Weekly Pews News

no 21-29


Seventh Sunday after Trinity

Sunday 18th July  

08:00              Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer)

09:30              Parish Eucharist

14:00              Holy Baptism – Ivy Kaill

Collect Lord of all power and might, the author and giver of all good things: graft in our hearts the love of your name, increase in us true religion, nourish us with all goodness, and of your great mercy keep us in the same; 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 Jeremiah 23: 1–6; Psalm 23; Ephesians 2: 11–end; Mark 6: 30–34, 53–end.

Psalm response  The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not be in want.


Today’s bell ringing is dedicated to Robin and Anthea Potter

with fondest memories from Jessie and Liz.

Sunday 18th July

Intention: all seafarers, fishermen and lifeboat crews, and the work of Mission to Seafarers, our Scouts, Guides, Cadets and other local youth organisations.

Monday 19th July – Gregory, bishop, and his sister Macrina, deaconess, teachers of the faith, c.394 and c.379

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

09:00            Morning prayer (in church)

Tuesday 20th July

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)

Wednesday 21st July

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

17:30            Evening Prayer (on Zoom)

Thursday 22nd July – MARY MAGDALENE

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

09:00            Morning prayer (in church)

10:00              Holy Communion

Friday 23rd July

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

Saturday 24th July

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

Sunday 25th July – 8th Sunday after Trinity – JAMES THE APOSTLE

Readings: Jeremiah 45: 1-5; Psalm 126; 2 Corinthians 4: 7–15; Matthew 20: 20–28



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, John Kitchener, Dawn Spurway Pearson, Mo Ford, Roxanne & Mark Hollamby, Nicola Simpson, Steve Lomas.

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

The recently departed Lila Cowee, Jenny Wood.

Anniversary of death Donald Baxendale, Dennis Witcomb (23rd); Mary Hill (24th).

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

We pray for Ivy Kaill who is to be baptised today, and her parents and godparents.


Lifting of Covid restrictions, 19th July. From tomorrow (19th) there is to be significant change in the compulsory restrictions in place to protect against the transmission of Covid-19. At Pagham church we will be taking slow and careful steps over the coming weeks in response to this. This reflects the current increased rate of infection locally, the vulnerability of our congregations, and the important need to reflect the wide range of views and concerns on the lifting of restrictions in our community. At the time of writing, we are waiting for guidance from the Church of England recovery group, before the PCC confirms their plan for the coming weeks and months. A further notice will be shared next week with these details. I hope it is recognised and respected that any continued restrictions at Pagham church are a sign of our continued care for our neighbour. Mthr Lucy.

Public worship Please note that all steps for creating a Covid safe environment are in place, most notably: the wearing of a face covering unless you are exempt, observing social distance and using hand-sanitiser on arrival. Booking is essential and will help us to arrange seating. Please note that as we have a limited capacity in the congregation on a Sunday morning, a waiting list will be in operation. To book contact Trudi Kearsley, T 263597, M 07703 597353.

Jenny Wood It is with sadness that we share the news that Jenny Wood died peacefully on Saturday 10th July after a short illness. There will be a Thanksgiving Service in church on Monday 26th July at 3.00 pm. All are welcome.

Admission to Holy Communion before Confirmation Thank you to those who have registered their interest in this, for children in school year 6 or above. A short course of preparation will run in the autumn. Details to be shared in due course. If you have a child/children who are interested in this, please do contact Mthr Lucy.

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Reverend Pauline Lucas A Thanksgiving Service for Pauline will be held at St John the Baptist Church, Kirdford on Saturday 11th September at 12 noon. For further details, please contact Trudi as above.
CONTACT DETAILS        –        find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @StThomasPagham.

The Revd Lucy Sullivan: 19 Willowhale Avenue, Bognor Regis, West Sussex, 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.