No 19-38

22 September 2019

Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity

Collect for the day Almighty God, whose only Son has opened for us a new and living way into your presence: give us pure hearts and steadfast wills to worship you in spirit and in truth; 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. Amen.

Psalm response Give praise to the Lord who lifts up the poor.

Today’s services

8 am Holy Communion Readings: Galatians 5: 16–end; Luke 17: 11-19

9.45 am Parish Eucharist Readings: Amos 8: 4-7; Psalm 113; 1 Timothy 2: 1-7; Luke 16: 1-13 Hymns: 105, 18, 352, 409

12 noon Baptism of Luca Murfin

5 pm Evening Prayer – Common Worship Readings: Ezra 1; John 7: 14-36

The church is open every day for visitors and private prayer.

All welcome!

Sunday 22 September

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

Anniversary: Thelma Hughes (2005); Dorothy Denyer (2012)

Monday 23 September

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

Anniversary: Ethel Baldwin (1975); Evelyn Jenner (1993); George Harrison (2003)

Tuesday 24 September

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

7 pm Healing Eucharist

7.30 pm Wardens’ Meeting with Archdeacon Luke in St Andrew’s Chapel

Anniversary: Alice Julius (1983); Elsie Billing (1999)

Wednesday 25 September – Lancelot Andrewes, spiritual writer, 1626

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

10 am Holy Communion

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

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

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

Anniversary: George Summerside (1992); Leonard Vallerine (2001)

Thursday 26 September – Wilson Carlile, founder/Church Army, 1942

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

11 am Burial of ashes of Joy Britton; also of Eileen Homer

7.30 pm PCC meeting in St Andrew’s Chapel

8 pm Chichester Voices rehearsal

Anniversary: Beryl Hurst (2002)

Friday 27 September – Vincent de Paul, priest to the poor, 1660

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

Anniversary: Winifred Williams (1988)

Saturday 28 September

Intention: vocations to the ordained ministry, especially in our own parish; theological colleges and ordinands in training; our own Parish ordinand Gemma Green; vocations to the religious life.

1.30 pm Marriage of David Wilson-Le-Moine & Heidi Maxine Brown

3.30 pm Decoration of church for Harvest Thanksgiving

Anniversary: Ernest Halling (1988)


We pray for all in need of healing in body, mind or spirit: Judi March, Lynette, Zoe, Eugene West, Chloe Green, Rosie Sims, Nicola, Derek Pugh, Richard Rundle, Brian Lewis, Christopher Gibbons, Terry Walker, Ken Rowley, Colin & Jennie Godfrey, Andy Evans.

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

Those who have died: Gladys Barnard, Jack Avery, Jean Dawson, Keith Page, Mick Shand, Roy Payne.

We remember in our prayers Church members who live in residential care or receive communion at home: Raymond Stobart, Edna Swinnerton-Beet, Maureen Yates.

We pray for God’s blessing upon all who live in our parish: St Thomas Court, St Thomas Drive, Stonehill Crescent.

We pray for Luca Murfin who is being baptised today, and his parents and godparents.

We pray for Heidi Maxine Brown and David Wilson-Le-Moine on their wedding day on Saturday.

Year of Vocation Cycle of Prayer for Work: the unemployed and those living in poverty.

Year of Vocation Cycle of Prayer for Church Roles: Luncheon Club helpers, caterers, tea and coffee helpers, Foodbank coordinator, Charity representatives.


Churchwardens: Mike Wake and Stephen Cox-Rusbridge:, 262713.

Church website update: email to add content.

Safeguarding Officer: Jan Brockhurst,

Pews News: Alison Blenkinsop,, 261131.

(Deadline for notices: Thursday morning)

Sunday 29th Harvest Thanksgiving

8 am Holy Communion (St Michael & All Angels) Readings: Revelation 12: 7-12; Matthew 18: 1-10

9.45 am Family Eucharist Readings: Philippians 4: 4-9; John 6: 25-35 Hymns: 184, 400, 719, 370

5 pm Evening Worship – Common Worship Readings: Daniel 10: 4-21; Revelation 5

NOTICES Church Roof update: the stonemasons have started stripping off the copings and preparing for structural repairs. The redundant copings are available for a donation – they could be reused for garden walls or similar purposes. We await an indication of the increased cost, but we do know that we will still be short of our funding target; if anyone is able to assist with a pledge or loan to help us reach it, please speak to the churchwardens.

Apuldram Church Flower Festival ends today: Sue Smith, Carole Druce and Trudi Kearsley from our flower team are representing Pagham Church. Do go to admire their efforts!

Julian Group (NB change of day): our next meeting for contemplative (silent) prayer in the Christian tradition is on Wednesday 25th at Julia’s, 11 Church Way (266866).

Harvest Festival flowers: we will be decorating the church in readiness for Harvest Festival on Saturday 28th from 3.30 pm. Donations of produce and greenery would be much appreciated. Monetary donations towards the costs of the flowers in memory of a loved one or to celebrate an event are welcome; contact Trudi Kearsley 263597/07703 597353.

Harvest Supper at the Church Centre has been cancelled.

Pet Blessing Service: Sunday 6 October at 3.30 pm. Spread the word!

Friends of Pagham Church Pudding Club: Saturday 12 October, 7 for 7.30 pm in St Andrew’s Chapel. £15 (members £12). A competition to find the most delicious pudding of the evening. Start with a light meal, and then try 6 different desserts and mark them to find a winner. Details from Trudi (263597); see sign-up sheet on the noticeboard.

Link to Hope Shoebox Appeal 2019: see leaflets at the back of church on filling boxes for family or elderly, or supplying items and/or money to help with costs. More info from Trudi. Return boxes by Sunday 3 Nov.

Good News leaflets: we still need deliverers for these short rounds: 1: Laurel Drive, Old Barn Close, Mill View Close (in Millfarm Estate); 2: Edwen Close (off Hook Lane); 3: Boleyn Drive, Tabard Gate, Wolsey Close. Offers to Trudi or Mo.

Outside events: Men’s Breakfast: Saturday 28th, 8.30 am at Chichester Harvester. Speaker: Paul Bryant, a Trustee and Team Principal of Faith Fuelled Racing, a motorcycle team run by Christians to spread God’s word in a thrilling modern setting. Contact Peter Sutton 07813 024 585.

‘Quiet garden’ mornings at Fishbourne Church: a time for meditation in a beautiful setting, on the 4th Tuesday of the month (not Dec), 10 am-12.15 pm. Refreshments, books and craft materials are available. Suggested donation of £5. See notice in St Andrew’s Chapel; more info from Sue (784983). Weekly Pews News