Weekly Pews News

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08:00              Holy Communion – St Thomas à Becket and St Richard’s

09:30              Parish Eucharist

09:30           Sunday School in St Andrew’s Chapel (see below)

Collect  Almighty God, whose only Son has opened for us a new and living way into your presence: give us pure hearts and steadfast wills to worship you in spirit and in truth; 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 Amos 8: 4–7; Psalm 113; 1 Timothy 2: 1–7; Luke 16: 1–13

Psalm response Give praise to the Lord who lifts up the poor.

Sunday 18th September

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

Monday 19th September – FUNERAL OF QUEEN ELIZABETH II and public holiday

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

09:00            Morning Prayer (in church)

Tuesday 20th September – John Coleridge Patteson, bishop, and companions, martyrs, 1871

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

18:00            Evening prayer (in church)

19:00              Tuesday@7 Eucharist

Wednesday 21st September – MATTHEW, APOSTLE AND EVANGELIST

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

18:00            Evening prayer (in church)

Thursday 22nd September

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

09:00            Morning prayer (in church)

10:00              Holy Communion

11:00            Adult Confirmation class (see below)

Friday 23rd September

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

Saturday 24th September

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

10:00–10:45  Admission to Holy Communion course (see below)
Sunday 25th September (Trinity 15) – Parish Eucharist

Readings: Amos 6: 1a, 4–7; Psalm 146; 1 Timothy 6: 6–19; Luke 16: 19 – end.


We pray for all in need of healing in body, mind or spirit Rosie Sims, Terry Haskell, Barbara Crew, Karen Cox, Jim Fowler, Sheila King, Dawn Spurway Pearson, Nicola Simpson, Betty Smith, Mike Hatzfeld, Andrew Naylor, Colin May, Tyler Rankin, Max Davey, Leslie Francis, Dickie Roots.

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

Recently departed Lynette Mitchell, Alan Taylor.

Anniversary of death Jack Pickett , Joyce Potter (18th); Frank Goldsmith (19th); Doris Howell (20th); Alan Swan (21st); Thelma Hughes, Dorothy Denyer (22nd); Ethel Baldwin, Evelyn Jenner, George Harrison (23rd); Alice Julius, Elsie Billing (24th).

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

We pray for peace especially for and with the people of Ukraine. We pray for all those caught up in conflict, and for those seeking safety and refuge on these shores.


Admission to Holy Communion Mthr Lucy is running a course for children in Year 6 and above who wish to be admitted to Holy Communion. Sessions will continue on Saturday mornings, 10:00-10:45 at Pagham church, on 24th September and 1st, 8th, 15th & 22nd October. The children are admitted to Holy Communion on All Saints’ Sunday on 30th October at the 09:30 service. Please contact Mthr Lucy for more details and to sign up. Parents are needed to help with these sessions, so if you can, please do sign up to help.

Confirmation. On Tuesday 15th November we will be hosting Confirmation with Bishop Ruth. If you are in school Year 9 and above (including adults) and would like to know more about Confirmation, please speak to Mthr Lucy. There will be an adult confirmation course running on Thursday mornings at 11:00 in church, and will continue on Thursdays 22nd & 29th September, 20th & 27th October (NB change of Oct dates), and 3rd & 10th November. AND Monday evenings from the 10th October at 19:30, location TBC, and will continue on Mondays 17th,24th October and 7th & 14th November. Sessions Details of a youth Confirmation class are to follow – but please let Mthr Lucy know if you are interested.

Sunday School We meet this Sunday 18th at 09:30, and welcome those in primary school years. More information from Linda Tempest: lindatempest@hotmail.com, 07443 905893.

Harvest Festival flowers We will be decorating the church in readiness for Harvest Festival on Saturday 1st October from 09:00. Donations of produce and greenery would be welcome. If you would like to sponsor an arrangement in memory of a loved one or to celebrate an event, or contribute towards the costs of the flowers, please contact Trudi Kearsley 263597/07703 597353.

2022 Link to Hope Shoebox Appeal Leaflets are now available at the back of the church. Please bring boxes to church by Sunday 6th November. Pick up a leaflet and fill a box – or if you feel that you cannot fill a whole box, perhaps you could supply some items or money towards the transport costs. Every little helps. Details – Trudi Kearsley 263597/07703597353.

Pews News After many years editing the pew sheet Alison Blenkinsop will be stepping down from this role at the end of November. And so, we are searching for a new editor. If you would like to know more about what this role will include going forward, and to express interest please contact Mthr Lucy, on the details below.

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: Alex Brockhurst & Mike Wake: churchwarden@paghamchurch.org,07792 544259//07899 705632.

Church website update: email editor@paghamchurch.org.

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

Pews News: Alison Blenkinsop, pewsnews@paghamchurch.org, 261131, 07784 544981.