Weekly Pews News

No 19-46

17 November 2019

Second Sunday before Advent

Collect for the day Heavenly Father, whose blessed Son was revealed to destroy the works of the devil and to make us the children of God and heirs of eternal life: grant that we, having this hope, may purify ourselves even as he is pure; that when he shall appear in power and great glory we may be made like him in his eternal and glorious kingdom; where he is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Psalm response The Lord comes to judge the earth.

Today’s services

8 am Holy Communion (22nd Sunday after Trinity) Readings: Philippians 1: 3-11; Matthew 18: 21–end

9.45 am Parish Eucharist Readings: Malachi 4: 1-2a; Psalm 98; 2 Thessalonians 3: 6-13; Luke 21: 5-19 Hymns: 616, 268, 372, 695, Taizé 923

4 pm

Evening Worship – Book of Common Prayer (NB earlier time until spring)

The church is open every day for visitors and private prayer.

All welcome!

Sunday 17 November

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

Anniversary: Irene Jev (1995); Ethel Goldsmith (1999)

Monday 18 November – Hilda, Abbess of Whitby, 680

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

Tuesday 19 November – Elizabeth of Hungary, Philanthropist, 1231

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

7 pm The Eucharist with Archdeacon Luke 7.30 pm PCC meeting

Wednesday 20 November – Edmund, King and Martyr, 869

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

10 am Holy Communion 12 noon Luncheon Club at St Ninian’s Hall (Jean Hunt, 268818)

Anniversary: Mary King (2004)

Thursday 21 November

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

8 pm Chichester Voices rehearsal

Anniversary: Ernest Caterer (1975); Joan Lack (1986); Eileen Badger (2005)

Friday 22 November – Cecilia, Martyr at Rome, c.200

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

Anniversary: Ronald Rudduck (2014)

Saturday 23 November – Clement, Bishop of Rome, Martyr, c.100

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

Anniversary: Phyllis Woombell (1965)


We pray for all in need of healing in body, mind or spirit: Judi March, Lynette, Zoe, Chloe Green, Rosie Sims, Nicola, Richard Rundle, Simon Hill, Diane Wills, Terry Haskell, Jean Martin, Derek Hardie, Madge Breakspear, Carole Turner.

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

Those who have died: Derek Pugh, Brian Lewis, Joan Hardie, Fred Nolson, Anne Warren.

We remember in our prayers Church members in residential care or who receive communion at home: Catherine Morrish, Daphne Sharrad, Bett Steenerson.

We pray for God’s blessing upon all who live in our parish: The Ridings, The View.

Year of Vocation Cycle of Prayer for Work: the retired, and those unable to work.

Year of Vocation Cycle of Prayer for Church Roles: Friends Committee, Cathedral Link representative, Churchwardens, Reader and Clergy.


Churchwardens: Mike Wake and Stephen Cox-Rusbridge: churchwarden@paghamchurch.org, 07899 705632//07974 177905.

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

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

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

(Deadline for notices: Thursday morning)

Sunday 24th Christ the King

8 am Morning Prayer (Sunday next before Advent) Readings: Zechariah 6: 9–end; Revelation 11: 15-18

9.45 am Family Eucharist Readings: Colossians 1: 11-20; Luke 23: 33-43 Hymns: 346, 967 (Gloria), 361, 54, 525

4 pm  Evening Worship – Songs of Praise (NB earlier time until spring)


Church Roof update: work is progressing well. There will probably be more to report next week following a site meeting with the architect, quantity surveyor and contractors. We are very grateful to Sussex Historic Churches Trust for an additional grant of £20,000. There are progress photos on the appeal board at the back of the church.

Thank you: our thanks to all who play the National Lottery, which has enabled us to receive substantial funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund to help pay for the retiling of the church roof. Thanks also to all who have contributed to the fund, which has enabled us to go ahead with the work.

Link to Hope Shoebox Appeal: thank you to everyone who contributed to this appeal. 64 well-filled boxes, 125 knitted blankets and assorted knitted items (courtesy of Knit and Natter) have been delivered to Worthing, packed into cartons and stacked on pallets, ready to be loaded on to the lorry for transport out to Moldova on Monday 18th.

Church path: please contact Mike Wake (07899 705632) if you are willing to join a rota to sweep leaves off the path on Saturday mornings.

Joan Hardie: Joan’s funeral will take place on Monday 25th at 10am, at Our Lady of Sorrows RC Church, 10 Clarence Rd, Bognor, PO21 1LR. Her husband Derek is still recovering from a stroke in St Richard’s Hospital.

Deanery Synod: there is an open meeting at St Mary’s Church, Walberton on Wednesday 20th, at 7pm for 7.30pm. ‘What do you want your Church to become in 2020 and beyond?’ with Ven. Luke Irvine-Capel, Archdeacon of Chichester. Details are on the notice board.

Pagham Luncheon Club is now benefiting from the Co-op Local Community Fund. (The last 12 months’ funding for the Church raised well over £1000.) Current Co-op members can choose the Club online or by phone (as below). Others may join by getting a leaflet in the Pagham or large Rose Green store, and ringing 0800 023 4708 or visiting coop.co.uk/membership. Then please nominate the Club!

Good News leaflets: we still need deliverers for Old Barn Close and Mill View Close (in Millfarm Estate). Offers to Trudi or Mo.

Friends of Pagham Church annual fundraising quiz: now available for £1 from Mo Hatzfeld (268576) for a prize hamper.

Church diaries for 2020 are at the back of church; do take one!

Churches Together Event: ‘Quiet garden’ mornings at Fishbourne Church: a time for meditation in a beautiful setting each month. Next gathering is on Tuesday 26th, 10 am-12.15 pm. Refreshments and craft materials are available. Suggested donation £5. See notice in St Andrew’s Chapel; more info from Sue (784983).