Weekly Pews News

no 20-38                                      Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity

20 September 2020                                 

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Chichester Diocese:


Radio & TV broadcasts: Sunday Worship on Radio 4 at 8:10 am; Songs of Praise on BBC1 at 1.15 pm; Choral Evensong broadcast every Wednesday on Radio 3 at 3.30 pm, repeated on Sunday at 3 pm.
Also Premier Christian Radio daily; Sunday service 7 am-1 pm (on DAB nationally, Freeview 725, mobile apps); Angel Radio Sunday service 9 am, rep 11.30 pm (local radio for the older community, on FM 89.3, DAB and online: http://angelradio.co.uk/)

Smartphone free apps: C of E Time to Pray, Daily Prayer, Pray As You Go, Lectio365, *Taketime Spiritual Meditations* (newly listed).

24-hour freephone: Daily Hope (for Christian worship), set up by Archbishop Justin: 0800 804 8044.

Sunday 20th Readings:

8 am         Holy Communion: Jonah 3: 10 – end of 4; Matthew 20: 1-16

9:30 am   The Eucharist: Jonah 3: 10 – end of 4; Psalm 145: 1-8; Philippians 1: 21–end;
Matthew 20: 1-16

Collect  God, who in generous mercy sent the Holy Spirit upon your Church in the burning fire of your love: grant that your people may be fervent in the fellowship of the gospel that, always abiding in you, they may be found steadfast in faith and active in service; 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: The Lord is near to those who call upon him.

Sunday 20 September

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

Church family: Grace Roope; Christine & Ray Rowe; Annette Rudduck; Wendy & Richard Rundle; Pat & Bill Rush; Pam & Robert Sale; Dawn, Graham, Luke & Grace Salter.

4.15 pm        Singing of hymns outside 4 Swandene (time dependent on the weather) – see below.

Anniversary: Doris Howell (1994)

Monday 21 September – Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist

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

Church family: Daphne Sharrad; Shirley Shellswell; Margaret Sherwood; Nicky, Tom, Curtis & Ellis Simpson; Steph & Joseph Skinner, Paul, Freya & Jack Morrison.       Anniversary: Alan Swan (2014)

Tuesday 22 September

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

Church family: Aimee, Jason, Ava & Monty Smith; Beryl Smith; Betty Smith; Jane, Charlotte & Lauren Smith; Sue Smith; Sue & David Smith; Mary Spencer; Jenny Spurle; Roger Steadman.

Anniversary: Thelma Hughes (2005); Dorothy Denyer (2012)

Wednesday 23 September

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

Church family: Barbara Stewart; Bett Steenerson; the Revd Lucy Sullivan; Linda Tempest; Emma, Spencer, Joseph, Ben & Poppy Thomas; Val & Bob Tomlinson; Kelly, Charlotte and Sophia Tomsett; Eileen Tooley; Simon Tooley.

Anniversary: Ethel Baldwin (1975); Evelyn Jenner (1993); George Harrison (2003)

Thursday 24 September

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

Church family: Louise, Nick, Sophie, Lucy & Chloe Toone; Diane & Brian Townson; Stephen Tribe; Carol & Tony Turner; Carole & Ian Turner; Janet & Roger Turner; Jane Upton.

10 am             Holy Communion                  Anniversary: Alice Julius (1983); Elsie Billing (1999)

Friday 25 September – Lancelot Andrewes, Bishop of Winchester, 1626

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

Church family: Wendy & Gerald Ursell; Susie & Adrian Usher; Zita, Ashley, Benjamin, Dominic & George Vida; Pat & Mike Wake; Sue Ward; Julia Webb; Mary Welch.

Funeral of Stephen Leggatt by invitation only

Anniversary: George Summerside (1992); Leonard Vallerine (2001)

Saturday 26 September

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

Church family: Joan & Tony Wells; Rosemary West; Annaliesa, Ben, Amelia & Jemima Whitworth; Judith Whitworth; Maria & Bill Wildman; Frank Williams.

Anniversary: Beryl Hurst (2002)

Sunday 27 September – Harvest Festival

8 am Holy Communion: Deuteronomy 8: 7-18; Luke 12: 16-30

9:30 am The Eucharist: Deuteronomy 8: 7-18; Psalm 65; 2 Corinthians 9: 6–end; Luke 12: 16-30



We pray for all in need of healing in body, mind or spirit: Lynette, Rosie Sims, Richard Rundle, Terry Haskell, Jean Martin, Lila Cowee, Barbara Crew, June Evans, Zoe, Bea & Laurie Tucker, Karen Cox, Jim Fowler, Fr Chris, Sheila King, Eric Green, Margaret Rees.

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

The recently departed: Ian Daniel, Stephen Leggatt.

We remember Church family who live in residential care or usually receive communion at home: Catherine Morrish, Daphne Sharrad, Bett Steenerson.

We pray for God’s blessing on all who live in our parish: St Thomas Court, St Thomas Drive, Stonehill Crescent.

We pray for Heather and David Lock as they prepare to leave Pagham and our Church Family this week.

We pray for all affected directly by Covid-19; for the right use of technology to keep people connected, and ways to connect with those who do not have the internet or mobile phones.


Harvest Festival: see the Revd Lucy’s message in Trudi’s email. On Sunday 27th and in the week following we hope to have a bumper collection of non-perishable items for the Foodbank.

Church services: as numbers for all church services have to be limited to stay safe, please inform Trudi by 8pm on Saturday and Wednesday for Sunday and Thursday services respectively. To book your place, contact trudikearsley@hotmail.co.uk or 01243 263597//07703 597353.

Bring your own order of service, by email from Trudi, or your own prayer book. A few printed copies are available in church for those not on email, to be kept by each person for future services.

Sunday services of Holy Communion at 8 am (BCP) will resume weekly, as far as possible, with every other service to be led by the Revd Lucy (alternating with Aldwick) from 20th. Wednesday Holy Communion (BCP) has moved to Thursday 10 am. Please be prepared for more possible changes through the autumn!

Face coverings: it is mandatory for all who come into church to wear a face covering, unless they are exempt. Cotton masks are available in church for a donation to church funds. Distancing still applies!

Sunday hymn singing in Swandene: please call Alison on 261131/07784 544981 if you plan to come.

Bishop Luffa School – see Trudi’s email about Year 6 children applying for September 2021.



The Revd Lucy Sullivan: mthr.lucy@paghamchurch.org, 01243 941551. Rest day Friday.

Churchwardens: Mike Wake and Stephen Cox-Rusbridge: churchwarden@paghamchurch.org,
07899 705632//07974 177905.

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

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

Pews News: Alison Blenkinsop: pewsnews@paghamchurch.org, 01243 261131, 07784 544981.

Harvest Festival-   27th September
Like so many things, our Harvest Festival will look a little different this year but we will still be celebrating and giving thanks for the harvest at Pagham church. On Sunday 27th September and in the week following we hope to have a bumper collection of non-perishable items for the Food Bank. Please bring your in-date offerings along to any of the services that week as we give thanks for all that we are provided with and to help those in need.
Bishop Luffa applications-
We are waiting for the Church Support forms for Year 6 children applying to Bishop Luffa school for September 2021. An announcement will be made once we are able to start processing these. In the meantime please do introduce yourselves to Mthr Lucy so she can start putting names and faces together.