Date: 25th September 2016



Harvest Thanksgiving


Collect for the day:


Eternal God, you crown the year with your goodness and you give us the fruits of the earth in their season: grant that we may use them to your glory, for the relief of those in need and for our own well-being; 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.





Our Opportunities for Worship today



  Harvest Thanksgiving                                                (G)
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: Deuteronomy 26: 1-11, John 6: 25-35

9.45am Family Eucharist

Readings: Deuteronomy 26: 1-11, John 6: 25-35

Hymns: 719, 558, 25, 887   Communion 904, 559, 915, sheet

5.00pm Evening Prayer – Common Worship

Nehemiah 2, John 8: 31-38, 48-end



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 25th September

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: George Summerside (1992), Leonard Vallerine (2001)


Monday 26th September – Wilson Carlile

Intention: Pray for the elderly, lonely and bereaved; for all those in residential care and those who care for them. Anniversary: Beryl Hurst        (2002)


Tuesday 27th September – Vincent de Paul

Intention: Pray for Peace; for the European Union and The United nations Organisation. Anniversary: Winifred Williams (1988)


7.30pm          The Eucharist

8.00pm       PCC Meeting in St Andrew’s Chapel

Wednesday 28th September – Ember Day

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.


10.00am        Holy Communion

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

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

2-4pm         Knit & Natter at Helen Barnett – 3 Conway Drive       (265911)


Thursday 29th September – Michael and All Angels

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: Ernest Halling (1988), Michael Bridge (2004)


10.00am      The Eucharist


Friday 30th September – Jerome

Intention: Pray for our neighbouring churches, and for the work of Churches Together in Bognor Regis and District. Anniversary: Shepherd King (1987)


Saturday 1st October – Ember Day

Intention: Pray for our Parish Team – Clergy: Mark Eminson, Jo King, Colin Wood, Bill Meyer and Trevor Marshall. Reader Roland Ell; Churchwardens: Mike Wake and Stephen Cox Rusbridge.

Anniversary: Albert Piper (1992)






We pray for all in need and especially those in need of healing in mind, body or spirit: Anthea Potter, Sue Smith, David Atkins, Simon Peters, Graham, Mia, Kevin, Gladys Quin, Shirley Armstrong, Sue Downey, Jan Munn, Anne, Matthew, Bill Titchnor, Scott Baker, Sylvia Pugh, Elizabeth Dove.


We pray for those who have died: Peter Trott, David Nash, Ronald Trew, Sheila Dobson.


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


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


We pray for the soul of Albert Janman killed in the First World War on 27th September 1916.


We pray for God’s blessing upon all who live in Sudbury Close, Summer Lane and Sussex Drive.


We pray for Mission to Seafarers whose work we support financially as a parish.




Church Website update: To add content to the website email


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


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


Next Sunday SEA SUNDAY                                                          (G)
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: Ephesians 4: 17-end, Matthew 9: 1-8

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Exodus 14: 19-31, Psalm 46, Acts 27: 33-44, Matthew 8: 23-27

Hymns: 153, 347, 753, 822   Communion 144, 18, 872

5.00pm Evening Worship – Informal



Local Community Fund: We have been selected to receive funding from the Co-op Local Community Fund. It means that we will get a contribution towards replacing our new roof. But we need your help. The more support we get, the more funding we could receive. So if you’re a Co-op Member log in to your Co-op Membership account and choose us. If you’re not a member, please join and support us!


Prayer for Church and Parish: Our new monthly special prayer for local and other needs is on Saturday at 9.20am – all are welcome.


Sea Sunday: On 2nd October we are keeping Sea Sunday at the 9.45 am Parish Eucharist. If you know someone with any nautical connection please do invite them along.


Luncheon Club: Please vote for Pagham Luncheon Club through GrassRoots Giving at Skipton Building Society via this website: There is a chance for Luncheon Club to win £500.


Roof Appeal Launch – On Thursday 29th September at 7.30pm we officially launch our appeal to local businesses and community groups. Do keep the event and the whole appeal in your prayers and church members are welcome to attend, especially to give a warm welcome to visitors.


Pie & Mash Evening: 22nd October, Bring your own drinks. £12 or £10

for Friends of Pagham Parish Church.


Church Diaries 2017: These are now available at the back of church. There is no charge, though you are welcome to make a donation.


2016 Link to Hope Shoebox Appeal: This year’s leaflets are available at the back of church – boxes for family of elderly. Filled boxes need to be returned to church by Sunday 6th November. If you feel that you are unable to fill a whole box, but would like to help, perhaps you could supply some of the items or money towards the transport costs. For further details contact Trudi – 263597/07703597353.