APCM – the annual meeting takes place on Saturday 25th April at 7.30pm. Do please come to hear about our range of church life, elect officers and enjoy Eastertide refreshment.


Time and Talents appeal – this will be happening over the Sundays 12,19, 26 April and all church members will be asked to fill in a questionnaire. Thank you for all the things so many of you are already doing!


Art Exhibition – This year’s exhibition takes place in church from Saturday 2nd May until Monday 4th May, 10.00-5.00 (12.00-4.30on Sunday), with a preview evening from 7.00pm on Friday 1st May (tickets £3.00). If you are able to offer any assistance with this important fund raising event please sign up on the notice board in the south aisle. We need help with stewarding and catering and would welcome donations of cakes. Please take a poster, advertise the event, and come along. Details – Trudi Kearsley 263597.


Pre Election – Discussion evening and refreshment at the vicarage on Wednesday 6th May at 8pm. Come along and discuss the House of Bishops’ letter and other issues in politics and faith.


Parish Book Club – Our current book is ‘What’s So Amazing About Grace?’ by Philip Yancey. See the Book Group notice board for further information and sign-up sheets. Join a discussion group on Monday 11th May at 8pm, or Tuesday 12th May at 10am.


Parkinson UK Charity – I am collecting old keys for the Parkinson UK charity. If you have any, I would be grateful to receive them. Just pop them into the box at the back of the church. (Mo Hatzfeld)


Chichester Cathedral Free Lunchtime Concerts

The summer programme commences on 14 April 2015. A copy of the programme from 12 April – 9 June 2015 is displayed on the notice boards. Concerts take place between 1.10 p.m. – 2 p.m. Take your own sandwiches – coffee is provided. Feel free to come and go as you wish. Retiring collection.


Chichester Cathedral Diary of Events

The Diary of Events April – June 2015 is displayed on the bookcase together with a few leaflets. These cover information about Concerts, Lectures and Talks, Exhibitions and Other Events, including information about the famous Chichester Cathedral Peregrines. For any further information about either of the above please contact our Cathedral/Parish Link June Baker on 262344.


Registered Charity No 1134842

No.721                                                                                    19th April 2015 Colour of the season: White

Third Sunday of Easter


Collect for the day: Almighty Father, who in your great mercy gladdened the disciples with sight of the risen Lord: give us such knowledge of his presence with us, that we may be strengthened and sustained by his risen life and serve you continually in righteousness and 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.


Response to psalm 4: Lift up the light of your countenance upon us, O Lord



Our Opportunities for Worship today


  Third Sunday of Easter – Time and talents appeal        (W)                                                                                  
8.00am Holy Communion (Easter 2)

Readings: 1 Peter 2: 19-end, John 10: 11-16

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Acts 3: 12-19, Psalm 4, 1 John 3: 1-7, Luke 24: 36b-48

Hymns: 637, 275, 754, 666 Communion: 9, 199, 727

12Noon Baptisms of Eimear O’Rorke and Jacob Weir
5.00pm Evening Prayer – Book of Common Prayer

Readings: Deuteronomy 7: 7-13, Revelation 2: 1-11


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 April                     Anselm

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


Monday 20th April

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

Anniversaries:  Raymond Dobson (2003), Beatrice Reed (2011)

7.30pm              Wedding rehearsal in church


Tuesday 21st April

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

2.30pm              Funeral of David Morrison in church

7.00pm                        The Eucharist


Wednesday 22nd April

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

Anniversary:     Christopher Goring (1989)

10.00am           Holy Communion

2-4pm               Knit & Natter at Glenda’s (Tel:263537)


Thursday 23rd April                   George

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

11.00am                        Wedding of Christopher Ryder and Linda Robertshaw


Friday 24th April

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


Saturday 25th April                   Mark

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

Anniversaries:  Owen Lewis (1996), Hilda Boddy (2000), Alan Dudley (2007)

7.30pm                        APCM in church



Prayers and Intentions


We pray for all in need and especially those in need of healing in mind, body or spirit: Lucy King, Anthea Potter, Hazel Swan, Stella Clarke, Anthony, Adrian, Carol, Rita Thompson, Gary Smith, David, Mark, Jayne, Tracey, Autumn, David Atkins, Fay Loder. For urgent prayer please contact Gillian Purvis (Tel: 267597) or Colin Wood (Tel: 264192) to activate the Prayer Chain.


We pray for those who have died recently: John Sainsbury, David Morrison, Joy Stevens 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 Eimear O’Rorke and Jacob Weir to be baptized here today and for their parents and godparents.


We pray for Christopher Ryder and Linda Robertshaw to be married on Thursday.




Contact Details


Church Website update: To add content to the website email


Revd. Mark Eminson & Revd. Jo King can be contacted at the vicarage, 38 Kings Drive, PO21 4PZ. Tel: 262713. Email: (day off Friday)


Pews News: Editor Nikki can be contacted by email:

(Tel: 01243 828445) or tel Mark Eminson 01243 262713




Next Sunday Fourth Sunday of Easter                                                (W)                                                                                            
8.00am Holy Communion (Easter 3)

Readings: 1 Peter 2: 11-17, John 16: 16-22

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Acts 4: 5-12, Psalm 23, 1 John 3: 16-end, John 10: 11-18

Hymns: 467, 625, 53, 509 Communion: 323, 653, 506

5.00pm Evening Worship – Informal