Weekly Pews News

No 19-37

15 September 2019

Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity

Collect for the day Almighty God, who called your Church to bear witness that you were in Christ reconciling the world to yourself: help us to proclaim the good news of your love, that all who hear it may be drawn to you; through him who was lifted up on the cross, and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  Amen.

Psalm response  Hide your face from my sins, O God.

   Today’s services
8 am Holy Communion

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

9.45 am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Exodus 32: 7-14; Psalm 51: 1-10; 1 Timothy 1: 12-17; Luke 15: 1-10

Hymns: 552, 584, 337, sheet

12 noon Baptism of Ivy Cox
5 pm Evening Worship – Songs of Praise

 The church is open every day for visitors and private prayer.

All welcome!

Sunday 15 September

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

Monday 16 September – Ninian, Bishop of Galloway, 432

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

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

Tuesday 17 September – Hildegard, Abbess of Bingen, 1179

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

7 pm               Evening Prayer

Wednesday 18 September

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

10 am             Holy Communion

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

7.30 pm        Events meeting in St Andrew’s Chapel

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

Thursday 19 September – Theodore of Tarsus, Archbp of C, 690

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

8 pm            Chichester Voices rehearsal

Anniversary: Frank Goldsmith (1994)

Friday 20 September – John Coleridge Patteson, Martyr, 1871

Intention: all victims of violence, crime and oppression; those affected by domestic and other forms of abuse, and all who seek to support them.

10 am             Funeral of Roy Payne

Anniversary: Doris Howell (1994)

Saturday 21 September – Matthew, Apostle

Intention: the sick in body, mind or spirit; those who have life-limiting conditions; the work of St Wilfrid’s Hospice.

12 noon        The Eucharist followed by Cursillo Ultreya meeting

Anniversary: Alan Swan (2014


We pray for all in need of healing in body, mind or spirit: Judi March, Lynette, Zoe, Eugene West, Chloe Green, Rosie Sims, Nicola,  Derek Pugh, Richard Rundle, Tilly & Ottilee, Brian Lewis, Arthur Guppy and family, Christopher Gibbons.

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

Those who have died: Audrey Guppy, Gladys Barnard, Jack Avery, Jean Dawson, Keith Page, Mick Shand, Roy Payne.

We remember in our prayers Church members who live in residential care or receive communion at home: Derek Pugh, John Scully, Daphne Sharrad, Bett Steenerson.

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

Year of Vocation Cycle of Prayer for Work: the unemployed and those living in poverty.

Year of Vocation Cycle of Prayer for Church Roles: Luncheon Club helpers, caterers, tea and coffee helpers, Foodbank coordinator, Charity representatives.

We pray for Ivy Cox who is being baptised today, and her parents and godparents.


Churchwardens: Mike Wake or Stephen Cox-Rusbridge: churchwarden@paghamchurch.org, 262713. NB corrected email address

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

Safeguarding Officer: Jan Brockhurst, safeguarding@paghamchurch.org.

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

(Deadline for notices: Thursday morning)

Sunday 22nd         Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity    
8 am Holy Communion

Readings: Galatians 5: 16–end; Luke 17: 11-19

9.45 am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Amos 8: 4-7; Psalm 113; 1 Timothy 2: 1-7; Luke 16: 1-13      Hymns: 105, 18, 352, 409

12 noon Baptism of Luca Murfin
5 pm Evening Prayer – Common Worship

Readings: Ezra 1; John 7: 14-36


Church Roof update: much work is going on behind the scenes to arrange repair to unexpected, serious faults found in the stonework, before the roof work itself can start. As soon as we have an indication of the increased cost we will update you. We are still short of our funding target; if anyone is able to assist with a pledge or loan to help us reach it, please speak to the churchwardens.

Photographic record of the repairs: we would like to document the progress of repairs to the roof, to keep our donors and sponsors informed. If you have some spare time on weekdays (ie while the work is taking place), and a good quality camera, please contact Mike Wake for more information: 264254, mikewake@talktalk.net.

Songs of Praise this evening: an opportunity to choose and sing a favourite hymn – one with special meaning for you, or one completely new to us all. Come and lift up your voices!

Apuldram Church Flower Festival 20th-22nd: Sue Smith, Carole Druce and Trudi Kearsley from our flower team are representing Pagham Church in the festival. Do go along to see their efforts and give your support!

Chichester Cursillo Ultreya: Saturday 21st 12-4 pm, with Eucharist at 12 noon. All welcome. Cursillo is a movement within the Church of England to encourage spiritual growth. It is active is most Dioceses in the UK. Come along and learn more, and speak to Trudi for more details.

Julian Group: our next meeting is on Thursday 26th at Julia’s (266866).

Harvest Festival flowers: we will be decorating the church in readiness for Harvest Festival on Saturday 28th from 3.30 pm onwards (please note time as there is wedding on that day). Donations of produce and greenery would be much appreciated. Monetary donations towards the costs of the flowers in memory of a loved one or to celebrate an event would be welcome; please contact Trudi Kearsley 263597/07703 597353.

Harvest Supper, Saturday 28th – bring and share: 7.30 pm at the Church Centre, Nyetimber Lane. Sign-up sheet on the notice board.

Link to Hope Shoebox Appeal 2019: see leaflets at the back of church on filling boxes for family or elderly, or supplying items and/or money to help with costs. More information from Trudi. Please return filled boxes by Sunday 3 November.

Good News leaflets: we need deliverers for the following short rounds: 1: Laurel Drive, Old Barn Close, Mill View Close (in Millfarm Estate); 2: Brooks End (off Pagham Rd); 3: Edwen Close (off Hook Lane); 4: Boleyn Drive, Tabard Gate, Wolsey Close. Offers to Trudi or Mo.