Weekly Pews News

no 22-12




Third Sunday of Lent

08:00              Holy Communion

09:30              Parish Eucharist

09:30            Sunday School

17:30            Stations of the Cross (at Pagham church)

 Collect Almighty God, whose most dear Son went not up to joy but first he suffered pain, and entered not into glory before he was crucified: mercifully grant that we, walking in the way of the cross, may find it none other than the way of life and peace; 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.


Readings  Isaiah 55: 1–9; Psalm 63: 1–9; 1 Corinthians 10: 1–13; Luke 13: 1­–9

Psalm response My soul thirsts for you, O my God.


Sunday 20th March

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

Monday 21st March – Thomas Cranmer, archbishop, Reformation martyr, 1556

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

09:00            Morning prayer (in church)

Tuesday 22nd March

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

18:00            Evening prayer (on Zoom)

19:00              Tuesday@7 Eucharist

Wednesday 23rd March

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

18:00            Evening prayer (on Zoom)

21:00            Compline (Facebook video (VOD)@StRichardAldwick)

Thursday 24th March

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

09:00            Morning prayer (in church)

10:00              Holy Communion


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

Saturday 26th March

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

Sunday 27th March – Fourth Sunday of Lent – Mothering Sunday (see below)

Readings: Exodus 2: 1–10; Psalm 34: 11–20; Colossians 3: 12–17; John 19: 25b–27


We pray for all in need of healing in body, mind or spirit Lynette, Rosie Sims, Terry Haskell, Barbara Crew, Karen Cox, Jim Fowler, Sheila King, Dawn Spurway Pearson, Mo Ford, Nicola Simpson, Betty Smith, Heather Marchant, Mike Hatzfeld, Andrew Naylor, Colin May, Beryl Turner, Tyler Rankin.

For urgent prayer, contact Gillian Purvis (267597) or Pat Rush (262561) to start the Prayer Chain.

Anniversary of death Dennis Mackenzie (20th); Patricia Bratt (21st); Ann Gristwood (22nd); Norman Teulon, John Pegnall (23rd);          Frank Sutton (24th); David Horlock (25th).

We remember Pagham Church family who live in residential care or usually receive communion at home: Ethel Huckle, Daphne Sharrad.

We pray for peace especially for and with the people of Ukraine, and we pray for the innocent, the frightened and those who have lost loved ones, homes, and family.


Face coverings We encourage you continue to wear face coverings at all times when attending services/events in the church including when singing, please, unless medically exempt. Mthr Lucy and the Wardens will continue to review our COVID-19 practices regularly.

Lent, Holy Week and Easter Please see the additional sheet for details on our offering for Lent and beyond.

‘Great is Thy Faithfulness’ Growing the Household of Faith pilot programme There is a display sharing more information about GiTF in the church. This will be updated at regular intervals.

Sunday School We meet this Sunday at 09:30, and welcome those in primary school years. More information from Linda Tempest: lindatempest@hotmail.com, 07443 905893.

After the Mothering Sunday service next week (27th), do join us for tea/coffee and simnel cake in St Andrew’s Chapel.

Book group Our next meeting is on Friday 1st April at 14:30 in St Andrew’s Chapel. We will be discussing ‘The Children Act’ by Ian McEwan. More information from Linda Tempest, lindatempest@hotmail.com, 07443 905893.

Friends of Pagham Church AGM will take place on Sunday 3rd April in St Andrew’s Chapel, immediately after the 9:30 Family Eucharist. All are welcome. Please consider joining the committee: there is sign-up sheet on the notice board.

Good Friday Children’s Workshop This year we will be holding a children’s fun activity morning on Good Friday 10:30–12:00; this event will be held at and shared with St Richard’s, Aldwick. I hope this will be an exciting invitation to offer to all local families. A small team of volunteers are coming together – but if you would like to join us, please speak to Mthr Lucy. Over the coming weeks we will be putting out calls for items that will be needed for our crafts at this event: This week (and for the weeks to come) please bring empty glass jars (all shapes and sizes gratefully received!) to church. Collection can be arranged if bringing them to church is a problem! Many thanks.

Women of Holy Week by Paula Gooder If you would like to order this book through the Church (RRP £9.99) please contact Trudi Kearsley by Sunday 27th March, so we have these in time for Holy Week. All are welcome to join us for quiet reading/meditation on this text during Holy Week; details on separate flyer. Trudi: 263597, 07703 597353, trudikearsley@hotmail.co.uk.

Foundation Governors for Nyewood Infant and Junior Schools Both of our Church of England schools are urgently seeking foundation governors at this time. The support of local parish churches in this essential role is critical to the mission of the Church in the wider community, with Foundation Governors being critical to helping foster a distinctive Christian identity in the schools. If you have any interest in learning more about this, please speak to Mthr Lucy, who is now an Ex-Officio Governor of both schools, for more information.

CONTACT DETAILS        –      find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @StThomasPagham

Priest-in-Charge: The Reverend Lucy Sullivan
19 Willowhale Avenue, Bognor Regis, PO21 4AU  mthrlucy.pagham@gmail.com, 01243 941551.

Churchwardens: Mike Wake and Alex Brockhurst: churchwarden@paghamchurch.org  07899 705632//07792 544259.

Church website update: email editor@paghamchurch.org.

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

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