Weekly Pews News
No 18-28

15 July 2018


Sea Sunday


Collect for the day

Lord of all power and might, the author and giver of all good things: graft in our hearts the love of your name, increase in us true religion, nourish us with all goodness, and of your great mercy keep us in the same; 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.




                                     Sea Sunday                             (G)                              
8 am Holy Communion

Readings: Acts 27: 13–end; Mark 4: 35-41

9.45 am Parish Eucharist

Readings Acts 27: 13–end, Mark 4: 35-41

Hymns: 379, 235, 153, 332

5 pm Evening Prayer – Common Worship

Readings: Job 4: 1; 5: 6–end, Romans 15: 14-29


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


Sunday 15 July

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

Monday 16 July

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

Anniversary: Peggy Jaques (2016)

Tuesday 17 July

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

7 pm               The Eucharist

Wednesday 18 July

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

10 am             Holy Communion

12 noon       Luncheon Club at St Ninian’s Hall: Jean Hunt (268818)

2-4 pm        Knit & Natter at Mary’s, 2 Honeysuckle Drive (263852)

8 pm           PCC meeting in St Andrew’s Chapel (7.45 prayers in church)

Thursday 19 July – Gregory and Macrina

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

Friday 20 July

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

12.30 pm     Funeral of David Evers

Saturday 21 July

Intention: the sick in body, mind or spirit; for those who are addicted, disabled or incurable; for the work of St Wilfrid’s Hospice.


Morning Prayer is at 9.20 am Monday–Thursday and Saturday,
and 8.30 am Friday.



We pray for all in need of healing in body, mind or spirit: Judi March, Bill Mitchell, Lynette, Zoe, Joan & Derek Hardie, Peter and Carole Easterbrook, Eugene West, Ace, Bill Howard, Jane Prater, Wendy Donovan, Aidan Smith, Ann.

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

Those who have died recently: Les Edmonds, Nina Webb, David Evers, Karen Edwards.

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: Catherine Morrish, Pam Peach, Elizabeth Pett, Mary Ramsay, Pam Ryan.

We pray for God’s blessing upon all who live in our parish: Mill Park Road, Mill View Close, Millars Court.

We pray for Mission to Seafarers, whose work we support financially as a parish.


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: email editor@paghamchurch.org to add content.

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

Next Sunday                   Mary Magdalene                            (W)                  
8 am Holy Communion

Readings: Song of Solomon 3: 1-4; John 20: 1-2, 11-18

9.45 am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Song of Solomon 3: 1-4; Psalm 42: 1-10;
2 Corinthians 5: 14-1; John 20: 1-2, 11-18

Hymns: 705, 45, 297, 428

12 noon Baptism of Grace Kaill
5 pm Evening Worship – Taizé




Welcome to any visitors who have come especially for Sea Sunday. There will be a retiring collection for the work of Mission to Seafarers.

Today at the Parish Eucharist, we will have a thanksgiving and presentation for Jo and the Kings, as they prepare to move to North Bersted later on in the year.

Farewell to the Kings: all are invited to a tea party this afternoon (15th), 3-5 pm at the Church Centre, Nyetimber Lane. They say: “Please join us for our farewell tea, it may not be quite last you will see of us all, but we would love to reminisce about our time in Pagham with you all over a cup of tea and piece of cake.”

Many thanks to all who made the Summer Fair on 14th such a success.

The Julian group next meets on Wednesday 25th at 7.30 pm at Julia’s, 11 Church Way (266866).

A day at Runcton Manor on Saturday 28th, 10.30–4.30 pm: Chris Bemrose, former leader of L’Arche Bognor, is facilitating a workshop on the transformative power of the margins in reflection, discussion, prose, poetry and the arts. A light lunch and refreshments are provided; donations are invited to cover the cost. To reserve a place, contact runctonmanor@gmail.com, T: 278307 or 07910 130415. More information and directions at runctonmanor.com.

Parish Book Group: Our current book is ‘Restoration’ by Rose Tremain. Join a discussion group on Monday 3 September at 8 pm, or Thursday 6 September at 10 am. See the Book Group notice board at the back of church for further information.