Weekly Pews News

no 20-37                                      Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity

13 September 2020                                     

Worship online
Chichester Diocese:


Radio & TV broadcasts: Sunday Worship on Radio 4 at 8:10 am; Songs of Praise on BBC1 at 1.15 pm; Choral Evensong broadcast every Wednesday on Radio 3 at 3.30 pm, repeated on Sunday at 3 pm.
Also Premier Christian Radio daily; Sunday service 7 am-1 pm (on DAB nationally, Freeview 725, mobile apps); Angel Radio Sunday service 9 am, rep 11.30 pm (local radio for the older community, on FM 89.3, DAB and online: http://angelradio.co.uk/)

Smartphone free apps: C of E Time to Pray, Daily Prayer, Pray As You Go, Lectio365.

24-hour freephone: Daily Hope (for Christian worship), set up by Archbishop Justin: 0800 804 8044.

Collect  Almighty God, whose only Son has opened for us a new and living way into your presence:

give us pure hearts and steadfast wills to worship you in spirit and in truth; 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 for today

8 am Holy Communion (for reading at home): Galatians 5: 16-24; Luke 17: 11-19

9:30 am The Eucharist: Genesis 50: 15-21; Psalm 103: 8-13; Romans 14: 1-12; Matthew 18: 21-35

Psalm response: The Lord is full of compassion and mercy

Sunday 13 September with the Revd Lucy Sullivan, Curate-in-Charge

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

Church family: Ethel Huckle; Julia & Gerald Hume-Huet; Jean Hunt; Jessie Hutchins & Elizabeth Palmer; Anna, Graham, Alex & Kate Jones; Trudi Kearsley; Jacqueline & David Kemp.

4.15 pm        Singing of hymns outside 4 Swandene (time dependent on the weather) – see below.

Monday 14 September – Holy Cross Day

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

Church family: Sian Kemp, Ben & Harry; Barry King; Sheila & Michael King; Jackie & John Kitchener; Sandy Knight; Pippa, Richard, Tom, Sam & Max Lally.

Tuesday 15 September – Cyprian, Bishop of Carthage, Martyr, 258

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

Church family: Janet Lambert; Mary Lawton; Sheila & Peter Lee; Bev Lewis; Heather & David Lock; Sue, Paul, Abigail, Caitlin & Bethany Lothian; Stephen March.

Wednesday 16 September – Ninian, Bishop of Galloway , c432

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

Church family: Heather & Harry Marchant; Maggie Martin; Jean Martin; Jean & Bill Mitchell; Lynette, Nigel, Leo, Brooke & Skye Mitchell; Catherine Morrish; Sheila & Harry Mullings.

Anniversary: Arthur Riddle (1989); Peter Whittall (1990)

Thursday 17 September – Hildegard of Bingen, Abbess, visionary, 1179

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

Church family: Angela, Jon, Freja & Felix Munn; Nicola, Graham, Flin, Lavender & Bailey Oakford; Sue O’Neill; Wendy & Frank Parvin; Hilary Payne.

10 am             Holy Communion   

Friday 18 September

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

Church family: Dawn & Nick Pearson, Hannah & William Spurway; Jean Pereira; Sam, Keith, Oliver & Neeve Perrin; Marion Peters; Carol-Anne & Peter Pocock; Elizabeth & Brian Pope.

Anniversary: Jack Pickett (1987); Joyce Potter (1997)

Saturday 19 September

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

Church family: Robin Potter; Tina & Michael Poyntz; Sylvia Pugh; Pauline Purdy; Gillian Purvis; Margaret Rees; Sheila & Stuart Ridgewell; Jessie & Bob Riding; Malcolm Ridley.

Anniversary: Frank Goldsmith (1994)



We pray for all in need of healing in body, mind or spirit: Lynette, Rosie Sims, Richard Rundle, Terry Haskell, Jean Martin, Lila Cowee, Barbara Crew, June Evans, Zoe, Bea & Laurie Tucker, Karen Cox, Jim Fowler, Fr Chris, Sheila King, Eric Green, Margaret Rees.

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

Those who have died: Jim Druce, Ian Daniel.

Thanksgiving for healing: Elizabeth Pett is making good progress, and thanks us for our prayers.

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

We pray for God’s blessing on all who live in our parish: Silverdale Close, Singleton Close, Spinnaker View, Springfield.

We pray for Heather and David Lock as they prepare to leave Pagham and our Church Family shortly.

We pray for all affected directly by Covid-19; for those unable to worship or meet with their religious communities as in the past.


Welcome to the Revd Lucy Sullivan! We are delighted to have you with us, and look forward to getting to know you. Our prayers for you continue as you settle into Pagham parish.

Thank you to the Revd Colin Wood and the Revd Bill Meyer for your ministry and preaching over the vacancy. We are most grateful for your encouragement and prayers for us.

Church services: as Sunday numbers are limited, please inform Trudi by 8pm on Saturday by email, phone or text to book your place: trudikearsley@hotmail.co.uk; 01243 263597//07703 597353.

Bring your own order of service, by email from Trudi, or your own prayer book. A few printed copies are available in church for those not on email, to be kept by each person for future services.

Sunday services of Holy Communion at 8 am (BCP) will resume weekly, as far as possible, with every other service to be led by the Revd Lucy (alternating with Aldwick) from 20th. Wednesday 10 am Holy Communion (BCP) has moved to Thursday 10 am. Please be prepared for more possible changes through the autumn!

Face coverings: it is mandatory for all who come into church to wear a face covering, unless they are exempt. Cotton masks are available in church for a donation to church funds. Distancing still applies!

Sunday hymn singing in Swandene: please call Alison on 261131/07784 544981 if you plan to come.

Foodbank news: Donations can be given at the Shore Community Church on Wednesdays 9.30-1 pm. Needed: tinned fruit, fish and puddings. Not needed: pasta, rice and milk. They request help from a muscular person with a big car for hour or so once a week, to shift stock between their three sites.
Contact Mandy Riley, Bognor Regis Foodbank, 01243 866952, www.bognorregis.foodbank.org.uk.
Please continue to donate into the church crate
. Thank you!



The Revd Lucy Sullivan: mthr.lucy@paghamchurch.org


Churchwardens: Mike Wake and Stephen Cox-Rusbridge: churchwarden@paghamchurch.org,
07899 705632//07974 177905.

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

Safeguarding Officer: Jan Brockhurst: safeguarding@paghamchurch.org.
Pews News:
Alison Blenkinsop: pewsnews@paghamchurch.org, 01243 261131, 07784 544981