Weekly Pews News

No 19-29

21 July 2019

Fifth Sunday after Trinity

Collect for the day

Almighty and everlasting God, by whose Spirit the whole body of the Church is governed and sanctified: hear our prayer which we offer for all your faithful people, that in their vocation and ministry they may serve you in holiness and truth to the glory of your name; through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Psalm response

Those who do what is right will dwell in the presence of the Lord.

Fifth Sunday after Trinity (G)

8 am Holy Communion Readings: 1 Peter 3: 8-15; Luke 5: 1-11

9.45 am Parish Eucharist Readings: Genesis 18: 1-10a; Psalm 15; Colossians 1: 15-28; Luke 10: 38–end Hymns: 413, 211, 573, 54/Taizé chant 929

12 noon Baptism of Sebastian Newsom & Arlo Stanley

5 pm Evening Prayer – Celtic

Morning Prayer: 9 am Mon–Thurs, 8.30 am Friday, 9.30 am Saturday

Evening Prayer: 5 pm Monday, Wednesday & Thursday

Sunday 21 July

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

Monday 22 July – Mary Magdalene

Intention: our Deanery of Arundel & Bognor, our parishes, clergy and

people; our Rural Dean Mark Standen, and the work of Deanery Synod.

9.30 am The Eucharist

Tuesday 23 July

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

7 pm The Eucharist

Anniversary: Donald Baxendale (2007); Dennis Witcomb (2017)

Wednesday 24 July

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

10 am Holy Communion

2-4 pm Knit & Natter at Mary’s, 2 Honeysuckle Drive (263852)

Anniversary: Mary Hill (2012)

Thursday 25 July – James

Intention: our Diocese of Chichester, our Bishops, Martin and Richard; our Archdeacon, Luke Irvine-Capel; the work of Diocesan Synod and Church House; the witness of Chichester Cathedral.

9.30 am The Eucharist 7.30 pm Julian Group at Julia’s, 11 Church Way (266866)

Anniversary: Walter Mitson (1967); Donald Hurst (1997)

Friday 26 July – Anne and Joachim

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

Anniversary: Bernard Aldridge (2012)

Saturday 27 July – Brooke Foss Westcott

Intention: all who work for peace and justice; the European Union and the United Nations.

4 pm on Farewell to the Eminsons at the Vicarage


We pray for all in need of healing in body, mind or spirit: Judi March, Lynette, Zoe, Eugene West, Chloe Green, Rosie Sims, Joyce, Chris, Mitchell, Pat, Margaret Easton, Jane Prater, Clifford, Bill, Maureen & Zoe Ford, Nicola, Kim, Jessica, Doug, Ann, Mary, Tony & Harold, Mavis Eede, Charlie, Jo Gale, Pam & Don Browning, Chris Harlock.

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

Those who have died: Anne Atkins.

We remember in our prayers Church members who live in residential care or receive communion at home: Derek Pugh, John Scully, Daphne Sharrad, Bett Steenerson.

We pray for God’s blessing upon all who live in our parish: Millfarm Drive, Mulberry Court, Nyetimber Crescent.

Year of Vocation Cycle of Prayer for Work: school leavers and all who are seeking to enter employment.

Year of Vocation Cycle of Prayer for Church Roles: Cursillo members,

Ladies’ Club, Men’s Group, Book Group Coordinator, Knit & Natter Group.

We pray for Sebastian Newsom and Arlo Stanley who are being baptised today, and their parents and godparents.


Revd. Mark Eminson: The Vicarage, 38 Kings Drive, PO21 4PZ.

vicar@paghamchurch.org, 262713. (Day off Friday)

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

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

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

(Deadline for notices: Wednesday afternoon)

Sunday 28th Sixth Sunday after Trinity (G)

8 am Holy Communion Readings: Romans 6: 3-11; Matthew 5: 20-26

9.45 am Parish Eucharist Readings: Genesis 18: 20-3;, Psalm 138; Colossians 2: 6-15; Luke 11: 1-13 Hymns: 161, 691, 340, 449

5 pm Evening Prayer – Common Worship Readings: Genesis 42: 1-25; 1 Corinthians 10: 1-24

NOTICES and events in July, August and September

Parish Mosaic: it’s your last chance to take part in the compilation of a Parish Mosaic, where lots of small photos will combine to form a giant image of our parish life! If you wish to take a photo representing any aspect of the life of St Thomas à Becket’s and Pagham, then send it in to Graham Jones at grahaminsunnybognor@gmail.com today!

Church Roof update: after more delays, the retiling of the roof will soon be under way! It will take about four months to complete. While the work is going on, the building will be surrounded by scaffolding and plywood hoarding. The church will remain open throughout, and services will take place as usual. Do take extra care while the work is in progress.

Fundraising started three years ago, with a target of £350,000. We are still £40,000 short, so we need help with pledges or loans to get us over the line. To assist in this way, please speak to the churchwardens.

This has been the biggest single restoration project undertaken in this church. So a huge thank you to everyone for organising and supporting the extra fundraising events. We are very grateful for the many hours spent on grant applications, particularly by Mike Wake and Trudi Kearsley. See the noticeboard for a fuller report, and for updates.

All creatures of our God and King: we were saddened to hear of the recent death of Beamish, the elderly black cat who has attended services for many years. His last appearance was during the baptisms on 7th July, and his quiet presence lifted everyone’s spirits. We extend our heartfelt sympathies to his owners, Jane and Paul, who live opposite the church.

Pray for Bishop Mark: the Bishop of Horsham, Mark Sowerby, has now left the Diocese. We pray for him as he takes up the post of Principal of the College of the Resurrection in Mirfield, where our Parish Ordinand Gemma Green has just completed her first year of ordination training.

Farewell to the Eminsons on Saturday 27th at the vicarage, from 4 pm with a hog roast. Please sign up to show numbers for catering.

See notice board for details of the Institution and Induction of Revd Mark Eminson in his new Parish on Wednesday 4th September. Please sign up if you are coming; transport is available by coach, leaving the Church Centre at 5 pm, returning approx 11.30 pm: cost is £15 pp.

Friends of Pagham Parish Church: Skittles & BBQ on Friday 16th August, 7 for 7.30 pm at The Spur, Slindon. Tickets £18 from Mo Hatzfeld, 268576.

Good News deliverers: We are seeking deliverers for the following rounds: Edwen Close, part of Church Way, Laurel Drive, Old Barn Close, Mill View Close. If you are able to assist please speak to Trudi or Mo.