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Weekly Pews News

No. 18-3


Date: 21st January 2018



Third Sunday of Epiphany


Collect for the day


Almighty God, whose Son revealed in signs and miracles the wonder of your saving presence: renew your people with your heavenly grace, and in all our weakness sustain us by your mighty power; 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.


Psalm response:

Whoever fears the Lord shall indeed be blessed.


Our Opportunities for Worship today


  Third Sunday of Epiphany                          (W)                                                                                                                                                                                                
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: Romans 12: 16end; Matthew 8: 113

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Genesis 14: 1720; Psalm 128; Revelation 19: 610; John 2: 111

Hymns: Sheet, 217, 609, 201

5.00pm Evening Worship – Taizé


After the Parish Eucharist, all are welcome to gather for refreshments in St. Andrew’s chapel at the back of the church, where we can get to know each other better.


Sunday 21st January

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

Monday 22nd January

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

7.30pm    Cursillo Group Reunion at Pat’s, 1 Canterbury Close (262561)

Tuesday 23rd January

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

7.00pm         The Eucharist

Wednesday 24th January Francis de Sales

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

10.00am     Holy Communion

1.30pm       Wednesday Tots at the Church Centre

2-4pm                 Knit & Natter at Pauline’s, 37 Chawkmare Coppice (864461) 8.00pm       PCC in St Andrew’s Chapel (prayers 7.45pm)

Anniversary: James Turton (1994), Florence Plummer (2006)

Thursday 25th January – Conversion of Paul

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

10.00am        The Eucharist

Anniversary: Cyril May (1998)

Friday 26th January Timothy and Titus

Intention: For the elderly, lonely and bereaved; for all those in residential care and those who care for them.

Anniversary: Helene Shaw (2003)

Saturday 27th January

Intention: For peace; for the European Union and United Nations.

9.15am       Sunday School Play rehearsal in church

10am-3pm   Marriage Preparation day in St Andrew’s Chapel/church

Anniversary: Winifred Turner (1984), Isobelle Summerside (1989), Phyllis Perkins (1995), Marjorie Phillips (2013)



We pray for all in need, and especially those in need of healing in mind, body or spirit: Judi March, Sue Smith, Margaret Mayhew, Ian Turner, Barbara Nash, Maureen Howard, Brian Crane, Jim, Jill, Graham, Bill Mitchell, Susan, Bob, Maureen Howland, Ethel Huckle, Muriel Taylor, Irene Hathaway, Pat Misselle.

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

Those who have died recently: Ken Little, Elizabeth Dove, Mollie Cann.

We pray for those recorded in our Memorial Book whose anniversaries occur at this time. We pray for all those who mourn their passing.

We remember in our prayers Church members who live in residential care or receive communion at home: Eva Maltby, Catherine Morrish, Pam Peach, Elizabeth Pett, Edna Puttock, Mary Ramsay.

We pray for God’s blessing upon all who live in Barrack Lane, Barons Mead, Barton Close.

We pray for Christian Solidarity Worldwide, whose work we support financially as a parish; and for Christian unity, as we continue to mark the annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity until Thursday 25th.



Church Website update: Email to add content.


Revd. Mark Eminson: The Vicarage, 38 Kings Drive, PO21 4PZ.

E: T: 262713. (Day off Friday)

Revd. Jo King: E: T: 930247. (Day off Friday)

Pews News – Alison Blenkinsop, E: T: 07784 544981, or Mark Eminson as above.

Next Sunday Presentation of Christ in the Temple (Candlemas) (W)                                                                  
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: Malachi 3: 1-5; Luke 2: 22-40

9.45am Parish Eucharist with Sunday School play

Hymns: 438, 28, Sheet, 419

5.00pm Evening Worship – Common Worship

Haggai 2: 1-9; John 2: 18-22



Mollie Cann: we are saddened to hear of Mollie’s passing, although she died peacefully at St Wilfrid’s Hospice. We pray for her and for her family at this time. Mollie’s funeral will be on Monday 5th February at 2pm at Chichester Crematorium.

Tea and Coffee Rota: we could do with a few more volunteers for this simple and very helpful form of service. Speak to Jan Brockhurst
(T: 862606) or Kate Congdon if you are able to help.

Year of Prayer: Prayer Partners have been allocated. If you haven’t heard anything, please speak to Mark. There is a box at the back of church for prayer requests, which will be included in Sunday intercessions.

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: 18th-25th January. Please see details on the notice board.

Churches Together Lent Groups: please sign up today (Sunday) on the noticeboard if you would like to lead, host or participate in an ecumenical Lent group this year.

Freewill Offering Envelopes: if you use this method of regular offering, please collect your packs of white envelopes from the pigeon-holes.

Stewardship: thank you to those who have responded to last October’s stewardship appeal. If anyone would like to know more about ways to give financially for the life and mission of our church, do speak to Frank Parvin (T: 264346).

Parish Book Group: our current book is ’The Rebirthing of God’ by John Philip Newell. Join a discussion group on Monday 26th February at 8pm or Thursday 1st March at 10am. See the Book Group notice board for further information.