Weekly Pews News

no 22-16 & 17

17.4.22 & 24.4.22



Easter Day

05:30              The Great Vigil of Easter

with Renewal of Baptismal Vows and First Eucharist of Easter

09:30              Parish Eucharist for Easter Day

Collect Lord of all life and power, who through the mighty resurrection of your Son overcame the old order of sin and death to make all things new in him: grant that we, being dead to sin and alive to you in Jesus Christ, may reign with him in glory; to whom with you and the Holy Spirit

be praise and honour, glory and might, now and in all eternity. Amen.

Readings Isaiah 65: 17–end; Psalm 118: 14–24; Acts 10: 34–43; John 20: 1–18

Psalm response This is the day that the Lord has made.

17th April – Easter Day

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

18th April – Monday of Easter Week

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

19th April – Tuesday of Easter Week

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

11.30            Funeral of Eileen Simpson

18:00            Evening prayer (on Zoom)

20th April – Wednesday of Easter Week

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

18:00            Evening prayer (on Zoom)

21st April – Thursday of Easter Week

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

09:00            Morning prayer (in church)

10:00              Holy Communion

22nd April – Friday of Easter Week

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

23rd April – Saturday of Easter Week

Intention: all those who do difficult work on our behalf, especially in the armed services and the emergency services.

Sunday 24th April – Second Sunday of Easter

08:00 – Holy Communion               09:30 – Parish Eucharist

Collect Almighty Father, you have given your only Son to die for our sins and to rise again for our justification: grant us so to put away the leaven of malice and wickedness that we may always serve you in pureness of living and truth; through the merits of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

Readings Acts 5: 27–32; Psalm 150; Revelation 4: 1–8; John 20: 19–end

Psalm response Praise God in his holy temple.

Intention: the Church’s worldwide mission; all the missionary societies and the Bible Society.



Intention: our Diocese of Chichester, Bishops Martin, Ruth and Will, and Archdeacon Luke; the work of Diocesan Synod and Church House; the witness of Chichester Cathedral.

09:00            Morning prayer (in church)


Intention: the elderly, lonely and bereaved; all those in residential care and those who care for them.

18:00            Evening prayer (in church and on Zoom)

19:00              Tuesday@7 Eucharist

Wednesday 27th April

Intention: all who work for peace and justice; the maintenance of good relationships with the United Nations and all other countries.

18:00            Evening prayer (in church and on Zoom)

Thursday 28th April

Intention: vocations to the ordained ministry, especially within our own parish; theological colleges and ordinands in training, and vocations to the religious life.

09:00            Morning prayer (in church)

10:00              Holy Communion

Friday 29th April – Catherine of Siena, teacher of the faith, 1380

Intention: our mission to our own parish; the outreach of our parish newsletter; all newcomers to Pagham, and to our Church family.

Saturday 30th April

Intention: our neighbouring Churches, and the work of Churches Together in Bognor Regis and District.

Sunday 1st May – Third Sunday of Easter, Parish Family Eucharist

Readings: Acts 9: 1–6; Revelation 5: 11–end; John 21: 1–19


We pray for all in need of healing in body, mind or spirit Lynette, Rosie Sims, Terry Haskell, Barbara Crew, Karen Cox, Jim Fowler, Sheila King, Dawn Spurway Pearson, Mo Ford, Nicola Simpson, Betty Smith, Heather Marchant, Mike Hatzfeld, Andrew Naylor, Colin May, Beryl Turner, Tyler Rankin.

For urgent prayer, contact Gillian Purvis (267597) or Pat Rush (262561) to start the Prayer Chain.

Anniversary of death Minnie Vickery (17th); Kitty Vagg 18th); Raymond Dobson, Beatrice Reed (20th); Christopher Goring (22nd); John Lewis, Hilda Boddy, Alan Dudley (25th); Pamela Clift (27th); Ronald Reed (28th); Ernie Webb, Derek Willson (29th).

We remember Pagham Church family who live in residential care or usually receive communion at home: (w/c 17th) Ethel Huckle, Daphne Sharrad; (w/c 24th) Bett Steenerson, Jane Upton.

We pray for peace especially for and with the people of Ukraine, and we pray for the innocent, the frightened and those who have lost loved ones, homes, and family.

Face coverings We encourage you to continue wearing face coverings at all times when attending services/events in the church including when singing, please, unless medically exempt. Mthr Lucy and the Wardens will continue to review our COVID-19 practices regularly.

Churchyard maintenance: call for volunteers! To keep on top of the churchyard maintenance, we welcome the help of volunteers. If you can help, please contact the churchwardens (see below).


CONTACT DETAILS        –      find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @StThomasPagham

Priest-in-Charge: The Reverend Lucy Sullivan
19 Willowhale Avenue, Bognor Regis, PO21 4AU  mthrlucy.pagham@gmail.com, 01243 941551.

Churchwardens: Mike Wake and Alex Brockhurst: churchwarden@paghamchurch.org,07899 705632//07792 544259.

Church website update: email editor@paghamchurch.org.

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

Pews News: Alison Blenkinsop, pewsnews@paghamchurch.org, 261131, 07784 544981.