Weekly Pews News

No 19-08                                                                                                                                                                           24 February 2019

Second Sunday before Lent


Collect for the day

Almighty God, you have created the heavens and the earth and made us in your own image: teach us to discern your hand in all your works and your likeness in all your children; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit reigns supreme over all things, now and for ever.


Psalm response You visit the earth and water it.

                              Second Sunday before Lent                 (G)
8 am Holy Communion (Sexagesima)

Readings: 2 Corinthians 11: 19-31; Luke 8: 4-15

9.45 am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Genesis 2: 4b-9; 15–end; Psalm 65; Revelation 4; Luke 8: 22-25 Hymns: 359. 68, 137, 509

12 noon Baptism of Lenny Rumball
5 pm Evening Worship Common Worship

Genesis 1: 1 to 2: 3, Matthew 6: 25–end

After the Eucharist, all are welcome to gather for refreshments
and socialise in St Andrew’s chapel at the back of church

Sunday 24 February

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

Anniversary: Alfred Vickery (1986); Jean Saunders (1994)

Monday 25 February

Intention: our Diocese of Chichester, our Bishops, Martin, Mark and Richard; the archdeacons, clergy and people; the work of Diocesan Synod and Church House; the witness of Chichester Cathedral.

Tuesday 26 February

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

7 pm               The Eucharist
7.30 pm          Confirmation preparation in St Andrew’s Chapel

Anniversary: Alan Faulkner (1976); Edith Warren (1982)

Wednesday 27 February – George Herbert

Intention: Peace, and the European Union and the United Nations.

10 am             Holy Communion

11 am                         Burial of ashes of Edwin Hoskins

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

2-4 pm                        Knit&Natter at Pauline’s, 37 Chawkmare Coppice (864461)

Anniversary: Ernest Cornell (1993); Audrey Nicholls (2016)

Thursday 28 February

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

10 am                         Parish Book Group at the Vicarage (and Monday 4th at 8pm)

12 noon           Funeral of Velda Scully

4 pm                Wedding rehearsal
8 pm                Chichester Voices rehearsal

Anniversary: Lilian Hamerton (1992)

Friday 1 March – David

Intention: our Parish Team – Clergy: Mark Eminson, Colin Wood, Bill Meyer; Reader: Roland Ell; Churchwardens: Mike Wake, Stephen Cox-Rusbridge.

12 noon           Wedding of Matthew Woodman and Abigail Hanna

Anniversary:   Alan Dalrymple (1990); Phyllis Burrow (2000)       

Saturday 2 March – Chad

Intention: our hospitals, doctors, nurses and midwives, pharmacists, home care assistants, therapists, opticians, dentists; all who provide health care.



We pray for all in need of healing in body, mind or spirit: Sue Smith, Judi March, Lynette, Zoe, Eugene West, Ann, Sheila King, Roderick Plastow, Simon Hill, Nicola, Keith Game, Jean, Betty, Frank, Gill, Judith, Sonia Card.

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

Those who have died recently: Edwin Hoskins, Velda Scully, Ray Radmall.

We pray for those recorded in our Memorial Book whose anniversaries occur at this time, and all who mourn their passing.

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

We pray for God’s blessing upon all who live in our parish: Buckland Drive, Canterbury Close, Cardinals Drive.

We pray for Lenny Rumball on this day of his baptism and his parents and godparents.

We pray for Matthew Woodman and Abigail Hanna on their wedding day on Friday.

Year of Vocation Cycle of Prayer for Work: we pray for the industry and workplaces of this parish.

Year of Vocation Cycle of Prayer for Church Roles: we thank God for the ministry of our Pews News editor, Good News editor and deliverers, website administrator and editor, church printer operatives and church diary compiler.


Revd. Mark Eminson: The Vicarage, 38 Kings Drive, PO21 4PZ.

vicar@paghamchurch.org, 262713. (Day off Friday)

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

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

(Deadline for notices: Wednesday afternoon)

Next Sunday            Sunday next before Lent                   (G)
8 am Holy Communion (Quinquagesima)

1 Corinthians 13; Luke 18: 31–end

9.45 am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Exodus 34: 29–end; Psalm 99; 2 Corinthians 3: 12 to 4: 2; Luke 9: 28-36  Hymns: 580, 365, 314, 448

12 noon Baptism of Edison Turner
5 pm Evening Worship Contemplative


Ray Radmall – we were sorry to hear of the death of our Parish Council Chairman last week. He has left a great legacy for those who will continue his work for Pagham. May he rest in peace and rise in glory.

Confirmation preparation: if anyone is interested in exploring confirmation, initial sessions are starting this week – do speak to Mark.

Formation of new Electoral Roll: this six-yearly process has come round, so everyone who wishes to join the new Church electoral roll must fill out a form. Please place in the box at the back of church.

Churches Together in Bognor Regis and District: AGM is on Thursday 28th at St Mary’s, South Bersted, 7 for 7.30 pm, with refreshments. The evening will include worship and prayer, and reports from different local organisations, and on progress in our work amongst youth and the homeless. Do come to support our joint work!


World Day of Prayer Service (formerly Women’s WDP): Friday 1 March, 10:30 am at Aldwick Baptist Church, 43 Gossamer Road, followed by refreshments. This year’s service has been written by Christian women in Slovenia. All welcome!

Shrove Tuesday: Pancake Party at the vicarage, 5 March, 4.30-7 pm; £1 adults, 50p children. All are welcome to feast before the fast! Bring last year’s Palm Crosses for burning, to prepare for Ash Wednesday.

Ladies’ Club: AGM with light refreshments on Tuesday 5 March at 7.45 pm, in the Church Centre, Nyetimber Lane. All welcome.

Christians Against Poverty (CAP): free 3-session training course on Wednesdays, 6, 13 and 20 March, 11 am-1 pm, at the Vineyard Church, 5a Waterloo Square, Bognor Regis, PO21 1TE. More information from Peter Sutton, 07813 024585.

First Aid: see the list on the noticeboard of First-Aiders who have attended a recent one-day course. There are also others qualified and willing to come forward, if needed. The Church Wardens and Alex Brockhurst have practised different scenarios in case someone is taken ill during a Church Service, and will take the lead in such circumstances.

Morning Prayer: 9 am Mon–Thurs, 8.30 am Friday, 9.30 am Saturday
Evening Prayer: 5 pm Monday, Wednesday & Thursday