Weekly Pews News

No. 18-19


13th May 2018


Seventh Sunday of Easter                

Collect for the day

O God the King of glory, you have exalted your only Son Jesus Christ with great triumph to your kingdom in heaven: we beseech you, leave us not comfortless, but send your Holy Spirit to strengthen us and exalt us to the place where our Saviour Christ is gone before, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.   Amen.

Psalm response: Happy are they who trust in the Lord.

Post communion prayer for the Year of Prayer

Go before us, O Lord, in all our doings with your most gracious favour, and further us with your continual help, that in all our works begun, continued and ended in you, we may glorify your holy Name, and finally by your mercy obtain everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.


                                Seventh Sunday of Easter                        (W)                  
8 am Holy Communion (Sunday after Ascension Day)

Readings: 1 Peter 4: 7-11; John 15: 26–end, 16: 1-4

9.45 am Parish Eucharist followed by Beating the Bounds

Readings: Acts 1: 15-17, 21–end; Psalm 1;
1 John 5: 9–13; John 17: 6-19
Hymns: 104, 475, 752, 332

5 pm Evening Worship Thy Kingdom Come Prayer Stations

After the Parish Eucharist, all are welcome to gather for refreshments and socialise in St Andrew’s chapel at the back of the church

Sunday 13th May – Christian Aid Week starts

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)

Monday 14th May – Matthias

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

8 pm           Book group at the Vicarage

Tuesday 15th May

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

3 pm               Memorial Service for Beryl Maynard
followed by burial of ashes

7 pm               The Eucharist

Anniversary: Emily Blackman (1994)

Wednesday 16th May

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

10 am             Holy Communion

1.30 pm      Wednesday Tots at the Church Centre, Nyetimber Lane
2-4 pm        Knit & Natter at Joan’s, 3 Church Way (265083)

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

Thursday 17th May

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

10 am                  Book group at the Vicarage

6.30 pm      Wedding rehearsal

7.30 pm      Julian group at Shirley’s, 16 Springfield (266107)

Anniversary: Kenneth Weeks (1989)

Friday 18th May

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

Anniversary:           Doris Vallerine (1996)

Saturday 19th May – Dunstan

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

1.30 pm      Wedding of Dean Barton and Ellen Sparke

Anniversary: Nora Jones (2001)           


We pray for all in need of healing in body, mind or spirit: Judi March, Sue Smith, Bill Mitchell, Lynette, Zoe, Gemma, Marcela, Susan Harris, Peter, Lynn, Skye, Elizabeth, Sam, Mark Sayers, Guy, Alan Crew, Carole, Avril Railton, Wendy Donovan, Julie Stanton.

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

Those who have died recently: Beryl Maynard, Evelyn James.

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: Ethel Huckle, Eileen Knight, Frank and Mary Lawton, Eva Maltby.

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

We pray for Christian Aid, whose work we support financially as a parish, especially during this national fundraising week.

We pray for Dean Barton and Ellen Sparke on their wedding day on Saturday.


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

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

Revd. Jo King: curate@paghamchurch.org, 930247. (Day off Friday)

Church Website update: email editor@paghamchurch.org to add content.

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

Next Sunday                    Pentecost                            (R)                  
8 am Holy Communion
Acts 2: 1-11; John 14: 15–end
9.45 am Family Eucharist

Readings: Acts 2: 1-21; John 15: 26-27 & 16: 4b-15
Hymns: 114, 84, 201, 20

5 pm Evening Worship Taizé


Thy Kingdom Come – 10th–20th. This global wave of prayer is most timely in our Year of Prayer. Do be praying for more people to come to know, love and follow Jesus, including those we know. We will use the Prayer Stations at evening worship today.

Christian Aid Week starts today, and continues to Saturday 19th. We will be supporting this by giving out envelopes at the 8 am and 9.45 am services. Please place any donations in the box provided at the back of church by Sunday 20th. Information at www.caweek.org.

Beating the Bounds: our annual walk of the parish takes place after the service today, with picnic lunch at Copyhold Farm. We ask God’s blessing on our parish, especially in this Year of Prayer.

Archdeaconry Pilgrimage to the Cathedral for the Year of Prayer is on Saturday 9th June. Pilgrims are encouraged to gather at Hunston at 10.30 am, then walk to the cathedral for a 12 noon Eucharist, followed by a bring and share lunch (drinks provided). Do sign up on the noticeboard so the organisers know roughly how many are coming.

Safari Supper: Saturday 9th June, 6:30 pm, £15, organised by Friends of Pagham Church: a three-course meal, served in different locations with different dining companions, giving an opportunity to enjoy good food whilst getting to know people better. Sign-up sheet on the noticeboard, or speak to Carole Druce – 07732 768890.

Archdeacon of Chichester’s farewell service is taking place on Saturday 16 June at 3 pm at the Cathedral, followed by refreshments. If anyone wishes to attend, please let Mark know ASAP.

Good News: our monthly newsletter is an important part of our outreach. We are seeking deliverers for Edwen Close (27), Laurel Drive (20), Honeysuckle Drive (60), Old Barn Close/Mill View Close (40),    1-59 Harbour View Road (60). Contact Mo (268576) or Trudi (263597).

Raise the Roof: we are grateful to Andrew and Chichester Voices for the money raised for the Roof Fund last month, a total of £638.80. The Art Exhibition last weekend raised just over £1300. Many thanks to all who took part.

On 22nd September we will be displaying wedding attire at our Story of Pagham Weddings event. Could you help by loaning a dummy or mannequin? Contact Elise: 262713/weddingstory@paghamchurch.org.