Weekly Pews News

No 18-24

17th June 2018


Third Sunday after Trinity              

Collect for the day Almighty God, you have broken the tyranny of sin and have sent the Spirit of your Son into our hearts whereby we call you Father: give us grace to dedicate our freedom to your service, that we and all creation may be brought to the glorious liberty of the children of God; 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: We will call upon the name of the Lord our God.

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.

                         Third Sunday after Trinity             (G)                  
8 am Holy Communion

Readings: 1 Peter 5: 5-11; Luke 15: 1-10

9.45 am Parish Eucharist

Readings: 1 Samuel 15: 34 –16: 13; Psalm 20;

2 Corinthians 5: 6-17; Mark 4: 26-34

Hymns: 105, 367, 16, 281

12 noon Baptism of Mia Enticott
5 pm Evening Worship – Celtic

After the Eucharist, all are welcome to gather for refreshments and socialise in St Andrew’s chapel at the back of church

Sunday 17th June

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

Monday 18th June

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

9 am           Rose Green Year 1 visit to church

Tuesday 19th June

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

7 pm               The Eucharist

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

Wednesday 20th June

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

10 am             Holy Communion

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

1.30 pm      Wednesday Tots at the Church Centre, Nyetimber Lane
2-4 pm        Knit & Natter at Helen’s, 3 Conway Drive (265911)

7.30 pm      Julian group at Shirley’s, 16 Springfield (266107)

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

Thursday 21st June

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

8 pm           Standing Committee at the vicarage

Friday 22nd June – Alban

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

Saturday 23rd June – Etheldreda

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

10-4 pm      Bognor Methodist Church Quiet Day

Anniversary: Elsie Smith (1994)




Morning Prayer is at 9.20 am Monday–Thursday and Saturday,
and 8.30 am Friday.


We pray for all in need of healing in body, mind or spirit: Judi March, Sue Smith, Bill Mitchell, Lynette, Zoe, Gemma, Marcela, Alan Crew, Joan Hardie, James, Pat Hooban, Paul Harmer, Brigitta Hobbs, Kenny Sinclair, Guy, Sam, Peter and Carole Easterbrook, Helene, Emma Page, Bill, Joyce, Sheila King, Archdeacon Douglas.

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

Those who have died recently: Esther Chesterton, Arthur, Roy March.

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: Ledra Drive, Leonora Drive, Link Way.

We pray for Mia Enticott on this day of her baptism and her parents and godparents.

We pray for Grass Roots in Tanzania, whose work we support financially as a parish.


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

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

Revd. Jo King: curate@paghamchurch.org, 930247. (Day off Friday)

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

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

Next Sunday            Birth of John the Baptist                  (W)                  
8 am Holy Communion

Readings: Isaiah 40: 1-11; Luke 1: 57-end

9.45 am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Isaiah 40: 1-11; Psalm 85: 7–end; Galatians 3: 23-29; Luke 1: 57-66, 80   Hymns: 100, 319, 295, sheet

12 noon Baptism of Brodi Slingo
5 pm Evening Worship – Common Worship

Readings: Jeremiah 6: 16-21, Romans 9: 1-13


Bognor Methodist Church are hosting a Quiet Day here on Saturday. See the poster for more details – all welcome.

Pagham Community Choir is holding a fundraising concert for ‘Save Pagham Beach and Village’ on Friday 22nd at 7 pm, at the Village Hall.

Cream Tea: 3–5 pm on Saturday 30th with Glenwood Ladies’ Choir – £5.00. Tickets and details from Mo Hatzfeld (268576). A sign-up sheet is on the noticeboard for those able to assist.

Wednesday Tots: Farewell Party on 4th July, 3-5 pm at the Church Centre. Calling all retired helpers, children, parents and anyone who has ever been involved: please join us for a grand closing knees-up and toy sale.

Patronal Festival and Hog Roast: our annual celebration is on Sunday 8th July. Do come and feast at the Vicarage from 12 noon. Charge is £5 for adults, £3 for children. Please bring your own drinks.

Summer Fair: 14th July, 12–3pm at the Village Hall. We would be grateful for donations for the stalls: Tombola, Bottles, Jewellery, Jigsaws, Toys, Games, Clean Paperback Books, Toiletries, Raffle Prizes, unwanted gifts, Fancy Goods and Bric-a-brac (NB we can’t sell electrical items). Nearer the day we will need cakes/sweets. Please leave donations in boxes at the back of the church, or contact Trudi for collection (263597). Add your name to the sheet is on the noticeboard if you can help run a stall, or lend gazebos on the day. Please also collect your named envelope from the back of church.

Sea Sunday this year is being kept on 15th July at our 9.45 am Parish Eucharist, when we will also have a thanksgiving and presentation for Jo and the Kings, as they prepare to move to North Bersted later on in the year.

Parish Visit to St Albans is on Saturday 21st July. See the noticeboard in the South Aisle, and sign up before Sunday 1st July.

Nyewood Infants and Juniors are looking for new School Governors. If you might be interested or know someone with an interest in education and skills for a governing body do please speak to Mark.

Parish Book Group: our current book is ‘The Hiding Place’ by Corrie ten Boom. See the Book Group notice board for dates and venue.

Safeguarding As the Church of England continues to raise awareness of the importance of safeguarding, we recognise that everyone associated with the Church who comes into contact with children, young people and adults, has a role to play. A new online training module, C0, is recommended for anyone who needs a basic awareness of safeguarding. This may include, but is not limited to, vergers, adult servers, bell ringers, welcomers, refreshment helpers, sidespersons, choir members, and PCC. This course is a prerequisite for attendance at C1 and C2 training. C0 training is available by emailing safeguarding@chichester.anglican.org. Any queries to Jan (862606).