Weekly Pews News

no 21-42


Twentieth Sunday after Trinity

Sunday 17th October  

08:00              Holy Communion

09:30              Parish Eucharist

09.30            Sunday School (see below)

Collect God, the giver of life, whose Holy Spirit wells up within your Church: by the Spirit’s gifts equip us to live the gospel of Christ and make us eager to do your will, that we may share with the whole creation the joys of eternal life; 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.


Readings Isaiah 53: 4–end; Psalm 91: 9–end; Hebrews 5: 1–10; Mark 10: 35–45

Psalm response The Lord shall give his angels charge over you.


Sunday 17th October

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

Monday 18th October – LUKE THE EVANGELIST

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

09:00            Morning prayer (in church)

Tuesday 19th October – Henry Martyn, translator, missionary, 1812

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

17:30            Evening prayer (on Zoom)

19:00              Tuesday@7 communion service

Wednesday 20th October

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

17:30            Evening Prayer (on Zoom)

Thursday 21st October

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

Friday 22nd October

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

Saturday 23rd October

Intention: all those who do difficult work on our behalf, especially in the armed services and the emergency services.
Sunday 24th October – Dedication Festival (Last Sunday after Trinity)

Readings: Genesis 28: 11–18; Psalm 122; 1 Peter 2: 1–10;  John 10: 22–29

We pray for all in need of healing in body, mind or spirit Lynette, Rosie Sims, Terry Haskell, Barbara Crew, Jean Martin, Karen Cox, Jim Fowler, Sheila King, Dawn Spurway Pearson, Mo Ford, Nicola Simpson, Betty Smith, Agnes Grimsdell, Heather Marchant.

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

The recently departed Steve Lomas, David Grout, David Ashbery.

Anniversary of death Iris Sutton (17th);   Eileen Share (18th); Patricia Martin (19th);   Ethel Williams (20th); Leonora Gibson, Lyn Paul (21st); Violet Bell, Kathleen Bircham, Joseph Moore (22nd).

We remember Church family who live in residential care or usually receive communion at home: Ethel Huckle, Daphne Sharrad.

We pray for Victoria and Mark who were due to be married on Saturday 16th.

Covid restrictions It is currently not necessary to book in for services.

Transept seating These side areas continue to be for those who wish to maintain social distancing. Please collect a red cross card on your way in to church to place on the seat next to you. This will show others you would like to keep the seats next to you free. Please do not sit on a seat that has a red cross on it. Thank you.

Admission to Holy Communion before Confirmation A course of preparation for this has started; the next sessions will run on 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th November, 10:00–10:45. Children will be admitted to Holy Communion for the first time, having completed this preparation, on Advent Sunday, 28th November. If you have a child/children in school year 6 or above who are interested in this (NB they are required to be baptised), please contact Mthr Lucy.

Sunday School We look forward to returning to Sunday School this Sunday, 17th October at 09:30. To begin with, this will run once a month, on the third Sunday, and will be open to those in primary school years. More info from Linda Tempest: lindatempest@hotmail.com, 07443 905893.

Tea & Chat The next Tea & Chat will take place on Wednesday 3rd November, 15:00-16:30 in the Pagham Parish Church centre. Carole Druce would be pleased to receive offers of help for future gatherings – she can be contacted on 07732 768890.

Men’s Group We will be meeting at the Inglenook on Saturday 6th November at 19:30. All are welcome. For more details contact Stephen Cox-Rusbridge: stephen.coxrusbridge@btinternet.com.

Link to Hope Shoebox Appeal 2021 Leaflets are available from Trudi, 263597/07703597353, trudikearsley@hotmail.co.uk. If you are unable to fill a box but would like to contribute, perhaps you could donate some items, or help with monetary donations to cover costs of transport etc. Please return boxes by Sunday 7th November for blessing at the Family Eucharist.

All Souls’ Memorial Service, Sunday 7th November at 16.00. If you have someone to be remembered or prayed for, please PRINT the name on the sheet at the back of church, or email details to Mo Hatzfeld on admin@paghamchurch.org.

Early Christmas Market and Craft Fair, Saturday 13th November 11.00–14.00 at the Village hall. Donations (in good condition please) are needed for all the stalls – raffle prizes, chocolates, tombola items, unwanted gifts, puzzles, soft toys, jewellery, knitted goods, toys, bottles of wine and spirit, Christmas decorations. NB: no bric-a-brac. If you have books to donate, please hold on to them until nearer the day. Leave donations at the back of church or speak to Trudi to arrange collection – 263597. Please sign up on the noticeboard if you are able to help, or speak to Trudi.

Mystery tree planting A Horse Chestnut tree has been planted in the churchyard near where an established tree fell a couple of years ago. Unfortunately, as we do not have permission to plant this it will have to be removed. We do not intend on replacing this tree; this is to save future generations of Pagham Church from the difficulties we have faced on this subject. If you know anything about this tree planting, please speak to Mthr Lucy. If no one comes forward, the tree will be removed and planted in a suitable location outside the Churchyard.

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.