Weekly Pews News

No 19-24

16 June 2019

Trinity Sunday


Collect for the day

Almighty and everlasting God, you have given us your servants grace, by the confession of a true faith, to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity and in the power of the divine majesty to worship the Unity: keep us steadfast in this faith, that we may evermore be defended from all adversities; 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   How exalted is your name in all the world!


                                 Trinity Sunday                       (W)
8 am Holy Communion

Readings: Revelation 4; John 3: 1-15

9.45 am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Proverbs 8: 1-4, 22-31; Psalm 8; Romans 5: 1-5; John 16: 12-15

Hymns: 96, 379, 286, 419

5 pm Evening Prayer – Taizé


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

Sunday 16 June

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

Monday 17 June

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

9 am           Rose Green Infants Year 1 Visit

Tuesday 18 June

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

7 pm               The Eucharist

Wednesday 19 June

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

10 am             Holy Communion

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

2-4 pm        Knit & Natter at Kim’s, 17 Silverdale Close (07770 870534)

4 pm           Baptism rehearsal

8 pm           ‘Living Christ’ Diocesan Course at the Vicarage – final

Anniversary: Dick Martin (2001); Norman Gore (2014)

Thursday 20 June – Day of Thanksgiving for the Institution of the Holy Communion (Corpus Christi)

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

Anniversary: Kathleen Goldring (1973); Stephen Parkin (1987); Thomas Pay (1997); David Clement (2004)

Friday 21 June

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

Saturday 22 June – Alban

Intention: our Deanery of Arundel & Bognor, our parishes, clergy and people; our Rural Dean Mark Standen, and the work of Deanery Synod.

2 pm           Church Night Out festivities begin at the Scout Hut




We pray for all in need of healing in body, mind or spirit: Judi March, Sue Smith, Lynette, Zoe, Eugene West, Ann, Sheila King, Simon Hill, Nicola, Chloe Green, Nicky, Derek Pugh, Eileen Knight, Hannah Seafoley, John Scully, Anna Henderson, Edna Swinnerton-Beet, Alan, Rosie Sims, Joyce, Chris, Mitchell, Pat, Margaret Easton.

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

Those who have died recently: Ron Gibson, George, Richard Edney, Eileen Jackson, Angela Wake, Paul James.

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.

We pray for God’s blessing upon all who live in our parish: Ledra Drive, Leonora Drive, Link Way.

Year of Vocation Cycle of Prayer for Work: small businesses and co-operatives.

Year of Vocation Cycle of Prayer for Church Roles: Sunday School and Saints leaders, school governors, Safeguarding officer and deputy, pastoral care team, domestic abuse awareness team.


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

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

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: Wednesday afternoon)

Next Sunday           Patronal Festival (Dedication)      (W)
8 am Holy Communion

Readings: Psalm 122; John 2: 13-22

9.45 am Family Eucharist at the Scout Hut, Sefter Road

Readings: 1 Chronicles 29: 10-19; John 2: 13-22

Hymns: 450, 850, 914, 897

2 pm Baptism of Noah Keet
5 pm Evening Prayer – Common Worship

Readings: Jeremiah 7: 1-11; Luke 19: 1-10



Pagham Church Night Out: this coming weekend at the Scout Hut, Sefter Road, combined with early Patronal Festival celebrations. An afternoon of family and team-building fun from 2 pm on Saturday 22nd with a bouncy castle and hog roast in the evening – BYO liquid refreshments. Optional camping. Please sign up for daytime only or overnight on the notice board; more info from Stephen (07974 177905).

Open-air Family Eucharist on Sunday 23rd at 9.45 am, on the grassed area used for the fireworks. We will be under canvas on church chairs, with Ann playing a small organ. The car park is available for those that need to get to the service easily.

Be bold, leave your comfort zone and embrace our surroundings!

Food Bank fundraiser: Quiz Afternoon with cream tea, raffle and music on Saturday 29th, 2-4.30 pm at Opengate Church, Victoria Drive, Bognor Regis, PO21 2TD. Tickets £7.50 adults/£4 children from Bognor Foodbank, 01243 866952 or bognorfb@hotmail.co.uk.

Thank you for recent bumper Food Bank donations – keep them coming!

Summer Fair, Saturday 6 July: Donations for all the stalls can be left at the back of church, or contact Trudi (263597). Please add your name to the sheet on the noticeboard if you are able to help with running a stall, or to lend a gazebo for the day.

Summer Fair: calling all First Aiders: if you have First Aid training or medical experience, would you consider making yourself available between 12 noon and 3 pm for one hour to provide First Aid cover for the Summer Fair. Please speak to Trudi or Diane, and sign up on the noticeboard.

Parish Mosaic: part of this Year of Vocation’s activities is the compilation of a Parish Mosaic where lots of small photos will combine to form a giant image of our parish life! If you wish to take a photo representing any aspect of the life of St Thomas à Becket’s and Pagham, then send it in to Graham Jones at grahaminsunnybognor@gmail.com before 21 July.

Farewell to the Eminsons on Saturday 27 July at the vicarage, from 4 pm with a hog roast. Come and keep the feast!

Good News deliverers: We are seeking deliverers for the following rounds: Edwen Close, part of Church Way, Laurel Drive, Old Barn Close, Mill View Close. If you are able to assist please speak to Trudi or Mo.