Weekly Pews News

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08:00              Holy Communion at St Thomas à Becket’s and St Richard’s, Gossamer Lane

09:30              Parish Eucharist with Marriage Blessing of Richard and Carole Druce

09:30            Sunday School

Collect  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. Amen.

Readings  Jeremiah 23: 1–6; Psalm 46; Colossians 1: 11–20; Luke 23: 33–43

Sunday 20th  November

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 November

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

Tuesday 22nd November

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

17:30            Evening prayer (on Zoom)

19:00              Tuesday@7 Eucharist

Wednesday 23rd November – Clement, bishop, martyr, c.100

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

17:30            Evening prayer (on Zoom)

Thursday 24th November

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

09:00            Morning prayer

10:00              Holy Communion

Friday 25th November

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 November

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

Sunday 27th November – The First Sunday of Advent

Readings: Jeremiah 23: 1–6; Psalm 46; Colossians 1: 11–20; Luke 23: 33–43

PRAYERS AND INTENTIONS We pray for all in need of healing in body, mind or spirit Rosie Sims, Terry Haskell, Barbara Crew, Karen Cox, Jim Fowler, Sheila King, Dawn Spurway Pearson, Nicola Simpson, Betty Smith, Mike Hatzfeld, Andrew Naylor, Colin May, Tyler Rankin, Max Davey, Leslie Francis, Dickie Roots, Colin Wood.

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

Recently departed Bill Clarke, Thelma Green.

Anniversary of death Mary King (20th); Ernest Caterer, Joan Lack, Eileen Badger (21st); Ronald Rudduck (22nd); Phyllis Woombell (23rd); Phyllis Bell (25th).

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

We pray for peace especially for and with the people of Ukraine. We pray for all those caught up in conflict, and for those seeking safety and refuge on these shores.

We pray for those celebrating anniversaries and special occasions, among them for Carole and Richard Druce as they continue to celebrate 40 years of marriage.


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.

Introduction to Contemplative Prayer  The final session in this series is on Monday 28th, at 14:00 in St Andrew’s Chapel, St Thomas à Becket’s, Pagham.

Early Christmas Market & Craft Fair Many thanks to all who helped make this a great success.

Advent Unwrapped Did you join us for the Good Friday Workshop in April?

On 3rd December, along with the Aldwick Mothers’ Union Christmas gathering, you are invited to a similar event for children (of all ages!) and their families. Advent Unwrapped will combine arts and crafts, including wreath making, and a chance to enjoy refreshments and even a singsong with friends. Join us in the Mosse Hall, Gossamer Lane on Saturday 3rd December, 14:00–16:00. Friends of all ages are welcome, so do spread the word to your family and neighbours. Refreshments provided throughout – suggested minimum donation for wreath making £5, all other activities offered for no suggested minimum donation.

Easyfundraising – are you signed up yet?

Did you know St Thomas a Becket’s Church – Pagham is registered with #easyfundraising, which means over 7,000 brands will now donate to us for FREE every time you use #easyfundraising to shop with them. These donations will help SO MUCH, so please sign up to support us – it’s completely FREE and doesn’t take long.

Bognor Regis Foodbank job vacancy: Project Manager 15–20 hours per week, from January 2023. To apply, contact Revd Tim Crook timothycrook@hotmail.com by Friday 25th November.

Festive Charity Concert in aid of South Bersted Church’s Christians Against Poverty project and Bognor Regis Foodbank: Saturday 3rd December, doors open 19:00. Tickets free, donations taken on the night. Music from Bognor Regis City Band and Regis Jazz band. Tickets and more details via southbersted.org.uk.

Friends of Pagham Parish Church fundraising Family Quiz is now available for £2 at church, or from Alison Blenkinsop, 261131/07784 544981. Every entry has a chance to win a prize! Closing date is 8th January, and winners’ names will be drawn after the morning service on 15th January.

Pews News with this edition of Pews News, Alison Blenkinsop steps down from her role as editor. Thank you to Alison for all she has done in this role and for her careful attention to detail in particular.

We still seek a new editor for the pew sheet, for the time being please send notices to be included to Mthr Lucy (email below). Messages for inclusion on Sunday should be sent to Mthr Lucy no later than Wednesday 17:00. Watch this space for the revamped pew sheet which will be in circulation from Advent Sunday.

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: Alex Brockhurst & Mike Wake: churchwarden@paghamchurch.org,07792 544259//07899 705632.

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