Registered charity number: 1134842


Weekly Pews News

No. 8359

Colour of the season: G

Date: 23rd July 2017



Sixth Sunday after Trinity


Collect for the day:

Merciful God, you have prepared for those who love you such good things as pass our understanding: pour into our hearts such love toward you that we, loving you in all things and above all things, may obtain your promises, which exceed all that we can desire; 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:



Our Opportunities for Worship today


  Sixth Sunday after Trinity                                          (G)
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: Romans 6: 3-11, Matthew 5: 20-26

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Genesis 28: 10-19a, Psalm 139: 1-11, 23-24, Romans 8: 12-25, Matthew 13: 24-30, 36-43

Hymns: 133, 1, 249, 5655

Communion: See hymn board

5.00pm Evening Prayer – Common Worship

1 Kings 2: 10-12; 3: 16-end, Acts 4: 1-22


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 July

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

Anniversary: Donald Baxendale (2007)


Monday 24th July

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

Anniversary: Mary Hill (2012)


12noon           Wedding rehearsal


Tuesday 25th July

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.

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


7.00pm           The Eucharist


Wednesday 26th July – Anne and Joachim

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

Anniversary: Bernard Aldridge (2012)


10.00am         Holy Communion

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

2-4pm             Knit and Natter at Sue D’s -1 Church Way (262915)


Thursday 27th July – Brooke Foss Westcott

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


Friday 28th July

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: Phyllis Taylor (1982), Wilfrid Tribe (2001)


Saturday 29th July – Mary, Martha and Lazarus

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: Laura Hart (1988), Francis Jeune (1994), Roy Gristwood (2004), Daphne Standen (2006)







We pray for all in need and especially those in need of healing in mind, body or spirit: David Atkins, Elizabeth Dove, Sue Smith, Judi March, Dennis, Avis, Bob Riding, Sandra, Les, Arthur Harrison, Ann, Raymond, Al and Lynn.


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: Margaret Salter and Juliet Lovell.


We remember in our prayers church members who live in residential care or receive communion at home. This week we pray for: Pam Ryan, John and Velda Scully, Daphne Sharrad, Edna Swinnerton-Beet, Barbara Waldron, Daphne Woolnough, Maureen Yates.


We pray for God’s blessing upon all who live in Mill Farm Drive, Mulberry Court, Nyetimber Crescent.


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 Mission to Seafarers whose work we support as a parish.


We pray for Lee Penson and Samantha Thackray and Sean Cummings and Stephanie March, who were married here yesterday.



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)


Revd. Jo King can be contacted on (day off Friday) or 01243 930247.


Next Sunday Seventh Sunday after Trinity                                      (G)
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: Romans 6: 19-end, Mark 8: 1-9

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Genesis 29: 15-28, Psalm 105: 1-11, 45b, Romans 8: 26-end, Matthew 13: 31-33, 44-52

Hymns: 19, 323, 221,5573

Communion: See hymn board

12noon Baptisms of Charlie Carter and Olivia MacDonald
5.00pm Evening Prayer – Common Worship

1 Kings 6: 11-14, 23-end, Acts 12: 1-17


TODAY: Sunday School Picnic at 3pm in Hotham Park near the bandstand; please join us for fun and games. For more details speak to Jo.


Summer Fair: huge thanks and well done to everyone involved in the Summer Fair last Saturday. We raised a staggering £4000 or so in profits, which is a great boon to the Roof Fund. In fact, the Roof Fund is getting close to the £100,000 mark, thanks be to God!


Accommodation request: a parishioner is looking for a small place to rent or a room, for no more than £500 a month. They do have a cat. Character reference can be supplied. Do speak to Mark for more information.


Church cleaning: once more some of our weekly teams are getting overstretched, so if there is any way you could join the cleaning rota (if possible on a monthly basis) do please speak to Dave Smith in church or contact Sue Miller at  Our thanks go to Sue for heading up the team and all the cleaners for their excellent work.


Parish Book Group: Our current book is ’The Handmaid’s Tale’ by Margaret Atwood. Join a discussion group on Monday 11th September at 8pm, or Thursday 14th September at 10am. See the Book Group notice board for further information and sign-up sheets.


Community Choirs UK: Will be singing at Pagham Beach Café on Friday 28th July between 5-7pm to raise funds for the Save Pagham Beach Fund. Please go along and support this worthy cause.