St Thomas à Becket

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Churchwarden:           Mr Alex Brockhurst

            Tel: 07792 544259


Churchwarden:           Mrs Sue O’Neill

            Tel: 07867 904780


Licensed lay minister: Mrs Rosemary Towse


Safeguarding officer:             Mrs Jan Brockhurst


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21st April 2024

Easter 4

Sunday 21st   09:30 Parish Eucharist with Sunday School


22nd   09:00 Morning Prayer

Saint George

23rd   18:00


Evening prayer

Tuesday @7

Wednesday 24th   18:00 Evening prayer

Mark the Evangelist

25th   09:00


Morning Prayer

Holy Communion

Friday 26th     No public Worship Today
Saturday 27th     No public Worship Today

Easter 5

28th   09:30 Parish Eucharist
Hymns: 434. Loving Shepherd
320. I need thee every hour
649. The King of love
323. In heavenly love abiding.
The Collect (Opening Prayer) for the Fourth Sunday of Easter:
Almighty God, whose Son Jesus Christ is the resurrection and the life: raise us, who trust in him, from the death of sin to the life of righteousness, that we may seek those things which are above, where he reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
New Testament Reading Acts 4: 5- 12
The next day their rulers, elders, and scribes assembled in Jerusalem, with Annas the high priest, Caiaphas, John, and Alexander, and all who were of the high-priestly family. When they had made the prisoners stand in their midst, they inquired, ‘By what power or by what name did you do this?’ Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, ‘Rulers of the people and elders, if we are questioned today because of a good deed done to someone who was sick and are asked how this man has been healed, let it be known to all of you, and to all the people of Israel, that this man is standing before you in good health by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead. This Jesus is “the stone that was rejected by you, the builders; it has become the cornerstone.” There is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among mortals by which we must be saved.’

Psalm 23

Response- ‘The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not be in want.’

New Testament Reading 1 John 3.16-24
We know love by this, that he laid down his life for us—and we ought to lay down our lives for one another. How does God’s love abide in anyone who has the world’s goods and sees a brother or sister in need and yet refuses help? Little children, let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action. And by this we will know that we are from the truth and will reassure our hearts before him whenever our hearts condemn us; for God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything. Beloved, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have boldness before God; and we receive from him whatever we ask, because we obey his commandments and do what pleases him. And this is his commandment, that we should believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as he has commanded us. All who obey his commandments abide in him, and he abides in them. And by this we know that he abides in us, by the Spirit that he has given us.


Gospel Reading: John 10.11-18

‘I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. The hired hand, who is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and runs away—and the wolf snatches them and scatters them. The hired hand runs away because a hired hand does not care for the sheep. I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father. And I lay down my life for the sheep. I have other sheep that do not belong to this fold. I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. So there will be one flock, one shepherd. For this reason the Father loves me, because I lay down my life in order to take it up again. No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it up again. I have received this command from my Father.’

Prayers of Intercession
The sick and those who care for them:
Barbara Crew, Karen Cox, Sheila King, Dawn Spurway Pearson, Mike Hatzfeld, Pam Browning, Lucia, Jessie Hutchins, Bea Tucker, Tony, Charles Paterson, Stephen Tribe, Colin May

Recently departed:

Anniversary of death:
22nd Christopher Goring, 23rd Hilda Baxendale, 25th John Lewis, Hilda Boddy, Alan Dudley, 27th Pamela Clift


We pray for peace and 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 the people of Israel, Gaza and the West Bank. For the peace of the Holy Land. For those who will weep, and fear, and die this day.

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

Post Communion Prayer:
Merciful Father, you gave your Son Jesus Christ to be the good shepherd, and in his love for us to lay down his life and rise again: keep us always under his protection, and give us grace to follow in his steps; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
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Bell Ringing Have you ever wanted to try bell ringing? Practice takes place on Mondays at 19:30 and new members are most welcome. Contact: Mike Wake- Tower Captain for more details 01243 264254


St Richard’s Lunch

Please note that the lunch will now be held on Sunday 12th May as part of the church’s celebration of  the 90th anniversary of the consecration of St Richard’s on 12th May 1934 by the Right Rev’d George Bell, Bishop of Chichester. There will be a very warm welcome for everyone who wishes to attend this ‘bring and share’ lunch. Further details will be available next week.


Friends of Pagham Church  Raising funds to help maintain this beautiful 13th Century Church. Events organised through the year. We would be very pleased to welcome you to join us. For further information contact: Maureen Hatzfeld 01243 268 576





He is risen!


Next week’s readings:


Easter 5

Acts 8.26-40, Psalm 22.25-31,

1 John 4.7-21 , John 15.1-8





Urgently needed this week: tinned fish/meat, pasta, tinned carrots/sweetcorn, tinned soup, UHT fruit juice.




The Collection plate
If you would like to make an offering, please use the contactless Payaz machine or the collection plate, both can be found by the door. Thank you for your generosity.
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