Weekly Pews News

No. 770

Colour of the season: Purple

Date: 20th March 2016


Palm Sunday


Collect for the day:

Almighty and everlasting God, who in your tender love towards the human race sent your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ to take upon him our flesh and to suffer death upon the cross: grant that we may follow the example of his patience and humility, and also be made partakers of his resurrection; 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.




Response to Psalm: My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?



Our Opportunities for Worship today


  Palm Sunday                                                          (R)                                                                                                                                                             
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: Philippians 2: 5-11, Matthew 27: 1-54

9.45am Parish Eucharist with blessing of palms, procession and dramatic reading of the Passion Readings: Isaiah 50: 4-9a, Psalm 31: 9-16, Philippians 2: 5-11, Luke 22: 14-end of 23

Hymns: 532, 738, 195, 394

Communion: 516, 336 x 2, 905, 785

5.00pm Evening Worship – Taizé


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 20th March

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

Anniversary: Dennis Mackenzie (2003)


Monday 21st March Monday of Holy Week

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

Anniversary: Patricia Bratt   (2013)

8.30pm           Compline


Tuesday 22nd March Tuesday of Holy Week

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


12noon        Chrism Eucharist at the Cathedral

7.00pm       Seder (Passover) meal concluding with the Eucharist


Wednesday 23rd March Wednesday of Holy Week

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

Anniversary: Norman Teulon (1988), John Pegnall (2007)


10.00am         Holy Communion

2-4pm             Knit and Natter at Glenda’s (263537) – 31 Sea Lane

7.30pm           Stations of the Cross

Thursday 24th March – Maundy Thursday (White)

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


8.00pm           The Eucharist with foot-washing, followed by the Watch of the Passion overnight


Friday 25th March Good Friday

Intention: Pray for 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.

Anniversary: David Horlock (1990)


10.00am         Ecumenical Walk of Witness in Bognor

12noon           Children’s Way of the Cross

2.30pm           The Liturgy of Good Friday, including veneration of the cross and dramatic reading of the Passion


Saturday 26th March Easter Eve

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


We pray for all in need and especially those in need of healing in mind, body or spirit: Anthea Potter, Frank Lawton, Isobel Aldred, Elizabeth Dove, Adrian, Brian Pope, David Atkins, David Nash, David and Rita Thompson.


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


We pray for those who have died recently: Audrey Nicholls, Catherine Marter, Benji, Joan MacKenzie.


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 pray for God’s blessing upon all who live in Eastmead, Edwen Close and

Ellis Way.


We pray for the ministry of Christian Solidarity Worldwide, whose work we support financially as a parish.




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


Revd. Mark Eminson can be contacted at the vicarage, 38 Kings Drive, PO21 4PZ. Tel: 262713. Email: vicar@paghamchurch.org (day off Friday)


Revd. Jo King can be contacted on curate@paghamchurch.org (day off Friday) or 01243 276949.


Pews News: Louise Gibbs (Editor) can be contacted by email: louise.gibbs1109@rocketmail.com (Tel: 07773 135005) or telephone Mark Eminson 01243 262713


Next Sunday Easter Day                                                        (W)                                                                                                                                                             
5.30am Easter Vigil and Dawn Eucharist, followed by champagne breakfast
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: Colossians 3: 1-7, John 20: 1-10

9.45am Family Eucharist

Readings: Acts 10: 34-43, Luke 24: 1-12

Hymns: 14, 583,463, 201

Communion: 516, 336 x 2, 905, 785

5.00pm Evening Worship – Common Worship

Isaiah 43: 1-21, 1 Corinthians 15: 1-11




Holy Week sign-up sheets: please see the noticeboard for various services and ministries during Holy Week and sign up!


Parish Pilgrimage: Thursday March 31st. If you would like to join us on our pilgrimage to Christchurch Priory Dorset, please sign up on the ‘Pilgrimage’ sheet which is on the white noticeboard situated in the South Aisle. Closing date: TODAY.


Easter Communions: If you or someone you know cannot get to church over Easter do let Mark know and we can arrange for communion to be administered at home.


Good News: We are seeking deliverers for the following small rounds: West Drive and Manor Park. If you are able to assist please speak to Trudi – 263597 or Mo – 268576.


Flowers: We are hoping to fill the church with flowers again for Easter. If you would like to sponsor an arrangement, or contribute to the costs of the flowers, please speak to Trudi Kearsley – 263597. We will be decorating the Church on Easter Eve – Saturday 26th March from 9.30 am. We would be very grateful for donations of greenery, which should be brought down early Saturday morning.


Friends’ Quiz Night: Is back by popular demand, please join us and have fun on Saturday 9th April, 2016 at Pagham Church Centre, 7 for 7.30pm. Entry is £10 which includes a Fish and Chip supper (£9 for Members, £5 for under 12’s). Bring your own drinks. Sign-up sheet at back of church or see Richard Druce for tickets – Tel: 07825 309585.

Renewal of Electoral Roll: The annual renewal takes place between Sunday 28th February and Sunday 27th March. If you are not on the Electoral Roll now is the time to join! If you are already on it, do nothing, unless you have changed address, telephone number or e-mail, in which case let Beth or Mark know please.


Pagham Concert Series: The next concert is entitled ‘Have guitar – will travel ….’ and will be held on Saturday 16th April 2016 at 7.30pm. This promises to be an evening of some of the most beautiful guitar music ever written, performed by Amanda Cook one of the most captivating and highly acclaimed guitarists in the world today. Tickets £12.50 and £10 concessions

Available on 07758657775, via paghamconcerts@hotmail.com and in church.


Chichester Cathedral: The summer programme for lunchtime concerts is displayed on the notice board in church and also in the porch. There will also be 3 extra recitals arranged by the Festival of Chichester on Mondays at the end of June and early July.   Information regarding the Festival of Chichester is on the bookcase.