Current parish book is ‘Life of the Beloved – Spiritual Living in a Secular World’, by Henri Nouwen. Sign-up sheets on Book Group notice board. Discussion groups: Mon 24th Feb 8pm & Thurs 27th Feb 10am.


Guildford Cathedral: Will all members of the congregation who are going to Guildford Cathedral on February 22nd meet in the South Transept on 26th January after the 0945 Service please.


Cathedral Information – The latest Chichester Cathedral Newsletter, which includes the diary of events from December 2013 – March 2014 is displayed on the bookcase. Free Lunchtime Concerts for the Spring Session on Tuesdays From 1.10pm – 2pm commence on 14 January 2014. Bring your own sandwiches, coffee provided, retiring collection.   Feel free to come and go as you wish. For any further information contact June Baker our Parish/Cathedral Link.


Quiz Night Saturday 15th February, 6.30 for 7 pm at the Church Centre. Tickets £10 to include fish and chip supper, available from Michael in church or please phone 263537. Please sign up on sheet on notice board.


Envelopes for the next 12 Months commencing in February are in the pigeon holes in Church ready for their collection – thank you.


Men’s group burns night – 24th Jan – tickets available from David Smith at £15, £7.50 for children. Sign up sheets are up at the back of the church.


Flowers this week – donated by Sandy Knight in memory of her husband Colin Knight.


Church helpers required to keep our beautiful church clean and tidy. Just 1.5 hours one day per month light exercise. Join the team, enjoy the fellowship, and the rewards will speak for themselves! Contact Sue Miller; 01243 261839 or 07845 926766, email


Church Website update: Sunday sermon recordings are now available to download on the Sermons page (thanks to Graham Jones). We also have new Church Calendar and Gallery pages. To add content to the website email


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


Pews News: Sarah or Nikki can be contacted via Email: or tel Mark Eminson 262713




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The Church of St Thomas a’Becket, Pagham

Weekly Pews News

No.658   19th January 2014

Colour of the season: White


Second Sunday of Epiphany

Collect for the day: 

Almighty God, in Christ you make all things new: transform the poverty of our nature by the riches of your grace, and in the renewal of our lives make known your heavenly glory; 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.


Response to Psalm 40: I love to do your will, O God, [your law is in my heart].

Second Sunday of Epiphany                                 (W)


Holy Communion (First Sunday after Epiphany)Readings: Romans 12: 6-16, John 2: 1-11


12 noon

Parish Eucharist with baptism of Isaac Hauxwell  Readings: Isaiah 49: 1-7, 1 Corinthians 1: 1-9, John 1: 29-42Psalm:  40: 1-12

Hymns: 152, 400, 609, 195

Baptism of Harry Rogers


Evening Worship – Taize



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 19th January Second Sunday of Epiphany

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

Anniversary: Helene Shaw (2003)

8.00 am Holy Communion 

9.45 am Parish Eucharist with baptism of Isaac Hauxwell

12 noon Baptism of Harry Rogers

6.00 pm Evening Worship – (Taize)


Monday 20th January            

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

Anniversary: Colin Knight (2010)

2.15pm Funeral of Diana Pettitt in church

7.30pm Prayer Group – 18 Old Place, Aldwick (Gillian Purvis)


Tuesday 21st January Agnes 

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

10.00am Coffee & Scripture – at 31 Sea Lane, Pagham (Glenda 263537)

7.00pm The Eucharist

7.45pm Ladies Club Church Centre, Nyetimber Lane


Wednesday 22nd January  

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.

10.00 am Holy Communion

12 noon Luncheon Club – St Ninian’s Hall (Anthea Potter 264466)

2-4pm Knit & Natter – Sue Davis, 1 Church Way, (262915)


Thursday 23rd January 

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

8pm Pastoral Care Course – St Andrew’s Chapel


Friday 24th January Francis de Sales

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

Anniversaries: James Turton (1994), Florence Plummer (2006)


Saturday 25th  January Conversion of Paul

Anniversary: Cyril May (1998)

Intention: Pray for our Diocese of Chichester, our Bishops, Martin and Mark, the archdeacons, clergy & people; for for the work of the Diocesan Synod & Church House for the witness of Chichester Cathedral.

10.00am The Eucharist



Weekday Morning and Evening Prayer

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

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

No evening prayer on Saturday


Prayers and Intentions



For urgent prayer contact Bill Meyer to activate the Prayer Chain (tel. 920023) until 2nd February.


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: Bob, Cathryn, Richard, Paul Williams, Patricia Pooley, Philip Hide, Joseph Griggs, Betty Rich, Doris, Brenda Francis, Barbara Crew, Elizabeth Pett, Brian,.


We pray for those who have died recently, Diana Pettitt, Peter Crook, 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 Isaac Hauxwell and Harry Rogers who will be baptised today.


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

Third Sunday of Epiphany                                 (W)


Holy Communion Readings: Romans 12: 16b-end, Matthew 8: 1-13



Parish Eucharist  Readings:Isaiah 9: 1-4, Psalm 27: 1-11, 1 Corinthians 1: 10-18, Matthew 4: 12-23Hymns: 347, 625, 552 (sing 4 verses and repeat verse 1), 332


Evening Prayer – Common WorshipReadings: Ecclesiastes 3: 1-11, 1 Peter 1: 3-12