Weekly Pews News
No 18-46



18 November 2018

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.




                           Second Sunday before Advent             (G)                  
8 am Holy Communion – Trinity 24
Colossians 1: 3-12; Matthew 9: 18-26
9.45 am Parish Eucharist with Baptism & Children’s Groups
Readings: Daniel 12: 1-3; Mark 13: 1-8
Hymns: 264, 66, 102, 746
5 pm Evening service – Book of Common Prayer

Readings: Daniel 3; Matthew 13: 24-30, 36-43

After the Eucharist, all are welcome to gather for refreshments
and socialise in St Andrew’s chapel at the back of church



Morning Prayer: 9 am Monday–Thursday, 8.30 am Friday,

9.30 am Saturday

Evening Prayer: 5 pm Monday, Wednesday & Thursday, 4.30 pm Friday

Registered charity number: 1134842


Sunday 18 November

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

6pm            First communion preparation in St Andrew’s Chapel

Monday 19 November – Hilda

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

Tuesday 20 November – Edmund

Intention: all victims of violence, crime and oppression; all those who seek to support them.

1 pm           Funeral of Kathleen Allen

7 pm               The Eucharist

Anniversary: Mary King (2004)

Wednesday 21 November

Intention: the sick in body, mind or spirit; those who are addicted, disabled or incurable; the work of St Wilfrid’s Hospice.

10 am             Holy Communion

12 noon       Luncheon Club at St Ninian’s Hall: Jean Hunt (268818)

2 pm           Knit & Natter at Helen’s, 3 Conway Drive (265911)

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

Thursday 22 November

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

1.00pm       Funeral of Roy Burse

Anniversary: Ronald Rudduck (2014)

Friday 23 November – Clement

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

Anniversary: Phyllis Woombell (1965)

Saturday 24 November

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

4 pm           First communion rehearsal




We pray for all in need of healing in body, mind or spirit: Sue Smith, Judi March, Bill Mitchell, Lynette, Zoe, Eugene West, Ann, Sheila King, Diane Wills, Ray Radmall, Sally Martin, Mary Ramsay, Isaac, Jacob, Daphne Woolnough, Roderick Plastow, Oliver, Val.

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

Those who have died recently: Frank Lawton, David Thurgood, Pat Barr, Kathleen Allen, Roy Burse.

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

We remember in our prayers Church members who live in residential care or receive communion at home: Catherine Morrish, Pam Peach, Elizabeth Pett, Pam Ryan.

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

We pray for Church Army, whose work the parish supports financially.

We pray for Cadence Schneider and Ella Hatch being baptized today.

We pray for Cadence Schneider, Alexandru Antoniu-Martin, Olivia Cogger, Martha Eminson, Ella Hatch, Freya Morrison, Flynn Oakford, Grace Salter, Poppy Thomas, Harry Kemp and Sophie Williams, as they prepare for their first communion next Sunday.


Revd. Mark Eminson: The Vicarage, 38 Kings Drive, PO21 4PZ.

vicar@paghamchurch.org, 262713. (Day off Friday)

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

Pews News: Alison Blenkinsop, pewsnews@paghamchurch.org, 261131. (Deadline for notices is Wednesday afternoon.)

Next Sunday            Christ the King                         (W)                  
8 am Holy Communion (Trinity 25)
Jeremiah 23: 5-8; John 6: 5-14
9.45 am Family Eucharist with first Holy Communion
Readings: Revelation 1: 4b-8; John 18: 33-37

Hymns: 438, 70, 201, 819

5 pm Evening prayer – Common Worship
Daniel 5; John 6: 1-15


Last Sunday – thank you to everyone who helped to make Remembrance Sunday such a fitting tribute to Pagham’s fallen.

Christmas Market & Craft Fair: thanks to all who helped with this event.

Deanery Healing Service: today at 6pm, at St Mary’s Littlehampton.

Diocesan intercessions for Pagham: on Tuesday 20th prayers for our Church will be said at the Cathedral during morning and evening services. For a complimentary tea in Cloisters Café at 4.30 pm, sign the list today.

Simon’s Church Quiz Night: Saturday 24th, 6.30 for 7 pm. Tickets £10, which include a choice of meal from local Fish & Chip Shop – BYO drink and cutlery. Children most welcome! Sign-up sheet on the noticeboard at the back of church. Please pay Stephen, Simon, or Trudi; more info from Simon (07723 915731) or Stephen. Proceeds to Raise the Roof.

Roof Appeal has had a generous pledge of £10,000. More donations are welcome: speak to the vicar, wardens or treasurer, to help our budgeting.

Helpers’ thanks – as part of our Stewardship appeal, all are welcome to attend refreshments to say “thank you” for all you do for this church and parish on Sunday 25th at 3.30 pm in St Andrew’s Chapel. If you weren’t here last Sunday, do take a stewardship leaflet.

Local Co-op Community Fund: we have again been selected to receive money from this fund over the next year, for the Roof project. We need your help! The more support we get, the more funding we could receive, so if you have a Co-op Membership account, log in and choose us. If you don’t, please join and support us, and encourage others to do the same.

Ladies’ Club: all are welcome to our annual Carols and Readings, with refreshments, on Tuesday 4 December at 7.45pm.

Christingle Service on 9 December: envelopes and candle money-boxes for Children’s Society donations are now available at the back of church.

Parish Book Group: our current book is ’North and South’ by Elizabeth Gaskell. Join a discussion group on Monday 14 January at 8 pm, or Thursday 17 January at 10 am. See the Book Group noticeboard at the back of church for further information.

My Sisters’ House supports vulnerable women who face a range of issues including physical, emotional and sexual abuse, drug and alcohol addiction, trauma, and mental health problems. Contact office@mysistershouse.info, T: 697800, or visit 108c London Road, Bognor Regis PO21 1BD.

Bognor Food Bank is calling for tinned pasta meals, fish, and rice pudding; UHT milk and fruit juice; coffee (100g jars); biscuits; spreads (eg jam, peanut butter); toiletries (M&F). Place in crate by the church door.

2018 Christmas Quiz can be obtained from Mo (268576) for £1.00.