Weekly Pews News
No 18-37



16 September 2018


Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity

Collect for the day

O Lord, we beseech you mercifully to hear the prayers of your people who call upon you; and grant that they may both perceive and know what they ought to do, and also may have grace and power faithfully to fulfil them; 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:

The commandment of the Lord is clear and gives light to the eyes.

Post communion prayer for the Year of Prayer

Go before us, O Lord, in all our doings with your most gracious favour, and further us with your continual help, that in all our works begun, continued and ended in you, we may glorify your holy Name, and finally by your mercy obtain everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

                           Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity                  (G)                  
8 am Holy Communion

Readings: Ephesians 3: 13–end; Luke 7: 11-17

9.45 am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Proverbs 1: 20-33; Psalm 19; James 3: 1-12; Mark 8: 27–end

Hymns: 105, 211, 572, 503

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

Registered charity number: 1134842             www.paghamchurch.org

Sunday 16 September

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

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

Monday 17 September – Hildegard

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

2 pm               Funeral of Peter Eden

Tuesday 18 September

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

7 pm               The Eucharist

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

Wednesday 19 September – Theodore

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

10 am             Holy Communion

2-4 pm            Knit & Natter at Joan’s, 3 Church Way (265083)

4 pm                Baptism rehearsal

Anniversary: Frank Goldsmith (1994)

Thursday 20 September – John Coleridge Patteson

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

Friday 21 September – Matthew

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

Anniversary: Alan Swan (2014)

Saturday 22 September

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

11 am–4 pm   Story of Pagham Weddings in church

Anniversary: Thelma Hughes (2005); Dorothy Denyer (2012)


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

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

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

Pews News: Alison Blenkinsop, pewsnews@paghamchurch.org, 261131. (Deadline for notices is Wednesday afternoon.)


We pray for all in need of healing in body, mind or spirit: Sue Smith, Judi March, Bill Mitchell, Lynette, Zoe, Derek Hardie, Peter Easterbrook, Eugene West, Ann, Sheila King, Diane Wills, Neil, Christopher Browne, Bill & Maureen Howard, Philip Martin, Roy.

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

Those who have died recently: Beryl Gore, Peter Eden, Peggy Osbourne, Simon Burford, Rosemary Baker.

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: Silverdale Close, Singleton Close, Springfield.

We pray for Nyewood Infant and Junior Schools, whose work we support financially as a parish.

We pray for the soul of Stephen Misselbrook, son of Pagham, killed in the Great War on 18 September 1918.

Next Sunday           Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity         (G)                  
8 am Holy Communion

Readings: Ephesians 4: 1-6; Luke 14: 1-11

9.45 am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Proverbs 31: 10–end; Psalm 1; James 3: 13 to 4: 3, 7-8a; Mark 9: 30-37                   Hymns: 16, 541, 314, 305

5 pm Evening Prayer – Common Worship

Readings: Exodus 19: 10–end; Matthew 8: 23–end


Morning Prayer is at 9.20 am Mon–Thurs and Sat, and 8.30 am Fri.




Today we welcome as our guest preacher the Revd Dr Janet Hopewell, Associate Minister at St Ninian’s and a Chaplain and Advocate for the Elderly.

Gemma Green, our parish ordinand, begins theological college this week at the College of the Resurrection, Mirfield. We assure her of our prayers and blessings and look forward to hearing updates from time to time!

NOTICES (continued from inside)

Quiet afternoons at Holy Cross Church have been cancelled.

Story of Pagham Weddings: Saturday 22nd, 11 am–4 pm. Posters and fliers to display or distribute are available at the back of church – spread the word! We need foliage for our floral displays, cut garden flowers such as dahlias, grasses and roses, and jam jars to make floral arrangements which will then go in the raffle. Please bring these to church by 10 am on Friday.

Licensing of Revd. Jo King as Priest-in-Charge at Holy Cross, North Bersted, is on Tuesday 25th at 7.30 pm. Sign the list on the noticeboard to attend.

Harvest Festival Flowers: We will be decorating the church in readiness for Harvest Festival on Friday 28th from 9.30 am. Donations of greenery and produce would be much appreciated. To donate towards the cost of the flowers, in memory of a loved one or to celebrate an event, or to help arrange the flowers, contact Trudi – 263597/07703 597353.

Harvest Supper: Saturday 29th, 6.30 pm at the Church Centre. Join us for delicious food and homespun entertainment; bring your own alcohol. Adults £7.50, children £4. All proceeds to the Diocesan Harvest Appeal. Details and sign-up sheet on noticeboard. Money to Trudi or Elise by Sunday 23rd.

Launde Abbey 2019: 12-15 August. We need to pay the deposit by the end of September. Please sign up ASAP to indicate interest.

Autumn Course on Prayer: at least three groups will be offering the Diocesan Prayer Course ‘Finding God in all things’, starting this or next month. See the noticeboard for more information and to sign up.

Church Deep Clean on Saturday 6 October from 9 am. It’s time for our annual clean of the ledges, crevices and corners that our regular weekly church cleaners are not able to do. We have a selection of vacuums, dusters and brushes, but extra tools are helpful, particularly those with long handles.

Friends of Pagham Church: Tapas evening in the church on Saturday 13 October at 8 pm. BYO drinks, and enjoy tasty food in good company. All profits for Raise The Roof fund. More details from Trudi or Carole; sign up on noticeboard.

Link to Hope Shoebox Appeal 2018: see leaflets at the back of church on how to fill boxes for family or elderly, or consider supplying some items and/or money to help with the costs. More information from Trudi. Boxes need to be returned by Sunday 4 November.

Sponsor a Silhouette for the centenary of the end of WW1, for our afternoon event on 11 November. We have been awarded 10 bench silhouettes to commemorate the fallen. 21 men of Pagham died in the conflict; could we sponsor another 11 (£42 each)? View on the website therebutnotthere.org.uk. Speak to the vicar or churchwardens if you can help with this.

Parish Book Group: our current book is ‘A Glass of Blessings’ by Barbara Pym. Join discussion groups in early November; see the Book Group notice board at the back of church for further information.