Weekly Pews News
No 18-29

22 July 2018


Mary Magdalene


Collect for the day

Almighty God, whose Son restored Mary Magdalene to health of mind and body and called her to be a witness to his resurrection: forgive our sins and heal us by your grace, that we may serve you in the power of his risen life; who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Psalm response Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy.

Post communion prayer for the Year of Prayer

Go before us, O Lord, in all our doings with your most gracious favour, and further us with your continual help, that in all our works begun, continued and ended in you, we may glorify your holy Name, and finally by your mercy obtain everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

                                      Mary Magdalene                       (W)                                
8 am Holy Communion

Readings: Song of Solomon 3: 1-4; John 20: 1-2, 11-18

9.45 am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Song of Solomon 3: 1-4; Psalm 42: 1-10;
2 Corinthians 5: 14-1; John 20: 1-2, 11-18

Hymns: 705, 45, 297, 428

12 noon Baptism of Grace Kaill
5 pm Evening Worship – Taizé

After the Eucharist, all are welcome to gather for refreshments and socialise in St Andrew’s chapel at the back of church

Sunday 22 July

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

Monday 23 July

10 am             The Eucharist

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

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

Tuesday 24 July

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

7 pm               The Eucharist

Anniversary: Mary Hill (2012)

Wednesday 25 July – James

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

10 am             Holy Communion

2-4 pm        Knit & Natter at Joan’s, 3 Church Way (265083)

7.30 pm     Julian Group at Julia’s, 11 Church Way (266866)

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

Thursday 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)

Friday 27 July – Brooke Foss Westcott

Intention: Peace, and the European Union and the United Nations.

Saturday 28 July

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

Anniversary: Phyllis Taylor (1982); Wilfrid Tribe (2001)



We pray for all in need of healing in body, mind or spirit: Judi March, Bill Mitchell, Lynette, Zoe, Joan & Derek Hardie, Peter and Carole Easterbrook, Eugene West, Ace, Bill Howard, Jane Prater, Wendy Donovan, Aidan Smith, Ann, Ron Cusworth.

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

Those who have died recently: David Evers, Karen Edwards, Leslie Sadler, Joan Skinner.

We pray for those recorded in our Memorial Book whose anniversaries occur at this time, and all who mourn their passing.

We remember in our prayers Church members who live in residential care or receive communion at home: John and Velda Scully, Daphne Sharrad, Edna Swinnerton-Beet, Daphne Woolnough, Maureen Yates.

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

We pray for Grace Kaill on this day of her baptism and her parents and godparents.

We pray for Mission to Seafarers, whose work we support financially as a parish.


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

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

Revd. Jo King: curate@paghamchurch.org, 930247. (Day off Friday)

Church Website update: Email editor@paghamchurch.org to add content.

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

Next Sunday             Ninth Sunday after Trinity             (G)
8 am Holy Communion

Readings: 1 Samuel 1: 9-20 and 2: 1-10

9.45 am Parish Eucharist

Readings: 1 Samuel 1: 9-20 and 2: 1-10; John 6: 1-21
Hymns: 388, 82, 509, 631

5 pm Evening Prayer – Common Worship

Readings: Job 19: 1-27a; Hebrews 8




Summer Fair: what a result! We made a profit of around £3400, when the sun was beating down and the Dog Show had to cancelled, so very well done to all.

The Julian group meets on Wednesday 25 at 7.30 pm at Julia’s, 11 Church Way (266866).

A day at Runcton Manor on Saturday 28, 10.30–4.30 pm: Chris Bemrose, former leader of L’Arche Bognor, is facilitating a workshop on the transformative power of the margins in reflection, discussion, prose, poetry and the arts. A light lunch and refreshments are provided; donations are invited to cover the cost. To reserve a place, contact runctonmanor@gmail.com, T: 278307 or 07910 130415. More information and directions at runctonmanor.com.

Parish Book Group: Our current book is ‘Restoration’ by Rose Tremain. Join a discussion group on Monday 3 September at 8 pm, or Thursday 6 September at 10 am. See the Book Group notice board at the back of church for further information.

Archdeacon Douglas farewell Eucharist: this is now to be held on Saturday 13 October at 11 am in the Cathedral. Do see his letter and sign up if you hope to attend.

Launde Abbey 2019: if any would like to go next year, we are planning our pilgrimage there between 12 and 15 August. Sign up on the board to indicate interest.