Weekly Pews NewsNo. 778

Colour of the season: W

Date: 22nd May 2016


Trinity Sunday


Collect for the day:


Almighty and everlasting God, you have given us your servants grace, by the confession of a true faith, to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity and in the power of the divine majesty to worship the Unity: keep us steadfast in this faith, that we may evermore be defended from all adversities; 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.




Psalm response: How exalted is your name in all the world!


Our Opportunities for Worship today


  Trinity Sunday                                                  (W)
8.00am Holy Communion Readings: Revelation 4, John 3: 1-15
9.45am Parish EucharistReadings: Proverbs 8: 1-4, 22-31, Psalm 8, Romans 5: 1-5, John 16: 12-15

Hymns: 684, 286, 302 (v1,2,3,5) 419.

Communion: 164, 447, 850

5.00pm Evening Prayer – Common WorshipExodus 3: 1-15, John 3: 1-17


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 May

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.

Anniversary: Ernest Denyer (1996), Steven Prince (2014)


Monday 23rd May

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

Anniversary: Elsie Holyoak (1991)


Tuesday 24th May – John and Charles Wesley

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


7.00pm          The Eucharist


Wednesday 25th May – The Venerable Bede

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.


10.00am        Holy Communion

12noon        Luncheon Club – St Ninian’s Hall (Jean Hunt 268818)

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

2-4pm         Knit and Natter at Glenda’s – 31 Sea Lane (263537)


Thursday 26th May – Day of Thanksgiving for the Institution of

Holy Communion (Corpus Christi)

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

Anniversary: Frank Baker (1994)


Friday 27th May – Alcuin

Intention: Pray for Peace; for the European Union and The United Nations organisations.

Anniversary: Maude Teulon (1982)


Saturday 28th May – Lanfranc

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: John Blackman (1994)



We pray for all in need and especially those in need of healing in mind, body or spirit: Anthea Potter, Sue Smith, Frank Lawton, Elizabeth Dove, David Nash, David and Rita Thompson, Chris, Ann, Brenda Lawson.

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: Winifred Ruff, Paul, Mary Gough, Bob Chambers, Peggy Alexander, Paul Lemon.


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 pray for God’s blessing upon all who live in June Close, Kestrel Court and King’s Drive.


We pray for Christian Aid, whose work we support financially as a parish.




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


Revd. Mark Eminson can be contacted at 16 Havelock Road, Bognor Regis, PO21 2EZ. 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.


Pews News: Louise Gibbs (Editor) can be contacted by email: louise.gibbs1109@rocketmail.com (Tel: 07773 135005) or telephone Mark Eminson 01243 262713


Next Sunday First Sunday after Trinity                               (W)
8.00am Holy Communion Readings: 1 John 4: 7-end, Luke 16: 19-end
9.45am Parish EucharistReadings: 1 Kings 8: 22-23, 41-43, Psalm 96: 1-9, Galatians 1: 1-12, Luke 7: 1-10

Hymns: 671, 315, 741, 29

Communion: 622, 202, 212

12noon Baptisms of Elsie Donaldson and Charlie Holmes
5.00pm Evening Worship – Taizé




Beating the Bounds: Thank you to all who walked some or all of the way (about 20 of us) and to all who were with us in spirit; thanks also for hospitality, courtesy of the Cox-Rusbridges and Kings – God bless this parish!


Church Librarian: Wanted someone to look after the church books shelves, keep the books tidy, organise a few book reviews and possibly even set up a lending scheme. As everything has been moved because of the repainting it seems like a good time to get the books organised. If you are interested please speak to Jo.


Good News: We are seeking deliverers for the following rounds – Manor Park, West Front Road and Lagoon Road. If anyone is able to assist please contact Trudi 263597 or Mo 268576.


Door of Mercy: Our parish’s visit to the Door of Mercy is on Saturday 28th May at 11.15am. It would be great if as many of us as possible can go to the cathedral for this, so do please sign up on the sheet to indicate your intention to attend.


New monthly prayer Meeting: First Saturday of each month at 9.20am to pray for the life and work the church. See Mark or Jo for more details. All welcome, just turn up. First meeting Saturday 4th June 9.20am -10.00am.


Ladies Club annual Dinner: Tuesday 5th July at the Lion Nyetimber. Menu available at the yacht club meeting on 7th June or from Janet Lambert on 262434 or Sue Smith on 263560 .Completed menus and monies returned to us by 26th June please.


Parish Book Group: Our current book is “God’s Smuggler” by Brother Andrew. See the Book Group notice board for further information and sign-up sheets. Join a discussion group on Monday 18th July at 8pm or Thursday 21st July at 10am.