Weekly Pews News

no 20-29                                        Sixth Sunday after Trinity

19 July 2020                                     

Worship online
Chichester Diocese:


Radio & TV broadcasts: Sunday Worship on Radio 4 at 8:10 am; Songs of Praise on BBC1 at 1.15 pm. Also Premier Christian Radio daily; Sunday service 7 am-1 pm (on DAB nationally, Freeview 725, mobile apps); Angel Radio Sunday service 9 am, rep 11.30 pm (local radio for the older community, on FM 89.3, DAB and online: http://angelradio.co.uk/)

Smartphone free apps: Daily Prayer, Pray As You Go, Lectio365 (from the 24-7 Prayer movement).  

24-hour freephone: Daily Hope for Christian worship, set up by Archbishop Justin: 0800 804 8044.


Collect  Merciful God, you have prepared for those who love you such good things as pass our understanding: pour into our hearts such love toward you that we, loving you in all things and above all things, may obtain your promises, which exceed all that we can desire; 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.

Services this week

Holy Communion (at home): Readings Romans 6: 3-11, Matthew 5: 20-26

9.45 am         The Eucharist (in church – see below)

Readings Wisdom of Solomon 12: 13, 16-19; Psalm 86: 11-17; Romans 8: 12-25;
Matthew 13: 24-30, 36-43

Psalm response: You, Lord, are gracious and full of compassion.

Sunday 19 July

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

Church family: Robin Potter; Tina & Michael Poyntz; Sylvia Pugh; Pauline Purdy; Gillian Purvis; Margaret Rees; Sheila & Stuart Ridgewell; Jessie & Bob Riding; Malcolm Ridley.

4.15 pm        Singing of hymns in Swandene (weather depending) – see below.

Monday 20 July

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

Church family: Grace Roope; Christine & Ray Rowe; Annette Rudduck; Wendy & Richard Rundle; Pat & Bill Rush; Pam & Robert Sale; Dawn, Graham, Luke & Grace Salter.

Tuesday 21 July

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

Church family: Daphne Sharrad; Shirley Shellswell; Margaret Sherwood; Nicky, Tom, Curtis & Ellis Simpson; Steph & Joseph Skinner, Paul, Freya & Jack Morrison.

Wednesday 22 July – Mary Magdalen

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

Church family: Aimee, Jason, Ava & Monty Smith; Betty Smith; Jane, Charlotte & Lauren Smith; Sue Smith; Sue & David Smith; Mary Spencer; Jenny Spurle; Roger Steadman.

10 am             Holy Communion (in church)            

Thursday 23 July

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

Church family: Barbara Stewart; Bett Steenerson; Linda Tempest; Emma, Spencer, Joseph, Ben & Poppy Thomas; Val & Bob Tomlinson; Eileen Tooley; Simon Tooley.

12.30 pm       Funeral of Gillain (Gill) Woodruff (family members only)

Anniversary: Donald Baxendale (2007); Dennis Witcomb (2017)

Friday 24 July

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

Church family: Louise, Nick, Sophie, Lucy & Chloe Toone; Diane & Brian Townson; Stephen Tribe; Carol & Tony Turner; Carole & Ian Turner; Janet & Roger Turner; Jane Upton.

Anniversary: Mary Hill (2012)

Saturday 25 July – James the Apostle

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

Church family: Wendy & Gerald Ursell; Susie & Adrian Usher; Ashley, Zita, Benjamin, Dominic & George Vida; Pat & Mike Wake; Sue Ward; Julia Webb; Mary Welch.

Anniversary: Walter Mitson (1967); Donald Hurst (1997)


Sunday 26 July

8 am Holy Communion (at home): Readings Romans 6: 19-23; Mark 8: 1-9

9:45 am The Eucharist (in church):

Readings 1 Kings 3: 5-12; Psalm 119: 129-136; Romans 8: 26–end; Matthew 13: 31-33, 44-52



We pray for all in need of healing in body, mind or spirit: Lynette, Rosie Sims, Richard Rundle, Terry Haskell, Jean Martin, Lila Cowee, Barbara Crew, June Evans, Zoe, Bea & Laurie Tucker, Shelagh, Karen Cox, Jim Druce, Jim Fowler, Father Chris, David Holt, Elizabeth Pett.

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

Those who have died: Mike Cole, Gillian Woodruff.

We remember Church family who live in residential care or usually receive communion at home: Catherine Morrish, Daphne Sharrad, Bett Steenerson.

We pray for God’s blessing on all who live in our parish: Millfarm Drive, Mulberry Court, Nyetimber Crescent.

We pray for Revd Lucy Sullivan as she prepares to minister in Pagham and Aldwick from September.

We pray for all affected directly by Covid-19; for Christian outreach to young people during the holiday season, and safety for any gatherings.

We bid farewell to David Holt, a longstanding member of our Church family, who sang faithfully in the choir in recent years. We pray for God’s blessing on him as he moves to his new home in Selsey.


Good news 1 – Revd Lucy Sullivan, currently Assistant Curate in Rottingdean, is to serve as Curate-in-Charge of the parishes of Pagham and Aldwick from September. She has sent us a personal message to introduce herself, and to say how much she looks forward to joining us.

Good news 2 – Church services resume! We are holding services of Holy Communion (with all Covid-safe measures in place) each Sunday and Wednesday morning. As numbers are limited, please inform Trudi if you plan to come to a Sunday service: trudikearsley@hotmail.co.uk 01243 263597//07703 597353.

Hymn singing: as we are not allowed to sing in church yet, Alison Blenkinsop invites you to her regular weekly hymn and community singing outside her home in Swandene every Sunday around 4.15 pm, weather permitting. Chairs and drinks will be provided. Contact her on 261131 or 07784 544981 if you plan to come, to get last-minute timing details and to request hymns and songs.

Chichester Diocese pastoral helpline, ‘Hearing You’, for listening and prayer support: 01273 425047.

Samaritans: call free on 116 123, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Whatever you’re going through, a Samaritan will face it with you.


Churchwardens: Mike Wake and Stephen Cox-Rusbridge: churchwarden@paghamchurch.org,
07899 705632//07974 177905.

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

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

Pews News: Alison Blenkinsop: pewsnews@paghamchurch.org, 01243 261131, 07784 544981.