Confirmation – there will be a confirmation in June and the first part of preparation will comprise the Pilgrim Course through Lent.  Please see Mark or Jo if you are interested in exploring this further.


Pilgrim Group – Tuesday 24th February 8pm in St Andrew’s Chapel


Parish Book Group – Our current book is ‘A Morbid Taste For Bones’ by Ellis Peters. See the Book Group notice board for further information and sign-up sheets. Discussion groups: Wednesday 25th Feb at 8pm & Thursday 26th Feb at 10am.


Sunday School  Parents are reminded that the helpers at Sunday School are more than happy to look after your children whilst you enjoy the service.  If after you have settled your children you are still worried that they might need you, let the helpers know and they will be happy to come and find you if needed.


Parish Day at the Cathedral – Friday 27 February 2015. Today is the last opportunity to sign the list on the notice board if you wish to attend this event.   The Cafe will be kept open especially for us so   numbers have to be given to the Cathedral tomorrow to enable them to make staffing arrangements. Please meet in Cloisters Cafe at 4.30 p.m. for a complimentary tea which will be followed by sung Evensong at 5.30 p.m.  Prayers for our Parish will be said at every Service on this day. Any query please contact our Cathedral/Parish Link June Baker on 01243 262344


Chichester Voices – Sat 7th March 7pm with Friends and the Orchestra of Friends – B Minor Mass by J.S.Bach perform in aid of the Friends of Chichester Hospitals appeal ‘Caring for Breast Cancer’ in St Thomas à Becket Church, Church Lane, Pagham (by kind permission of the Vicar & Church Wardens). Tickets £12 & £15 available from Box Offices on 07976 917271 or 07900 098197 (Tickets also available on the door)


Lent leaflet – do all take a Lent leaflet to help you keep this holy season.


Registered Charity No 1134842



Colour of the season: Purple


First Sunday of Lent


Collect for the day: Almighty God, Whose Son Jesus Christ fasted forty days in the wilderness, and was tempted as we are, yet without sin: give us grace to discipline ourselves in obedience to your Spirit; and, as you know our weakness, so may we know your power to save; 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.



Response to psalm 25: Your paths, O Lord, are love and faithfulness to those                                  who keep your covenant


0ur Opportunities for Worship today


  First Sunday of Lent                                                     (P)
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: 2 Corinthians 6: 1-10, Matthew 4: 1-11

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Genesis 9: 8-17, Psalm 25: 1-9, 1 peter 3: 18-end, Mark 1: 9-15

Hymns: 457, 17, 714, 448 Communion: 100, 365, 67

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 February

Intention: Pray for our Deanery of Arundel & Bognor, for our parishes, clergy & people; for our Rural Dean Mark Standen, and for the work of the Deanery Synod

Anniversary:      John Fisk (2008)


Monday 23rd February               Polycarp

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

Anniversary:     Eric Willmot (1993)


Tuesday 24th February

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

Anniversary:     Alfred Vickery (1986), Jean Saunders (1994)

1.00pm              Funeral of Eric Atkins in church

8.00pm              Pilgrim Group – St Andrew’s Chapel, Church


Wednesday 25th February         Ember Day

Intention: Pray for our Diocese of Chichester, our Bishops, Martin, Mark and Richard; the archdeacons, clergy & people; for the work of Diocesan Synod & Church House; for the witness of Chichester Cathedral.

10.00am           Holy Communion

2-4pm               Knit & Natter at Pauline’s (Tel: 864461)


Thursday 26th February

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

Anniversaries:  Alan Faulkner (1976), Edith Warren (1982)


Friday 27th February                 George Herbert

Intention: Pray for Peace. For the European Union & The United nations Organisation.

Anniversary:     Ernest Cornell (1993)


Saturday 28th February             Ember Day

Intention: Pray for vocations to the ordained ministry, especially any within our own parish; for the theological colleges and for all ordinands in training and for vocations to the religious life.

Anniversary:     Lilian Hamerton (1992)


Prayers and Intentions


We pray for all in need and especially those in need of healing in mind, body or spirit: Anthea Potter, Bruce Allinson, Esther Chesterton, Patricia Pooley, Hazel Swan, Barnaby King, David Morrison, Kenrina Thomas, Judi March, Rita Thompson, Doris Watts, Marion, Mark. 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: Eric Atkins, Bill Clark, Sylvia Pepper, Robert Woodford, Janet Bover, Roy Tomlinson, Don Lemon, Mary Baldwin and for those recorded in our Memorial Book whose anniversaries occur at this time. We pray for all those who mourn their passing.


We thank God for the ministry, time and talents of our churchwardens, treasurer, PCC secretary and PCC members, Electoral Roll Officer, Deanery Synod members and Churches Together representative.


Contact Details


Church Website update: To add content to the website email


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


Jo King – Curate can be contacted on 01243 276949. Email: (day off Friday)


Pews News: Editor Nikki can be contacted by email:

(Tel: 01243 828445) or tel Mark Eminson 01243 262713


Next Sunday Second Sunday of Lent                                                         (P)
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: 1 Thessalonians 4: 1-8, Matthew 15: 21-28

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Genesis 17:1-7, Psalm 22: 23-end, Romans 4: 13-end, Mark 8: 31-end

Hymns: 642, 412, 626, 54 Communion: 418, 327, 212

5.00pm Evening Prayer – Common Worship

Genesis 12: 1-9, Hebrews 11: 1-3, 8-16