Weekly Pews News

No. 787

Colour of the season: G

Date: 24th July 2016


Ninth Sunday after Trinity


Collect for the day:


Almighty God, who sent your Holy Spirit to be the life and light of your Church: open our hearts to the riches of your grace, that we may bring forth the fruit of the Spirit in love and joy and peace; 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 forever.




Psalm response: When I called, you answered me, O Lord.


Our Opportunities for Worship today


  Ninth Sunday after Trinity                                  (G)
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: 1 Corinthians 10: 1-13, Luke 16: 1-9

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Genesis 18: 20-32, Psalm 138, Colossians 2: 6-15, Luke 11: 1-13

Hymns: 662, 590, 418, 281

Communion 165, 650, 938, 544

5.00pm Evening Prayer – Common Worship

Genesis 42: 1-25, 1 Corinthians 10: 1-24


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 24th July

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

Anniversary: Mary Hill (2012)


Monday 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)


Tuesday 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)


7.00pm          The Eucharist


Wednesday 27th July – Brooke Foss Westcott

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


10.00am        Holy Communion

11.15am      Funeral of Margaret Jaques

2 – 4pm       Knit and Natter at Glenda’s – 31 Sea Lane, 263537


Thursday 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)


Friday 29th July – 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)


Saturday 30th July – William Wilberforce, Olaudah Equiano and Thomas Clarkson

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

Anniversary: Ellen Bell (1970), William Gulliver (2001), Betty Riddle    (2011)


2.30pm       Burial of ashes of Joan Kimble



We pray for all in need and especially those in need of healing in mind, body or spirit: Anthea Potter, Sue Smith, Frank Lawton, Elizabeth Dove, David Nash, David Atkins, June Baker, Ann Harney, Barbara Waldron, Ray Gregory, Audrey Bridge, Dorothy, Simon Peters.

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: Sally Burse, Peter Buttery, Margaret Jaques, Dave Young, Tom.


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 God’s blessing upon all who live in Nyetimber Lane, Oaktree Close and Old Barn Close.


We pray for Gill Cooper and a party from Bishop Luffa working in Tanzania with the Grass Roots charity.




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


Revd. Mark Eminson can be contacted at 16 Havelock Road, Bognor Regis, PO21 2EZ. Tel: 262713. Email: vicar@paghamchurch.org (day off Friday)


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


Pews News: Louise Gibbs (Editor) can be contacted by email: louise.gibbs1109@rocketmail.com (Tel: 07773 135005) or telephone Mark Eminson 01243 262713


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

Readings: 1 Corinthians 12: 1-11, Luke 19: 41-47

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Ecclesiastes 1: 2, 12-14; 2: 18-23, Psalm 49: 1-12, Colossians 3: 1-11, Luke 12: 13-21

Hymns: 96, 574, 9, 525  

Communion 225, 437, 72

5.00pm Evening Prayer – Book of Common Prayer

Genesis 50: 4-end, 1 Corinthians 14: 1-19



Summer Fair: Thank you to everyone who contributed to the success of the fair, by donating, helping and attending. Full details regarding income on stalls can be found on the noticeboard. Income so far is just over £4000 with a little more to come in. There are of course expenses and prizes to be paid for, but we expect to have a clear profit of at least £3500.


Friends of Pagham Parish Church: BBQ and Skittles at The Spur, Slindon – Friday 19th August – £18.00. Come along and have an evening of fun and laughter, and enjoy a summer BBQ; details and tickets are available from Richard Druce – 07825309585, with sin-up sheet on the noticeboard.


Painting: Fresh from our triumph with decorating St Andrews Chapel, we are now planning on painting the Church Centre starting at 9.00am on Saturday 13th August. There is a sign-up sheet on the notice board in church. Please come equipped with brushes and rollers on the day.


Food Bank: Don’t forget to keep bringing in food for those in need, the summer holidays creates added pressure on budgets as children are not fed at school and need entertainment too.


Stewardship Sunday: In February you will remember that there was a Financial Presentation in church, where we asked all of you to prayerfully consider your level of financial support to the church. We said that we would report back to you once all had had time to take time to consider and if appropriate act. 6 months down the line we are able to report that there was a very positive response to the appeal. We do of course operate a variety of giving schemes – Parish giving Scheme, Free Will offering Envelopes, the collection plate etc. We are able to see that more than 30 people have taken positive steps to increase their giving, either in line with inflation via the Parish Giving Scheme, or by increasing the amount they give. Others have signed up either for the Parish Giving Scheme or the Free Will offering envelopes. There is a level of anonymity associated with all our giving, which makes giving thanks to individuals difficult. The PCC would therefore like to take this opportunity to thank all who responded to the appeal.

Parish Book Group: Our current book is ‘Grantchester – Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death’ by James Runcie. See the Book Group notice board for further information and sign-up sheets. Join a discussion group on Monday 12th September at 8pm, or Thursday 15th September at 10am.


Good News: Good News: Thank you to those who have responded and volunteered to take on deliveries. We are seeking deliverers for West Front Road (1 -25) and Edwen Close, if anyone is able to assist please contact Trudi 263597 or Mo 268576.