Weekly Pews News

No 18-33

19 August 2018


Twelfth Sunday after Trinity


Collect for the day

Almighty and everlasting God, you are always more ready to hear than we to pray and to give more than either we desire or deserve: pour down upon us the abundance of your mercy, forgiving us those things of which our conscience is afraid and giving us those good things which we are not worthy to ask but through the merits and mediation of 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.

Post communion prayer for the Year of Prayer

Go before us, O Lord, in all our doings with your most gracious favour, and further us with your continual help, that in all our works begun, continued and ended in you, we may glorify your holy Name, and finally by your mercy obtain everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

                        Twelfth Sunday after Trinity           (G)                  
8 am Holy Communion

Readings: Mark 14: 32–42

9.45 am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Mark 14: 32–42; John 6: 51–58
Hymns: 19, 686, 37, 195

12 noon Baptism of Abigail Furse
5 pm Evening Worship – Celtic

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

Sunday 19 August

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

Anniversary: Frederick Stevens (1990)

Monday 20 August – Bernard

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

Tuesday 21 August

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

7 pm               The Eucharist

Anniversary: William Hudson (1970)

Wednesday 22 August

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

10 am             Holy Communion

2-4 pm        Knit & Natter at Joan’s, 3 Church Way (265083)

Anniversary: May Ashwood (1977); William Rockcliffe (1992); Marion Shaw (2016)

Thursday 23 August

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

Anniversary: Jean Sage (2001)

Friday 24 August – Bartholomew

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

Saturday 25 August

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

Anniversary: Ethel Hadfield (2017)


Morning Prayer is at 9.20 am Monday–Thursday and Saturday,
and 8.30 am Friday.


We pray for all in need of healing in body, mind or spirit: Sue Smith, Judi March, Bill Mitchell, Lynette, Zoe, Joan & Derek Hardie, Peter & Carole Easterbrook, Eugene West, Ann, Ron Cusworth, Sam, Sheila King, Chris Brett, Kelsey Morris.

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

Those who have died recently.

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, Mary Ramsay, Pam Ryan.

We pray for God’s blessing upon all who live in our parish: Pryors Lane, Pyrford Close, Queensmead.

We pray for Abigail Furse on this day of her baptism and her parents and godparents.

We pray for Woodlarks Camping for the disabled, whose work we support financially as a parish.


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            Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity            (G)                  
8 am Holy Communion

Readings: Luke 11: 1–13

9.45 am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Luke 11: 1–13; John 6: 56–69

Hymns: 169, 718, 286, 762 x 3

12 noon Baptism of Katelyn Green
2.30 pm Thanksgiving for Marriage of Brian & Kim Hutchinson
5 pm Evening Prayer – Common Worship

Readings: Exodus 4: 27 to 5: 1; Hebrews 13: 16–21


Summer sermons on Prayers in the Bible: we continue with our fourth one today. Do take the insert in Pews News home for further reflection!

Safeguarding: Church of England congregations have been given a unique opportunity to contribute to important safeguarding research. For further information, please see the leaflet entitled ‘Safeguarding’. Your contribution to the research mentioned on this would be appreciated.
NB The website on the handout is incorrect: the correct link can be accessed by clicking here:


Raise the Roof Heritage Lottery Funding: the Bognor Post press release is displayed on noticeboards and indeed, we are very grateful to lottery players. Watch this space for news of further fundraising as we look to start the work next spring.

Pagham on Parade: we support our local community at this event today (Sunday) at the Village Hall, 11-4 pm.

Parish Book Group: our current book is ‘Restoration’ by Rose Tremain. Join a discussion group on Monday 3 September at 8 pm, or Thursday 6 September at 10 am. See the Book Group notice board.

Families’ Barbecue on Sunday 9 September at 12.30 pm. All church families and relatives are welcome to attend our annual occasion for Sunday School members, baptism families and others. More details are in St Andrew’s Chapel.

Licensing of Revd. Jo King as Priest-in-Charge at Holy Cross, North Bersted, will take place on Tuesday 25 September at 7.30 pm. Details about tickets will come out shortly.

Revd. Trevor Marshall: we are delighted for Trevor that he is to be the next Priest-in-Charge at Tangmere and Oving, and assure him of our prayers, though we keep him for now!

Archdeacon Douglas farewell Eucharist on Saturday 13 October at 11 am in the Cathedral. Do see his letter and sign up to attend.

Launde Abbey 2019: we are planning our pilgrimage there between 12 and 15 August. Sign up on the board to indicate interest.