary: Emily Blackman (1994)


Monday 16th May

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

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


8.00pm           Parish Book Group Discussion Meeting ‘God before Breakfast’


Tuesday 17th May

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

Anniversary: Kenneth Weeks (1989)


7.00pm           The Eucharist


Wednesday 18th May

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

Anniversary: Doris Vallerine (1996)


10.00am         Holy Communion

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

2-4pm             Knit and Natter at Glenda’s – 31 Sea Lane (263537)


Thursday 19th May – Dunstan

Intention: Pray for Church finances, National and international finance; for what the words poverty and wealth mean to us.

Anniversary: Nora Jones (2001)


9-11am          Rose Green Infants Year 1 in church

10.00am         Parish Book Group Discussion Meeting ‘God before Breakfast’


Friday 20th May – Alcuin

Intention: Pray for all victims of violence, crime and oppression; for all those who seek to support them.

Anniversary: Gordon Halford (1993)


Saturday 21st May

Intention: Pray for the sick in body, mind or spirit; for the addicted, handicapped or incurable; for the work of St Wilfrid’s Hospice.

Anniversary: Albert Baldwin (1981), Christopher Greenfield (1985), Florence Dobson (1996)


2.30pm           Wedding of Hannah Grout and Lee Hill



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, David and Rita Thompson, Gary Jenkins, Chris, Ann, Brenda Lawson.

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: Winifred Ruff, Paul, Mary Gough, Bob Chambers, Peggy Alexander, Paul Lemon.


We pray for Lee Hill and Hannah Grout on their wedding day on Saturday.


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 God’s blessing upon all who live in in Inglewood Close, Inglewood Drive and Jubilee Gardens.


We pray for of Christian Aid, 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) or telephone Mark Eminson 01243 262713


Next Sunday Trinity Sunday                                                  (W)
8.00am Holy Communion Readings: Revelation 4, John 3: 1-15
9.45am Parish EucharistReadings: Proverbs 8: 1-4, 22-31, Psalm 8, Romans 5: 1-5, John 16: 12-15

Hymns: 684, 286, 302 (v1,2,3,5) 419.

Communion: 164, 447, 850

5.00pm Evening Prayer – Common WorshipExodus 3: 1-15, John 3: 1-17




Beating the Bounds: Do remember that this is today and we will stride out from church asking God’s blessing on the parish, stopping for lunch at 1pm at Copyhold Farm Lagness (the Cox-Rusbridges’) and for tea at 103 West Front Road (the Kings’) at 4pm. Do join in with whatever you can.


Church Librarian: Wanted someone to look after the church books shelves, keep the books tidy, organise a few book reviews and possibly even set up a lending scheme. As everything has been moved because of the repainting it seems like a good time to get the books organised. If you are interested please speak to Jo.


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


David Nash: David has moved to a residential home: Longfield Manor, West Street, Billingshurst, RH14 9LX tel (01403) 786832. We wish David well and pray God some of us can make the trip to see him.


Dementia Awareness 15th – 21st May: People with dementia can be kept in lifelong well-being when their carers follow the SPECAL method, developed by the Contented Dementia Trust. Alison Blenkinsop has information about this approach, and would like to hear from anyone who has found it helpful. Please contact her on 261131, aliblenk@hotmail.com.


Christian Aid Week 15th – 21st May 2016: Is a national week that takes place each year and helps raise funds which transform the lives of people in some of the poorest communities in nearly 50 countries around the world, this year’s theme is Love Your Neighbour. At Thomas a Beckett Church we have been using the Lent period up to Easter to raise funds, through our Super Soup Lunch which raised over £221.00, and donating via Christian Aids Count Your Blessings Campaign, you can find out more about how Christian Aid spend the money on caweek.org. We will be collecting in Church over Christian Aid Week, if you would like to get involved, or have ideas for other fundraising events, please get in touch with Sue 860600 or Gillian 267597 we would love to hear from you.


Door of Mercy: Our parish’s visit to the Door of Mercy is on Saturday 28th May at 11.15am. It would be great if as many of us as possible can go to the cathedral for this, so do please sign up on the sheet to indicate your intention to attend.

Prayer for the Parish: Saturday, 4th June at 9.20am we will have the first monthly morning prayer for the needs of our church and parish; all are welcome.