Weekly Pews News

no 20-34                                        Eleventh Sunday after Trinity

23 August 2020                                     

Worship online
Chichester Diocese:


Radio & TV broadcasts: Sunday Worship on Radio 4 at 8:10 am; Songs of Praise on BBC1 at 1.15 pm. Live Choral Evensong on Radio 3 on Wednesdays at 3 pm throughout August.

Also Premier Christian Radio daily; Sunday service 7 am-1 pm (on DAB nationally, Freeview 725, mobile apps); Angel Radio Sunday service 9 am, rep 11.30 pm (local radio for the older community, on FM 89.3, DAB and online: http://angelradio.co.uk/)

Smartphone free apps: Cof E Time to Pray (new listing), Daily Prayer, Pray As You Go, Lectio365.  

24-hour freephone: Daily Hope (for Christian worship), set up by Archbishop Justin: 0800 804 8044.


Collect  O God, you declare your almighty power most chiefly in showing mercy and pity: mercifully grant to us such a measure of your grace, that we, running the way of your commandments, may receive your gracious promises, and be made partakers of your heavenly treasure; 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.

Readings for today

8 am Holy Communion (for reading at home): 1 Corinthians 15;1-11, Luke 18: 9-14

9:45 am The Eucharist (in church): Isaiah 51: 1-6; Psalm 138; Romans 12: 1–8; Matthew 16: 13-20

Psalm response: O Lord, your love endures forever.

Sunday 23 August

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

Church family: Barbara Stewart; Bett Steenerson; Linda Tempest; Emma, Spencer, Joseph, Ben & Poppy Thomas; Val & Bob Tomlinson; Kelly, Charlotte and Sophia Tomsett; Eileen Tooley; Simon Tooley.

4.15 pm        Singing of hymns in Swandene (time dependent on the weather) – see below.

Anniversary: Jean Sage (2001)

Monday 24 August – Bartholomew the Apostle

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

Church family: Louise, Nick, Sophie, Lucy & Chloe Toone; Diane & Brian Townson; Stephen Tribe; Carol & Tony Turner; Carole & Ian Turner; Janet & Roger Turner; Jane Upton.

Anniversary (on 21st) : William Hudson (1970); Beryl Gore (2018) omitted in error last week

Tuesday 25 August

Intention: our Diocese of Chichester, Bishops Martin, Ruth and William, and Archdeacon Luke; the work of Diocesan Synod and Church House; the witness of Chichester Cathedral.

Church family: Wendy & Gerald Ursell; Susie & Adrian Usher; Zita, Ashley, Benjamin, Dominic & George Vida; Pat & Mike Wake; Sue Ward; Julia Webb; Mary Welch.

3 pm               Burial of ashes of Eileen Knight

Anniversary: Ethel Hadfield (2017)

Wednesday 26 August

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

Church family: Joan & Tony Wells; Rosemary West; Annaliesa, Ben, Amelia & Jemima Whitworth; Judith Whitworth; Maria & Bill Wildman; Frank Williams.

10 am             Holy Communion                                   

Anniversary: Raymond de Marvine (1981)

Thursday 27 August – Monica, Mother of Augustine of Hippo, 387

Intention: all who work for peace and justice; the maintenance of good relationships with the United Nations and all other countries.

Church family: Laura, John, Sophie, Eva & Harriet Williams; Diane Wills; Heidi & David Wilson-Le-Moine; Shirley Witcomb; Jenny & Colin Wood; Maureen Yates.

Anniversary: Audrey Bridge (2017)


Friday 28 August – Augustine of Hippo, Bishop, Teacher of the Faith, 430

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.

Church family: the recently baptised and those preparing for baptism.

Anniversary: Robert Lack (1979)

Saturday 29 August – Beheading of John the Baptist

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

Church family: the recently married and those preparing for marriage, especially Gemma Green and Jonathan Fleury.

Anniversary: Eric Lock (2003); Hilda Hughes (2015); Peter Eden (2018)



We pray for all in need of healing in body, mind or spirit: Lynette, Rosie Sims, Richard Rundle, Terry Haskell, Jean Martin, Lila Cowee, Barbara Crew, June Evans, Zoe, Bea & Laurie Tucker, Karen Cox, Jim Druce, Jim Fowler, Father Chris, Elizabeth Pett, Kelly & Charlotte & Sophia Tomsett.

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

Those who have died: Spencer Tomsett.

We remember Church family who live in residential care or usually receive communion at home: Jane Upton, Maureen Yates.

We pray for God’s blessing on all who live in our parish: Radmall Close, Regis Avenue, Ross Close.

We pray for Revd Lucy Sullivan as we prepare to welcome her to minister in Pagham and Aldwick next month.

We pray for all affected directly by Covid-19; for those having to celebrate family events and religious ceremonies with only a few of their family and friends.

We thank God for his healing power in Shelagh, who is very grateful for our prayers.

We thank God for the life of Spencer Tomsett, one of our Church family.  

We pray for Gemma & Jonathan as they are joined together in Christian marriage on 1st September.


Church services: as Sunday numbers are limited, please inform Trudi by 8pm on Saturday by email, phone or text, to book your place: trudikearsley@hotmail.co.uk; 01243 263597//07703 597353.
Bring your own order of service, by email from Trudi, or your own prayer book. A few printed copies are available in church for those not on email, to be kept by each person for future services.

Face coverings: it is now mandatory for all who come into church to wear a face covering, unless they are exempt. Cotton masks are available in church for a donation to church funds. Distancing still applies!

Wedding announcement: Eric and Julie Green are pleased to announce that our daughter Gemma is to wed Mr Jonathan Fleury on Tuesday 1st September at 11 am, at St Peter’s Church, Horbury, West Yorkshire. Due to the current circumstances the wedding will be attended by only ten immediate family members. We ask you to please pray for them and our family during this special occasion. Thank you!

Hymn singing: join Alison Blenkinsop for hymn and community singing outside her home in Swandene every Sunday at 4.15 pm, weather permitting. Please call 261131 or 07784 544981 if you plan to come.

Chichester Diocese pastoral helpline, ‘Hearing You’, for listening and prayer support: 01273 425047.

Safeguarding: Jan Brockhurst reports on SQP – Simple Quality Protects. ‘This is a safeguarding quality assurance, designed to enable parishes achieve high standards of safeguarding in Chichester diocese. Every aspect of our safeguarding policies and procedures have been audited, and we are delighted to announce we have achieved the required standards with flying colours! And lots of paperwork! The appropriate certificate is now displayed on our Church website and in church.’ Congratulations!

Link to Hope Shoebox Appeal – see more information in Trudi’s email: www.linktohope.co.uk.


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, 01243 261131, 07784 544981