Weekly Pews News

No. 790

Colour of the season: G

Date: 14th August 2016


Twelfth Sunday after Trinity


Collect for the day:


Almighty and everlasting God, you are always more ready to hear than we to pray and to give more than either we desire or deserve: pour down upon us the abundance of your mercy, forgiving us those things of which our conscience is afraid and giving us those good things which we are not worthy to ask but through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.




Psalm response: Arise, O God, and rule the earth.


Our Opportunities for Worship today


  Twelfth Sunday after Trinity                                    (G)
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: 2 Corinthians 3: 4-9, Mark 7: 31-end

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Jeremiah 23: 23-29, Psalm 82, Hebrews 11: 29-12: 2, Luke 12: 49-56

Hymns: 169, 204, 225, 509  

Communion 447, 202, 856

12noon Baptism of Charlie Holmes
5.00pm Evening Prayer – Book of Common Prayer

Proverbs 8: 22-31, John 19: 23-27


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 14th August

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


Monday 15th August – The Blessed Virgin Mary

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

Anniversary: Cecilia Alldred (1977)


10.00am        The Eucharist

7.30pm          Julian Group at The Studio (266866) – new members are welcomed


Tuesday 16th August

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


7.00pm          The Eucharist


Wednesday 17th August

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


10.00am        Holy Communion

2.00pm       Burial of ashes of Martin Pereira

2 – 4pm       Knit and Natter at Glenda’s – 31 Sea Lane, 263537


Thursday 18th August

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


10.30am      Burial of Ashes of Cynthia Sadler


Friday 19th August

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

Anniversary: Frederick Stevens            (1990)


Saturday 20th August – August Bernard

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


12noon        Burial of ashes of Sylvia Pepper




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 Atkins, June Baker, Ann Harney, Audrey Bridge, Simon Peters, Teagan Matfield, Dorothy, Louisa, Gerald Hume, Anne, Graham Bennett, Alan Syphas, Lynda Hacker, Matthew, Dorothy, Christina Sarah, Jeanne Dalton.

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: Edwin Walls, John Causon.


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 Pagham Road, Payne Close, Pilgrims Way, Princes Croft, Priors Way and Priory Close.


We pray for St Wilfrid’s Hospice 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 Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity                                 (G)
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: Galatians 3: 16-22, Luke 10: 23-37

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Isaiah 58: 9b-end, Psalm 103: 1-8, Hebrews 12: 18-end, Luke 13: 10-17

Hymns: 580, 211, 534, 819   Communion 625, 1, 850

12noon Baptism of Henri Ide
5.00pm Evening Prayer – Celtic



Friends of Pagham Parish Church: BBQ and Skittles at The Spur, Slindon – Friday 19th August – £18.00. Come along and have an evening of fun and laughter, and enjoy a summer BBQ; details and tickets are available from Richard Druce – 07825309585, with sin-up sheet on the noticeboard.


Pilgrim Groups for September: We are hoping to start some new Pilgrim groups in September. There will be opportunity for people who have never done Pilgrim to try it out as well as new groups looking at other books later in the series. Please see the

noticeboard for sign up sheets and details.


Food Bank: Don’t forget to keep bringing in food for those in need, the summer holidays creates added pressure on budgets as children are not fed at school and need entertainment too.


Stewardship Sunday: In February you will remember that there was a Financial Presentation in church, where we asked all of you to prayerfully consider your level of financial support to the church. We said that we would report back to you once all had had time to take time to consider and if appropriate act. 6 months down the line we are able to report that there was a very positive response to the appeal. We do of course operate a variety of giving schemes – Parish giving Scheme, Free Will offering Envelopes, the collection plate etc. We are able to see that more than 30 people have taken positive steps to increase their giving, either in line with inflation via the Parish Giving Scheme, or by increasing the amount they give. Others have signed up either for the Parish Giving Scheme or the Free Will offering envelopes. There is a level of anonymity associated with all our giving, which makes giving thanks to individuals difficult. The PCC would therefore like to take this opportunity to thank all who responded to the appeal.

Parish Book Group: Our current book is ‘Grantchester – Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death’ by James Runcie. See the Book Group notice board for further information and sign-up sheets. Join a discussion group on Monday 12th September at 8pm, or Thursday 15th September at 10am.

Good News: Good News: Thank you to those who have responded and volunteered to take on deliveries. We are seeking deliverers for West Front Road (1 -25) and Edwen Close, if anyone is able to assist please contact Trudi 263597 or Mo 268576.