Weekly Pews News

No 19-34

25 August 2019

Tenth Sunday after Trinity

Collect for the day Let your merciful ears, O Lord, be open to the prayers of your humble servants; and that they may obtain their petitions, make them to ask such things as shall please you; 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.

Psalm response Bless the Lord, O my soul!

Tenth Sunday after Trinity (G)

8 am Holy Communion Readings: 1 Corinthians 12: 1-11; Luke 19: 41-47

9.45 am Parish Eucharist Readings: Isaiah 58: 9-14; Psalm 103: 1-8; Hebrews 12: 18-29; Luke 13: 10-17 Hymns: 684, 69, 97, 305

5 pm Evening Prayer – Common Worship Readings: Isaiah 30: 8-21; 2 Corinthians 9: 1-15

The church is open every day for visitors and private prayer.

All welcome!

Sunday 25 August

Intention: our Diocese of Chichester, our Bishops, Martin and Richard and our Archdeacon, Luke Irvine-Capel; the work of Diocesan Synod and Church House; the witness of Chichester Cathedral.

Anniversary: Ethel Hadfield (2017)

Monday 26 August

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

Anniversary: Raymond de Marvine (1981)

Tuesday 27 August – Monica, mother of Augustine of Hippo, 387

Intention: all who work for peace and justice, and for the European Union and the United Nations.

7 pm Healing Eucharist

Anniversary: Audrey Bridge (2017)

Wednesday 28 August – Augustine, Bishop of Hippo, 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.

10 am Holy Communion

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

2-4 pm Knit & Natter at Joan’s, 3 Church Way (265083)

Anniversary: Audrey Bridge (2017)

Thursday 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.

11 am Burial of ashes of Mark Bryan 12 noon Funeral of Isobel Aldred

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

Friday 30 August – John Bunyan, Spiritual Writer, 1688

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

Anniversary: Primrose Green (1973); William Smith (1996)

Saturday 31 August – Aidan, Bishop of Lindisfarne, 651

Intention: our family and friends.


We pray for all in need of healing in body, mind or spirit: Judi March, Lynette, Zoe, Eugene West, Chloe Green, Rosie Sims, Nicola, Tony, Chris, Simon Hill, Audrey Guppy and family, Derek Pugh, Richard Rundle, Tilly & Attilee, Brian Lewis.

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

Those who have died: Trevor Cox, Tony Dunn Wright, Norman Smith, Isobel Aldred, Mark Bryan.

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

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

Year of Vocation Cycle of Prayer for Work: all service industries that provide for our daily needs.

Year of Vocation Cycle of Prayer for Church Roles: Sidespeople & Welcomers, wedding, funeral and baptism vergers, wedding and baptism card senders.


Churchwardens: Mike Wake or Stephen Cox-Rusbridge: churchwardens@paghamchurch.org, 262713.

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

Safeguarding Officer: Jan Brockhurst, safeguarding@paghamchurch.org.

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

(Deadline for notices: Thursday morning)

Sunday 1st Eleventh Sunday after Trinity (G)

8 am Holy Communion Readings: 1 Corinthians 15: 1-11; Luke 18: 9-14

9.45 am Parish Eucharist Readings: Ecclesiasticus 10: 12-18; Psalm 112; Hebrews 13: 1-8, 15-16; Luke 14: 1, 7-14 Hymns: 96, 304, 477, 631

5 pm Evening


Church Roof update: now that the scaffolding is in place at the east and west end of the church, further inspection has revealed serious faults in the stonework. A structural engineer has been appointed to carry out a survey and make recommendations. This will result in extra work, but there is a contingency in the budget for such eventualities. As soon as we have an indication of the increased cost we will update you. We are still short of our funding target; if anyone is able to assist with a pledge or loan to help us over the line, pleases speak to the churchwardens.

Photographic record of the repairs: we would like to document the progress of repairs to the roof, to keep our donors and sponsors informed. If you have some spare time on weekdays (ie while the work is taking place), and a good quality camera, please contact Mike Wake for more information: 264254, mikewake@talktalk.net.

Thank you to all who attended the Friends’ event at The Spur last week. £152.50 was raised for the Roof Fund.

Ladies’ Club: our next meeting is on Tuesday 3 September at the Church Centre, 7.45 pm. The speaker is the Revd Tony Oehring, who will talk about his work as Chaplain of Ford Prison. All welcome.

Institution and Induction of Revd Mark Eminson on Wednesday 4 September. The coach (now full) will leave the Church Centre at 4.45 pm, returning at approx. 11.30 pm.

Stonepillow’s 30th anniversary: Saturday 7 September between 12 noon and 5 pm, in the Bishop’s Private Garden by the Cathedral (access via Canon Lane). “We are hosting a Community Thank You event to commemorate 30 years of operation, and show our appreciation to all who have supported us …” – including Pagham Church. FREE ENTRY!

Good News deliverers: we are seeking deliverers for the following rounds: Brooks End, Edwen Close, Laurel Drive, Old Barn Close, Mill View Close. If you are able to assist please speak to Trudi or Mo.

Worship services during the vacancy: weekday Morning and Evening Prayer will be suspended throughout the vacancy. Every effort is being made to engage clergy to cover all of our regular services, but this may not always be possible.

Prayer – Book of Common Prayer Readings: Isaiah 33: 13-22; John 3: 22-36


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