Pilgrim: There will be new Pilgrim groups starting up in September, see the board for details. Please contact Jo if you are interested in joining a group.


BBQ: Sunday School families BBQ and Picnic will be held on Sunday 6th September at 12.00 noon don’t forget to keep the afternoon free.


Sinners: Sharing and laughing together through parenthood. A new group aimed at those women who are in the throes of parenting or other caring responsibilities, hoping to create opportunities for friendship and fun together. See Jo, Elise or Jenny for more details. Inaugural Meeting Wednesday 16th September at 8pm at The Lamb.


Pews News: from this week will also be sent out via email. Please contact Louise Gibbs if you would prefer not to be included on the distribution list. Copies will still be available in church.


Music: Chichester Voices will be performing a concert on Thursday 8th October. Music to include a new Requiem composed by Michael Walsh; this work received its premier performance in the Bournemouth Music Festival in May and was received with great acclaim. Indeed two cathedral organists present were anxious to get their hands on a score there and then. Other works in the concert will include well know music – something for everyone!


Saturday 17th October – it has been a dream of Andrew Naylor to try to establish an annual Pagham Concert Series, featuring high quality performers playing a variety of instruments. The first of these will feature the highly talented organist, Mark Wardell. Since leaving his post as Assistant Organist of Chichester Cathedral, Mark has concentrated more on his solo career. Not only is he a wonderful player, but he engages his audiences with a witty commentary of his programme. He will be playing the big 4 manual Wyvern. Simply watching him playing is a fascinating experience in itself. Tickets for both these events will be available from Andrew Naylor.
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Colour of the season: Green


​​​​ Date: 23rd August 2015


Twelfth Sunday after Trinity


Collect for the day:

Almighty and everlasting God, you are always more ready to hear than we to pray and to give more than either we desire or deserve: pour down upon us the abundance of your mercy, forgiving us those things of which our conscience is afraid and giving us those good things which we are not worthy to ask but through the merits and mediation of 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: I sought the Lord, and he answered me.


Our Opportunities for Worship today

Twelfth Sunday after Trinity (G)


Holy Communion

Readings: 2 Corinthians 3: 4-9, Mark 7: 31-end


Parish Eucharist

Readings: Joshua 24: 1-2a, 14-18, Psalm 34: 15-end, Ephesians 6: 10-20, John 6: 56-69

Hymns: 225, 82, 297, 777

Communion: 926

12.00 noon

Baptism of Faye Williams


Evening Worship – Book of Common Prayer

Exodus 4: 27 – 5: 1, Hebrews 13: 16-21


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 23rd August

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

Anniversary: Jean Mary Sage (2001)


Monday 24th August – Bartholomew the Apostle

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


Tuesday 25th August

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.


7.00pm​The Eucharist


Wednesday 26th August

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

Anniversary: Raymond H A Johnson de Marvine (1981)


10.00am​Holy Communion

2-4pm​​Knit and Natter at Joan Dent’s – 3 Church Way
Thursday 27th August – Monica

Intention: Pray for Peace. For the European Union and the United Nations Organisation.


Friday 28th August – Augustine of Hippo

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: Robert John Lack (1979)


Saturday 29th August – Beheading of John the Baptist

Intention: Pray for our mission to our own parish; for the outreach of our parish newsletter; for all newcomers to Pagham and to our church family.

Anniversary: Eric Maurice Lock (2003)





We pray for all in need and especially those in need of healing in mind, body or spirit: Val Tomlinson, Amanda Newton, Sue, Frank Williams, Beryl Moremott, Anthea Potter, Mary Gough, Frank Lawton, Lesley Stone, Joyce, Sophie, Hugh, Rita and David Thompson, Jim Fowler.

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: Brian Boreham and 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 those going on pilgrimage to Walsingham this week.


We pray for Faye Williams on her baptism and her parents and godparents.




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)


Pews News: Louise Gibbs (Editor) can be contacted by email: (Tel: 07773 135005) or telephone Mark Eminson 01243 262713


Next Sunday

Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity (G)


Holy Communion

Readings: 2 Corinthians 3: 4-9, Mark 7: 31-end


Parish Eucharist

Readings: Joshua 24: 1-2a, 14-18, Psalm 34: 15-end, Ephesians 6: 10-20, John 6: 56-69

Hymns: 19, 574, 249, 915

Communion: 184

Evening Worship – Book of Common Prayer

Exodus 4: 27 – 5: 1, Hebrews 13: 16-21