Weekly Pews News

no 22-25



08:00              Holy Communion

09:30              Parish Eucharist

09:30            Sunday School

15:30            Vicarage garden party

Collect O God, the strength of all those who put their trust in you, mercifully accept our prayers

and, because through the weakness of our mortal nature we can do no good thing without you,

grant us the help of your grace, that in the keeping of your commandments we may please you both in will and deed; 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 Isaiah 65: 1–9; Psalm 22: 19–28; Galatians 3: 23–end; Luke 8: 26–39.

Psalm response All the ends of the Earth shall bow before him.


Sunday 19th June

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

Monday 20th June

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

09:00            Morning prayer (in church)

Tuesday 21st June

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 and on Zoom)

19:00              Tuesday@7 Eucharist

Wednesday 22nd June – Alban, first martyr of Britain, c.250

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

18:00            Evening prayer (in church and on Zoom)

Thursday 23rd June – Etheldreda, abbess, c.678

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

09:00            Morning prayer (in church)

10:00              Holy Communion


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

Saturday 25th June

Intention: our Diocese of Chichester, Bishops Martin, Ruth and Will, and Archdeacon Luke; the work of Diocesan Synod and Church House; the witness of Chichester Cathedral.

Sunday 26th June – Trinity 2

Readings: 1 Kings 19: 5–16, 19–end; Psalm 16; Galatians 5:1, 13–25; Luke 9: 51–end


We pray for all in need of healing in body, mind or spirit Lynette, 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, Bea Tucker.

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

Anniversary of death Dick Martin (19th); Kathleen Goldring, Stephen Parkin, Thomas Pay, David Clement (20th); Elsie Smith (23rd).

Recently departed Beatrice Armstong, Dick Burrows, Christina Donoghue.

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

We pray for all preparing for ordination this summer, among them Gemma Fleury (née Green) who is to be ordained priest at Wakefield Cathedral on Saturday 25th June.

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.



Face coverings You are encouraged to wear face coverings when moving around the church, to help us offer a safer and welcoming space for those who feel particularly vulnerable to COVID-19.

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

Deanery Synod, Thursday 23rd June 19:00 for 19:30 start This meeting of the Deanery Synod is open to non-members, and attendance is encouraged – especially if you would like to learn more about the Deanery Synod. The speaker at this event is The Reverend Stephen Gurr on ‘Coming out of Covid’. Stephen has spent a number of years as Chaplain at St Barnabas and Chestnut Tree House Hospices, and is now Assistant Chaplain at Ford Prison.

Pagham Church Patronal Festival, Sunday 3rd July On the Feast of St Thomas we will celebrate our Patron Saint, Thomas à Becket, who was named after the apostle. On this day we will have a special Parish Family Eucharist, with a new hymn written for the occasion, followed by Parish Breakfast. Please sign up if you intend to stay for breakfast (bacon/egg rolls) so we have an idea of numbers. The more the merrier!

Summer Fair, Saturday 16th July, 12:00–15:00 at the Village Hall. Please help us to make this a success. We would be grateful for donations for all the stalls: Tombola, Bottles, Jewellery, Jigsaws, Toys, Games, Clean Paperback Books, Toiletries, Raffle Prizes, unwanted gifts and Fancy Goods. Nearer the day we will need cakes and sweets. Please leave donations at the back of the church or contact Trudi for collection (263597). Add your name to the sheet on the noticeboard if you can help run a stall, assist with marshalling, or lend gazebos on the day. PLEASE ALSO COLLECT YOUR NAMED ENVELOPE FROM THE BACK OF CHURCH.

Do you have a day a month free to help support the Community Team who care for our churchyard? We are seeking to assemble a team of able volunteers who could be on-site one Wednesday a month to offer practical support to the team of workers who care for the churchyard. Please speak to Mike Wake if you would like more information on this.

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,7792 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.