Time and Talents appeal – this will be happening over the Sundays 12,19, 26 April and all church members will be asked to fill in a questionnaire. Thank you for all the things so many of you are already doing!


Election Hustings Thursday 30 April at The Regis School 7.30 for 8pm – come and listen to and ask questions of the candidates for this constituency in the General Election.


Art Exhibition: This year’s Exhibition takes place in Church from Saturday 2nd May until Monday 4th May, 10.00 – 5.00 (12.00 – 4.30 on Sunday), with a preview evening from 7.00pm on Friday 1st May (Tickets £3.00).  If you are able to offer any assistance with this important fund raising event, please sign up on the notice board in the south aisle.  We need help with Stewarding and Catering, and would also welcome donations of cakes.  Please take a poster, advertise the event, and come along.
We will be putting up the staging and  organising the church for the exhibition from 10.00 am on Thursday 30th April.  Many hands make light work, so some help would be appreciated.  Details:- Trudi Kearsley 263597


Pre-election discussion evening and refreshment at the vicarage on Wednesday 6th May at 8pm. Come along and discuss the House of Bishops’ letter and other issues in politics and faith.


Beating the Bounds – after church on Sunday 10 May we walk the parish boundaries asking God’s blessing on the land and all who dwell herein.  This year we will aim to raise some funds for Flood Defence.  Do walk part or all and enjoy picnic lunch at Copyhold Farm, Lagness and/or tea and cake in church.


Flower Festival:  Friday 22nd – Monday 25th May, 10.00 – 5.00 (12.00 – 5.00 on Sunday), with a Champagne Preview Evening on Thursday 21st May. Sponsorship forms for the flower arrangements are at the back of church, or you can speak to Trudi Kearsley, Sue or David Smith if you would like to contribute a smaller amount.  We will need your help to make this a really successful event  – please sign up on the volunteer sheets, which can be found on the notice board in the South Aisle.  Help is needed for tickets sales, stewarding, catering and raffle tickets sales.  Flyers and posters will be available soon  –  please advertise this event wherever you can. Tickets for the Preview Evening, priced at £10, will be available  from David Smith shortly. Details/information:  Sue and David Smith 263560, Trudi Kearsley 263597


Parish Book Club – Our current book is ‘What’s So Amazing About Grace?’ by Philip Yancey. See the Book Group notice board for further information and sign-up sheets. Join a discussion group on Monday 11th May at 8pm, or Tuesday 12th May at 10am.


Children’s Society – May is the time for emptying the boxes for the Children’s Society.  Please bring to church or give to Barbara Crew at 14 Abbotsbury.  If you would like a box please ask or you can give a donation which would be received with thanks.


Friends Our latest event was a skittles and Pub Grub evening at the Four Chestnuts, Chichester. With 28 players, including 5 young people, we had a great evening and managed to raise over £150 for the church fabric. This money will help to pay for some of the stone work of the corbels (the masonry pieces at the end of the roofing struts on the outside of the church), so thanks to everyone who joined us. It was great to have a growing number of young people joining us, and their enthusiasm and energy on the night helped to lift us all. If you haven’t already signed up, why not consider joining the

Friends (perhaps as part of your Time and Talents giving?) and help contribute in an enjoyable way to help maintain the fabric of our beautiful church? Membership leaflets are at the back of the church, near the vestry door. See Mo or Rich for further information/details.

Registered Charity No 1134842

No.722                                                                                    26th April 2015 Colour of the season: White

Fourth Sunday of Easter


Collect for the day: Almighty God, whose Son Jesus Christ is the resurrection and the life: raise us, who trust in him, from the death of sin to the life of righteousness, that we may seek those things which are above, where he reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.


Response to Psalm 23: The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not be in want



Our Opportunities for Worship today


  Fourth Sunday of Easter                                                 (W)                                                                                              
8.00am Holy Communion (Easter 3)

Readings: 1 Peter 2: 11-17, John 16: 16-22

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Acts 4: 5-12, Psalm 23, 1 John 3: 16-end, John 10: 11-18

Hymns: 467, 625, 53, 509 Communion: 323, 653, 506

5.00pm Evening Worship – Informal


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 26th April

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


Monday 27th April

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

Anniversary:     Pamela Clift (2000)


Tuesday 28th April

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:     Ronald Reed (1985)

2.00pm              Burial of ashes of Pearl Dennis

7.00pm                        The Eucharist

8.00pm              Confirmation Preparation in St Andrew’s Chapel


Wednesday 29th April              Catherine of Siena

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.

Anniversaries:  Ernest Webb (2003), Derek Willson (2006)

10.00am           Holy Communion

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

2-4pm               Knit & Natter at Glenda’s (Tel:263537)


Thursday 30th April

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

12noon              Burial of ashes of John Mead


Friday 1st May                           Philip & James

Intention: Pray for our Parish Team – Clergy: Mark Eminson, Jo King, Colin Wood,       Bill Meyer. Reader Roland Ell; Churchwardens: David Smith and Mike Wake.

Anniversary:     Gordon Eddy (2001)


Saturday 2nd May                      Anthanasius

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














Prayers and Intentions


We pray for all in need and especially those in need of healing in mind, body or spirit: Anthea Potter, Hazel Swan, Stella Clark, Carol, Rita Thompson, Gary Smith, David, Mark, Jayne, Tracey, Autumn, David Atkins, Fay Loder, Celia. 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: John Sainsbury, David Morrison, Joy Stevens and for those recorded in our Memorial Book whose anniversaries occur at this time. We pray for all those who mourn their passing.



Contact Details


Church Website update: To add content to the website email


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


Pews News: Editor Nikki can be contacted by email:

(Tel: 01243 828445) or tel Mark Eminson 01243 262713




  Fifth Sunday of Easter                                                 (W)                                                                                           
8.00am Holy Communion (Easter 4)

Readings: James 1: 17-21, John 16: 5-15

9.45am Parish Eucharist (Easter 5) with baptisms of Tim and Cordelia Denley.

Readings: Acts 8: 26-end, John 15: 1-8

Hymns: 8, 797, 35, 428 Communion: 245, 333, 386

5.00pm Evening Worship – Nones