We pray for all in need and especially those in need of healing in mind, body or spirit: Elizabeth Dove, Judi March, Sue Smith, Margaret Mayhew, Ian Turner, Barbara Nash, Joan, Len, Maureen Howard, Al, Bob, Maureen Howland, Amber, Nikki, George Sheehan, Brian Crane.


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: David Atkins, Peggy Rose, Arthur Harrison


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 Windmill Close, Willow Way, Wolsey Close and Wythering Close.


We pray for Children’s Society whose work we support financially as a parish.


We pray for the soul of John Mathews, son of Pagham, who died in the Great War on December 29th 1917.




Christmas Collections this year are to be split equally between our Roof Fund and our local homeless charity, Stonepillow.


Christmas thanks – heartfelt thanks to the many people who have worked hard to clean and prepare the church, do flowers, welcome, serve and assist across all the services: Glory to God in the highest!


Mark and Jo thank you for the various Christmas cards and gifts for them and their families.




Church Website update: To add content to the website email


Pews News: Trudi Kearsley can be contacted by email: (Tel: 01243 263597) or telephone Mark Eminson 01243 262713

Revd. Mark Eminson can be contacted at 38 Kings Drive, Pagham, PO21 4PZ. Tel: 262713. Email: (day off Friday)

Revd. Jo King can be contacted on (day off Friday) or 01243 930247.Colour of the season: W

Fourth Sunday of Advent

Christmas Eve


Collect: 24th December – God our redeemer, who prepared the Blessed Virgin Mary to be the mother of your Son: grant that, as she looked for his coming as our savior, so we may be ready to greet him when he comes again as our judge; who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen


Canticle response: My spirit rejoices in God my Saviour.


Post-communion prayer at the Advent wreath: Lord Jesus, light of the world, blessed is Gabriel who brought good news; blessed is Mary, your mother and ours. Bless your Church preparing for Christmas; and bless us your children, who long for your coming. Amen.


Our Opportunities for Worship


  Fourth Sunday of Advent                                               (P)

Christmas Eve                                                                 (W)

8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: Philippians 4: 4-7, John 1: 19-28

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Readings: 2 Samuel7: 1-11, 16, Magnificat, Romans 16:

25-end, Luke 1: 26-38

Hymns: 480, 634, 406, 405


Crib Service

11.30pm Midnight Mass

Readings: Isaiah 52: 7-10, Psalm 98, Hebrews 1: 1-4,

John 1: 1-4

Hymns: 521, 597, 508, 479

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

Christmas Day



Christmas Day                                                               (W)





Holy Communion

Readings: Hebrews 1: 1-12, John 1: 1-14




Family Eucharist

Readings: Isaiah 9: 2-7, Luke 2: 1-14

Hymns: 479,776,745,266



Sunday 24th December

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


Monday 25th December –Christmas Day

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

Anniversary: Audrey Hunt (2009)


Tuesday 26th December – Stephen

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

Anniversary: Montague Austin (1972), Margot Fisher (1975), Edna Stevens (2015)


7.00pm           The Eucharist


Wednesday 27th December – John, Apostle & Evangelist

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


10.00am         Holy Communion


Thursday 28th December – The Holy Innocents

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: Nicholas Carr (1963), Mary Wice (1997), Yvonne Clark (1999)



Friday 29th December – Thomas à Becket

Intention: Pray for our mission to our own parish; for the outreach of our arish newsletter; for all newcomers to Pagham and to our church family..


Saturday 30th December

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

Anniversary: Stella Tribe (2007)

First Sunday of Christmas


Collect: God in Trinity, eternal unity of perfect love; gather the nations to be one family, and draw us into your holy life through the birth of Emmanuel, our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.


Post-communion prayer at the Advent Wreath: Lord Jesus, Light of light, you have come among us. Help us who live by your light to shine as lights in your world. Glory to God in the highest. Amen.





First Sunday of Christmas                                             (W)




Holy Communion

Readings: Galatians 4: 1-7, Matthew 1: 18-21







Family Eucharist

Readings: Galatians 4: 4-7, Luke 2: 15-21

Hymns: 700, 326, 588, 229





Christmas Carols



Sunday 31st December

Intention: Pray for our family & friends.

Anniversary: John Monkton (2000)


Monday 1st January – Naming and Circumcision of Jesus

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: Winifred Austin (1977)

Tuesday 2nd January – Basil the Great and Gregory of Nazianzus

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

Anniversary: Elsie Barker (2008)


Wednesday 3rd January

Intention: Pray for the Pilgrim Course – Leaders and participants. Pray for those baptized and confirmed here during the year, for their parents, godparents aor sponsors. For our own godchildren.

Anniversary: Richard Hardy (1991), Reginald Porter (2000)


10.00am           Holy Communion

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


Thursday 4th January

Intention: Pray for all imprisoned in any way; and for the prisoners, staff, chaplains & visitors at HMP Ford.

Anniversary: Patricia Harvey (1998), Patricia Norton (2006), John Gray (2010)


Friday 5th January

Intention: Pray our children and young people, and their leaders; for our Children’s Groups, Wednesday Club & Youth Group.

Anniversary: Frances Weston (1989)


Saturday 7th January

Intention: for our Archbishops, Justin Welby of Canterbury and John Sentamu of York; for the work of the Archbishops’ Council and General Synod; for the worldwide Anglican Communion.

Anniversary: Vanessa Knight (2008), Julia Balk (2010)