Weekly Pews News

No. 831

Colour of the season: W

Date: 21st May 2017


Sixth Sunday of Easter


Collect for the day:


God our redeemer, you have delivered us from the power of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of your Son: grant, that as by his death he has recalled us to life, so by his continual presence in us he may raise us to eternal joy; 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.




Collect for Fifth Sunday of Easter:


Bless our God, you peoples; let the sound of his praise be heard.




Our Opportunities for Worship today


  Sixth Sunday of Easter                                             (W)
8.00am Holy Communion (Easter 5)

Readings: James 1: 22-end, John 16: 23-end

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Genesis 8: 20-9: 17, Psalm 66: 7-end, Acts 17: 22-31, John 14: 15-21

Hymns: 637, sheet, 653, 28

Communion: See hymn board

5.00pm 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 21st May

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: Albert Baldwin (1981), Christopher Greenfield (1985), Florence Dobson (1996)      


Monday 22nd May – Rogation Day

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.

Anniversary: Ernest Denyer (1996), Steven Prince             (2014)


Tuesday 23rd May – Rogation Day

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

Anniversary: Elsie Holyoak (1991)


Wednesday 24th May – John and Charles Wesley

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

Anniversary: Kenneth Weeks (1989)


1.30pm       Wednesday Club at the Church Centre (opp Pagham FC)

2-4pm                  Knit/Natter at Pauline’s – 37 Chawkmere Coppice (864461)


Thursday 25th May – Ascension Day

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.


10.00am        Holy Communion

1.00pm       Funeral of Robert McLaughlin

4.00pm          The Eucharist

8.00pm          Sung Eucharist


The nine days after Ascension Day until the eve of Pentecost are observed as days of prayer and preparation for the celebration of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit (Archbishops’ prayer initiative “Thy Kingdom Come”).


Friday 26th May – Augustine of Canterbury

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

Anniversary: Frank Baker (1994)

Saturday 27th May

Intention: Pray for Peace; for the European Union and The United nations Organisation.


3pm            Induction of our churchwardens at St George’s, Whyke


We pray for all in need and especially those in need of healing in mind, body or spirit: David Atkins, Elizabeth Dove, Sue Smith, Judi March, Sue Downey, Geoff and Jean Ide, Gary, Dennis, Robin Lock, Jim Fowler, Stan, Chris, Tom, Raymond, Avis, Velda, Andrew, Stella, Janet and Richard, Wendy Ursell, Ethel Huckle, Ted Baxter.


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: Robert McLaughlin and Stella Lock.


We remember in our prayers church members who live in residential care or receive communion at home. This week we pray for: Ken Little, Eva Maltby, Catherine Morrish, Pam Peach, Elizabeth Pett, Edna Puttock, Mary Ramsay.


We pray for God’s blessing upon all who live in Inglewood Close, Inglewood Drive, Jubilee Gardens.


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 Christian Aid whose work we support financially as a parish during this Christian Aid Week.


We pray for our Raise the Roof runners in the Bognor 10K!


We pray for Stephen Cox-Rusbridge and Mike Wake on Saturday as they are officially inducted as our churchwardens in Chichester.




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 930247.


Next Sunday Seventh Sunday of Easter                                       (W)
8.00am Holy Communion (Easter 5)

Readings: 1 Peter 4: 7-11, John 15: 26-end; 16: 1-4

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Ezekiel 36: 24-28, Psalm 68: 1-10, 32-end, Acts 1: 6-14, John 17: 1-11

Hymns: 637, sheet, 653, 28 Communion: See hymn board

12noon Baptisms of Lilly Courcier and Noah Norton
5.00pm Evening Prayer – Common Worship

2 Samuel 23: 1-5, Ephesians 1: 15-end



TODAY – Music Rehearsal: At 3pm, followed by a cuppa. If you have any song/hymn suggestions, then speak to Ann.


Sponsored Bell Ringing for ‘Raise the Roof’: On Sunday 4th June six past and present Pagham ringers will meet here at 2.00pm to attempt to ring a full peal to mark the 50th anniversary of the restoration of the bells. The peal if successful will consist of 5040 changes and take approx. 2 hours 45mins. Come along to watch and hear the ringers in action. Refreshments served all afternoon – more information from Mike Wake.


Save the date for your diaries this summer: Safari Supper – Saturday June 17th at 6:30pm, Cream Tea Choir Concert Saturday – July 8th at 2:30pm, Pub Skittles and BBQ Friday – August 18th at 7:00pm. Check the Church Notice Board and Pews News for further information in the coming weeks. All welcome, and all monies going towards the Raise The Roof Fund. These events are supported by the Friends of Pagham Parish Church


Discussion night at The Lamb – ‘The Bible and the Changing World’ is our theme on Wednesday 24th May – 7 for 7.30pm at The Lamb. All are welcome to ponder big themes and the response of faith and the Bible.


Ascension Day – Thursday 25th May – services are at 10am, 4pm and 8pm with refreshments. All are encouraged to worship on this major holy day (these replace the regular Tuesday and Wednesday services that week).


Thy Kingdom Come a message from Archbishop Justin’s team: The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have called on all Christians to spend the ten days between Ascension Day and Pentecost praying to grow in confidence as witnesses to Christ (25th May to 4th June). Hundreds of thousands of people across the Church of England have already committed to be involved in what Archbishop Justin has described as one of the biggest moves of God’s Spirit he has known. If you haven’t yet signed up to pray over those ten days, can I encourage you to do so at: www.thykingdomcome.global (you’ll also then receive a short video from Archbishop Justin and others each day of the ten days). There’s also more information and a wide range of resources available for all ages on the website. With every movement of God to grow His Church across history starting in prayer, this feels a great opportunity.


Parish Book Group: Our current book is ‘The Testament of Gideon Mack’ by James Robertson. Join a discussion group on Monday 5th June at 8pm, or Thursday 8th June at 10am. See the Book Group notice board for further information and sign-up sheets.