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Weekly Pews News

No. 806

Colour of the season: W

Date: 20th November 2016



Christ the King


Collect for the day:


Eternal Father, whose Son Jesus Christ ascended to the throne of heaven that he might rule over all things as Lord and King: keep the Church in the unity of the Spirit and in the bond of peace, and bring the whole created order to worship at his feet; who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.




Our Opportunities for Worship today



  Christ the King                                                          (W)
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: Jeremiah 23: 5-8, John 6: 5-14

9.45am Family Eucharist with Admission to Holy Communion before Confirmation

Readings: Jeremiah 23: 1-6, Luke 23: 33-43

Hymns: 54, 361, 784, 305    

Communion: 408, 644,850

5.00pm Evening Worship – Informal



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 November

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

Anniversary: Mary King (2004)


Monday 21st November

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: Ernest Caterer (1975), Joan Lack       (1986), Eileen Badger (2005)


Tuesday 22nd November – Cecilia

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: Ronald Rudduck (2014)


7.00pm           The Eucharist


Wednesday 23rd November – Clement

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

Anniversary: Phyllis Woombell (1965)


10.00am         Holy Communion

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

2-4pm             Knit and Natter at Joan Dent’s -1 Church Way (265083)


Thursday 24th November

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


Friday 25th November – Catherine

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: Phyllis Bell (1963)


Saturday 26th November

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




Weekday Morning Prayer

Morning prayer: Monday to Thursday and Saturday 9.20am. Friday 8.30am





We pray for all in need and especially those in need of healing in mind, body or spirit: Anthea Potter, Sue Smith, David Atkins, Simon Peters, Sylvia, Elizabeth Dove, Bob Riding, Barbara Waldron, Jem, Judi March, Dorothy, Sue Downey, Brian Burgess.


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: Sylvia Evans.


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. This week we pray for: Ken Little, Catherine Morrish, Pam Peach, Elizabeth Pett, Mary Ramsay, Pam Ryan.


We pray for Harriet Crow, Grace Eminson, James Knights, Caitlin Lothian and Sam Tyler as they prepare to be admitted to Holy Communion today.


We pray for God’s blessing upon all who live in Tithe Barn Close and Tithe Barn Way.


We pray for Us (formerly USPG) whose work we support financially as a parish.




Church Website update: To add content to the website email


Revd. Mark Eminson can be contacted at 16 Havelock Road, Bognor Regis, PO21 2EZ. Tel: 262713. Email: (day off Friday)


Revd. Jo King can be contacted on (day off Friday) or 01243 930247.


Next Sunday First Sunday of Advent                                              (P)
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: Romans 13: 8-end, Matthew 21: 1-13

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Isaiah 2: 1-5, Psalm 122, Romans 13: 11-14, Matthew 24: 36-44

Hymns: 57, 949 x 3, 295, 438 Communion: 100, 655, 856

5.00pm Evening Worship – Advent Carols



Deanery Synod: Is this Thursday 7- 7.30pm at Arundel. It includes a presentation about diocesan finances and is an open meeting.


Link to Hope Shoebox Appeal: 81 shoeboxes and 50+ blankets (from Knit and Natter) were transported to the Worthing warehouse this week. I packed all our boxes and blankets into cardboard cartons which were then loaded onto pallets ready for loading into the lorry. Our boxes are on the first lorry which left on Wednesday, one of 8 which will be going to Eastern Europe this year. Thank you to all who contributed to this appeal.

Christmas Market and Craft Fair: Saturday 26th November 11.00am -2.00pm – Village Hall. If you have any further donations for the stalls please leave at Church or contact Trudi – 263597. If you are able to make a cake/cakes we would be very pleased to receive your donations either on the Saturday morning or speak to Trudi for collection. We will be setting up at the Village Hall from 8.30 – please help if you can.


Chichester Voices Concert: ‘Nowell, Nowell’ to be held on Saturday 17th December at 7.30 pm. Tickets available from Andrew Naylor priced at £12 or £10 for concessions, on the door or by phoning 07900 098197. All proceeds to Rotary charities.


Diocesan Intercessions List: On Friday 9th December 2016 Chichester Cathedral will be praying for St Thomas a Becket at the 8am Holy Communion Service and again at 5.30pm which at the moment is expected to be Sung Evensong.   We are all warmly invited to the Cathedral on this day including complimentary tea and cake in Cloisters Cafe at 4.30 pm.   If you wish to attend please add your name and telephone number to the list on the noticeboard by Sunday 4th December 2016 and meet at 4.30pm in Cloisters Cafe on the day.   Any query or for further information please contact out Parish/Cathedral Link June Baker Tel 01243262344

Parish Pilgrimage 2017: Parish Pilgrimage 2017 to Launde Abbey is going to be Tuesday 30th May – Friday 2nd June 2017. Cost per adult is £200 or more. A provisional booking has been made, so do please speak to Mark ASAP if you would like to be added to the list.


Good News: Deliverers needed for the following rounds: Honeysuckle Drive, Laurel Drive, Edwin Close and Pagham Road. If you are able to assist please speak to Trudi – 263597 or Mo – 268576.


Parish Book Group: Our current book is ‘The Shed That Fed A Million Children’ by Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow. Join a discussion group on Monday 9th January at 8pm, or Thursday 12th January at 10am. See the Book Group notice board for further information and sign-up sheets.