Chichester Voices – Advent and Christmas Concert – Chichester Voices is looking forward to performing a concert of Advent & Christmas music on Thursday 19th December at 7.30pm in church. The concert is in aid of the FRIENDS OF CHICHESTER HOSPITALS. Tickets are £10 each (with £7.50 concessions) and are available from Andrew Naylor or via the box offices on 07900 098197/07976 917271.

Advent Carols & Readings – Sunday 1st December at 4pm, do come along and also sign up if you can do a reading.

Quiet Day at Crawley Down Monastery. Saturday 30th November. Short meeting after church today for all those who have signed up.

Pram Race. A team is required for this year’s Pram Race. Our theme will be The Ten Commandments. A list will be put up in church, we need 15 volunteers (Email:

Church trip to the panto. Robin Hood at the AlexanderTheatre, Bognor Regis. Sat 21st Dec, 2.30pm. £9 each. Please see Jeanette for tickets (07704864836). Sign up list on church notice board.

Christmas Fair: A big thank you to all those who helped and who came along and supported the fair.

School Governor for Nyewood Infants – Anyone who might be interested in this important Christian ministry please see Mark for more details.

Men’s Group – Sat 30th Nov, 8pm, at The Inglenook.

Church diaries 2014 – These are available in church. Do pick one up. There is no charge, but any donations are welcome.

Our new website is now ready to view at To add content about your group/photos/descriptions of recent events, Email (Elise).

Revd. Mark Eminson can be contacted at the Vicarage, 38 Kings Drive, PO21 4PZ. Tel: 262713. Email:

Pews News – Glenda can be contacted on 263537 or Email:

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Weekly Pews News

No.650 17thNovember 2013

Colour of the season: Red

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 glorious kingdom; where he is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

The Response to Psalm 98: The Lord comes to judge the earth (and the people with equity).

Our Opportunities for Worship today

Second Sunday Before Advent (R)
8.00am Holy Communion (Epiphany 3)
Readings: Romans 12: 16-end, Matthew 8: 1-13

12 noon

Parish Eucharist

Readings: Malachi 4: 1-2a, Psalm 98, 2 Thessalonians 3: 6-13, Luke 21: 5-19

Hymns: 684, 437, 186, 762

Baptism of Ethan Edwards & Dexter Palmer

4.00pm Memorial Service (no 6pm service)

After the Parish Eucharist you are welcome to gather for refreshments in

St. Andrew’s chapel, where we can get to know each other better.

Sunday 17th November 2nd Sunday before Advent

Intention: Pray for the press, radio & television and for all who influence public opinion. For Christian publishing & broadcasting.

Anniversaries: Irene Jev (1995), Ethel Goldsmith (1999)

8.00 am Holy Communion (Epiphany 3)

9.45 am Parish Eucharist

12 noonBaptisms of Ethan Edwards and Dexter Palmer

4.00 pm Memorial Service (no 6pm service)

Monday 18th November Elizabeth of Hungary, Princess of Thuringia, Philanthropist, 1231

Intention: Pray for all seafarers, fishermen & lifeboatmen. For the work of the Mission to Seafarers.

7.30 pmPrayer Group meeting at Gillian’s, 18 Old Place, (267597)

Tuesday 19th November Hilda, Abbess of Whitby, 680

Intention: Pray for Christian Unity. Pray for Church finances, National & international finance; for what the words poverty & wealth mean to us.

10-11.30 amCoffee and scripture at Glenda’s, 31 Sea Lane (263537)

4.00pmCommunion before confirmation session in Church

7.00pmThe Eucharist

Wednesday 20th November Edmund, King of the East Angles, Martyr, 870

Intention: Pray for all victims of violence, crime & oppression; for all those who seek to support them. Anniversary: Mary King (2004)

10.00 am Holy Communion

2-4pmKnit and Natter at Helen`s 3 Conway Drive, 265911

Thursday 21st November

Intention: Pray for the sick in body, mind or spirit; for the addicted, handicapped or incurable; for the work of St Wilfrid’s Hospice.

Anniversaries: Ernest Caterer (1975), Joan Lack (1986), Eileen Badger (2005)

Friday 22nd November Cecilia, Martyr at Rome, c 230

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

Saturday 23rd November Clement, Bishop of Rome, Martyr c 100

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

Anniversary: Phyllis Woombell (1965)

10am Communion before Confirmation in church

7pmYouth Group at Vicarage

Weekday Morning and Evening Prayer

Morning prayer: Monday to Thursday and Saturday 9.20 am. Friday 8.30 am

Evening Prayer: Monday to Thursday 5.20 pm. Friday 4.30pm

No evening prayer on Saturday

Prayers and Intentions

For urgent prayer contact Angela Halfacree to activate the Prayer Chain

(Tel: 864353).

For longer-term prayer needs contact Gillian Purvis (tel 267597).

We pray for all in need and especially those in need of healing in mind, body or spirit:

Katherine, Darren, Wendy Donovan, Sylvia, Ellie, Lucia Elsom, Bob.

We pray for those who have died recently, Tony Pollock and for those recorded in our Memorial Book whose anniversaries occur at this time. We pray for all those who mourn their passing.

We pray for Ashley Campbell and his family during his tour in Afghanistan.

We pray for Ethan Edwards and Dexter Palmer, being baptised today.

We pray for all those to be admitted to Communion before Confirmation next Sunday – Imogen Chandler, Allyssia Congdon, Eden Congdon, Daniel Copeland, Zoe Crisp, Daisy Donoghue, Elise Donoghue, Joshua Eldridge, Woody Gilbert-Jones, Izzy Hauxwell, Alex Jones, Abigail Lothian, Ethan May, Oliver Moore, Lexi Stone, Ben Taylor, Chloe Toone, Bobbie White.

Parish Pastoral Care Course: Meeting after church on Sunday 1 December for all those who are interested in this course.

Advent – Tuesday 3rd December after the 7pm Eucharist any are welcome to an informal session on Advent and Christmas when you can ask the vicar any questions.

Walsingham 2014 – The parish visit to Walsingham has been booked from 9th to 13th June. Should you be interested in joining our pilgrimage, please add you name to the list which is on the white notice board in the South Aisle. Please speak to Roland if you would like more information about Walsingham.

Next Sunday Christ The King (W)
8.00am Holy Communion (Trinity 25)
Readings: Jeremiah 23: 5-8, John 6: 5-14
9.45am Family Eucharist with Admission to Holy Communion before Confirmation

Readings: Colossians 1: 11-20, Luke 23: 33-43

Hymns: 54, 88, 67 (x2), 448

Evening Worship – Taize