Weekly Pews News
No 18-47

25 November 2018

Christ the King

Collect for the day

Eternal Father, whose Son Jesus Christ ascended to the throne of heaven that he might rule over all things as Lord and King: keep the Church in the unity of the Spirit and in the bond of peace, and bring the whole created order to worship at his feet; who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.


                                  Christ the King                             (W)                  
8 am Holy Communion (Trinity 25)
Jeremiah 23: 5-8; John 6: 5-14
9.45 am Family Eucharist with first Holy Communion
Readings: Revelation 1: 4b-8; John 18: 33-37Hymns: 438, 70, 201, 819
5 pm Evening prayer – Common Worship
Daniel 5; John 6: 1-15

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



Morning Prayer: 9 am Monday–Thursday, 8.30 am Friday,

9.30 am Saturday

Evening Prayer: 5 pm Monday, Wednesday & Thursday

Registered charity number: 1134842

Sunday 25 November

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.

Anniversary: Phyllis Bell (1963)

Monday 26 November

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

Tuesday 27 November

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

7 pm               The Eucharist

Anniversary: Eric Martin (2004)

Wednesday 28 November

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

10 am             Holy Communion

2 pm           Knit & Natter at Judith’s, 40 The Causeway (267678)

Thursday 29 NovemberDay of Intercession and Thanksgiving for the Missionary Work of the Church

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

Friday 30 November – Andrew

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

Anniversary: Alan Harmer (2013)

Saturday 1 December – Charles de Foucauld

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


We pray for all in need of healing in body, mind or spirit: Sue Smith, Judi March, Bill Mitchell, Lynette, Zoe, Eugene West, Ann, Sheila King, Diane Wills, Ray Radmall, Sally Martin, Mary Ramsay, Isaac, Jacob, Daphne Woolnough, Roderick Plastow, Oliver and Val.

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

Those who have died recently: Kathleen Allen, Roy Burse.

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: John and Velda Scully, Daphne Sharrad, Edna Swinnerton-Beet, Maureen Yates.

We pray for God’s blessing upon all who live in Tithe Barn Close, Tithe Barn Way.

We pray for Church Army, whose work we support financially as a parish.

We pray for Alexandru Antoniu-Martin, Olivia Cogger, Martha Eminson, Ella Hatch, Harry Kemp, Freya Morrison, Flynn Oakford, Grace Salter, Cadence Schneider, Poppy Thomas and Sophie Williams as they receive their first holy communion today.


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

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

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

Pews News: Alison Blenkinsop, pewsnews@paghamchurch.org, 261131. (Deadline for notices is Wednesday afternoon.)

Next Sunday            Advent Sunday                        (P)                  
8 am Holy Communion
Romans 13: 8–end; Matthew 21: 1-13
9.45 am Parish Eucharist
Readings: Jeremiah 33: 14-16; Psalm 25: 1-9;
1 Thessalonians 3: 9–end; Luke 21: 25-36
Hymns: 263, 949, 303, 557
5 pm Evening prayer – Advent Carols & Readings


Christmas Market and Craft Fair: we raised over £1700, a little down on last year’s record total, but still an amazing amount. Do see the stall list on the noticeboard, and well done everyone!

Helpers’ thanks – as part of our Stewardship appeal, all are welcome to attend refreshments to say “thank you” for all you do for this church and parish today at 3.30 pm in St Andrew’s Chapel. If you weren’t here last Sunday, do take a stewardship leaflet.

NOTICES (continued from inside)

Welcome to all visitors today, who are supporting our eleven younger brothers and sisters for their first holy communion!

Advent and Christmas: do take a copy of the leaflet for these holy seasons (and another for a neighbour?).

Ladies Club Christmas Celebration: Tuesday 4 December at 7.45 pm at the Church Centre, Nyetimber Lane, with Readings & Carols, music by Glenwood Ladies’ Choir, light refreshments and raffle. All Welcome.

Christingle Service on 9 December: envelopes and candle money-boxes for Children’s Society donations are now available at the back of church.

Festive Music with Chichester Voices in church on Thursday 20 December at 7.30 pm, in aid of Rotary charities. More information on flyers; tickets (£12/£10 concessions) available from June Baker in church.

Friends of Pagham Parish Church Christmas Quiz: available from Mo (268576) for £1. Win a bumper hamper in the draw on January 6!

Family Support Work, one of our parish charities, are asking for Christmas gifts for the children they support: new, unwrapped toys (particularly for ages 5-12), and gift vouchers for teens and parents (which are easier to transport). See the noticeboard for more information. Contact Jacqui Herrington on jacqui@familysupportwork.org.uk, 07889 308883.

Parish Book Group: our current book is ‘North and South’ by Elizabeth Gaskell. Join a discussion group in mid-January; see the Book Group noticeboard at the back of church for further information.

My Sisters House supports vulnerable women who face a range of issues including physical, emotional and sexual abuse, drug and alcohol addiction, trauma, and mental health problems. Contact office@mysistershouse.info, T: 697800, or visit 108c London Road, Bognor Regis PO21 1BD.

Local Co-op Community Fund: we have again been selected to receive money from this fund over the next year, for the Roof project. We need your help! The more support we get, the more funding we could receive, so if you have a Co-op Membership account, please log in and choose us.

***2018 Parish Share deficit***

The vicar writes:
Brothers and sisters, thank you again for your ongoing generosity in straitened times and with a Roof Appeal. This year we will have paid £61,159 Parish Share. However, our Parish Ministry Costs are £71,883. This clearly isn’t sustainable, and over the coming years parishes that can’t pay their costs are likely not to have a full-time priest. If any Church members feel they can help, do please speak to Trudi. Nothing is impossible with God.