Good News sponsorship – it costs about £50 to produce each edition of the Good News, which we are delighted goes to every household in the parish.  Would you like to sponsor an issue, therefore, in memory of a loved-one or to mark a significant anniversary or anonymously?  Cheques are payable to Pagham PCC c/o Trudi Kearsley, Treasurer.


Charitable Giving Rep? – Would someone be interested in having an oversight of the charities we give to each year, managing their literature, reporting to PCC and so forth? Please see Mark.


The Big Sleepout – for Stonepillow. Mark, Grace, Graham, Alex and kate will all be sleeping out under cardboard boxes on Saturday 25th October to help raise money for local homeless people. Please sign up on the notice board to sponsor our efforts!


Chilli and Chicken Social Evening – 31stOctober 7-30pm for 8-00pm in St Andrew’s Chapel (depending on numbers). Tickets £10, to include Dessert/Cheese board. Please see notice board for sign-up sheet, and Rich for tickets. More info on 07732 768 890.


Sunday School All Saints’ party Saturday 1st November 5-7pm in church – come dressed as saint or Halloween character and maybe dress up again in church the next morning (but saints only!)


Craft & Gift Fayre – Sat 8th November 10-4 – Pagham Village Hall, Pagham Road

Local crafts & artisans, Children’s Table Top Sale & Cake Competition, All Day Refreshments, Cakes for Sale, Raffle


2014 Link to Hope Shoebox Appeal  This year`s leaflets are now available at the back of the church.  One leaflet to be used either for a Family Box or a box for the Elderly. Boxes to be returned to church by Sunday 9th November.

Please pick up a leaflet and fill a box – or if you feel that you can not fill a whole box perhaps you could supply some items or money towards the transport costs.  Every little helps.  Details – Trudi Kearsley 263597
Parish Book Group – Our current book is “In the Footsteps of Jesus – One Man’s Journey Through the Life of Christ”, by American actor Bruce Marchiano.  See the Book Group notice board for further information and sign-up sheets. Discussion groups: Monday 10th November at 8pm & Thursday 13th November at 10am.


Junior Choir and Young Readers – This autumn we are launching a junior choir for all children of school age. We will also be working with children in Year 5 and above who would like to read lessons and prayers. All parents of school age children should have received an email containing information about these opportunities. Info can also be found on the noticeboard and on the Youth page of the website. To find out more, or to sign up, please speak to Ann Gristwood (826071) for Junior Choir, or Elise Eminson (262713) for Young Readers. ​


Pilgrim Course – Pilgrim groups will start week beginning 3rd November. Please sign up for your preferred group on the Pilgrim board. The course booklets cost £6 and we will order one for each of the people that sign up. Please bring the money with you to the first meeting.



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The Church of St Thomas a’Becket, Pagham

Weekly Pews News

No.696                                   ​                           19th October 2014

Colour of the season: Green

Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity



Collect for the day: Almighty and everlasting God, increase in us your gift of faith that, forsaking what lies behind and reaching out to that which is before, we may run the way of your commandments and win the crown of everlasting joy; through Jesus Christyour 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 96: Ascribe to the Lord honour and power.


0ur Opportunities for Worship today



Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity                                          (G)                                                                  



Holy Communion

Readings: 1 Corinthians 1: 4-8, Matthew 22: 34-end





Parish Eucharist

Readings: Isaiah 45: 1-7, Psalm 96, 1 Thessalonians 1: 1-10, Matthew 22: 15-22

Hymns: 19, 1, 205 (t2), 249 Communion: 592, 274


Evening Prayer – Celtic




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 October

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

Anniversary:​Patricia Martin (2005)

8.00 am​Holy Communion

9.45 am​Parish Eucharist

5.00pm​Evening Prayer – Celtic


Monday 20th October

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

Anniversary:​Ethel Williams (1998)

7.30pm​ ​Bell Ringers


Tuesday 21st October

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

Anniversaries:  Leonora Gibson (1968),Lynda Paul (2006)

10.00 am​Coffee and Scripture at Glenda`s (263537)

7.00pm​The Eucharist

7.45pm​Ladies Club – at Church Centre (Barfoots today and tomorrow) – OPEN​EVENING


Wednesday 22nd October

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.

Anniversaries:  Violet Bell (1980),Kathleen Bircham (2002), Joseph Moore​(1992)

10.00am​Holy Communion

2-4 pm​​Knit and natter at Glenda`s (263537)

4.00pm​Wedding rehearsal in church


Thursday 23rd October

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

10am​Wedding of Mark Green & Rebecca Applin


Friday 24th October

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

Anniversaries:     Peter Wice (1986), Peter Kenward (1998), Frank Williams (1999), Elsie Gulliver (2004),


Saturday 25th October

Intention: Pray for all seafarers, fishermen &lifeboat men. For the work of the Mission to​   Seafarers.

Anniversary:​Eileen Share (1996)



Weekday Morning and Evening Prayer

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

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

No evening prayer on Saturday




Prayers and Intentions


We pray for all in need and especially those in need of healing in mind, body or spirit:

Robin & Anthea Potter, Ian Turner, Bebe, Karen & Neil Percival, Bruce Allinson, Janet Brookes, Julie King, John, Margaret Salter, Jenni, Ori, Barbara Waldron, Dawn Spurway. To add someone to the prayer list either write their name on the board near the church door or let Mark or the editor of Pews News know. We will pray for that person for about a month.  After a month the name can be added again, but it is the responsibility of the one who made the initial request. Also please include start date on your request.


For urgent prayer contact Gillian Purvis to activate the Prayer Chain (Tel: 267597)


We pray for those who have died recently: Keith Blackley, Alan Swan, June Kemp, 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 Luke who is on tour in Afghanistan.


We pray for Mark Green & Rebecca Applinto be married here on Thursday


Church Website update: To add content to the website email


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


Jo King – Curate can be contacted on01243 276949 (Day off Friday)


Pews News: Nikki can be contacted via Email:

(tel: 828445) or tel. Mark Eminson 262713


Next Sunday

Last Sunday after Trinity                                                 (G)                                                                  



Holy Communion

Readings: Ephesians 4: 17-end, Matthew 9: 1-8





Parish Eucharist

Readings: Leviticus 19: 1-2, 15-18, Psalm 1, 1 Thessalonians 2: 1-8, Matthew 22: 34-end

Hymns: 314, 541, 35, 72 Communion: How Deep the Father’s Love for Us, 45 As the Deer


Evening Prayer – Common Worship

Ecclesiastes 11, 12, 2 Timothy 2: 1-7