Weekly Pews News

No 19-47

24 November 2019

Christ the King

Collect for the day

Heavenly Father, whose blessed Son was revealed to destroy the works of the devil and to make us the children of God and heirs of eternal life: grant that we, having this hope, may purify ourselves even as he is pure; that when he shall appear in power and great glory we may be made like him in his eternal and glorious kingdom; where he is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Today’s services

8 am Morning Prayer – Sunday next before Advent Readings: Zechariah 6: 9–end; Revelation 11: 15-18

9.45 am Family Eucharist with admission to Holy Communion before Confirmation Readings: Colossians 1: 11-20; Luke 23: 33-43 Hymns: 346, 967 (Gloria), 361, 54, 525

4 pm Evening Worship – Songs of Praise (NB earlier time until spring)

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

All welcome!

Sunday 24 November

Intention: our mission to our own parish; the outreach of our parish newsletter; all newcomers to Pagham, and to our Church family.

Monday 25 November – Catherine, Martyr, 4th century

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.

1 pm Funeral of William Dix

Anniversary: Phyllis Bell (1963)

Tuesday 26 November

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

7 pm The Eucharist with ministry of healing

Wednesday 27 November

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

10 am Holy Communion

Anniversary: Eric Martin (2004)

Thursday 28 November

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.

8 pm Chichester Voices rehearsal

Friday 29 November – Day of Intercession and Thanksgiving for the missionary work of the Church

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

Saturday 30 November – Andrew the Apostle

Intention: our neighbouring Churches, and the work of Churches Together in Bognor Regis and District.

Anniversary: Alan Harmer (2013)


The Rundles thank God for the prayers of the Church family during Richard’s illness and long recuperation, for his healing and for Wendy in her ongoing support of him. He has now returned from Guildford to St Richard’s Hospital, and looks forward to getting more visitors now. Please contact Wendy for more information on 07816 259980 or 01243 261641.


We pray for all in need of healing in body, mind or spirit: Judi March, Lynette, Zoe, Chloe Green, Rosie Sims, Nicola, Richard Rundle, Simon Hill, Diane Wills, Terry Haskell, Jean Martin, Derek Hardie, Madge Breakspear, Carole Turner.

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

Those who have died: Brian Lewis, Joan Hardie, Fred Nolson, Anne Warren, William Dix.

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

We pray for God’s blessing upon all who live in our parish: Tithe Barn Close, Tithe Barn Way.

We pray for those being admitted to Communion before Confirmation today: Aniela Hicklin, Dylan Hicklin, George Baker and Monty Smith.

Year of Vocation Cycle of Prayer for Work: the retired, and those unable to work.

Year of Vocation Cycle of Prayer for Church Roles: Friends Committee, Cathedral Link representative, Churchwardens, Reader and Clergy.


Churchwardens: Mike Wake and Stephen Cox-Rusbridge: churchwarden@paghamchurch.org, 07899 705632//07974 177905.

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

Safeguarding Officer: Jan Brockhurst: safeguarding@paghamchurch.org.

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

(Deadline for notices: Thursday morning)

Sunday 1st First Sunday of Advent

8 am Holy Communion Readings: Romans 13: 8-14; Matthew 21: 1-13

9.45 am Parish Eucharist Readings: Isaiah 2: 1-5; Psalm 122; Romans 13: 11-end; Matthew 24: 36-44 Hymns: 633, 655, 557, sheet

4 pm Evening Worship – Advent carols and readings


Church Roof update: Three and half years after the Raise the Roof appeal was launched, we have now almost reached the target of £350,000 of secured funding. We are very grateful for the grants we have received, and the generosity of our Church family and many other individuals and organisations that have contributed. Please see the board at the back of the church for progress pictures and funding update.

All the 300 or so tiles that have been sponsored, with names of the donors on the back, are now on the roof. See the website for photos of the tiles being prepared. If anyone else wishes to sponsor and sign their name and a dedication on a tile for £10, it’s not too late!

Christmas Market and Craft Fair: Thank you to all who helped in any way with this event. We raised approximately £1,845, which is an increase on last year’s total. Do see the stall list on the noticeboard, and well done everyone!

Church path sweeping: please speak to Mike Wake, or just turn up on Saturday mornings, if you are able to help with this.

Joan Hardie: Joan’s funeral will take place on Monday 25th at 10 am, at Our Lady of Sorrows RC Church, 10 Clarence Rd, Bognor, PO21 1LR. Her husband Derek is still recovering from a stroke in St Richard’s Hospital.

Pagham Ladies’ Club invite you to a Christmas Celebration at the Church Centre on Tuesday 3rd December at 7.30 pm. The programme will include Carols with the Glenwood Ladies’ Choir, Christmas poems and readings, raffle, mince pies and punch. All are welcome.

Pagham Luncheon Club is now benefiting from the Co-op Local Community Fund. (The last 12 months’ funding for the Church raised well over £1000.) Current Co-op members can choose the Club online or by phone (as below). Others may join by getting a leaflet in the Pagham or large Rose Green store, and ringing 0800 023 4708 or visiting coop.co.uk/membership. Then please nominate the Club!

Good News leaflets: we still need deliverers for Old Barn Close and Mill View Close (in Millfarm Estate). Offers to Trudi or Mo.

Friends of Pagham Church annual fundraising quiz: now available for £1 from Mo Hatzfeld (268576) for a prize hamper.

Churches Together Events: Christmas dinner: those who would otherwise be alone are invited to join The Shore Community (Baptist) Church in Bognor Regis, at 12 noon. Book on 821891 by 20th December.