Pilgrim: There will be new Pilgrim groups starting up in September, see the board for details. Please contact Jo if you are interested in joining a group.


BBQ: Sunday School families BBQ and Picnic will be held on Sunday 6th September at 12.00 noon don’t forget to keep the afternoon free.


Parish Book Club: Our current book is “Dissolution” by C.J. Sansom. See the Book Group notice board for further information and sign-up sheets. Join a discussion group on Monday 7th September at 8pm or Thursday 10th September at 10am.


Sinners: Sharing and laughing together through parenthood. A new group aimed at those women who are in the throes of parenting or other caring responsibilities, hoping to create opportunities for friendship and fun together. See Jo, Elise or Jenny for more details. Inaugural Meeting Wednesday 16th September at 8pm at The Lamb.


Pews News: will from next week also be sent out via email to all those who provided an email address when completing an electoral roll form. This will ensure that you are kept up to date with what’s going on when you unable to attend or are away. Please let contact Louise Gibbs if you would prefer not to be included on the distribution list. Copies will still be available in church.


Music: Chichester Voices will be performing a concert on Thursday 8th October. Music to include a new Requiem composed by Michael Walsh; this work received its premier performance in the Bournemouth Music Festival in May and was received with great acclaim. Indeed two cathedral organists present were anxious to get their hands on a score there and then. Other works in the concert will include well know music – something for everyone!


Saturday 17th October – it has been a dream of mine to try to establish an annual Pagham Concert Series, featuring high quality performers playing a variety of instruments. The first of these will feature the highly talented organist, Mark Wardell. Since leaving his post as Assistant Organist of Chichester Cathedral, Mark has concentrated more on his solo career. Not only is he a wonderful player, but he engages his audiences with a witty commentary of his programme. He will be playing the big 4 manual Wyvern. Simply watching him playing is a fascinating experience in itself.  Tickets for both these events will be available from Andrew Naylor.

Date: 16th August 2015


Eleventh Sunday after Trinity


Collect for the day:

O God, you declare your mighty power most chiefly in showing mercy and pity: mercifully grant to us such a measure of your grace, that we, running the way of your commandants, may receive your gracious promises, and be made partakers of your heavenly treasure; 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 forever.




Response to Psalm: The Lord is near to the broken-hearted.


Our Opportunities for Worship today


  Eleventh Sunday after Trinity                       (G)                                                                                                                                                              
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: 1 Corinthians 15: 1-11, Luke 18: 9-14

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Proverbs 9: 1-6, Psalm 34: 9-14, Ephesians 5: 15-20, John 6: 51-58

Hymns: 11, 57, 81, 608, 825

Communion: 77, 182

5.00pm Evening Worship – Celtic



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 16th August

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


Monday 17th August

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


Tuesday 18th August

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


7.00pm          The Eucharist


Wednesday 19th August

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

Anniversary: Frederick William Stevens (1990)


10.00am        Holy Communion

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

2-4pm                  Knit & Natter at Judith’s – 40 The Causeway (267678)

Thursday 20th August – Bernard of Clairvaux

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


Friday 21st August

Intention: Pray for the sick in body, mind or spirit; for the addicted, handicapped or incurable; for the work of St Wilfrid’s Hospice.

Anniversary: William H Hudson (1970)


Saturday 22nd August

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

Anniversary: May Winifred Sarah Ashwood (1977), William Allan Rockcliffe (1992)


1.30pm       Wedding of David Brooks and Emily Gowing




We pray for all in need and especially those in need of healing in mind, body or spirit: Val Tomlinson, Amanda Newton, Sue, Frank Williams, Beryl Moremott, Anthea Potter, Ian Turner, Mary Gough, Frank Lawton, Adrian, Kay Allen, Lesley Stone.

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 and 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: David Brooks and Emily Gowing who are to be married here on Saturday.




Church Website update: To add content to the website email


Revd. Mark Eminson can be contacted at the vicarage, 38 Kings Drive, PO21 4PZ. Tel: 262713. Email: (day off Friday)


Pews News: Louise Gibbs (Editor) can be contacted by email: (Tel: 07773 135005) or telephone Mark Eminson 01243 262713


Next Sunday Twelfth Sunday after Trinity                        (G)                                                                                                                                                              
8.00am Holy Communion

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

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Joshua 24: 1-2a, 14-18, Psalm 34: 15-end, Ephesians 6: 10-20, John 6: 56-69

Hymns: 225, 82, 297, 777

Communion: 926

12.00 noon Baptism of Faye Williams
5.00pm Evening Worship – Book of Common Prayer

Exodus 4: 27 – 5: 1, Hebrews 13: 16-21