Weekly Pews News

No 19-33

18 August 2019

Ninth Sunday after Trinity

 Collect for the day Almighty God, who sent your Holy Spirit to be the life and light of your Church: open our hearts to the riches of your grace, that we may bring forth the fruit of the Spirit in love and joy and peace; 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.


Psalm response Arise, O God, and rule the earth. 

                          Ninth Sunday after Trinity               (G)
8 am Morning Prayer

Readings: Jonah 2; 2 Peter 3: 14–end

9.45 am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Jeremiah 23: 23-29; Psalm 82; Hebrews 11:29 to 12:2; Luke 12: 49-56

Hymns: 636, 161, 267, 409 (Taizé response 923)

5 pm Evening Prayer – Taize

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

All welcome!

Sunday 18 August

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

Monday 19 August

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

11.30 am       Meeting with Structural Engineer and Architect in church

Anniversary: Frederick Stevens (1990)

Tuesday 20 August – Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux, 1153

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

7 pm               The Eucharist

Wednesday 21 August

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

10 am             Holy Communion

2-4 pm          Knit & Natter at Mary’s, 2 Honeysuckle Drive (263852)

Anniversary: William Hudson (1970); Beryl Gore (2018)

Thursday 22 August

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

7 pm            Wedding rehearsal

Anniversary: May Ashwood (1977); William Rockcliffe (1992); Marion Shaw (2016)

Friday 23 August

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

1 pm               Wedding of Graham Heath-Colman and Amy Salter

Anniversary: Jean Sage (2001)

Saturday 24 August – Bartholomew the Apostle

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


We pray for all in need of healing in body, mind or spirit: Judi March, Lynette, Zoe, Eugene West, Chloe Green, Rosie Sims, Nicola, Pam & Don Browning, Chris Harlock, Tony, Chris, Simon Hill, Audrey Guppy and family, Evie, Derek Pugh.

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

Those who have died: Trevor Cox, Tony Dunn Wright.

We remember in our prayers Church members who live in residential care or receive communion at home: Derek Pugh, John Scully, Daphne Sharrad, Bett Steenerson.

We pray for God’s blessing upon all who live in our parish: Pryors Lane, Pyrford Close, Queensmead.

We pray for Graham Heath-Colman and Amy Salter on their wedding day on Friday.

Year of Vocation Cycle of Prayer for Work:all service industries that provide for our daily needs.

Year of Vocation Cycle of Prayer for Church Roles: Sidespeople & Welcomers, wedding, funeral and baptism vergers, wedding and baptism card senders.


Churchwardens: Mike Wake or Stephen Cox-Rusbridge: churchwardens@paghamchurch.org, 262713.

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 25th             Tenth Sunday after Trinity               (G)
8 am Holy Communion

Readings: 1 Corinthians 12: 1-11; Luke 19: 41-47

9.45 am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Isaiah 58: 9-14; Psalm 103: 1-8; Hebrews 12: 18-29; Luke 13: 10-17

Hymns: 684, 69, 97, 305

5 pm Evening Prayer – Common Worship

Readings: Isaiah 30: 8-21 and 2 Corinthians 9: 1-15

NOTICES and events in September

Pagham on Parade takes place today – 11-4 pm at the Village Hall. Come and support our local Family Fun Day!

Church Roof update: the masonry repairs to the copings of the gables have started. Scaffolding will appear at the front and back when the contractors are ready to start on the roof. The church will remain open throughout, and services will take place as usual. Do take extra care while the work is in progress. We are still short of our funding target; if anyone is able to assist with a pledge or loan to help us over the line, pleases speak to the churchwardens.

Photographic record of the repairs: we would like to document the progress of repairs to the roof, to keep our donors and sponsors informed. If you have some spare time on weekdays (ie while the work is taking place), and a good quality camera, please contact Mike Wake for more information: 264254, mikewake@talktalk.net.

Institution and Induction of Revd Mark Eminson in Mark’s new parish of Merton Priory, at Holy Trinity Church, South Wimbledon, on Wednesday 4 September. The coach (now full) will leave the Church Centre at 4.45 pm (note change of time), returning at approx. 11.30 pm. As we have to pay the coach company in advance, could those coming now let Trudi have £15 per person, which will include a tip for the driver.

Stonepillow’s 30th anniversary: Saturday 7 September between 12 noon and 5 pm, in the Bishop’s Private Garden by the Cathedral (access via Canon Lane).We are hosting a Community Thank You event to commemorate 30 years of operation, and show our appreciation to all who have supported us …” – including Pagham Church. FREE ENTRY!

Good News deliverers: we are seeking deliverers for the following rounds: Brooks End, Edwen Close, Laurel Drive, Old Barn Close, Mill View Close. If you are able to assist please speak to Trudi or Mo.

Bognor Regis Foodbank donations: please keep them coming! Current requests include tinned fish, pasta sauce, UHT milk and fruit juice, tinned fruit and rice pudding, coffee (100g jars), spreads (peanut butter, jam, chocolate spread, Marmite, etc.), toiletries for women and men (including toilet rolls). Place the items in the crate by the church door. Thank you!

Amendments to regular services of worship: weekday Morning and Evening Prayer will be suspended throughout the vacancy. However, the church will be open each day as usual, so if anyone wishes to say the Daily Office themselves, they are welcome to come and do so.

NB during the vacancy every effort is being made to engage clergy to cover all of our regular services, but this may not always be possible.



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