Weekly Pews News

No 19-15

14 April 2019

Palm Sunday


Collect for the day    Almighty and everlasting God, who in your tender love towards the human race sent your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ to take upon him our flesh and to suffer death upon the cross: grant that we may follow the example of his patience and humility, and also be made partakers of his resurrection; 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.


Psalm response I have trusted in you. You are my God.


                                         Palm Sunday                                   (R)
8 am Holy Communion

Readings: Philippians 2: 5-11; Matthew 27: 1-54

9.45 am Parish Eucharist with blessing of palms, procession and dramatic reading of the Passion

Readings: Isaiah 50: 4-9a; Psalm 31: 9-1;
Philippians 2: 5-11; Luke 22: 14 – end of 23              

Hymns: 14, 583, 463, 195

5 pm Evening Prayer – Common Worship

Readings: Isaiah 5: 1-7; Luke 20: 9-19

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

Morning Prayer: 9 am Mon–Thurs, 8.30 am Friday, 9.30 am Saturday
Evening Prayer: 5 pm Monday, Wednesday & Thursday

Registered charity number: 1134842

14 April – Palm Sunday

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

Anniversary: Walter Groves (1990)

15 April – Monday of Holy Week

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

7 pm               The Eucharist

Anniversary: Frank Weston (1989)

16 April – Tuesday of Holy Week

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

12 noon          Chrism Eucharist at the Cathedral

7 pm               Seder (Passover) meal, concluding with the Eucharist

Anniversary: Beryl Wright (1999); Christopher Greenfield (2006); Munro Edwards (2016)

17 April – Wednesday of Holy Week

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

10 am             Holy Communion

11-1 pm         Stay & Play at Pagham Church Centre, with Easter crafts

2-4 pm                        Knit & Natter at Pauline’s, 37 Chawkmare Coppice (864461)

7.30 pm          Stations of the Cross

Anniversary: Minnie Vickery (1987)

18 April – Maundy Thursday (W)

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

8 pm               The Eucharist with foot-washing, followed by the Watch of the Passion overnight

Anniversary: Kitty Vagg (2013)

19 April – Good Friday (R)

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

10 am             Churches Together in Bognor Regis & District Walk of Witness

12 noon          Children’s Way of the Cross

2.30 pm          The Liturgy of Good Friday, including veneration of the cross and dramatic reading of the Passion

20 April – Holy Saturday/Easter Eve

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

Anniversary: Raymond Dobson (2003); Beatrice Reed (2011)


We pray for all in need of healing in body, mind or spirit: Sue Smith, Judi March, Lynette, Zoe, Eugene West, Ann, Sheila King, Simon Hill, Nicola, Chloe Green, Ian Turner, Mike Cole, Nicky, Roderick Plastow, Derek Pugh, Eileen Knight, Helen, Cassie and Evan, Alistair, Stephen Shellswell and family, Jeanette, Julie, Emma, Bonnie, Willow, James, Helen, Jim Druce.

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

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: Kathleen Dudley, Ethel Huckle, Mary Lawton, Eva Maltby.

We pray for God’s blessing upon all who live in our parish: Gloster Drive, Golden Acre, Greenlea Avenue.

Year of Vocation Cycle of Prayer for Work: communities that have lost traditional industries, and for their regeneration.

Year of Vocation Cycle of Prayer for Church Roles: our organist and director of music, choir, servers, readers and intercessors, lay ministers of communion.


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

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

Safeguarding officer: Jan Brockhurst, jan.brockhurst@btinternet.com.

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

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

(Deadline for notices: Wednesday afternoon)

Next Sunday                  Easter Day                            (W)
5 am Easter Vigil and Dawn Eucharist

followed by champagne breakfast

8 am Holy Communion

Readings: Colossians 3: 1-7; John 20: 1-10

9.45 am Family Eucharist

Readings: Acts 10: 34-43; John 20: 1-18

Hymns: 348, 450, 305, 672

5 pm Evening Prayer – Celtic



The Eminsons are leaving! Mark announced last Sunday that he has been appointed Team Rector of the Merton Priory Team Ministry in Southwark Diocese (subject to satisfactory completion of the necessary procedures). He and the family are very sorry to be going, but aren’t leaving just yet; it won’t be until the summer. God bless us all!

Pilgrimage to Romsey Abbey: for those who have signed up, we will have a meeting after the service today to look at the plan. We will now be driving in cars (coach too expensive), so think about lift-sharing.

Holy Week: see sign-up sheets on the noticeboard for various services and ministries during this week and on Easter Day.

New electoral roll: a copy is now available for checking before the APCM. If you didn’t get your form back in time, you can join after the APCM on 25th.

Christian Aid: thank you to all those who supported the Super Soup lunch at the vicarage  – £251 was raised. Thank you also to Gillian, Trudi & Elise for the lovely soup. Count your blessings – please hand your donations to Sue, Trudi or Gillian after Easter. If you prefer to send them direct, please let us know the amount so that we can include it in our totals for Christian Aid.

Stay and Play, Wednesday 17th, 11-1 pm at Pagham Church Centre, Nyetimber Lane. Easter crafts and refreshments (inc Hot Cross Buns!) – £1 donation per family. More information from Jenny Ellis (07798 555472).

Bognor Regis Ecumencial Walk of Witness, Good Friday: 10 am from Methodist Church (Waterloo Square) to Our Lady of Sorrows (Clarence Rd).

Easter flowers: we aim to fill the church with flowers for Easter. We will decorate the church on Easter Eve, Saturday 20th, from 9.30 am. Please bring donations of greenery to church early that morning. Contact Trudi Kearsley (263597) to sponsor an arrangement, or contribute to the costs.

Julian Group meets on Wednesday 24th for contemplative prayer in the Christian tradition. New members welcome – info Julia Webb (266866).

Men’s Breakfast at Chichester Harvester, 8.30 for 9 am on Sat 27th.

Songs of Praise on Sunday 12 May at 5 pm – come and sing your favourite hymns to celebrate our Easter joy!

Health and Safety: because of safety concerns with the upstairs gallery, this part of the church will not be available for use until further notice.

Advance notices!

Pagham Church Night Out: on Sat 22 – Sun 23 June, with Aldwick and Pagham Sea Scouts, we will be holding a weekend of exciting activities. See the noticeboard for full details, or speak to Stephen (07974 177905).

Summer Fair, Saturday 6 July: if anyone would like to join us to continue the planning of the Fair please speak to Trudi, or Diane Townson.