Weekly Pews News

No. 815

Colour of the season: W

Date: 22nd January 2017



Collect for the day:


Almighty God, whose Son revealed in signs and miracles the wonder of your saving presence: renew your people with your heavenly grace, and in all our weakness sustain us by your mighty power; 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.




Our Opportunities for Worship today


  Third Sunday of Epiphany                                (W)                                                                                                                                                             
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: Romans 12: 16-end, Matthew 8: 1-13

9.45am Family Eucharist with Sunday School Play

Hymns: 503, sheet, 552, 201  

Communion: 347, 70, 150

5.00pm Evening Prayer – Celtic


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 22nd January

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.


Monday 23rd January

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


Tuesday 24th January – Francis de Sales

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

Anniversary: James Turton (1994), Florence Plummer (2006)


7.00pm          The Eucharist


Wednesday 25th JanuaryConversion of Paul

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: Cyril May (1998)


10.00am        Holy Communion

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

2-4pm                  Knit&Natter at Pauline’s – 37 Chawkmare Coppice    (864461)


Thursday 26th January – Timothy & Titus

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


Friday 27h January

Intention: Pray for Peace; for the European Union and The United nations Organisation.

Anniversary: Winifred Turner (1984), Isobelle Summerside (1989), Phyllis Perkins (1995), Marjorie Phillips (2013)


Saturday 28th January – Thomas Aquinas

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: Eileen Tooze (1992), Leonard Cowee (2001)






We pray for all in need and especially those in need of healing in mind, body or spirit: Anthea Potter, David Atkins, Elizabeth Dove, Sue Smith, Judi March, Sue Downey, Stephen Hopkins, Wendy Parvin, Pam Crooks, Janet.

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 recently: Celia Brewer, Roy Fairchild, Sylvia Williamson, Jim Watts, Betty Harvey, Fred Gardner, Melanie Eames, Judy Price.


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 God’s blessing upon all who live in Bay Court, Beach Close, Beach Road.


We pray for Arun Angels whose work we support financially as a parish.


We pray for the increase of Christian unity and the work of Churches Together in Bognor Regis and District during this Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.




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


Revd. Mark Eminson can be contacted at the vicarage, 38 Kings Drive, PO21 4PZ. Tel: 262713. Email: vicar@paghamchurch.org (day off Friday)


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


Next Sunday Presentation of Christ in the Temple (Candlemas)
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: Malachi 3: 1-5, Luke 2: 22-40

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Malachi 3:1-5, Psalm 24, Hebrews 2:14-end, Luke 2:22-40

Hymns: 36, 574, 605, 419 Communion: 926, 437, 777

5.00pm Evening Prayer – Common Worship

Haggai 2: 1-9, John 2: 18-22




TODAY: Eminsons’ house-warming, all are welcome to come and explore the enlarged vicarage from 2-5pm with drinks and nibbles.


Good News sponsorship: You may like to sponsor an edition of Good News for a significant celebration or in memory of someone who has died. It costs about £50 to produce an issue. Cheques can be made payable to Pagham PCC and given to Trudi or Mark.


Exploring the Heritage of Pagham Church and Village: This next event in our Raise the Roof Appeal is on Sunday 26th February 3.00-6.00pm. Entry is by donation and refreshments are available for sale all afternoon with talks at 4.00pm and 5.00pm. If you have any Pagham memorabilia or ideas speak to Stephen Cox-Rusbridge or Mark.


Music rehearsal: Sunday 12th February at 3.3.0pm all are invited to attend a session when we will practise some new hymns and music. Do bring your own ideas too and there should be a cuppa available to refresh our voices


Dates for 2017: Do please take away this leaflet and support many of this year’s events!


Domestic Abuse: Our new team is now up and running with posters around the parish and a contact telephone number and e-mail address. They are domesticabuse@paghamchurch.org and 07759 855719. Thank you to Linda Hill and team for their work on our behalf.


New church cleaners: If anyone is able to join this rota we are in need of some new team members. Do contact Sue Miller on 261839 if you can help. Thank you.


Parish Book Group: Our current book is ‘The Girl In The Red Coat’ by Kate Hamer. Join a discussion group on Monday 27th February at 8pm, or Thursday 2nd March at 10am. See the Book Group notice board for further

information and sign-up sheets.


Freewill Offering Envelopes: Envelopes are in the pigeon holes in Church. These are in a different format this year and come in small boxes and not booklets as in previous years.


Pagham Concert Series: “The Queine of Inglands Lessoune” – A Recital by internationally acclaimed harpsichordist David Pollick is to be performed at the church on Saturday 28th January 2017 at 7.30pm. Tickets are available in church from Andrew Naylor or by phoning 07758 657775 (£12.50 or £10 concessions).